When announcing the Best Actress Award for the 1982 Oscars, Sylvester Stallone called her the “Marvelous Meryl Streep “, it was prophetic in a number of ways. Streep has accumulated 21 Academy Award Nominations and has walked off with three of the little buggers as well. She continues to work in a variety of films and other actors seek out opportunities to play opposite her. Pierce Brosnan famously accepted the role in “Mamma Mia!” because she would be his co-star, without realizing he would have to sing and dance.
From 1977 up to today, she has done nearly a hundred films, television shows, documentaries and assorted other on- screen appearances. This week we take a look at some of her best and most surprising work and we build slates of films for our Draft. David Brook, Adam Call Roberts, Howard Casner and James Wilson join Richard in a friendly competition of “who can grab the best film out of the next person’s hand?”
Her co-stars have included Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Jack Nicolson, Shirley MacClaine, Nicolas Cage, Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and dozens more. Literally a murderer’s row of the elite, of the film acting world, has shared the screen with her. Still our panel finds a few holes in her resume to pick at, and we select some films that might be baffling to you.
We had plenty of choices and you can bet that not everyone was on board for all of the selection. Eclectic movies and hammy roles make their way onto the lists of each of this week’s guests. As Usual, there is a round of Rants/Raves and Reviews to fill out the show and we finish up with a game that is challenging, and proves that if you play on enough episodes on the Lambcast, you too can win a game.
General Discussion 1:50
The Draft Begins 20:30
Meryl Speaks Game 1:39:30
Adam Films Ranked
Howard Pop Art
David Blueprint Review
James Blogging By Cinema Light
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