Sorry, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep Says This Election Will Be a ‘Reckoning’

Meryl Streen Democratic National Convention
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“What does it take to be the first female anything,” Meryl Streep asked, clad in an American flag blouse on the stage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last month. “It takes grit and it takes grace.”

She went on to pay homage to female “path breakers” like Deborah Sampson, the first woman to take a bullet for the country, disguised as a man in George Washington’s Continental Army; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; and of course Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated president by a major American political party.

Streep tells Variety that just before walking out to address the delegates, she fretted about her speech, whether she had prepared the proper words, whether she was doing all of this “right.” But backstage with stars like Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks, watching a video put together by Banks and Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”) featuring celebrities singing Rachel Platten’s rally cry “Fight Song,” she finally got out of her own head.

“All of a sudden I wasn’t thinking about me, me, me, my speech,” Streep says. “The whole moment just overtook me. I thought about my grandmother, who wasn’t allowed to vote — had three kids and wasn’t deemed capable. I mean, the smartest person I know. The whole thing was overwhelming. And when I went out I just felt what I felt. I did my Howard Dean scream!”

So when she hears that Clint Eastwood, with whom she collaborated on the 1995 film “The Bridges of Madison County,” recently said he would vote for Donald Trump over Clinton — even considering Eastwood’s conservative politics, she’s caught off guard.

“I didn’t know that,” Streep says, visibly surprised, choosing her words carefully. “I’ll have to speak to him. I’ll have to correct that! I’m shocked. I really am. Because he’s more — I would have thought he would be more sensitive than that.”

Streep rode into the convention early on a wave of uplift that hadn’t yet been tainted by on-the-floor protesting from Bernie Sanders supporters, but that sort of fervor hasn’t been lost on her this election cycle, on either side of the equation.

“When you get a lot of people in a group, it can go good or it can go bad in a way that [overrides] each individual person,” she says. “The aggregate of everybody’s emotion, it’s such a powerful thing. You can see it in the Trump rallies, where people I just know, in their living rooms, would be better people, are driven to the worst possibilities by the bloodlust in a crowd. It just gets ginned up and they’re outside of themselves. They’re behaving as a larger unit, not just themselves.”

She was recently reminded of this concept of emotions in numbers at a recent screening of her latest film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” albeit on the positive side of the spectrum. A delightful look at the eponymous socialite and amateur soprano who was infamous in the early 20th Century for her poor singing ability, the film — directed by Stephen Frears — is effortlessly charming. And you can feel that charm ripple through the audience when you see it.

It’s a quality that owes plenty to Streep’s performance as Jenkins, a passionate artist who just didn’t have the capacity to excel, but who nevertheless inspired with her efforts. Streep is constantly asked whether singing badly was freeing or if it added to the degree of difficulty, but she insists it’s the wrong question.

“The last thing a really good director says to you is, ‘Be more lovely,’ to ask for the result,” she says. “So the result here is, ‘Sing badly.’ But I never thought about that. I thought about singing it as best as I could. I learned the arias. But it’s sort of like tennis. When you really want to play well and play hard, you’re really nervous, but you play worse, because you’re trying too hard. Her desire is what made her run out of breath.

“And by the way,” she continues, “she had an F above High C, which I don’t have. I mean the highest I can get to is E-flat. Seriously, it is a stratospheric — [Maria] Callas had trouble with an F above High C at moments in her career.”

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What makes Jenkins’ aspiration so heartbreaking for Streep is how close the singer was to actually being great. But she feels Jenkins was able to transcend the gawking class because of her endearing effort.

“It’s not how bad she was, it’s how good she almost was that makes it delicious,” Streep says. “If she was just bad, you couldn’t listen to half a phrase. It’s like when my kids would do shows. You’re not judging them by how good they are. You’re seeing their seriousness and their desire and their commitment to the moment. That’s what’s hilarious, but you cannot laugh. And that’s the secret, I think, of how she drew these audiences. My friend Emma — maybe just because she’s my friend — Thompson told me after, ‘Call me crazy, but I wanted more singing!'”

