Streep has also received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight — more nominations and more competitive wins than any other actor.
I thought, I've made a terrible mistake, no more movies.
Streep is particularly known for versatility and accent adaptation.
Nominated for 20 Academy Awards, Streep has more nominations than any other actor, and is one of six actors who have won three or more competitive Oscars for acting.
She went on to appear in five more roles in her first year in New York, including in Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew with Raúl Juliá, and Measure for Measure opposite Sam Waterston and John Cazale.
Although she had not set out to make her career in film, Robert De Niro's performance in Taxi Driver (1976) had a profound impact on young Streep, who said to herself, "that's the kind of actor I want to be when I grow up".