Movies from Meryl Streep

Sweet Dreams

Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I envied Jessica Lange when she got Sweet Dreams. That was such a great movie; she was beyond wonderful in it.
Movies from Meryl Streep

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
It's surprising, not that Cher can perform, but that she's as good as she is. Here's a women who's been performing for 20 years. She's intelligent, of course she can act. But she's so wonderful in this role that's nothing like her!
Movies from Meryl Streep

Sweet Dreams

Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I envied Jessica Lange when she got Sweet Dreams. That was such a great movie; she was beyond wonderful in it. I wished for things that I haven't had, but I have to say my blessings are pretty great, so I have no complaints.
Books from Meryl Streep

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who is new to the series. This stunning box set features the reissued editions of books 1-4, all with gorgeous covers that hark back to the era in which the series was first published. This beautiful and deluxe set is a must-have for all collectors and is also the perfect gift for hooking new readers on the girl sleuth.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
What were the books you read as a kid that gave you inspiration? Well, there was a series of books called the Nancy Drew Mystery Series. And I just loved them. There weren't very many books with girl protagonists in the old days, when I was a child, so that was one. And she was fantastic.
Books from Meryl Streep

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Ina Garten and The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook provide the perfect recipe for hosting parties that are easy and fun for everyone--including the cook.For more than twenty years Ina Garten's, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been turning out extraordinary dishes for enthusiastic customers in the Hamptons. For many of those years, people have tried to get the exuberant owner, Ina Garten, to share the secrets of her store. Finally, the energy and style that make Barefoot Contessa such a special place are shown here, with dozens of recipes and more than 160 breathtaking photographs, in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Ina's most popular recipes use familiar ingredients and yield amazing results. Her Pan-Fried Onion Dip is the real thing, with slowly caramelized onions and fresh sour cream. Tomato soup is created from oven-roasted tomatoes and fresh basil to intensify the flavors. Meat loaf is as good as your grandmother's, but it's healthier because it's made with ground turkey and fresh herbs. The light and flaky Maple-Oatmeal Scones are baked with rolled oats, whole wheat, and real maple syrup. Now these and other famous Barefoot Contessa recipes can be prepared at home. Ina says that before she owned a specialty food store she often spent a week making dinner for six friends. Her experience at Barefoot Contessa has given her hundreds of ideas for creating wonderful parties in a few hours. And they're all in this book. Crab Cakes with Rémoulade Sauce can be stored overnight in the refrigerator and sautéed just before the guests arrive. Cheddar Corn Chowder can be made days ahead, reheated, and served with a salad and bread for a delicious autumn lunch. The ingredients for Grilled Salmon Salad can all be prepared ahead and tossed together before serving. The batter for the Raspberry Corn Muffins can be mixed a day before and popped into the oven just before breakfast. Ina Garten teaches us how to entertain with style, simplicity, and a relaxed sense of fun. There are notes throughout the book for giving cocktail parties, lunches, and dinner parties where everything is done before the guests arrive. And there are easy instructions for creating gorgeous party platters that don't even require you to cook!
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
Nora just gave me a cookbook, Ina Garten’s cookbook and last Saturday I made Tuscan lemon chicken, which I highly recommend. It was a big hit.
Books from Meryl Streep

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Nothing conveys our interdependence more compellingly than the food we eat. It builds our physical resilience, brings us joy, and strengthens our bonds with family and friends. The recipes in this uplifting book celebrate this truth. They come from the women living in the war-torn countries in which WfWI operate. Recipes also come from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow. Illustrated with stunning photography of the countries as well as the food, they cover everyday dishes, family meals, and recipes perfect for sharing and celebrating. They range from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to spicy cashew and tomato soup, beef rendang and orange-scented almond cake. Interspersed throughout are inspiring stories from the women whose lives have been changed through the intervention of WfWI. All the royalties from the book will support WfWI's farming and food training initiatives, as well as provide micro-financing in the eight countries in which WfWI operate - Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
This book includes recipes from world-class chefs and influential humanitarians, as well as lesser-known heroes and the women whose lives have been improved by the charity, and draws on the freshest of ingredients to produce simple yet delicious food. The chapters reflect the importance of caring for our personal well-being, nurturing our loved ones, supporting our community, developing fair and sustainable trade and last, but not least, uniting in celebration.
Books from Meryl Streep

Personal History

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed of both personal memoir and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post, and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson, than in her children. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed -- a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham -- Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices) -- whose plunge into manic-depression, betrayal, and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted. Best of all, it is the story of Kay Graham herself. She was brought up in a family of great wealth, yet she learned and understood nothing about money. She is half-Jewish, yet -- incredibly -- remained unaware of it for many years.She describes herself as having been naive and awkward, yet intelligent and energetic. She married a man she worshipped, and he fascinated and educated her, and then, in his illness, turned from her and abused her. This destruction of her confidence and happiness is a drama in itself, followed by the even more intense drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company, a famous (and even feared) woman in her own right. Hers is a life that came into its own with a vengeance -- a success story on every level. Graham's book is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, from fifty years of presidents (and their wives), to Steichen, Brancusi, Felix Frankfurter, Warren Buffett (her great advisor and protector), Robert McNamara, George Schultz (her regular tennis partner), and, of course, the great names from the Post: Woodward, Bernstein, and Graham's editorpartner, Ben Bradlee. She writes of them, and of the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the pressmen's strike), with acuity, humor, and good judgment. Her book is about learning by doing, about growing and growing up, about Washington, and about a woman liberated by both circumstance and her own great strengths.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I usually have one piece of music that I listen to over and over. It's just like a space to enter for each job bu,t in this one, I didn't do that because I had Katharine Graham's voice reading her personal history, her autobiography and that was music to me. It was also a way of entering her voice, her head, her heart. She reads so movingly this story. Some parts of it are almost unbearable to listen to because she's so present.
Books from Meryl Streep

