Meryl Streep - Taken during her days at Vassar College, very likely how young Meryl appeared to legendary Italian film director Dino de Laurentiis during audition for "King Kong." Disgusted, de Laurentiis commented to his son in Italian "She's ugly. Why did you bring me this thing?" The famously-intelligent Streep promptly responded in fluent Italian "I'm very sorry to disappoint you" before being sent away by the embarrassed director.

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Meryl was turned down for King Kong audition because producer thought she was too ugly HOW DARE SOMEONE SAY THAT , she's the most beautiful woman on earth

Meryl Streep has become one of the true acting legends, but she was once told she was too ugly to be in “King Kong.”

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Meryl Streep, on the way home after auditioning for "King Kong," and at which she was told she was "too ugly." Go figure. v @AlexaRoseCarlin

Meryl Streep, on the way home after auditioning for "King Kong," and at which she was told she was "too ugly.

Meryl Streep Was Turned Down for 'King Kong' Because Producer Thought She Was 'Ugly'

Meryl Streep Was Turned Down for 'King Kong' Because Producer Thought She Was 'Ugly'

Watch Meryl Streep reveal that she lost the lead in 'King Kong' because the producer thought she was "ugly"

Meryl Streep Recalls Being Told She Was 'Too Ugly' For King Kong

Meryl Streep Recalls Being Told She Was 'Too Ugly' For King Kong

Though it’s hard to believe now, at one time Meryl Streep had to battle to get movie roles.

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This Meryl Streep story of her King Kong audition really inspired me to follow my dreams

This Meryl Streep story of her King Kong audition really inspired me to follow my dreams

Hasta las actrices mejor pagadas y talentosas fueron víctimas de comentarios negativos. Por ejemplo, en 1972, el productor de King Kong, Dino De Laurentis, se refirió a Meryl Streep como una “cosa fea”. Hoy es una de las más reconocidas de Hollywood.

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Hasta las actrices mejor pagadas y talentosas fueron víctimas de comentarios negativos. Por ejemplo, en 1972, el productor de King Kong, Dino De Laurentis, se refirió a Meryl Streep como una “cosa fea”. Hoy es una de las más reconocidas de Hollywood.

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The Academy Award winning actress reveals that she was deemed too ugly for King Kong movie

Meryl Streep began auditioning for film roles, and underwent an unsuccessful audition for the lead role in Dino De Laurentiis's King Kong. Laurentiis stated in Italian to his son: "This is so ugly. Why did you bring me this". Unknown to Laurentiis, Streep understood Italian and she remarked, "I'm very sorry that I'm not as beautiful as I should be but, you know—this is it. This is what you get".

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Meryl Streep Was Told She Was 'Too Ugly' For King Kong

Before Meryl Streep was the big star she is today, she opens up about being told she was 'too ugly.' But her success proves you should ignore the haters!

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