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53 Reasons Why Meryl Streep Is The Best

Happy 63rd Birthday to one of the finest people on the planet.

1. The millions she gives away

2. Her activism

3. Her demand for more female roles in Hollywood

4. Her logical sensibility

5. When she introduced Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit

6. How she greets everyone with a kiss, like here

7. And here

8. And here

9. And here

10. This moment she shared with Jean Dujardin

11. And this one with Shirley MacLaine

12. Her love for Viola Davis

13. When she unveiled the 'Iron Lady'

14. The way she holds this cat

15. Her hair in A Cry In The Dark

16. Her moustache

17. Her famous walk

18. Her beautiful family

19. And the fact that Mamie shares her mother's talents

20. This amazing high school portrait

21. And this one

22. Her sex appeal

23. Her ageless beauty

24. This truth uttered by Liz Lemon

25. This amazing photo taken by Annie Leibovitz

26. This portrait shot by Martin Schoeller

27. And this beautiful shot

28. When she became Vogue's oldest cover girl at 62

29. And the photo spread in that issue

30. Her ability to look fabulous on a placard

31. Her amazing talent

32. Her time on stage

33. Her chameleon-like abilities on the big screen

34. Her first role in a feature film

35. Her first leading role

36. Her first oscar win for Kramer vs. Kramer

37. The heartbreaking choice she made as Sophie

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38. And how beautiful she looked in it that movie

39. Her first degree with Kevin Bacon

40. That time she bought the flowers herself

41. Her cameo in Stuck On You

42. When she danced like a queen

43. When she taught us how to cook

44. This reaction shot

45. Her reaction to winning Best Actress at the 2012 Golden Globes

46. The acceptance speech that followed

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Only Meryl sounds classy while cursing.

47. Her acceptance speech at the 2007 Golden Globes

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48. Everyone's tribute to her at the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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Tracy Ullman introduces the 15-minute long segment, which also features a speech from Robert De Niro. Or you can skip to 8:34 for Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Kline, oh yeah, and Anne Hathaway doing the splits.

49. Her surprisingly good singing voice

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50. Also heard in A Prairie Home Companion

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51. This text from Hillary

52. Meryl Streep memes

53. Cam sums it up nicely

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