Streep could be poised to break her own record with a 20th Oscar nomination for her performance in the film. Three of those nominations she won, for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady” — second only to Katharine Hepburn for the most Academy Awards among actors. Over the course of a 40-year career, she’s seemingly done it all. But is there anything she hasn’t accomplished yet that she’d like to?

“I don’t know,” she says instantly. “Because it’s like, how many women are there in the world? How many interesting stories are there? I don’t have a production company and I don’t go searching for material. I’m really interested in the collaborative thing. It’s what makes it scary, because you never know what it’s going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find and you’re completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It’s like this mutual delusion. It’s like Florence Foster Jenkins! You’re just holding this dream aloft.”

For now, though, the bigger dream for Streep is seeing through the history-making moment of electing a woman to the country’s highest office.

“We have a lot of work to do,” she says, before admitting that — despite the Clint Eastwoods out there — she expects a deep pragmatist streak in the American populace to push Clinton to victory with room to spare.

“If you’re an actor and all you do, all you’re interested in, are people and their contradictions and their possibilities, good and bad, you can feel what they say about appealing to the angels of our better nature,” she says. “I think there is a reckoning. People will go — or their wives will go — ‘You know what? This is crazy. It’s too tricky. We’re not going to gamble with our children’s future.'”

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  1. ahooahooahoo says:

    Awe Kellyanne Conway got no love from Streep. I guess Streep is a hypocrite too just like all of the other dumb Hollywood Liberal elites.

    • LOIS GIAMBRONE says:

      I am so dissappointed in Hollywood especially Madonna who threatened the Psident thats not freedom of speech she made a direct threat, ALEC BALDWIN DENIRO AND MERYL STREEP YOUR ALL LIBERALS AND SHOULD LEAVE OUR COUNNTRY IF YONE WHO DOESNT LIKE THE CONSTITUTON AND THAT IS WHAT THIS ADMIONISTRATION IS STICKING BY IF THEY DOT LIKE IT LEAVE OUR ANCESTORS CAMEW TO AMERICA TO BE AMERICANS THEY DID NOT COME HERE TO CHANGE AMERICA THE NEW EMIGRANTS WANT AMERICA TO CHANGE TO CONFORM TO THERE TRADITIONS NO NOT GONNA HAPPEN WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS CAME THEY WOULD NOT LET THERE CHILDREN SPEAK THERE LANGANGUAGE AND BESIDES THE SCHOOLS WOULD NOT TEACH YOU ANYTHING BUT IN ENGLISH BUT THEN ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO THEY DECIDED TO DO BILINQUAL CLASSES AND KNOW EVERYTHING IS IN ALLL THESE LANGAGES THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SHOULD BE ENGLISH AND GO TO BROOKLYN AND SEE THE SIGNS IN RUSSIAN CHINESE SPANISH NO PUT THE SIGNS IN ENGLISH AND IF YOU WANT YOUR HERITAGE LANUAGE PUT IT UNDER THE ENGLISH IM TIRED LIKE ALL THE PEOPLE NOONE SAYS WE DON’T IMMIGRATION WE DO BUT YOU MUST COME HERE LEGAL NOT ILLEGAL AND ALSO CUOMO AND MAYOR STUPID DIBLASI THEY SHOULD LOOSE THEIR POSITINS THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT AND WE WILL FOLLOW HIM RESIGN IF YOU DONT LIKE THE NEW MUCH NEEDED NEW LAWS WHAT ABOUT EL CHAPO THE MOST SOUGHT OF CORUP ON MEXCO LOOK THE GRAVY TRAIN IS OVER GUYS MEXICO OWES US SO MUCH MONEY EVEN IF THEY DONT PAY FOR THE BORDER THEY WILL PAY WITH THERE DRUG LORDS MONEY AND THE MONEY WE WILL SAVE ON ILLIGAL EMMIGRANTS AND THE NEWS AND MR,OBAMA KEPT TWISTNG HIS WORDS HE IS GOING TO DEPORT THE CRIMINAL ALIENS FIRST THEN RE EVALUATE THE SITUATION AND HE IS NOT SIGNALLING OUT ONE ETHNIC GROUP ITS ALL MUSLIM CHINES MEXICAN RUSSIAN SLOVS ETC SO LETS GET REAL AND GIVE THE PRESIDENT A CHANCE WE GAVE OBOMA 2 CHANCE S AND HE DID DO SOME VERY VERY BAD THINGS LIKE ALL THE MONEY BUY OUTS REALLY WITHOUT CONULTING WITH THE CONGRESS AND SMALL UNMARKED BILLS I COULD GO ON AND ON MR. TRUMP AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED AND THE CIRCLE OF MY FRIENDS SAY TO HIM IGNORE THE IDIOTS AND KEEP WITH YOUR DOING AND CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDINGS LISTEN HOLLYWOOD IBELIEVE YOUR ARE HURTING YOURSELVES KEEP MAKING FOOLS OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOUR MAKING US STRONGER LOIS GIAMBRONE

