Any time you’ve got Meryl Streep doing an accent, you’ve got an Oscar-winner on your hands.
Here are the eight best lines — spoken in her astoundingly realistic and plummy British accent — from Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
» “Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty socialist.”
» “I love the smell of coal dust in the morning.”
» “I’m going to make Mr. Callaghan an offer he can’t refuse.”
» “Nature, Mr. Gorbachev, is what we are put in this world to rise above.”
» “Badges, General Galtieri? We don’t have to show you any stinking badges.”
» “Are you speaking rudely to me? Are you speaking rudely to me?”
» “Nobody puts Iron Lady in a corner.”
» “Ronnie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”