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         actress-director Jodie Foster at glamour event in polka-dot dress

"I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids
everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life."

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

"At first I didn't want to do the part [of the child prostitute Iris in "Taxi Driver" [1976]} but only because I was afraid my friends would tease me afterward. I thought, 'Wow, they've got to be kidding'. It was a great part for Melanie Griffith, but I couldn't believe that they were offering it to me. I was a Disney girl."

— Jodie Foster

     B I O

     h e r e

born Alicia Christian Foster in November 1962
1980 class valedictorian at Lycée Français private school in West Los Angeles
1985 BA in literature from Yale University; received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997
Egg Productions [1984-2001]
The notoriously private Oscar-winning actress acknowledged her lesbian partner film producer Cydney Bernard in public for the first time, at an award ceremony in December 2007; the relationship ended in May 2008.

Jodie Foster entry at Wikipedia
Jodie Foster credits [since 1969] at Internet Movie Database
browse Jodie Foster on DVD at Amazon


won Oscar for Best Actress for "The Accused" [1988]  won Oscar for Best Actress for "The Silence of The Lambs" [1991]     Jodie Foster won Oscars for Best Actress
for "The Accused" [1988]
and for "The Silence of The Lambs" [1991]
– plus two Oscar nominations (1977 & 1995)

She has also received
three BAFTA Awards, 1977 & 1992
three David di Donatello Awards, 1977-95
graduation with a B.A. in literature at Yale University, 1985
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, 1988
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, 1989 {for "Five Corners" [1987])
four Jupiter Awards of Germany for Best International Actress in 1991, 1992, 1997 & 2008
Woman of The Year Award at Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, 1992
ShoWest Convention Female Star of The Year Award, 1992
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, 1995 (for "Nell" [1994])
#45 in the "100 Sexiest Stars In Film History" list by Empire Magazine, 1995
a Berlinale Camera Award, 1996
a Women In Film Crystal Award, 1996
the Douglas Sirk Award at the Hamburg Film Festival, 1997
an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale, 1997
voted the 57th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 1998
the asteroid '17744 Jodiefoster' was named after her in 1998
listed as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People Magazine in 1998
Hollywood Film Festival Award, 2002
Sitges-Catalonian Intl. Film Festival Honorary Grand Prize in 2005
commencement speaker and honorary doctorate at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in May 2006
#18 in the "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list by Empire Magazine, 10/2007
listed as Top Ten Actress by Hollywood Reporter, 12/2007
the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards, 2013



Movies of Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster credits [since 1969] at Internet Movie Database
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"Kansas City Bomber" [1972] starring Raquel Welch & Jodie Foster
http://www.amazon.com/Kansas-City-Bomber-Raquel-Welch/dp/B0007TKNJW/

"Napoleon & Samantha" [1972] /tt0068990/
starring Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker

"Tom Sawyer" [1973] /tt0070814/
starring Johnny Whitaker, Jodie Foster, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, and Jeff East
http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Sawyer-Johnny-Whitaker/dp/B0009UVCS0/

"One Little Indian" [1973] /tt0070481/
starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward

"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
[Warner Bros. Dec 1974]
Alice  Another 'watershed' movie: A newly-widowed mother pulls up stakes and heads to California to resume a singing career; she gets a job singing at a bar in Phoenix, but the man she takes up with is married and abusive; a new job as a waitress in Tucson leads to romance with a gentle farmer. Directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter III, Billy Green Bush, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Valerie Curtin, Kris Kristofferson & Jodie Foster {then age 12}; won Oscar for Best Actress (EB), nominated for Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (DL); won 4 BAFTA Awards of 7 noms
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [8/2004] for $17.99
Warner color VHS [2/96] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"Saturday Night Live" [1975]
youngest episode host up to that time

"Taxi Driver" [Columbia Feb 1976]
Taxi Driver video  
Taxi Driver movie poster  
A veritable course in feature camera work, and the score by Bernard Herrmann may be the best ever written. Directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel & Cybill Shepherd; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Col/TriStar Special Edition widescreen DVD [12/2000] for $14.96
Col/TriStar widescreen DVD [9/97] out of stock/used
Col/TriStar Special Edition VHS [5/99] for $14.95
Col/TriStar color VHS [6/96] out of stock/used
Col/TriStar VHS w/Spanish subtitles [5/99] out of stock/used
Arista soundtrack CD [5/98] for $14.99
Varese soundtrack CD [10/90] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane" [1976] /tt0074806/
Starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Girl-Lived-Down-Lane/dp/0822215713/

