Kennedy Center Honors 2011: Meryl Streep

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GALLERY: Click the image to view a gallery of photos from Streep’s career.

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that actress Meryl Streep had been selected for a 2011 Honor.

For more than 30 years Streep has established a nonstop pace of unforgettable film roles.

In a statement center chairman David M. Rubenstein said, “The sheer brilliance and breadth of Meryl Streep’s performances count as one of the most exhilarating cultural spectacles of our time.”

Not unexpectedly, Streep was making a movie and unavailable for an interview — so here is a hilarious chat she had on “The Ellen Show.”

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