65 Facts About Jodie Foster


Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster was born on November 19,1962 and is an American actress and filmmaker.


Jodie Foster is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Jodie Foster has earned numerous honors such as the Golden Globe Cecil B DeMille Award in 2013, was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 and received the Cannes Film Festival's Honorary Palme d'Or in 2021.


Jodie Foster acted in Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and reunited with him in Taxi Driver in a role for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.


Jodie Foster made her directorial film debut with Little Man Tate and has since directed films such as Home for the Holidays, The Beaver and Money Monster.


Jodie Foster founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992.


Jodie Foster earned two Primetime Emmy Awards for producing The Baby Dance, and directing the Orange Is the New Black episode "Lesbian Request Denied" in 2014.


Jodie Foster has directed episodes for Tales from the Darkside, House of Cards, Black Mirror, and Tales from the Loop.


Jodie Foster was born on November 19,1962, in Los Angeles, the youngest child of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" and Lucius Fisher Jodie Foster III, a wealthy businessman.


Jodie Foster's parents' marriage had ended before she was born, and she never established a relationship with her father.


Jodie Foster worked as a publicist for film producer Arthur P Jacobs until focusing on managing the acting careers of Buddy and Jodie.


Jodie Foster was a gifted child who learned to read at age three.


Jodie Foster attended the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, a French-language prep school.


Jodie Foster then attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where she majored in African-American literature, wrote her thesis on Toni Morrison under the guidance of Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Jodie Foster returned to Yale in 1993 to address the graduating class and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1997.


Jodie Foster's career began with an appearance in a Coppertone television advertisement in 1965, when she was three years old.


Jodie Foster's mother had intended only for Jodie's older brother Buddy to audition, but had taken Jodie with them to the casting call, where she was noticed by the casting agents.


Jodie Foster was accidentally grabbed by the lion on set, which left her with scars on her back.


Jodie Foster's mother was concerned that her daughter's career would end by the time she grew out of playing children, and decided that Jodie Foster should begin acting in films for adult audiences.


Jodie Foster acted in another film nominated for the Palme d'Or in 1976, Bugsy Malone.


The British musical parodied films about Prohibition Era gangsters by having all roles played by children; Jodie Foster appeared in a major supporting role as a star of a speakeasy show.


In November, Jodie Foster hosted Saturday Night Live, becoming the youngest person to do so until Drew Barrymore hosted at age 7 in 1982.


Jodie Foster played a tomboy teen who accidentally changes bodies with her mother, and she later stated that the film marked a "transitional period" for her when she began to grow out of child roles.


In 1980, Jodie Foster gained positive notices for her performances in the independent films Foxes and Carny.


None of them gained large audiences or critical appreciation, and after graduating from Yale in 1985, Jodie Foster struggled to find further acting work.


Jodie Foster's first film after college, the neo-noir Siesta, was a failure.


Jodie Foster had to audition twice for the role and was cast only after several more established actors had turned it down, as the film's producers were wary of her due to her previous failures and because she was still remembered as a "chubby teenager".


Jodie Foster was unhappy with her performance and feared that it would end her career.


Jodie Foster portrayed FBI trainee Clarice Starling, who is sent to interview incarcerated serial killer Hannibal Lecter in order to hunt another serial killer, Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb.


Demme's view of Jodie Foster changed during the production, and he later credited her for helping him define the character.


Jodie Foster received largely positive reviews and won Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards for her portrayal of Starling; Silence won five Academy Awards overall, becoming one of the few films to win in all main categories.


Later in 1991, Jodie Foster starred in the unsuccessful low-budget thriller Catchfire, which had been filmed before Silence, but was released after it in an attempt to profit from its success.


In October 1991, Jodie Foster released her first feature film as a director, Little Man Tate, a drama about a child prodigy who struggles to come to terms with being different.


The main role was played by previously unknown actor Adam Hann-Byrd, and Jodie Foster co-starred as his working-class single mother.


Jodie Foster next starred in the period film Sommersby, portraying a woman who begins to suspect that her husband who returns home from the Civil War is an impostor.


Jodie Foster then replaced Meg Ryan in the Western comedy, Maverick, playing a con artist opposite Mel Gibson and James Garner.


Jodie Foster had founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, a subsidiary of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1992, and released its first production, Nell, in December 1994.


The second film that Jodie Foster directed and produced for Egg Pictures was Home for the Holidays, released in late 1995.


In 1996, Jodie Foster received two honorary awards: the Crystal Award, awarded annually for women in the entertainment industry, and the Berlinale Camera at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.


Jodie Foster voiced a character in an episode of Frasier in 1996 and in an episode of The X-Files in early 1997.


Jodie Foster starred as a scientist searching for extraterrestrial life in the SETI project.


Jodie Foster next produced Jane Anderson's television film The Baby Dance for Showtime.


On her decision to produce for television, Jodie Foster stated that it was easier to take financial risks in that medium than in feature films.


Jodie Foster declined to reprise her role as Clarice Starling in Hannibal, with the part going instead to Julianne Moore, and concentrated on a new directorial project, Flora Plum.


The third thriller, The Brave One, prompted some comparisons to Taxi Driver, as Jodie Foster played a New Yorker who becomes a vigilante after her fiance is murdered.


In 2011, Foster appeared as part of an ensemble cast with John C Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz in Roman Polanski's comedy Carnage, in which the attempts of middle-class parents to settle an incident between their sons descends into chaos.


In 2013, Foster received the honorary Cecil B DeMille Award at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.


Jodie Foster's next film role was playing Secretary of Defense Delacourt opposite Matt Damon in the dystopian film Elysium, which was a box office success.


Jodie Foster narrated the episode "Women in Space" for Makers: Women Who Make America, a PBS documentary series about women's struggle for equal rights in the United States.


In 2015, Jodie Foster received the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the Athena Film Festival.


Jodie Foster starred together with Sterling Brown in the dystopian film Hotel Artemis.


Jodie Foster brings to the role a quality of having seen the absolute worst in people, but the suggestion that, as a result, she accepts them on their own terms and knows how to handle any situation.


Jodie Foster directed the finale of the 2020 science fiction drama Tales from the Loop.


Jodie Foster won a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her performance.


At the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Jodie Foster received the Honorary Palme d'Or for lifetime achievement.


Jodie Foster has been cast as the lead in the fourth season of True Detective.


Jodie Foster met producer Cydney Bernard, who was then a production coordinator, on the set of Sommersby.


Jodie Foster delivered her lines not like a precocious 9-year-old but like a sophisticated young woman.


Jodie Foster moved to New Haven and tried to contact her by letter and telephone.


The incident drew intense media attention, and Jodie Foster was accompanied by bodyguards while on campus.


Jodie Foster has received two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, the Cannes Film Festival's Honorary Palme d'Or, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards.


Jodie Foster earned the Golden Globe Cecil B DeMille Award in 2013.


Jodie Foster has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the following films:.


Jodie Foster started her acting career as a teen idol before maturing into adult roles and becoming a box office star for the next four decades.


Jodie Foster has starred in genres ranging from crime drama, psychological thriller, horror, science fiction, western and romantic comedy.