One of the greatest actors of the modern era is Meryl Streep. Since making her film debut in Julia in 1977 with Jane Fonda, Streep has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors. Meryl Streep appears to be able to accomplish anything on the big screen, whether it be the satire of Death Becomes Her, the drama of The Deer Hunter, the strength of Suffragette, or the sheer delight of Mamma Mia. Streep is a seasoned member of Hollywood’s elite, having worked with some of the greatest directors in the business, such as Mike Nichols, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Nora Ephron. One co-star in particular sticks out when starring with actors like Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, and others. Meryl Streep and Al Pacino are both extremely talented actors, yet their collaboration has only been on one occasion. Although Pacino’s breakthrough came from his legendary part in The Godfather a year later, or from Panic in Needle Park a few years earlier, Streep and Pacino have been rising to the stratospheric heights of superstardom that they currently occupy.
After a while, in 2003, the two performers collaborated in the Tony Kushner play adaptation miniseries Angels in America. During the project’s publicity stunts, Streep flaunted her admiration for Pacino. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Streep said to her co-star, “I probably haven’t seen everything you’ve done.” “I’m not trying to brag, but this [Angels] is one of my favorites,” she continued, lauding their collaborative effort. However, Streep’s favorite Pacino role is a distinct one. She informs him, “One of my all-time favorite movies is Dog Day Afternoon.” Speaking of the great bank heist of 1972, Pacino portrayed Sonny Wortzik in the 1975 biographical crime thriller, which was based on the real-life criminal.
It’s widely recognized as one of Pacino’s best movies as well as one of the most important movies in American cinema history. However, the performers’ compliments weren’t directed in one direction alone. “And concerning Meryl, I have seen them all numerous times,” Pacino remarked. “I recently watched the film in which she portrayed the Australian, A Cry in the Dark.” However, Pacino claims that Out of Africa, a 1985 film, is his all-time favorite Streep picture.