Jodie Foster (born Alicia Christian Foster, 19.11.1962) Jodie Foster is an American Oscar-winning actress.
Childhood: Jodie Foster was born in Los Angeles, to Evelyn Ella and Lucius Fisher Foster III. Her father was an Air Force veteran of the battle of Britain and later became a real estate broker. He left Jodie's mother before Jodie was born. Evelyn supported Jodie through her work as a film producer.
Jodie's first acting appearances were in television commercials. She then performed on The Doris Day Show, followed by her film debut in Menace on the Mountain, and a string of Disney productions.
In 1976, Foster made her first notable film role, as a 12 year old child prostitute in the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd also star in the film. Foster earned herself a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for the role. The same year, she also appeared as Talulah in Bugsy Malone and starred opposite Martin Sheen in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane.
After graduating from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Foster attended Yale University, where she graduated with a B.A. in literature. She should have graduated in 1984 but when John Hinckley Jr. shot Ronald Reagan, Hinckley's fascination with Jodie Foster created a great deal of unwanted media attention and she abandoned her studies for a year.
Acting Career: Jodie Foster made a vast number of TV and film appearances even before attending college. Aged 14, she became the youngest star to host Saturday Night Live, though Drew Barrymore took that mantle when she hosted the show at the age of seven.
Jodie Foster made the transition from child to adult actor. However, some of her first post-Taxi Driver films were not a success, such as Foxes, Stealing Home and Five Corners. She went on, though, to win an Academy Award for her role as a rape survivor in The Accused.
Jodie Foster's second Academy Award came for her role as the FBI agent Clarice Starling, in The Silence of the Lambs, playing opposite Anthony Hopkins as the imprisoned cannibal Hannibal Lecter.
Foster's directorial debut came in 1991, when she helmed the acclaimed drama Little Man Tate. Four years later, she directed Home for the Holidays, a dark comedy which starred Helen Hunt and Robert Downey Jr. In 1994, Foster worked as a producer, on Nell, though she later commented that she found it difficult to act in and produce the movie at the same time.
Jodie Foster went on to star alongside Richard Gere in Sommersby and Mel Gibson in 1994's Maverick. This was followed by an appearance opposite Matthew McConaughey in Contact, a sci-fi film based on a Carl Sagen novel.
In 2002, Jodie Foster took the lead role in Panic Room. The role was initially awarded to Nicole Kidman but Kidman was forced to leave the project after suffering an injury. The film was a huge financial success and became Foster's biggest box office hit in terms of opening weeks.
Foster returned to the big screen in 2005's Flightplan. Flightplan was another box office number one. The following year, Jodie Foster and Denzel Washington starred in Spike Lee's thriller Inside Man. Three years later, Foster appeared alongside Terrence Howard in The Brave One, another thriller, this time directed by Neil Jordan.
Personal Life: Jodie Foster has been estranged from her elder brother Buddy for several years. In his book, Foster Child, he writes that he had always assumed that his sister is gay, or bisexual.
Jodie herself has always been highly secretive about her sexual orientation. In the past, she dated her Bugsy Malone co-star, Scott Baio and the media has speculated about the fact that Russell Crowe often accompanies Foster to awards ceremonies. Foster has two children, Charles (b. 1998) and Christopher (b.2001) but has never revealed any details about the paternity of the two boys. In 2007, Foster made a dedication to "my beautiful Cydney (Bernard, a film producer), who sticks with me through thick and thin." The comment was assumed to be Foster 'coming out' in public.
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It's a shame to see that in this day and age, the world of filmmaking is still so male-orientated. Apart from the likes of Kathryn Bigelow, Ava DuVernay and Sofia Coppola, women are still struggling to find their places among the legendary men of cinema.
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Amma Asante directed 'A United Kingdom'
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Foster was speaking at the United Talent Agency’s 'United Voices' rally.
The United Voices Rally was held by the United Talent Agency, in place of their usual pre-Oscars party, with the aim to “express the creative community’s support for freedom of speech and artistic expression and stand against policies of exclusion and division”.
Jodie Foster spoke at an anti-travel ban rally in Los Angeles on Friday
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On the eve of series three making its debut on Netflix, its creator Charlie Brooker confirmed that Foster was lined up to direct an episode for next year.
The two-time Oscar winner, famous for her role in The Silence of the Lambs among many others, will get behind the camera for an episode of the satirical dystopian series for an episode that will be released in 2017.
Foster’s episode will also feature former ‘Mad Men’ actress Rosemarie DeWitt, currently a star of the critically acclaimed movie La La Land.
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It’s not the first time the two women have been mistaken for each other.
It was a case of mistaken celebrity identity for Helen Hunt on Monday morning when she ordered a drink in Starbucks. Taking to twitter, the actress told her followers how a Starbucks barista had mistaken her for fellow Oscar winner Jodie Foster, someone who Hunt is well used to being confused with.
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Hopkins played cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 thriller.
Jodie Foster has revealed that she was too scared of her co-star Anthony Hopkins to speak to him on the Silence Of The Lambs set. Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Foster said that after seeing Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter during the first day read through, the actor had scared her so much that she didn't want to talk to him again.
Jodie Foster has revealed she was terrified of Silence of the Lambs co-star Anthony Hopkins.
“I never spoke to him because he was so scary,” Foster told Norton. “The first day we had a read through and by the end of it I never wanted to talk to him again – I was petrified.”
Foster was speaking during a Sirius XM 'Town Hall' episode about the progress, or lack thereof, on equality of pay in Hollywood.
Money Monster director Jodie Foster has commented on the gender wage gap in Hollywood, saying that it’s a valid issue but that she tries to not let it rile her up in her approach to her work.
“In terms of pay, it’s hard for me to get interested in millionaires worried about who gets paid more,” Foster said, explaining that the market effectively dictates what an actor or actress will make on a project and that the main factor for studios as they negotiate pay is risk.
Jodie Foster has spoken about the gender wage gap in Hollywood
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Foster made her movie breakthrough almost exactly 40 years ago in 'Taxi Driver', and she's expecting 'Money Monster', her fourth direction project, to be released on May 13th.
Jodie Foster has received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, after nearly five decades in the movies in front of, and behind, the camera.
The 53 year old actress was present at the unveiling ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, and she gave a short acceptance speech after her name was confirmed among the copious hundreds of others who have graced the movie and entertainment industry over the years. She made her name in the controversial Taxi Driver in 1976, and is probably most famous for her Oscar-winning role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of The Lambs.
“I grew up blocks from Hollywood Boulevard and would cross it every single day of my life,” she said as she acknowledged the honour. “And you do that thing where you're like, 'Will I ever be on the Walk of Fame someday?'”
Jodie Foster - 'Silence of the Lambs' 25th anniversary event at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016
Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
Actors George Clooney and Jack O'Connell, and director Jodie Foster can be seen shooting a scene on the New York set of their new movie 'Money Monster'. Clooney is wearing a grey vest over his shirt which appears to be connected to a set explosive devices.
Clooney's wife Amal Clooney visited the New York set of the film.
Snaps from the set of George Clooney's upcoming thriller 'Money Monster' in New York gave a startling sneak peak into the movie's plot as we see the Academy Award winning actor strapped up in a most unusual (and terrifying) ensemble. We're too excited.
George Clooney stars in 'Money Monster'
Newly emerged images from the film set of the drama showed Clooney wearing what can only be described as a suicide vest over his shirt and tie. The costume featured pockets containing what are clearly meant to be explosive devices, while a shifty looking Jack O'Connell clutches the deadly remote switch.
Date of birth
19th November, 1962
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