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Old 01-07-2013, 18:59
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From her 4 Academy Award Nominations which of these 4 were at her best:

*Taxi Driver (1977) nominated for Best Supporting Actress
*The Accused (1988) won for Best Actress
*The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) won for Best Actress
*Nell (1994) nominated for Best Actress
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:02
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The Silence of The Lambs. Superb.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:08
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The Accused

Courageous role in a movie far more terrifying than Silence of the Lambs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:37
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The Accused.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:41
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I really can't decide between The Accused and The Silence Of The Lambs. She really did deserve her wins of Best Actress Oscars for both these outstanding performances.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:50
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The Accused is a much braver role. Has to be top.
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:31
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Don't really consider the subject matter so much as the performance itself and the movie overall, and Silence of the Lambs can't be beat there.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:24
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Taxi Driver, she was preternatural.
The Accused is prob bravest.
Never got Clarice appeal, and ruined forever since Jennifer Saunders' brilliant parody.
Nell is pants.

She actually gives much better performances in less well-known films like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Blood Of Others and Catchfire.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:49
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The Silence of the Lambs
She didn't just play Clarice, it was as if Foster had been living her life for several years. She knew the character inside and out and it reflected her performance. Jodie Foster for me, is actually one of the very few actresses who has deserved both her oscars.

I have never seen Nell.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57
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I'll go with her Bafta win for Bugsy Malone.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33
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Flightplan.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:34
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Only joking.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:10
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:23
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no contest really - the accused !!
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31
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Did she get nominated for Contact? I'm probably making that up!
Anyway, yeah, that. Good film.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:42
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If this helps, these are the films and awards she was nominated/won for

Taxi Driver
Nominated for an academy award. Won two baftas's for best newcomer and the other for best supporting actress

Bugsy Malone
Her bafta win for Taxi Driver was also a joint win for her performance in Bugsy malone

Freak Friday
Golden globe nomination

The Accused
Won the academy award and golden globe

The Silence of The Lambs
Won the academy award, the golden globe and the BAFTA

Nell
Was nominated for an academy award and a golden globe. She did go on to win a SAG award

Contact
Was nominated for a golden globe

The Brave One
Was nominated for a golden globe

Carnage
Was nominated for a golden globe
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