"Bugsy  Malone"  [RSO/Paramount Sept 1976]
Bugsy Malone movie   A parody of gangster films: subteen kids dressed up in pinstripe suits and flapper dresses, shooting 'splurge' guns, driving pedal cars, and dancing – this is a musical! Written & directed by Alan Parker; starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi & Martin Lev
Panorama color DVD [10/2005] for $21.49
Paramount color VHS [2/96] for $13.99
Musicrama soundtrack CD [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Freaky Friday" [Dec 1976] /tt0076054/
Starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

"Candleshoe" [1977] /tt0075807/
Starring Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, and Leo McKern

"Moi, Fleur Bleue" [1977[ /tt0076401/

"Foxes" [1980]
http://www.amazon.com/Foxes-Jodie-Foster/dp/B00009OWJT/

"Carny" [1980] /tt0080500/
Starring Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

"Svengali" [1983] with Peter O'Toole
http://www.amazon.com/Svengali-Elizabeth-Ashley/dp/B0007XG4ZK/

"The Hotel New Hampshire" [1984] /tt0087428/
starring Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane & Beau Bridges

"Shocked" aka "Mesmerized" aka "My Letter To George" [Australia 1986] /tt0091513/
starring Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

"Siesta" [1987] /tt0093969/
starring gabriel byrne & jodie foster

"Five Corners" [1987]

"Stealing Home" [1988] /tt0096171/
Starring Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown

"The Accused" [1988] /tt0094608/

"Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman & His Wife" [1989] /tt0215098/
narrated by Jodie Foster, with Meryl Streep, Dennis Hopper
http://www.amazon.com/Fisherman-His-Wife-Jodie-Foster/dp/6301359615

"Backtrack" aka "Catchfire" [1990] /tt0096875/
starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell

"The  Silence  of  The  Lambs" [Orion Feb 1991]
Best Actress Oscar    Silence of the Lambs video  Directed by Jonathan Demme; screenplay by Ted Tally; starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins & Scott Glenn; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script; nominated for Best Editing, Best Sound; won DGA & WGA awards
MGM/UA color VHS [1/2001] for $9.94
MGM/UA color DVD [8/2001] for $22.48
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [8/2001] for $21.49
MCA original score audio CD [2/91] for $9.98
full credits from IMDb

Silence of the Lambs book by Thomas Harris  novel by Thomas Harris [1988]
St Martin pb [2/91] for $7.99
St Martin 9½x6.4 hardcover [5/99] for $17.47
S&S Audio ABR [11/88] for $11.90

book about the movie [2002] by Yvonne Tasker
British Film Institute pb [4/2002] for $10.36

http://www.amazon.com/Silence-Lambs-film-Jonathan-Anthony/dp/6130455909/

"Little Man Tate" [1991] /tt0102316/
starring Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd

"Shadows and Fog"  [Orion Pictures March 1992]
Written & directed by and starring Woody Allen; co-starring Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, Madonna, David
Ogden Stiers, Donald Pleasence, Lily Tomlin, Jodie Foster, Kathy Bates & Anne Lange • full credits at IMDb

"It Was A Wonderful Life" [1992] documentary narrated by Jodie Foster
http://www.amazon.com/Was-Wonderful-Life-Jodie-Foster/dp/B00016XNI4/

"Sommersby" [1993] /tt0108185/
Starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman

"Nell" [1994]
http://www.amazon.com/Nell-Jodie-Foster/dp/B00013RC84/
http://www.amazon.com/Nell-Natasha-Richardson-Carolina-Steenburgen/dp/6130444249/

"Maverick" [1994] w/Jodie Foster

"Home For The Holidays" [1995] /tt0113321/
Co-produced & directed by Jodie Foster; starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft & Charles Durning

"Contact" [1997] /tt0118884/
Portions filmed at the Very Large Array radio-telescope facility in west central New Mexico;
starring Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake
http://www.amazon.com/Contact-Film-Zemeckis-Protagonist-Extraterrestrial/dp/6130602537/

"The Uttmost" documentary [1998] /tt0363168/

"Anna and The King" [1999] /tt0166485/
starring Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Ling Bai & Tom Felton

"The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" [2002] /tt0238924/
Starring Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Vincent D'Onofrio,

"Panic Room" [2002] /tt0258000/
Starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker

"A Very Long Engagement"
aka 'Un long Dimanche de Fiançailles'
[Warner France 2004]
Co-written & directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet; based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot;
starring Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel & Jodie Foster
DVDfull credits at IMDb

"Flightplan" [2005] /tt0408790/
Starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

"Inside Man" [2006] /tt0454848/
starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster

