The veteran actor celebrates her 59th birthday today
Last Updated: 04.41 PM, Nov 19, 2021
The two-time Academy Award winner is revered as one of the finest actors of her generation. She started out as a child actor appearing in several films and TV shows. She garnered acclaim after appearing in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) and Taxi Driver (1976), earning an Oscar nomination for the latter. She established herself as a bankable star after winning two Oscars for the legal drama The Accused (1988) and the critically acclaimed The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Her portrayal of FBI agent Clarice Starling, alongside Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, is widely regarded as one of the most iconic roles in cinema history. She has also appeared in blockbuster hits such as Inside Man, Maverick, and Contact.
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