Jodie Foster thinks it is "cool" there's been 47 years between her first Oscar nomination and her most recent.

Jodie Foster has enjoyed a long career

Jodie Foster has enjoyed a long career

The 61-year-old actress was recently shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role accolade for her work on 'Nyad' and she's pleased it has put her in second place for the longest timespan between first and last acting nods from the Academy, bettered only by Katherine Hepburn, who had a 48-year gap.

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' star 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'.

She 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.

She 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 T.V. 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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