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As 'Into the Woods' Looms, Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 24, 2014 at 4:59PM

Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep may be up for another Oscar for her over-the-top singing portrayal of The Witch in Robb Marshall's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" (December 25). Critic Karina Longworth zeroes in on ten iconic Streep characters in her insightful book on Streep.

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