Meryl Streep's Top 13 Movie Performances

As the actress prepares for her 64th birthday, we look back at the films that helped make her a Hollywood powerhouse (14 Photos)

Sarah Levy on Jun 21, 2013 at 4:21PM

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Meryl Streep's Top 13 Movie Performances

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'Sophie's Choice'

Many believe the titular performance in Sophie's Choice, a 1982 drama that shifts between Nazi-occupied Poland and post-World War II Brooklyn, represents Streep at her finest. As an Auschwitz survivor with a devastating past, the leading lady turned audiences everywhere into sobbing messes. Streep's emotionally draining acting (opposite Kevin Kline) paid off: the Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe awards went to her.

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