Why hasn't Meryl never done either a Sci-Fi or Western film?
I find that strange.
She has never done a Western, nor has she done Science Fiction.
I wonder why?
How many stars from the past 30 years do you know who have done westerns? The genre has been dead for decades despite the occasional semi-revival (Silverado).
But she is, OP. She shot some western with Hilary Swank that is supposed to be released next year I think.
[quote] How many stars from the past 30 years do you know who have done westerns?
Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Anette Bening, Reese Witherspoon, Sissy Spacek, Angelica Huston..
Shall I continue?
"Why hasn't Meryl never done"
oh deary me.
Meryl's western, "The Homesman," will be released in 2014.
[quote]Okay then, why hasn't she ever done a porno?
That was "Julie & Julia." Remember her line, "These damn things are hot as a stiff cock"?
I really don't enjoy Sci-Fi, maybe she doesn't either?
She was the voice in A.I. in the critical final sequence.
Check on sci-fi.
This is truly one of the dumbest threads ever to appear on DL, as well as being one of the most grammatically warped questions ever asked a human! Close it and go back to sleep.
She's too much of a card-carrying great actress. It would be condescending -way beneath her massive talent. Wasn't her bursting out laughing at that dirty joke in Silkwood the greatest performance ever by an actress?
"August: Osage County" is a western.
No doubt genres where her acting skills might finally be relevant.
Chronicles of Riddick.
Okay, then why has she never done a Fantasy epic?
Surely they could fit her into "Game of Thrones", those people can fit in about ten new major characters a year.
Sci-fi roles just aren't that prestigious. I mean, maybe the cameos in Star Wars were fun but that's about it.
I can't think of a Sci-fi movie that's ever won Best Picture or an actor or actress who's taken the top Oscar prize for a Sci-fi role.
[quote] Perhaps they should do a remake of Destry Rides Again to help revive Meryl's career. It worked for Marlene.
She can do the musical version, in the Dot Gray role!
She has become an incredibly mannered, self-conscious actress. I can't watch her.
The last time I enjoyed a performance was "Doubt" where she played an unattractive, unlikeable nun.
When she tries rom-com or attempts to be sexy or charming, she fails. She's a character actress- not a Movie Star.
Considering the work Industrial Light and Magic has to do to make her look somewhat human, I think every movie she's been in is Sci-Fi.
The only action film she has done is "The River Wild".
Why doesn't she do theater? Isn't that supposed to be the true test of really great acting? Her contemporaries like Glenn Close, Helen Mirren, and Jessica Lange have had great impacts on stage. But she seems to avoid it.
There is maybe one big studio western produced, what, every two or three years?
R29 film making is much more quick and pays more.
It is also more family friendly, as she could work 4 months on a film and take 4 months off.
With a play it is 8x a week.
But now that she is facing empty nest, maybe she will return to the stage.
I don't think she'll ever dedicate herself to stage work.
R31: Those practical considerations make sense. It's just that most serious actors indicate that theater is the most fulfilling artistically. So you would think someone touted as the greatest actress of her generation would feel some pull toward the stage.
Why has Meryl Streep never done a "magical negro" movie?
R33, didn't she do Mother Courage in the park fairly recently?
I did Seagull in 2001 and Mother Courage in 2006.
When was G's last stage appearance, anything since Sunset Boulevard (which I turned down), Death and the Maiden (which I turned down, Susan Weaver did the film), The Real Thing (which I turned down)and Uncommon Women and Others (which I did on PBS with the original cast taking over G's role)
It's just a matter of time that Streep will be doing a cable channel effort, a'la Damages or American Horror Story. She'll be a matriarch of something.
Mark my word.
Paging the Streep Troll(tm)!
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OK Why has she never done an industrial training film?
Her role as the pretty and young married romantic interest of Robert deNiro in FALLING IN LOVE qualifes as science fiction.
Okay, why has she never performed a James Bond theme song?
I really want to burn down all of your houses for not mentioning DEATH BECOMES HER.
And before you try to tell me that it's a horror movie, or a comedy - the bitch walks around with her head on backward, among many other things. It's a fantasy. Special effects and everything!
Let's see this Meryl person do a screwball comedy...
Let's see anyone under 30 who actually knows who you are, R44
At least in a Sci Fi film she'd be weightless.
I don't say no to anything!
I think she would return to the stage before doing a TV series.
She might do a mini-series for cable. But I don't think she would box herself into a series.
Her goal was to be a theater actress. But her success with films, allowed her to call the shots for her family time.
She's definitely not a fearless actress (I use that word loosely). She presence for the stage, R48. No star power. Takes herself too seriously. Total bo-are!
[quote] She presence for the stage
poor Kate. not only was she a bitter lesbian who spent her life doting on an alcoholic married man.....BUT now her grammar is going!!!!!