21 Little-Known Facts About Meryl Streep, The World’s Most Perfect Being

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1. At this point in her career, Meryl Streep has won three Oscars, tying her with Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis. However, Streep trails Katherine Hepburn, who has four. Apparently, Hepburn hated Meryl Streep, calling Streep her “least favorite modern actress.” Ms. Hepburn is quoted as referring to Streep’s acting skills as “click, click, click,” meaning that you can always see the wheels turning in her head. However, the Academy didn’t agree. Streep’s first Oscar came in 1979 for a Supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer, as Dustin Hoffman’s ex-wife. She accidentally left it on the back of a toilet seat during the ceremony. She’d get another in 1982, when she won again for Sophie’s Choice.

2. Despite Katherine Hepburn disapproving of her, another all-time great was firmly in Meryl’s corner. Before her death, Bette Davis personally wrote Meryl Streep a letter congratulating the actress on her talent…

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