Oscar nominee again 47 years after 'Taxi Driver' - Jodie Foster finds it 'cool'

18 February,2024 06:12 AM IST |  Los Angeles  |  IANS

Actor and filmmaker Jodie Foster reacts to getting nominated after 47 years at the Academy Awards for her film `Nyad`

Jodie Foster. Pic/AFP

Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Jodie Foster finds it is "cool" that there's been 47 years between her first Oscar nomination for 'Taxi Driver' and her most recent for 'Nyad'.

The 61-year-old actress was recently shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role accolade for her work on 'Nyad,' an biographical sports drama film about swimmer Diana Nyad's multiple attempts in the early 2010s to swim the Straits of Florida, with flashbacks to her early life.

Jodie, whose first nomination was for 'Taxi Driver' in 1976, told The Rake: "Oh, really. That's cool, I like that statistic. Look, I worked in the sixties, the seventies, the eighties, the nineties, the noughts, the tens and the twenties... That's amazing, all those different eras."

The 'True Detective' actress became the youngest double Oscar winner in history when she was 29, taking Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'The Accused' in 1988 and 'Silence of the Lambs' in 1991 and she appreciated the freedom of being able to take her career in her own direction, including choosing more unorthodox roles and directing her first movie, 'Little Man Tate', reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The actress said: "When I hit 30, which was also a really happy time, I think I'd achieved the boxes I'd set out (to tick) for myself. I was like, OK, now what do I do?"

Jodie, who was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Nell' in 1994, was just six years old when she began her acting career and she's always been passionate about film.

The actress said: "I've never dedicated to anything as much as I've dedicated to the movies. When I was a kid we sat in front of my mom's black-and-white TV in her bedroom, we got Chinese food from the Chinese food place, and we all watched the Oscars -- betting on movies, seeing every film... It's my entire life, on screen."

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