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Jodie Foster turns 60: Six unmissable roles of her career

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Jodie Foster She turns six decades on this planet on November 19, established as one of Hollywood’s most revered figures.

Born on November 18, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, Foster began her career at a very young age, at the age of two, appearing in commercials. She subsequently acted in such series as the western “Gunsmoke” in 1969 and “My Three Sons” in 1971, before landing a leading role on the television show “Paper Moon” (1974).

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On the film side, Foster made his debut in Disney’s “Napoleon and Samantha” (1972), before gaining further recognition alongside the director with films like “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974) and, more important, in the role of a child prostitute in the film “Taxi Driver” (1976), a controversial and complex role that earned her her first Oscar nomination.

Since then, Foster has distinguished herself as a decorated actress, winner of two Oscars, three BAFTAs and three Golden Globes. Here’s a recount of six pivotal roles from her career.

Freaky Friday (1976)

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In one of her first comedic roles, Foster doubles as Annabel and Ellen Andrews in this film about a mother and daughter who one day wake up in each other’s bodies. The film earned the young Foster first prize, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

Contact (1997)

Robert Zemeckis directs Jodie Foster in this adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel where the actress plays Eleanor Arroway, an astronomer who discovers the existence of alien life thanks to radio signals. The film is considered a science fiction classic and earned Foster another Golden Globe and a Saturn Award, both for Best Actress.

“The Accused” (1988)

The performance that earned him his first Oscar. Jodie Foster stars as Sarah Tobias, a waitress who, after being sexually assaulted, seeks justice with the help of her attorney, Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis). The film also served for the actress to show her maturation, opening a whole new path for her in Hollywood.

“The Mauritanian” (2021)

One of his most recent roles. Based on a true story, Foster stars as Nancy Hollander, a criminal lawyer who takes on the complicated case of defending Mohamedou Ould Slahi, an inmate at the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison. Her role earned her another Golden Globe, proving that the actress’s talent has not disappeared over time, but has been refined.

“Taxi Driver” (1976)

The role that launched her to fame, Foster collaborates again with Martin Scorsese to take on the complicated and controversial role of a child prostitute named Iris who becomes the object of obsession with his anti-hero Travis Bickle – Robert De Niro in one of his best performances- who seeks to save her from an increasingly corrupt world. The role demonstrated not only her quality as her own actress, earning her her first Oscar nomination, but that despite her young age she was prepared to take on different and daring roles.

“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Undoubtedly Jodie Foster’s most iconic role, the actress plays FBI agent Clarice Starling, who in pursuit of a serial killer has to enlist the help of the insanely genius Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), another serial killer with hunger for human flesh. Hopkins and Foster manage to elevate each other in their respective roles, so it’s no surprise that the film managed to nab five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and of course, Best Actress.

Source: Elcomercio

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