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The Simply Streep Archives has gathered details on all of Meryl Streep's feature films, television, theatre and voice narration, and also features an extensive library of articles, photographs and video clips. You can browse the collection by Ms. Streep's career or through a year-by-year summary.
Chronology: 2004

In 2004, Meryl Streep was only the sixth woman to receive the AFI Life Achievement Award, which was handed out during a televised ceremony, which was attended by many of her colleagues and friends, including Cher, Carrie Fisher, Goldie Hawn and Mike Nichols. The year saw another two feature film releases: An updated version/remake of John Frankenheimer’s classic Cold War thriller “The Manchurian Candidate”, now about two Gulf War soldiers, in which Streep played a powerful and ruthless senator (the role was originally played by Angela Lansbury). For her performance, Meryl received another Golden Globe and BAFTA Film Award nomination.

The second release of the year, Brad Silberling’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, based on the beloved children books series, gave Streep a chance to show her funny bone, as the endlessly scared Aunt Josephine. Her supporting role in the visually stunning film partnered her on screen with Jim Carrey as Count Olaf. The film received favorable reviews, decent box office and an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup.