And here's one that I discovered a month back through film critic Mick LaSalle (who I follow on account of his Pfeiffer Pfandom). The video is of Streep winning her honorary Cesar (France's Oscar) seven years ago. I love watching various french goddesses (Huppert, Binoche, Ardant) watching her. Juliette Binoche is crying... but then y'all know she does that superbly.
If you examined all the great actressing in the world in the form of a pie chart, France's piece would be embarrassingly huge and tasty. Hollywood doesn't do as well because there's a lot of bad actresses dragging the general degree of awesomeness down. This is surely do to the
delusion cherished American belief that you can be totally awesome at things you've never had any training in whatsoever ;)
In other words, the Cesar is an incredible prize for an actress and Streep is cool enough to do her whole acceptance speech en français.
Believe it or not, Streep @ 60 (the series) is about to resume... and since she's about to turn 61, think of the title as a ballpark. I only tell you this because I'm currently typing the next article so it's an actual probability more than a horrible tease. It should be up this week.