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    I think the role below can be played by both actresses

    -Miranda from Devil Wears Prada

    -Liev’s mother from Manchurian Candidate

    -Madeline from Devil Becomes Her

    -The Sister from Doubt

    -Vice President from Air Force One

    -Mother in law from Big Little Lies

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    Meryl was excellent in The Devil Wears Prada but I always felt that Close would have been much better. That role is more or less a combination of her characters in Fatal AttractionThe WifeDangerous Liaisons and 101 Dalmatians lol.

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Only Meryl can do the roles which depend on extreme technicality (Julie and Julia, Iron Lady) and/or femininity (Bridges of Madison County, Sophie’s Choice). Glenn isn’t great with accents, etc.

    I think only Glenn could have done the villain roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, etc. or the androgynous role in Albert Nobbs.

    Love them both, but Meryl’s just more versatile, which is one reason she’s been able to sustain her film career better.

    I wonder why they’re always compared though. Aren’t their acting styles totally different?

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    Sister Aloysius. I am not sure if glenn would be a perfect fit for it as meryl was but still she would be great

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    Glenn Close will be a way better Miranda. Streep played it too subtle.

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    I think Glenn would’ve been really good as Violet Weston in August: Osage County and probably better than Meryl was. I very much disliked Meryl in it and I thought she was highly miscat.

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    Meryl was excellent in The Devil Wears Prada but I always felt that Close would have been much better. That role is more or less a combination of her characters in Fatal Attraction, The Wife, Dangerous Liaisons and 101 Dalmatians lol.

    Agree 100%

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    Streep would have been a great Marquise de Merteuil. Close would have shined as Miranda Priestly.

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    It’s the subtlety that makes Streep’s Miranda a piece of mesmerizing acting. Can’t imagine if it’s loud and shouty like Laura Dern in Little Big Lies.

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    It’s the subtlety that makes Streep’s Miranda a piece of mesmerizing acting. Can’t imagine if it’s loud and shouty like Laura Dern in Little Big Lies.

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    This. I’m sure Glenn would have it brilliant in a different way, but what Meryl did was heaven.

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    It’s the subtlety that makes Streep’s Miranda a piece of mesmerizing acting. Can’t imagine if it’s loud and shouty like Laura Dern in Little Big Lies.

    Have you seen The Wife?

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    This is partly why I think Close would’ve been a less inspired choice for Miranda. Streep was more unexpected and surprising in this type of role.

    This this this this!

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    I think either would have been great as Akex from Fatale Attraction but that was Glenn’s role.

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    Glenn Close will be a way better Miranda. Streep played it too subtle.

     

    it’s the way she played it so subtle makes miranda legendary and brilliant

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