  2. Amy says:

    If trump would just not open his mouth I could tolerate it a lot more!

  3. JeninDC says:

    This is all very interesting….a “reckoning” huh? What I find interesting, not really interesting but bizarre in the lack of accountability, is how things are pinned on our prez elect and not on those who really DO say less-than-respectful things or are inciting hate. They don’t want to see him succeed, and I think it’s terrible, no matter what party you’re from, it’s just horrible not to want success for every single president. Hillary can call half of the people who don’t vote for her “deplorables”–a direct quote–and yet, they want to subscribe every single horrible thing they think because of being mad about her not winning, all the celebs and Hillary voters, onto the new president-elect. Nobody wants to go to a concert for a famous singer, an awards show for movies or TV, and then have to listen to more preaching by people who won’t be that affected by whomever is elected: They make tons of money, they have security, they can choose their schools, taxes don’t really matter, they live in huge homes and have fame and narcissism enough for loads of us. Those aren’t the people whose opinions I care about, but they feel holier than thou by spouting this stuff and thinking they have a platform and somehow, we need to still care! The election is over, Meryl. Take your award and enjoy it and stop preaching and go home!

    • L Loman says:

      It is TRUMP’S MOUTH–that is spreading the truth? The Clinton hate groups should be deported. They bring hate and discontent among us

      Look at the Stimulus package, acorn, lavish fund raisers, and excessive travel.

      Obama drained us with over $100 million of vacations to Hawaii and other destinations.

      Why isn’t the Demorats complaining that Hillary, Donna Brazil, Wiener and Bill are above the law.

      The Russians hacked our system because of the Demorats. The Demorats continue to harass the true Americans.

      Go audit Demorat records–and see why we have an even bigger national deficit.

      Go check why retirees didn’t get any cost of living in 2016– and in 2017 got .3%. How can we live with our medicare premiums soaring– along with our medical. People over 65 are penalized.

      Demorats should be prosecuted along with Obama for stealing from the retirees that are targeted.

      When our medical costs soared with Obama–Meryl should look into this and not attack the messenger.

      God has stepped in and he is the TRUTH. God is in control. THANK GOD FOR BEING IN CHARGE.

      • L Loman says:

        To JenineDC–I am glad that God’s people are using their brains that HE gave us. Let’s pray and ask HIM to continue to cleanse and keep the Demorats out of the healing. They should go away.

  4. kray says:

    Streep is just another sick, immoral, unethical, degenerate actress. What a shocker. I stopped going to movies years ago because of just how “dark” these hollyweird actors have become. They are an embarrassment to this nation. The kind of filth the produce is “DEPLORABLE”!

