Jodie didn't take home the trophy at the '77 Oscars, but she made up for the loss by winning the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1989 for "The Accused" and in 1992 for "The Silence of the Lambs," undoubtedly her most well-known role. The actress famously struggled with fan obsession: John Hinckley Jr. stalked Jodie while she was studying literature at Yale University, and on March 30, 1981, when she was a freshman, he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to get her attention. The actress, who has two sons, remains fiercely protective of her personal life, most notably her sexual orientation, the identities of her children's father(s), and the method by which her sons were conceived. In his 1997 autobiography "Foster Child," Jodie's estranged brother, child actor Lucius Fisher "Buddy" Foster, claimed his sister was either gay or bisexual. The actress continues to work steadily even as she's begun focusing on her career as a director.