Twelve-year-old Jodie Foster played a child who became a prostitute in Taxi Driver. Not an easy role and so the young Foster had to be well prepared. “People thought I was too young to play the role of a sex worker,” she tells OK! magazine. “People – lawyers I mean – wanted to make sure I was psychologically ready. That’s why I had to do some tests. For me, the film brought about a transformation in cinema. It was the golden age of American movies. I was very proud to be in ‘Taxi Driver’,” she says. “It was destiny. I was very lucky.”

Foster achieved great success with her rendition. She was even nominated for an Oscar, but lost. She would later win two more Oscars, for her roles in ‘The Accused’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.

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