"The Brave One" [2007] /tt0476964/

"Nim's Island" [2008] /tt0410377/

"The Beaver" [Summit/Participant May 2011] /tt1321860/
Directed by & starring Jodie Foster; written by Kyle Killen; co-starring Mel Gibson

"Carnage" [2012] /tt1692486/
adapted & directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet

"Angie’s Body" [Showtime 2012?]
Announced 8/2012: Jodie Foster will direct and exec produce the script by exec producer Rob Fresco,
alongside exec producer Russ Krasnoff for Sony Pictures Television • not yet listed at IMDb

"Lesbian Request Denied" [2013] episode /tt2451520/ of "Orange Is The New Black" TV series {as director}

"Thirsty Bird" [2014] episode /tt3015084/ of "Orange Is The New Black" TV series {as director}

"Chapter 22" [2014] episode /tt3186026/ of "House of Cards" TV series {as director}

"Money Monster" thriller movie  5/2016
[Sony/TriStar/Smokehouse May 2016]
Money Monster thriller movie starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts, directed by Jodie Foster  TV show by economic guru Lee Gates is invaded by a desparate man with a gun and explosives who demands exposure of the Wall Street tycoons who stole billions of equity from stock owners like himself. Co-produced by George Clooney; directed by Jodie Foster; written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf; starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Giancarlo Esposito
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:43] at YouTube

Works About Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster biography by Louis Chunovic  "Jodie: A Biography" [1995] by Louis Chunovic
Plexus Publng 9x6 pb [10/96] out of print/used
Contemporary Books 9x6¼ hardcover [11/95] out of print/many used
Jodie Foster, Most Powerful Woman In Hollywood book by Philippa Kennedy  "Jodie Foster: The Most Powerful Woman In Hollywood" [1995]
by Philippa Kennedy

Picador pb [1996] out of print/used
Macmillan 9¼x6 hardcover [3/95] out of print/used
Jodie Foster, Life On Screen book by Philippa Kennedy  "Jodie Foster: A Life On Screen" [1996]
by Philippa Kennedy

Carol Publng hardcover [3/96] out of print/many used
Foster Child tell-all biography by Buddy Foster & Leon Wagener   "Foster Child: A Biography of Jodie Foster" [1997 tell-all book]
by {brother} Buddy Foster, with Leon Wagener

Signet mass pb [3/98] out of print/many used
Arrow Books Ltd mass pb [1998] out of print/used
William Heinemann Ltd 9¼x6 hardcover [5/97] out of print/used
Dutton Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [5/97] out of print/many, many used
Jodie Foster book by Therese De Angelis  "Jodie Foster (Women of Achievement)" [ages 9-12, 2000]
by Therese De Angelis

Chelsea House Publns 9¼x7 pb [6/2000] out of print/used
Chelsea House Publns 9¼x7½ hardcover [6/2000] out of print/used
 book by John Bankston   "Jodie Foster: Child Star" [ages 9-12; 2003]
by John Bankston

Mitchell Lane Publrs 9½x6½ library hardcover [6/2003] out of print/used
Biography 2005 Jodie Foster episode  "Biography: Jodie Foster" [A&E aired 2005]
featuring Jodie Foster, Stockard Channing, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Alan Parker, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Whitaker & James Woods
A&E/Lincoln Square Prodns color DVD-R [9/2009] for $24.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Jodie Foster French-language biography by Christian Dureau  "Jodie Foster (Stars de l'Écran)" [2006]
by Christian Dureau

Didier Carpentier; French-language pb [5/2006] out of print/used


Family & Friends of Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in 1962, and nicknamed 'Jodie' by her family; she began acting at age two, starred in "Taxi Driver" at age 14, won two Academy Awards, began directing in 1991,

mother Evelyn 'Brandy' Ella Almond Foster
estranged father Lucius Fisher Foster III
sister Lucinda 'Cindy' Foster Jones [born 1954]
sister Constance 'Connie' Foster [born 1955]
brother Lucius Fisher 'Buddy' Foster IV [born 1957]

film producer Cydney Bernard
live-in relationship, 1993-2008

son Charles Bernard Foster [b. 20 July 1998]
son Kit Bernard Foster [b. 29 September 2001]

longtime best friend Randy Richard Stone [1958-2007]

spouse Alexandra Hedison, 4/2014 to present


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longtime best friend Randy Richard Stone [1958-2007]

longtime friend of Mel Gibson

her talent agent has been Joe Funicello at I.C.M. Partners since 1974

L i n k s
Jodie Foster entry at Wikipedia
Jodie Foster credits [since 1969] at Internet Movie Database
browse Jodie Foster on DVD at Amazon



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