  5. Love the site– really individual pleasant and great deals to see!

    • L Loman says:

      You said a mouthful. My family don’t go to movies because of the filth out there. They don’t watch these award ceremonies. How Obama got the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE–shows how sick this world is. Obama continues to steal from us. He went to Punahou–an expensive private school in Hawaii. He continued to take from his “white” family. Why didn’t he go to Kenya and ask for their money????

      Why is he continuing stealing–the stimulus package– the 2008 & 2012 election, acorn, election tampering and joining Hillary and Michelle in campaigning to use evil tactics to stop other prospective candidate???? When Obama chose his attorney generals–he allowed them to incite illegal activities in this nation. Governor Brown is using taxpayer money to hire ex-attorney general, Eric Holder, to continue the excessive stealing in California. Why didn’t anyone question Hillary in the general election for California, Oregon and Washington? After voting, these states already was BLUE.

      Newspapers in California–bragged that illegals were given citizenship to vote. Illegals get driver’s licenses. NO IDENTIFICATION IS NECESSARY TO VOTE. Dead people were voting. People were voting more than 8 times. Who is checking this? Meryl Streep? Donna Brazil? Camilla Harris?

      How did two Democrat candidates–in the general election–Camilla Harris and Sanchez–be on the ballots? In the general election–candidates should be of different parties–not one–DEMORATS.

      Who is checking all these impurities. To see Obama come campaigning every week in CA–and tying up traffic in LA–who is counting? Is Meryl Streep watching this????

  6. Ramsey says:

    yea well,,i never liked Meryl Streep anyway and this confirms why,,another Hillary ass kisser

    • L Loman says:

      Meryl Streep should watch the MEDIA. She will see the evil that is being broadcasting. True Americans–those that came here legally–for generations–have paid the price. We pay for illegals, criminals, crooked politicians, Demorats and hear the evil propaganda they spread.

      How come we continually hear about Putin? Why not attack the movie stars that incite hate, racism, theft and use the award ceremonies to humiliate the real Americans.

      Paying for movies of these bigots is criminal. Go to Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran and see if you can shoot off your mouth. Mexico City leaders will cut off your head if you burn their flag. In California, it is common for people to flaunt their flag while burning our GREAT OLD GLORY–THE AMERICAN FLAG.

      We are one country–under God–indivisible–with freedom and justice for all true Americans.

  7. Couper says:

    Bloody hell, I thought Streep was smarter than that.

    • L Loman says:

      Are we paying to watch her spread hate? We pay dearly for commercials and cable costs. Do we have to watch these awards for movie stars torment us? We need to eradicate these evil Demorats.

  8. Danny Baugh says:

    Both Meryl and Hillary will kick butt.

  9. Fernando says:

    Every time I see Clint Eastwood in a movie now, I think: what a DUMB person. He is completely destroying his legacy with these sociopathic outbursts.

  10. Mr Model says:

    As far as I’m concerned, two Hollywood celebs fighting over politics is about the same as two rocks crashing into Venus. Has no effect on my life. The old way of doing things, paying celebs to speak to us, is for the dinosaurs. Where is the person who will speak the truth? And actually do something right?

    • JeninDC says:

      So true!!! I completely agree with you. Why should we care what Madonna, for instance, thinks about politics? I mean, go vote, Madonna. Go spend your money on the candidates and charities you hold dear, and that’s awesome. But, if I buy a ticket to hear you sing your songs (never have, never will but I used to love her), then the LAST thing I want to hear on stage is you spouting who you like, don’t like, etc. in politics. Who cares? Half these celebs aren’t even registered to vote, many have admitted it in recent years, but they go to fundraisers, twitter and rant, and they aren’t even voting–ever. Weird.

  11. Judy Wallace says:

    “I’ll have to speak to him”? Mr Eastwood does not need to be spoken to by anyone. He has a right to his own opinion. isn’t that correct Ms Streep? Another tolerant Liberal.

