10 Oscar winners who would make good superheroes or supervillains
Look no further than Streep's performance as power-hungry fashion editor Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada" to assess her suitability as a villainess; the character's Medusa-like ability to turn any scurrying peon into stone came through brilliantly in her performance. Other choice turns as a baddie include her performances in the 1992 fantasy-comedy "Death Becomes Her" and in Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake of "The Manchurian Candidate," with each representing a wholly different facet of her acting repertoire. That said, at 63 years old who is the three-time Oscar winner fit to play? While any character whose abilities revolve around hand-to-hand-combat probably wouldn't work for a woman Streep's age, it might be fun to see her as an older version of "Avengers" villainess Morgan le Fay, an immortal sorceress and former Merlin pupil. Of course, there are any number of female villains who could be aged up in order to secure the actress, who's not only an acting legend but a box-office draw as well.
- Chris Eggertsen