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Jodie Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and her first significant role came in 1976 as a child prostitute in Taxi Driver (left), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her third Best Actress Academy Award nomination for playing a backwoods hermit in Nell (1994). Her other best-known work includes Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006) and The Brave One (2007). Foster made her directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate; she also directed the films Home for the Holidays (1995) and The Beaver (2011). In addition to her two Academy Awards, she has won three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, Jodie Foster arrives at the world premiere of "Elysium" at the Regency Village Theater, in Los Angeles. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. Publicist Jennifer Allen offered no other details Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)

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Actress-director Jodie Foster poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment field backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. ( Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Actress-director Jodie Foster poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment field backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. ( Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Jodie Foster is Meg Altman in 'Panic Room.' (Associated Press)

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Jodie Foster (Invision via AP)

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**FILE** Actress Jodie Foster attends Comic-Con in San Diego on July 13, 2012. (Matt Sayles/Invision/Associated Press)

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**FILE** Actress Jodie Foster attends Comic-Con in San Diego on July 13, 2012. (Matt Sayles/Invision/Associated Press)

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From left, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet co-star in the claustrophobic "Carnage." (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her movie The Beaver starring actor Mel Gibson, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C., Monday, April 3, 2011. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her movie The Beaver starring actor Mel Gibson, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C., Monday, April 3, 2011. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson consult during the filming of "The Beaver."

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Actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her movie The Beaver starring actor Mel Gibson, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C., Monday, April 3, 2011. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her movie The Beaver starring actor Mel Gibson, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C., Monday, April 3, 2011. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)