Alicia Christian ‘Jodie’ Foster, an American actress, director, and producer, was born on November 19, 1962. She has received numerous awards, including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is regarded as one of the best actors of her generation.
Taxi Driver is a 1976 Hollywood movie directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, and featuring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, and Albert Brooks. Set in a decaying and morally bankrupt New York City following the Vietnam War, the movie follows Travis Bickle (De Niro), a taxi driver and veteran, and his failing psychological state as he works nights in the city.
Filming began in New York City in the summer of 1975, with performers taking pay cutbacks to ensure that the project could be finished on a $1.9 million budget. The movie’s production was completed the same year, with a score composed by Bernard Herrmann in his final score before his death; it is dedicated to him.
Despite causing controversy for its graphic violence at the climactic climax and casting of then-12-year-old Foster in the part of a child prostitute, the picture was a critical and commercial triumph when it was released in theatres on February 8, 1976.