    • JeninDC says:

      So true! I want all the “celebs” who said they would move away if Trump got elected to please, please MOVE AWAY from the USA. We’d be better off without them, don’t care about their opinions in politics, and to be honest, haven’t seen much from many of them in the way of their professions, acting, that’s really caught my eye in recent years.

  12. Very disappointed in most of the Hollywood industry crowd. At one time they sincerely wanted the best for our nation and most voted Republican. Really a shame what’s happened. Hillary is a blatant liar and so corrupt. Go and research wikileaks, it’s filled with the truth or just how corrupt she is and how blind and ignorant we all have been, the more I learn, the more shocked I am. More truths come out everyday. To associate with Clinton and condone what she does is a crime in itself. Shame on you Streep, wake the hell up woman!

    • Ben says:

      Republicans bitch of Hollywood celebs, but you idiots would vote for ‘a reality TV star”. Wow !!

      • Matt O. says:

        I’m pretty sure Trump has more going for him than just “the Apprentice.” It’s not like if Kim Kardashian would run for president or something. He’s had dozens of successful businesses for decades. He’s been in the public eye as a businessman since the 70’s or 80’s. It’s simply stupid to bring up the reality tv thing. Both sides were considering Mark Cuban (see: “Shark Tank”) as a VP pick. Would you have cried about that? He’s also a billionaire whose recent work includes Reality TV. It has so little bearing even Crooked Hillary’s team doesn’t bring it up anymore. Only trolls in online blog comments.

  13. Bobby says:

    Speaking of women doing a great job, look what happened to our space investment when we let Crista McAuliffe co pilot the Challenger shuttle… That’s symbolic of what will happen if Frau Clinton pilots our country.

  14. Mr Model says:

    It amazes me that people who have over 100 million in the bank believe they can speak for the rest of us. As if we will actually listen to them. Those who are hiring these people are really out of touch with what’s really going on.

    • Chris L. says:

      Damn straight. (You’re referring to Trump, right? Yeah, his salt of the earth pose is not going to fool any of those Real Americans, is it? Silly elitist in his Tower…) That was what you meant, no?

      • Mr Model says:

        I know you’re being sarcastic – “Dr Obvious”, but I’ve been a lifelong Dem and what has happened to my party disgusts me. They haven’t a clue anymore. Should I provide details? Or do you watch the news and read history?

      • Mr Model says:

        I know you’re being sarcastic – “Dr Obvious”, but I’ve been a lifelong Dem and what has happened to my party disgusts me. They haven’t a clue anymore. Should I provide details? Or do you watch the news and read history?

      • cadavra says:

        According to the non-partisan U.S. Public Financial Disclosure Report, Hillary’s net worth at the end of 2015 was $31 million. Not chickenfeed, but certainly not $100 million, much less the $10 billion your boy Trump claims to have. But by all means, keep on making up your own facts to justify your zombie hate.

      • Matt O. says:

        Hillary Clinton is also worth over $100million. All those $500K speaking engagements on wall street and in Russia really add up. Difference between Trumps money and Hillary’s money: Trump is a businessman out to make money by doing business. Hillary sells her influence in the government at the expense of the US population.

  15. Bob says:

    Esquire’s interview was set in stone before Trump thoughtlessly laid into Gold Star Parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan. I’d like to think Mr. Eastwood would be just as outraged as other fair-minded Americans, and honest enough to tell Trump to go to hell for his despicable act and for his loony list of non-existent “sacrifices.” To that end, I would hope that Mr. Eastwood is given the opportunity to respond and to update his view of the Orange Menace after the controversy.

    Now that it appears Trump MAY be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the mere thought of a pissed-off President Trumpilstilskin having a temper tantrum with nuclear codes at his disposal does not make my day!

