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September 17, 2020 42 min

Academy Award® winning actress and director, Jodie Foster, was interviewed by Tony Award® winning director, Julie Taymor at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed their wildly different directing styles, why they’re both sick of the woman director conversation, and the audition that launched Jodie Foster’s career.

In a career spanning over 50 years, Jodie Foster is considered  to be one of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation. Her roles in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Nell, Contact, Panic Room, and The Brave One have all won her international attention. Foster’s stunning performances in The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs earned her two Academy Awards® for Best Actress. Behind the camera, Foster made her motion picture directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate, in which she also starred. She went on to direct Home for the Holidays, The Beaver, Money Monster and recently episodes of Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Black Mirror and Tales From The Loop.

Julie Taymor: Film: The Glorias, starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler based on Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road, also Oedipus Rex (Emmy®) starring Jessye Norman; Titus starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; Frida (Academy Award®) starring Salma Hayek; Across the Universe (Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominations); The Tempest starring Helen Mirren; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Theatre: The Lion King (two Tonys®); M. Butterfly starring Clive Owen; Grounded starring Anne Hathaway, The Green Bird, and Juan Darién. Opera: The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera) and Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel. She is a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

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