One of the only take-away joys of "Black Sunday" (otherwise known as Oscar Night), was the tribute to the great Robert Altman and that deliciously overlapping "Meryl & Lily Show". That's Streep & Tomlin for those who aren't likethis with the legends. I thought they both looked sensational and, more importantly, completely comfortable onstage --quite a contrast from business as usual. Why is it that so many actors have such trouble delivering banter on awards shows? This is how they make their living after all--by reading lines. If you need a character, make yourself into one. Norma Jean certainly did.
Anyway... Meryl Streep is such a grande dame of the film acting these days that people, having placed her on a worship rather than desire pedestal --the old Madonna/Whore problem, forget that she's a ridiculously beautiful flesh and blood woman. I mean, really, look at these photos.
You may recall that the Film Experience recently honored her as the readers choice for Favorite Actress of All Time. And you may ask yourself: Why are we still talking about Streep in 2006? Nearly 30 years after she first appeared on screen. The answer: The next two years are going to be a Streep-a-palooza. Just check out her upcoming schedule. wow.
I'm not telling you how to vote on the new poll @ the site ("who will follow Reese to Oscar's podium soon?") but Streep is one of the 20+ options.
My 12 favorite past HDHs...
The Men That Got Away(from Tom Ford), "Starbuck" --why aren't you watching Battlestar Galactica again?, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Sean Penn (by way of sneaky Nick),Madonna (we're so hung up on her), Cillian Murphy, Rachel McAdams ascending, "Lady Tottington" (everyone's interested in her produce), Daniel Craig (the name on everybody's lips), Viggo & Maria , Emmanuelle Béart French wonder, and possibly the most beautiful man in the known universe: Takeshi Kaneshiro