Meryl Streep's Most Dramatic Movie Transformations

Meryl Streep in Into The Woods
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Silkwood (1983)

Meryl Streep in Silkwood
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"Karen Silkwood"

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A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark
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Death Becomes Her (1992)

Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her
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"Madeline Ashton"

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Meryl Streep in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

"Aunt Josephine"

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate
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"Eleanor Shaw"

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Prime (2005)

Meryl Streep in Prime
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"Lisa Metzger"

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
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"Miranda Priestly"

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Doubt (2008)

Meryl Streep in Doubt
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"Sister Aloysius Beauvier"

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Julie & Julia (2009)

Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
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"Julia Child"

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The Iron Lady (2011)

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
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"Margaret Thatcher"

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August: Osage County (2013)

Meryl Streep in August in Osage County
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"Violet Weston"

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Into the Woods (2014)

Meryl Streep in Into The Woods
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"The Witch"

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