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What are some facts about Meryl Streep?

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Some facts about Meryl Streep include that Katherine Hepburn did not like her or respect her acting abilities and that she has only been turned down for four roles in her career. Streep is one the most successful modern actors, boasting three Academy Awards, as of 2015.

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One of the only actors with more Oscars than Streep is Katherine Hepburn, who won four throughout her career. Hepburn was not a fan of Streep, however, going so far as to call Streep her “least favorite modern actress.”

Streep has only been denied four roles in her career, in the films “American Gigolo,” “The Remains of the Day,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Elizabeth.” Streep has also had to drop out of a number of notable films, including “Thelma and Louise,” “Minority Report” and “Alien.”

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