    • Kahn is an attorney and got paid $375,000 by the Clinton Foundation on 8/1/16 to speak at the DNC, you can find this on wikileaks. Hillary Clinton is not a well person and she may be in stages of Parkinson’s Disease and why she has been having epileptic type spasms recently and observed by a medical expert. Also an aide has been by her side who carries her injectable medication to give her in moments time when she need it.

    • spike says:

      Alzheimer’s eh? That’s still better than having a brain-damaged president. That’s right, you lib-tard. Hillary’s brain-damaged. She fell in 2013, got a blood clot which has now caused a seizure disorder. She was caught on camera, freaking out a couple of reporters when her little seizure kicked in because of the “stress” of 3 people talking to her at once. And now, she wants the most stressful job on the planet? Come on, Hillary, you belong in a rest home. You’re not fit to drive a car, let alone be President. If you don’t believe she has a seizure disorder, just look at youtube and put hillary seizure in the search box and watch Hillary melt down on camera and then try to laugh it off. She is brain-damaged and it can only get worse. Oh, I almost forgot: She’s also a criminal who should be behind bars for a host of reasons. Still want this loser for President. NO. It’s Hillary for Prison.

    • spike says:

      Meryl, you’re the Grande Dame of American actresses, and maybe of the world’s actresses too, but I gotta tell ya: you’re falling for the same crap as last time with that putz in the White House. The big deal 8 years ago was first black president, but he was just more of the same old crap: a Wall St.-dominated bankers’ stooge. And now you and the rest of the celeb-tards in Hollywood are falling for the same trick: the first female president. Give me a break. One would think you would be more intelligent and would be able to realize that it doesn’t matter whether one is black, white, male or female. A person’s moral integrity is the deciding factor on whether they would make a good president. And that’s where Hillary Clinton fails. She has zero moral integrity. Her campaign is hit every single week with a new scandal. It’s gross. She’s a joke. Her biggest failing in the polls is that Americans don’t trust her, they don’t believe her. She couldn’t even pass a standard security clearance right now. In fact, if she weren’t Ms. Bigwig, she would be in jail for felonies regarding classified information. So do me a favor. Learn more about the world besides your acting chops before you use your celebrity to tout the wrong people.

      • JeninDC says:

        That is so true. I can hardly watch Meryl in a movie now, seeing how she’s behaved so weirdly this election cycle. I mean, great, go to a fundraiser, vote, talk in small circles or bigger ones about who you like. But, to stand up at events that are about your recognition for acting prowess and then use that as a platform to be some holier than thou priestess about how your views matter to the rest of us about who you think should be president makes me see what a narcissist she really is. I didn’t think Hollywood had gotten to Meryl, she seemed to have her own life, stayed out of the crap of the gossip and tweets and things other celebs do that make them think WE think more of their opinions on these subjects than the rest of us. You’d think people who claim to be for the “little, forgotten voices” would realize we ALL have an EQUAL entitlement to our opinion. People voted, you may have plugged Hillary and she lost and now you’re mad, but most of what is going on with the Hollywood set is they are all mad because it’s a blow to their egos: How could I have gone to fundraise, sing, speak, lash out at the competition, lash out at Trump, make threats to my fans who vote otherwise, and still, wow, Hillary didn’t win? It didn’t work? What does that mean about my own popularity? That’s what these celebs are mad about, because a vote against Hillary was a vote against them, period.

    • jsm1963 says:

      Eastwood could have said as much by now. It’s not as if he doesn’t have access to the press.

  16. Only now after 100 years is a black woman hired to direct a feature – length motion picture for a major studio (Disney) … Ms Streep is premature and obviously discriminatory.

  17. gmatusk says:

    The paid enablers of the Putin-Trump-Pence troika are leaving comments here — they got their marching orders (and payslips) from the Kremlin. As far as acting ability is concerned I have no doubt that Streep can do a much more convincing (and less embarrassing) job of talking to an empty chair than Clint is able to.

