Meryl Streep: Kramer vs Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, or Iron Lady

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  • Mrs. Doolittle
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    Of all three performances she won the Oscar for, which one do you prefer the most?

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    Laactingnyc
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    1. Sophies Choice
    2. The Iron Lady
    3. Kramer vs Kramer

    In all 3 i would have picked her as the winner

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    allabout oscars
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    1. Sophie’s Choice
    2. The Iron Lady
    3. Kramer vs. Kramer

    IMO.  she deserved each of these oscar wins.
    but I also believe she was the best and deserved to win
    for these performances as well.

    A Cry in The Dark         1988
    The Bridges of Madison County      1995
    Julia and Julia                                2009

    Should she actually ahve 6 best actress oscars??
    Who agrees?

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    Junk
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    I do^^Lol.
    If I could, I’d give her the win for Adaptation, and in exchange give Viola Davis the win last year.

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    Atypical
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    “Sophie’s Choice”!

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    JoJeaux
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    Sophie’s Choice

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    GhostOrchid
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    Sophie’s Choice, because that performance is still haunting me. Nothing tops that.
    Though I like The Iron Lady a lot (I mean the film, not the real person) and it’s not an easy performance either.

    I don’t have anything against Kramer vs. Kramer, I just prefer her in The Deer Hunter.

    I’d given her the wins for A Cry in the Dark and Adaptation too, plus nominated her for Death becomes her and some other underrated performances.

    Funny enough she won all her Oscars for the movie title character.
    I wonder if that might happen a fourth time.

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    Miss Frost
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    Sophie’s Choice no question.

    Was great in Iron Lady, but that film was a mess. Do wish the film was directed by Stephen Frears or someone more experienced. Her win would be seen as highly prestigious as MIrren’s Queen one. 
    Was good in Kramer vs Kramer as well, though I didn’t care for the film that much. 

    So I would’ve given her the win for all three of these performances, since she was easily the best in each category!

    However, no questions asked, she should’ve won Cry in the Dark. That performance was just simply haunting and astonishing, just mere perfection. I saw that film after I watched The Accused, and Streep ran circles around Foster’s performance. Absolutely flawless.

    Don’t think I would’ve given her the win for anything else. I loved her comedic turn in Julie & Julia, but imo Sidibe gave a much stronger performance. And 1995 was a great year in female performances.  

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    Beau S.
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    I also would have given her all three.

    Kramer vs. Kramer: very little competition, Meryl was nominated the year (or two years, I always forget) before

    Sophie’s Choice: undeniable

    The Iron Lady: my pick (Swinton) wasn’t nominated, the other performances nominated were all great but not career bests, Davis was supporting, Streep was due for #3

    Also interesting to note that every film Streep has been nominated for that was also nominated for Best Picture ended up winning Best Picture.

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    Laactingnyc
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    1. Sophie’s Choice
    2. The Iron Lady
    3. Kramer vs. Kramer

    IMO.  she deserved each of these oscar wins.
    but I also believe she was the best and deserved to win
    for these performances as well.

    A Cry in The Dark         1988
    The Bridges of Madison County      1995
    Julia and Julia                                2009

    Should she actually ahve 6 best actress oscars??
    Who agrees?

    totally agree. She was the best in 1979,1982,1988,1995,2009, and 2011

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    KT
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    Best Performance: Sophie’s Choice (duh)
    Best Film: Kramer vs. Kramer — Meryl is astonishingly good in that court scene, but everyone knows that.  I love hearing the stories of how an actor contributed to the final product, specifically how Meryl wrote her character’s lines (which were accepted over Dustin’s suggestions).  Her presence in the film is extremely felt by the viewer, perhaps in her career only comparable to her role as Linda in The Deer Hunter.  For me, this performance more than any other, especially when she goes for makeup and hair and even accents, shows the power of her face and how it holds the screen.

    My thoughts on The Iron Lady: I found the film disappointing, and that takes away from Meryl’s performance. Instead of actually probing the person it is based on, of course Margaret Thatcher, it only barely scrapes at who she was, just nipping at the surface.  That for me made Meryl come across as much more hammy, even a caricature, than she should have.  Nothing was really investigated: Margaret’s relationship with her husband, Margaret as mother, or even Margaret as prime minister since the film jumped way too quickly from event to event without exploring much of her character.  I know they certainly got across the impact of aging and alzheimers but it didn’t feel substantive.  I wonder if Meryl was embarassed by the final product—maybe that’s why she never thanked Margaret in her acceptance speeches (I hope it wasn’t because she didn’t want to make it seem like she agreed with her politics, that would be sad).
     

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Not even a question, Sophie’s Choice. 

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    Anthony
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    Sophie’s Choice, without blinking.

    Second would be Kramer vs. Kramer, a truly lovely performance.

    Third would be The Iron Lady, a strong performance in, yes, a bad film…..as for if I would give her the win for it, I am not too sure as she is in a tight battle between Close and Davis.

    Personally, I’d have her win for:
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    Sophie’s Choice
    A Cry in the Dark

    And then would possibly consider voting for her in the following:
    Julie and Julia
    The Iron Lady            

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