Who won the Best Actress Oscar® for The Accused?
- Sharon Stone
- Theresa Russell
- Martha Plimpton
- Jodie Foster
Either this one was too hard or nobody cared. 😉
The Accused trivia:
To prepare for her role, Jodie Foster attended meetings of rape support groups and read stories of rape experiences.
The film’s original title was “Reckless Endangerment”, which is the charge the accused rapists initially plea-bargain their convictions down to.
According Jodie Foster in her interview in Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters (2006), producer Stanley R. Jaffe felt she was “not sexy enough” for the role and wanted to cast another actress.
The movie is based on a real-life gang rape that occurred on 6 March 1983 at Big Dan’s Bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Upon seeing a pre-screening of the film, Jodie Foster thought her performance as Sarah Tobias was so awful that she immediately began preparing for and taking the GRE’s for graduate school. She was prepared to leave her film career behind and focus on academia…until she won the Academy Award for her performance.