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.
The actress/director says the cinema is now like a "theme park".
Jodie Foster should be admired for saying what's on her mind, and in some of her latest comments she's taken aim at Hollywood, slamming the big budget movies that are currently being made whilst worrying about the future of the movie industry if we continue in the direction we're going.
Jodie Foster isn't a fan of big budget action flicks
Having made a name for herself within the industry because of her brilliant performances in films such as 'The Silence of the Lambs' and 'Freaky Friday', as well as moving behind the camera to direct both movies and television, including the 'Arkangel' episode of 'Black Mirror's new fourth season, Foster is somebody whose comments shouldn't be taken lightly. She's lived within this business for some time and so knows more than most exactly how it works. If somebody's qualified to take a guess at the future of the industry, it's her.
Continue reading: Jodie Foster Takes Aim At Superhero Genre In Big Budget Movie Rant
The Netflix original series looks set to return before the end of the year.
There's no denying just how successful and popular Charlie Brooker's series 'Black Mirror' has become. First starting out as a show on Channel 4 in the UK, word of mouth meant that the episodes would start gaining traction across the globe, and following its second season run, Netflix swooped in and picked up the rights to broadcast the show from season 3 and beyond.
Jodie Foster directs 'Black Mirror' season 4 episode 'Arkangel'
Now, with what looks like a bigger budget and the ability to bring some huge Hollywood names into proceedings, 'Black Mirror' has never looked better. Season 3 impressed the huge majority of critics and it would seem season 4 is heading in the same direction. One of the season's episodes, titled 'Arkangel', will be directed by the brilliant Jodie Foster, with the tagline, "The key to good parenting is control".
These female filmmakers are the directors we need to be talking about.
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.
However, here are five incredible movies by women from the last year that you must see:
Amma Asante directed 'A United Kingdom'
Continue reading: Five Female Directed Movies From The Past Year Well Worth Watching
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.
Continue reading: Jodie Foster To Direct An Episode Of 'Black Mirror' For 2017
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.
Jodie Foster - George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, and Jack O'Connell on the set filming 'Money Monsters' - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015
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.
Kathryn Kolbert, Jodie Foster, Debra Spar and Melissa Silverstein - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 5th Annual Athena Film Festival Opening Night which was held at Barnard College in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 5th February 2015
All female pop-rock band Haim looked their usual glamorous, long-locked selves as they posed for photos outside Carnegie Hall in New York for the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison. But who is the Los Angeles photographer?
Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison. The nuptials have been confirmed by Foster’s publicist, after celebrity network E! began circulating rumors over the weekend. The pair wed at an undisclosed location, although Foster resides in California, which is one of the 17 US states in which gay marriage is legal. Hedison was born and raised in California, so it’s likely that it is where the wedding took place.
Jodie Foster has married her partner of a year, Alexandra Hedison
Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster publicly came out at last year’s Golden Globes, announcing “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met.”
Continue reading: Who Is Jodie Foster's New Wife, Alexandra Hedison?
Foster and her girlfriend slipped under the media radar with their wedding this past weekend.
Congratulations to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison, who just tied the knot this week! The actress’ publicist confirmed the news to TMZ. According to the entertainment website, Foster and Hedison had the ceremony last weekend, having dated for a year. This is essentially all the information released about the pair’s wedding, since they apparently kept the proceedings low-key and private. The location or even exact day of the wedding has not been disclosed.
Foster and her now-wife have reportedly been dating for about a year.
According to The Telegraph, Ms Hedison, 44, has been linked previously to comedienne Ellen Degeneres. Foster and Hedison had been seen in each other’s company in Los Angeles on a number of occasions, fuelling speculation about their relationship.
Continue reading: Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?
Date of birth
19th November, 1962
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