Jodie Foster Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th May 2016

Quote: "In my mind, she's so scary, but really she's so sweet... and really, she is very no-nonsense. She doesn't think that there has to be some incredible, painful struggle to accomplish your goals. I thought she was crazy to be helming me and George (Clooney) - it's like trying to keep puppies in a box." Julia Roberts and her fun-loving pal George Clooney had to reign themselves in a little while starring in new movie Money Monster, which was directed by former child star Jodie Foster.

4th July 2013

Fact: Actress Jodie Foster has put her West Hollywood mansion on the market for a whopping $6.4 million (£4.1 million). The Spanish-style villa features a movie screening room and courtyard pool.

13th January 2013

Quote: "It's the one movie I've made I actually can't watch. Those awkward teenage years: your nose is big, and you've got pimples." Actress Jodie Foster still can't watch her 1977 movie Freaky Friday.

4th December 2012

Fact: Jodie Foster has bought producer Colin Callender's Beverly Hills mansion for a reported $11.8 million (£7.4 million).

7th June 2011

Quote: "I just adored him from the second I met him. I can talk to him on the phone for, like, three and a half hours." Jodie Foster can't get enough of her The Beaver star Mel Gibson.

16th May 2011

Quote: "It seems I must have picked my nose a lot because every time I Google (myself)... it seems like I'm picking my nose." Jodie Foster hates watching herself as a child in early TV roles - because she always seems to have her finger up her nose.

16th May 2011

Quote: "I put on underwear with strange colours when I get on a plane." Actress/director Jodie Foster on her flying superstitions.

15th May 2011

Quote: "I went to work (and) I had some kind of throat infection... and then I couldn't unstick my eyes. They wouldn't open. They were a bad colour." Jodie Foster had a miserable time on the set of her new film in France.

6th May 2011

Quote: "It's kind of deceptively easy to direct yourself. You already know the lines and (where to stand)." Jodie Foster enjoyed acting and directing her new film The Beaver.

25th April 2011

Quote: "Famous people always kind of have this air. They have this certain way of speaking 'cause they're used to everyone listening to them. Jodie doesn't talk like that... As I watched her on set, I said this silent prayer, 'Please let me be like that when I'm older. I don't want to end up like one of those crazy famous people who go off the deep end.'" Actress Jennifer Lawrence wants to be like her The Beaver director Jodie Foster.

22nd April 2011

Quote: "I'd give her a pedicure every day of the week if I could... We became fast friends and we maintained that over the years. We've both had our different little journeys. It's untraditional (sic). But there are a lot of things we have in common... There is a core of goodness there that's undeniable and I just love her." Mel Gibson is full of praise for his longtime pal Jodie Foster.

18th March 2011

Quote: "Depression is a part of my life I accept." Jodie Foster admits she suffers from the blues.

11th January 2011

Fact: Jodie Foster will test her French language skills by hosting the upcoming Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on 25 February (11). The Hollywood star, who speaks fluent French, will share presenting duties with actor Antoine De Caunes.

20th October 2010

Quote: "Gwyneth Paltrow got that casting couch, I never even saw it... I didn't even get the chair." Jodie Foster was never hit upon by a leery casting director, unlike fellow Oscar winner Paltrow, who revealed all about her casting couch experience in the new issue of Elle magazine.

20th October 2010

Quote: "He really liked the humour in that first movie, so I'm glad he'll be in it." Jodie Foster can't wait to see pal Mel Gibson in THE HANGOVER sequel.

1st October 2010

Fact: Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton and Jodie Foster will be among the stars honoured at Elle magazine's 17th annual Women in Hollywood gala at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills on 18 October (10).

21st June 2010

Quote: "I've never met somebody that I want be more like. She's so normal. It's like somebody forgot to tell her that she's famous." Hollywood newcomer JENNIFER LAWRENCE on working with Jodie Foster in new film THE BEAVER.

3rd June 2010

Quote: "She doesn't need any help. She's on the right track. She's a good girl, and I love that kid. I spent so much time with her." Jodie Foster praises her Kristen Stewart, who played the Oscar winner's daughter in thriller Panic Room.

23rd February 2009

Quote: "(They're) right next to the tub so I can see them when I take a bath. What else can you do with them?" Academy Award winner Jodie Foster likes to admire the Best Actress statuettes she won for 1989's The Accused and 1991's The Silence of the Lambs while bathing.

10th February 2009

Quote: "I've always admired Jodie Foster. I consider her a role model. She started when she was my age. She's still acting and she went to college and she's a mom. I think they're all goals I would love to accomplish." Teen actress Dakota Fanning aspires to emulate the 46-year-old star's achievements.

17th September 2008

Fact: The $9 million (GBP4.8 million) raised at a star-studded gala dinner and concert for Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Tuesday (16Sep08) was the biggest one-off sum ever handed over to a U.S. presidential candidate. Jodie Foster, Leonardo Dicaprio and Jamie Lee Curtis were among the Obama supporters who paid $28,500 (GBP15,400) to dine with the politician and Barbra Streisand performed at the after-dinner concert.

5th September 2008

Fact: Jodie Foster and Anne Hathaway have become the latest big names to join the cast of cartoon series The Simpsons. The actresses' voices will be heard in upcoming episodes of the hit show - Foster will play Maggie, the family's baby, as a grown-up, while Hathaway will portray Bart Simpson's girlfriend.

13th August 2008

Quote: "I saw that trailer and I went, `I want to see that movie 10 times,' and there isn't anybody I've met that doesn't feel the same way." Jodie Foster was desperate to see war comedy TROPIC THUNDER at the film's Hollywood premiere on Monday (11Aug08).

30th June 2008

Quote: "I used to get confused with Jodie Foster. And I have been mistaken for Gwyneth Paltrow, too." Uma Thurman's fans often fail to recognise her.