  18. Bollocks Malarkey says:

    Voting for Clinton just because she’d be the first female president would be a bad thing. Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister and she had a bigger swinging dick than any man in that role and look what happened in her reign. Ditto Obama. So many voted for him because he was black. It shouldn’t matter whether the person is black, white, female, male, transgendered, gay, straight, single or married…vote for the person who is going to do the best job, which probably is none of them!!!

  19. JOE S HILL says:

    Typical for liberal Hollywood to have one of its own defending this bullshit election for the DNC,nor am i surprised by Meryl Streep’s response to Clint Eastwood voting for Trump! the liberals in this country are hellbent on shooting down any opposition to their demented movement,because they know that real Americans are now fighting hard over this election,to take back our country from Obama’s eight year plight of lies,betrayal,and a whole bunch of other UnAmerican things that he and his lawless administration have done,,and here comes Academy award wining Meryl Streep,defending these liberal assholes,the ones,who’ve sold out America to Homosexuals,Islamics,ungodliness,illegals,and the worst of the worst-allowing Hillary Clinton to run for President,so she can succeed and carry on Obama’s UnAmerican legacy,which this country doesn’t need! it’s time that liberal Hollywood,and the people who support them,understand what they’re looking like-a bunch of gutless pussies,,and as Clint Eastwood calls them,,a “pussy generation!” Streep can take her liberal rhetoric,and shove it,where the sun don’t shine! good actress,worthy of her Academy award,,but little more,then a big mouth liberal,trying to bullshit other Americans to embrace this lunacy they’re trying to impose on this divided country,,no thanks!!

    • The Truth says:

      Describing yourself and others who indulge in blowhard bigotry as “real Americans” is pathetically delusional.

  20. rjoguillory says:

    …Ms. Streep can take a long leap off of a short pier. As though she cannot see the treason that has taken place int his country over the last forty years…and then she endorses it? Anyone who would knowingly side with that traitor Hillary Clinton needs to be charged with treason, convicted and hanged along with all the other corrupt politicians & traitors…including Ms. Streep.
    RJ O’Guillory

    • Pete says:

      Meryl is GOD. You’re a DOG.

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      You’re not a very nice person or humane individual—this much we know. You obviously don’t like left leaning politics or maybe you just hate women. Whatever! Hillary Clinton is NOT the candidate praising foreign heads of state who are enemies of the USA or encouraging them to commit espionage against this country. Your “traitor” and “treason” descriptors are attached to the wrong candidate. Anyone who supports Trump is as guilty a traitor to the USA as he.

      • So basically you avoid all of his points because you are leftist and your feelings got hurt. Calling Trump a traitor for talking to other country leaders openly as opposed to the person who secretly sold classified information and didn’t even get a slap on the wrist might make you the stupidest person alive. You fall for fake humanity that Clinton gives who secretly would sell you out if it furthered her career. He may not be nice, but you’re naive and possibly it’s intentional which makes you childish.

  21. jona says:

    Pathetic. I long for the old studio days when they had to sign a contract stating they wouldn’t prove how stupid they really are in public.

  22. Griff says:

    Yes, Meryl Streep has three Oscars — as do a few other actors (Day-Lewis, Nicholson, Bergman). It’s worth noting that Hepburn’s four Academy Awards were all for performance by an actress in a leading role. Streep has two Oscars for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. [Day-Lewis has three Best Actor Oscars.]

    By the way, Streep’s first Oscar was for KRAMER VS. KRAMER, not THE DEER HUNTER.

  23. WA says:

    She didn’t win the Supporting Oscar for “The Deer Hunter.” It was for “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

  24. Mary says:

    So wait…..we a suppose to vote for Hilary just because she’s a women?

    • GKN says:

      Loved the “tainted by Sanders’ supporters protesting” line too – over about 5 million of their votes not getting counted. Bad boys! Bad girls! While we continue in wide-eyed wonder that nobody in their right minds wants EITHER Hillary or Donald.

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