Something About Meryl

Since she turned 38, Meryl Streep has been waiting for her career to crater. Instead, at 60, she is more of a box-office powerhouse than ever—and coming off her indelible performance in Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, she’s being pursued by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin this month in the romantic comedy It’s Complicated. The author talks to the face of a Hollywood revolution, while photographer Brigitte Lacombe provides a montage of Streep throughout her reign.