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Here's Why Jane Fonda Could Win an Oscar for a Single Scene

By Katey Rich

It's been nearly three decades since Jane Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award, but she's back in the awards race with a vengeance this year, earning raves and serious buzz for a role in "Youth" that's only slightly bigger than a cameo.

As Brenda Morel, an aging superstar who was once the muse to Harvey Keitel's director character, Fonda charges into the film like a lightning bolt, owning her single major scene opposite Keitel with an energy and screen presence that's only earned by decades of stardom. 

Listen to Jane Fonda talk about the fundamental importance of female filmmakers in the video above. Check out her full MAKERS story here

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