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Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Jodie Foster finds it is “cool” that there`s been 47 years between her first Oscar nomination for `Taxi Driver` and her most recent for `Nyad`.

The 61-year-old actress was recently shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role accolade for her work on `Nyad,` an biographical sports drama film about swimmer Diana Nyad`s multiple attempts in the early 2010s to swim the Straits of Florida, with flashbacks to her early life.

Jodie, whose first nomination was for `Taxi Driver` in 1976, told The Rake: “Oh, really. That’s cool, I like that statistic. Look, I worked in the sixties, the seventies, the eighties, the nineties, the noughts, the tens and the twenties… That’s amazing, all those different eras.”

The `True Detective` actress became the youngest double Oscar winner in history when she was 29, taking Best Actress in a Leading Role for `The Accused` in 1988 and `Silence of the Lambs` in 1991 and she appreciated the freedom of being able to take her career in her own direction, including choosing more unorthodox roles and directing her first movie, `Little Man Tate`, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The actress said: “When I hit 30, which was also a really happy time, I think I’d achieved the boxes I’d set out (to tick) for myself. I was like, OK, now what do I do?”

Jodie, who was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for `Nell` in 1994, was just six years old when she began her acting career and she`s always been passionate about film.

The actress said: “I’ve never dedicated to anything as much as I’ve dedicated to the movies. When I was a kid we sat in front of my mom’s black-and-white TV in her bedroom, we got Chinese food from the Chinese food place, and we all watched the Oscars — betting on movies, seeing every film… It’s my entire life, on screen.”

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