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Oscar Winner Jodi Foster Talks about her Childhood, Fame, and Motherhood

March 13, 2008

Jodi Foster has been an actress since age three when she first appeared in a Coppertone TV commercial (A popular belief that Foster was the original Coppertone girl is a myth).  Although Foster's first acting appearance was at three years old, her first significant role came in 1976 in Taxi Driver, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.  She won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1988 for The Accused and in 1991; she starred in The Silence of the Lambs.  This performance received international acclaim and Foster received her second Oscar for Best Actress.  Her films and roles have spanned a wide variety of genres, including thrillers, crime, romance, comedy, children's movies, and science fiction.  In this interview Jodi talks about her childhood fame and transition to adult roles.  Read More