Best Actress 1992: Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs

Three iconic feminist characters competed for the 1992 Best Actress Oscar: Clarice Starling, Thelma, and Louise. In this video, Be Kind Rewind talks about why Jodie Foster won for The Silence Of The Lambs and how the critical reception of Thelma and Louise may have affected Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon’s shot at the prize.

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The Silence of the Lambs