Thursday, August 9, 2018

Poll #8: With which leading man did Meryl have the best chemistry?

It's been over three months since I've posted a poll so I figured we were due. Blogger has kind of been pissing me off lately, as they had issues with sending email notifications for comments for several weeks, and have also now discontinued they very easy-to-use poll gadget. So, it may look a little different that usual, as I've had to use an outside format.

Meryl has shared the screen with a wide array of leading men over the years, a handful on more than one occasion. I thought it'd be fun to consider who her best leading man has been.

Check out the choices to the right of the page, and of course comment if your favorite does not show up on the list. I'd be interested to read people's other choices, as I couldn't include everyone.

I'd have to say that mine is Kevin Kine in Sophie's Choice. I believe that Meryl had seen him in a play and recommended him to director Alan Pakula. It was Kline's first film role and for me, Meryl and Kevin were just a tragically fantastic pairing as Sophie and Nathan.

Happy voting!


  1. She's never really had bad chemistry with her leading men, they always made it work. I'd be interested to know what happened with Mandy Patinkin to lose him Heartburn. I'm not keen on Nicholson as an actor - you can never forget it's him on screen and not the character.

    I groaned when Hugh Grant was cast in FFJ but he really impressed me when I saw it - their chemistry was crackling.

  2. This poll has made me realise how many more Meryl films I need to watch. I don't think I can justify a vote having not seen five of them! Good poll.

  3. Clint Eastwood in Bridges of Madison County, closely followed by Robert Redford in Out of Africa.