Little Women

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
“She said she wanted to be part of it. She loved the book so much when she was a girl, and she thinks [it’s] so important, and she says, ‘Tell me what you’d like me to do,’” Gerwig remembers. “I was like, ‘Yes, ma’am.’”
Books from Meryl Streep

Postcards From the Edge

** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry **‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
The book was so well written. Then the screenplay came and it was really sharp, amazing, and interesting, and filled with so many interesting illusions. I also that this [story] sounded like me.
Books from Meryl Streep

One True Thing

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[Anna Quindlen] writes passionately . . . painstakingly uncovering all the intensity, suspicion and primitive love that bonds mothers and daughters.”—The Boston Globe Ellen Gulden is enjoying her career as a successful magazine writer in New York City when she learns that her mother, Kate, is dying of cancer. Ellen’s father insists that she quit her job and return home to become a caregiver. A high-powered career woman, Ellen has never felt she had much in common with her mother, a homemaker and the heart of their family. Yet as Ellen begins to spend time with Kate, she discovers many surprising truths, not only about herself, but also about the woman she thought she knew so well. Later, when Ellen is accused of the mercy killing of her mother, she must not only defend her own life but make a difficult choice—either accept responsibility for an act she did not commit or divulge the name of the person she believes committed a painful act of love. Praise for One True Thing “A triumph.”—San Francisco Chronicle “We leave One True Thing stimulated and challenged, more thoughtful than when we began.”—Los Angeles Times “Like a brush with mortality, One True Thing leaves the reader feeling grateful, wide awake, lucky to be alive.”—Michael Chabon “It calls you back for another read. . . . This is a book of catharsis.”—The Denver Post “Fiercely compassionate and frank.” —Elle
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
“When you have a favorite book, you feel like you own it in some way. When there was news that they were gonna make a film of it, I called my agent and said ‘find out about that.’”
TV Shows from Meryl Streep

Big Little Lies Season 1

The tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
“One thing I would say is that part of what made it so pungent in the first season, for me as a viewer, was that it was a very specific locale and the people were very specific. It was just how detailed how life was that sort of made it meaningful for me,”
Music from Meryl Streep

Barbra Streisand

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
When I was a kid - when I was 16, 17, I'd come home from high school, and my dad collected all of Barbra Streisand's records. And she was very young then. I think she was - she probably had three records out, and she was 21. And we had them all, and I knew every single song, every breath, every elision, every swell. And I sang along to it.
Music from Meryl Streep

I Got You Babe — Sonny & Cher

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I was thinking, Cher! You know, from 'I Got You Babe' and all those other records I bought.
Music from Meryl Streep

Bernadette Peters

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I thought, you know, this is the height of arrogance, to think that I could sing this score, because I'd heard the great Bernadette Peters.
Music from Meryl Streep

Renée Fleming

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
When I really started listening, I just fell in love with the person behind the aspiration, the dream—you can hear it in her voice, how she sings,”
Music from Meryl Streep

Frederica von Stade Sings Chants d'Auvergne

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I listened to "Songs of the Auvergne," Frederica von Stade when I was making The River Wild.
Music from Meryl Streep

Jessye Norman – Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I listened to one of the most sublime pieces of music ... the first recording of Jessye Norman's "The Four Last Songs" over and over and over and over again.
People from Meryl Streep

Stephen Frears

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I always, always wanted to work wih Stephen Frears.
People from Meryl Streep

Stanley Tucci

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
The work that he has done over the past 25 years, the compassionately observed, detailed, hilarious, brutal, weird, charming work that he has done is breathtaking. As his lucky colleague in The Devil Wears Prada and now in Julie and Julia I, I was absolutely entranced by his urbanity and his cool. He's very cool and he has a kind of manly self assurance that he can make you laugh, and that he can make the perfect martini and he did it for me every single night.
People from Meryl Streep

Dustin Hoffman

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
"He's an amazing actor, and a great human being"
People from Meryl Streep

Betsy Parrish

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
"Betsy Parrish was a singing teacher at Yale who who said everyone can sing, and in the class we would have all these boys who would say -' I'm not gonna... I'm not gonna, I'm not going to do that, I'm not gonna get up, I don't have to do that" and she said - "Yes you will you will learn to sing and you will sing in front of us, and you'll make everybody cry", - and by the end of the of the class she got that or out of them"
People from Meryl Streep

Wes Anderson

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
I loved working with Wes Anderson, but I was a fox, so I would like to work with him as a human some time.
People from Meryl Streep

Spike Jonze

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actress
There are also a lot of wonderful directors that I would love to work with again. I love Spike Jonze