Meryl Streep’s five best performances


At the start of her acceptance speech at this year’s Golden Globes, where she received the Cecil B DeMille Award for her outstanding contribution to cinema, Meryl Streep passionately suggested that, “an actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and to let you feel what that feels like.” It may sound like standard actor speak, yet few people in Hollywood are better positioned to tell it like it is than Streep. During her 46 years on screen, Streep has portrayed an incredible variety of characters, and all of us can find someone to relate to in her remarkable repertoire. Here are five of our favourite performances from an actor like no other.