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Jodie Foster

1962-11-19 Los Angeles, California, USA

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is the recipient of many accolades including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award, amongst many others. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney's Napoleon and Samantha (1972). Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster's breakthrough came with Scorsese's psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980). After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror film The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992. The company's first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award. Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999). Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007). She has concentrated on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. Foster received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for directing "Lesbian Request Denied", the third episode of the former. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), Hotel Artemis (2018) and The Mauritanian (2021), for the latter of which she won her third competitive Golden Globe. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jodie Foster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The Mauritanian Nancy Hollander 2021-02-10
Jodie Foster : Hollywood dans la peau Self (archive footage) 2021-04-03
Showbiz Kids Self (archive footage) 2020-07-14
Love, Antosha Self 2019-08-02
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Self - Narrator (voice) 2018-12-07
Hotel Artemis The Nurse 2018-06-07
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women Self – Host 2014-08-10
Elysium Delacourt 2013-08-07
The Beaver Meredith Black 2011-02-11
Carnage Penelope Longstreet 2011-09-16
The Silence of the Lambs: The Inside Story Self 2010-09-08
Motherhood Jodie Foster 2009-01-21
Nim's Island Alexandra Rover 2008-04-03
100 Films and a Funeral 2007-12-02
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Herself 2007-06-20
The Brave One Erica Bain 2007-09-12
Inside Man Madeleine White 2006-03-17
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Herself 2006-06-13
Flightplan Kyle 2005-09-22
The True Story of Hannibal 2005-01-02
Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster Interviewee 2005-12-08
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004-03-30
Un long dimanche de fiançailles Elodie Gordes 2004-10-26
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Self 2004-01-01
Abby Singer Herself 2003-10-28
Page to Screen: The Silence of the Lambs Interviewee 2002-10-28
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Sister Assumpta 2002-06-14
Panic Room Meg Altman 2002-03-29
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' Self 2001-01-01
Anna and the King Anna 1999-12-16
Making Taxi Driver Self 1999-06-14
Three Gorges: The Biggest Dam in the World Narrator 1998-01-01
Everest: The Death Zone narrator 1998-02-24
Contact Eleanor Arroway 1997-07-11
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese Self 1997-05-28
All About Bette 1994-07-17
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
Maverick Annabelle Bransford 1994-05-20
Nell Nell Kellty 1994-12-23
Sommersby Laurel Sommersby 1993-02-05
Shadows and Fog Prostitute 1991-12-05
The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' Self 1991-08-20
The Silence of the Lambs Clarice M. Starling 1991-02-01
Little Man Tate Dede Tate 1991-09-06
Catchfire Anne Benton 1990-04-03
The Accused Sarah Tobias 1988-10-14
Stealing Home Katie Chandler 1988-08-26
Five Corners Linda Komkowski 1987-09-11
Siesta Nancy 1987-11-11
Mesmerized Victoria 1985-11-18
The Hotel New Hampshire Frannie Berry 1984-03-09
Le Sang des autres Hélène 1984-05-02
Svengali Zoe Alexander 1983-03-09
O'Hara's Wife Barbara O'Hara 1982-01-01
Hollywood’s Children Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Carny Donna 1980-05-23
Foxes Jeanie 1980-02-29
Mickey's 50 Herself 1978-11-19
Grease Day USA Self 1978-06-18
Movies Are My Life: A Profile on Martin Scorsese Self 1978-10-06
Candleshoe Casey 1977-12-16
Moi, fleur bleue Isabelle Tristan 1977-10-26
Casotto Teresina 1977-10-27
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Rynn Jacobs 1976-12-25
Freaky Friday Annabel Andrews 1976-12-17
Taxi Driver Iris Steensma 1976-02-09
Echoes of a Summer Deirdre 1976-02-06
Bugsy Malone Tallulah 1976-07-22
Smile Jenny, You're Dead Liberty Cole 1974-02-03
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Audrey 1974-12-09
Tom Sawyer Becky Thatcher 1973-03-15
One Little Indian Martha 1973-06-20
Napoleon and Samantha Samantha 1972-07-05
Kansas City Bomber Rita 1972-08-02
Menace on the Mountain Suellen McIver 1970-03-01
JAPANARAMA! Psycho TV From Japan Vol. 2