13th April 2008

Quote: "My name is different on my passport because my birth certificate is different, so usually they (guards) will go, 'You look like Jodie Foster!'" JODIE FOSTER is often 'mistaken' for herself at airports. Her passport lists her name as Alicia Christian Foster.

10th April 2008

Quote: "They've seen two movies of mine from when I was a kid, and they're bored with it! I asked them, 'Don't you want to see FREAKY Friday again?' And they were like, 'No!'" Former child actress Jodie Foster's two sons have little interest in their mothers' early work.

30th November 2007

Fact: Jodie Foster will be honoured with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's 16th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Tuesday (04Dec07).

25th September 2007

Fact: Hollywood actress Jodie Foster was spotted wearing a hearing aid in Rome, Italy, recently while promoting her new film The Brave One - sparking reports she is going deaf.

15th September 2007

Quote: "I can tell you it's not going to be called that when it goes overseas. I don't think picking up a gun is brave. I don't think shooting someone is brave." Jodie Foster isn't a fan of the title of her new film The Brave One.

14th September 2007

Quote: "I see him every once in a while at the park with his kids. I just thought he was the cutest guy ever, in the whole world." Actress Jodie Foster has fond memories of her 1977 Oscars date, TODD KATZ.

14th September 2007

Quote: "On the first day of shooting... I cried because I had to wear hotpants and I had to wear those terrible shoes. I was a tomboy." Jodie Foster hated her look in Taxi Driver.

12th September 2007

Fact: Newly-blond Robert Downey Jr turned cameraman at the premiere of Jodie Foster's new vigilante thriller The Brave One in New York on Monday night (10Sep07) so he could capture his wife's every move on the red carpet. The actor's wife, Susan, is the film's producer.

12th September 2007

Fact: Jodie Foster was caught picking her nose on camera during an episode of TV western GUNSMOKE when she was six.

11th September 2007

Quote: "It's fantastic. If you like the kind of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel thing, it's just the perfect place - lava fields and glaciers and crazy dinosaur landscapes and whales and puffins." Jodie Foster fell in love with Iceland during a recent summer (07) trip.

13th August 2007

Quote: "I've learned a lot of lessons over the years. One is that if I weren't famous again and no one knew who I was, I'd be perfectly happy." Actress Jodie Foster.

11th August 2007

Quote: "The only thing about having kids is that I miss being alone." Jodie Foster admits motherhood isn't all good.

11th August 2007

Quote: "I'd rather have somebody go, `Wow, that girl has a big nose,' than, `Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.' I'd rather have a comment about who I am than about something that identifies me as being ashamed of who I am." Actress Jodie Foster has no plans to use cosmetic surgery to alter her looks.

19th January 2007

Fact: Lenny Kravitz's teenage daughter ZOE is following her mum Lisa Bonet onto the big screen. The 16-year-old appears in two movies released this year - NO RESERVATIONS, opposite Catherine Zeta Jones, and Jodie Foster's new film, The Brave One.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "I start thinking, I'd love to go through that again, and then I wake up and realise that it's a bad idea." SILENCE OF THE LAMBS star Jodie Foster on having more children.

20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"There's a scene where Jodie Foster takes a minute to go pee, and you could hear it when she got up and flushed the toilet." Young actress Kristen Stewart was thrilled to discover her movie mum in Panic Room actually used the toilet. </p>

7th November 2005

Quote: <p>"It's an awkward period between 40 and 50. I don't want to compete in a losing battle. I don't want to be Cher." Actress Jodie Foster considers the difficulties of ageing in Hollywood. </p>

2nd November 2005

Quote: <p>"I went to see FLIGHTPLAN. It was a choice between that and In Her Shoes, and I decided I'd rather support Jodie Foster than Cameron Diaz. I love Jodie Foster, but, well, it was disappointing." Chloe Sevigny gives JODIE FOSTER's latest film a bad review. </p>

27th September 2005

Quote: <p>"He kept picking me up and taking me to cafes and, at the time, Robert De Niro didn't talk very much - he wasn't a very good lunch partner. I was pretty bored." Jodie Foster remembers working with De Niro on Taxi Driver when she was 12. </p>

25th September 2005

Quote: <p>"We got GUNSMOKE and there was this scene of me, and James Arness is talking... and then suddenly I start picking my nose. My kids were like, 'Oh, look at that...' We had to rewind it back like 100 times." Jodie Foster realises that showing her kids her early acting efforts is not such a great idea at times. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I spend my day feeling like an idiot." Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster refuses to accept her status as a movie icon. </p>

22nd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I think I'm gonna have the market when I'm 75. It's hard to hire an over-50 woman for a part any more because everybody looks so unreal." Jodie Foster insists her efforts to grow old gracefully will stand her in good stead as she continues to fight for good movie roles. </p>

21st September 2005

Quote: <p>"My mom always told me that if she ever found me on Hollywood Boulevard at night that I could never come home." Jodie Foster admits she was a little uncomfortable at the Hollywood premiere of her new movie FLIGHT PLAN on Monday night (19SEP05). </p>

15th September 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Jodie Foster has an impressive basketball trick - she can spin a ball on the end of her forefinger. On Tuesday night's (13SEP05) The Late Show in America she spun the ball while speaking French. </p>

30th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I love to see theatre but not to work in it. (It's) too messy and I have a bit of an inferiority complex." Jodie Foster insists she won't be joining the masses of movie stars heading for the stage in both New York and London. </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"We went into the city, saw pals at NYU (New York University), drank beers and did all the crazy things. Though it wasn't my personality to dance on tables or wear funny hats." Jodie Foster loved the time she spent studying at Connecticut's Yale University in the 1980s, even though she was one of the more serious students. </p>

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