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Jodie Foster

Actor, Director Date of birth 19th November 1962
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Year of debut 1972
First feature film Napoleon And Samantha

Awards

  • Academy Awards won2
  • Academy Awards nominated4
  • BAFTA Awards won5
  • BAFTA Awards nominated6
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated8
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Biography

Jodie Foster was raised by her mother, a movie producer. She began acting in commercials as a child. She got her education at a French language school in LA and Yale University. In 1976, she got her big break starring in Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone and Freaky Friday. She made the transition from child star to Oscar award-winning actor in The Accused and The Silence Of The Lambs. In 1991, she made her directing debut with Little Man Tate.

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Jodie Foster's films

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Packshot for the film Inside Man
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
124 Mins
Released
2006

Directed by Spike Lee. Denzel Washington tries to stop Clive Owen from executing the perfect bank robbery. Strong violence and very strong language.

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Packshot for the film Flightplan
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
94 Mins
Released
2005

Jodie Foster's daughter goes missing onboard a flight to New York. Co starring Peter Sarsgaard. Contains moderate violence and suspense.

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Packshot for the film Nim's Island
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2008

A girl (Abigail Breslin) who lives on a tropical island is forced to fend for herself when her scientist father gets stranded. Mild bad language, threat and fantasy violence.

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Did you know?

  • Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster.
  • She was stalked by John Hickley Jr. who tried to assassinate Ronald Regan in an attempt to impress her.
  • She was class valedictorian at her high school.
  • She has two sons.
  • She was 12 years old when she starred in Taxi Driver. Her older sister Connie was her body double for her more explicit scenes.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards won

    • 1991 Actress in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1988 Actress in a Leading Role - The Accused
  • 4 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1994 Actress in a Leading Role - Nell
    • 1991 Actress in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1988 Actress in a Leading Role - The Accused
    • 1976 Actress in a Supporting Role - Taxi Driver
  • 5 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1991 Actress in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1976 Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Taxi Driver
    • 1976 Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Bugsy Malone
    • 1976 Supporting Actress - Bugsy Malone
    • 1976 Supporting Actress - Taxi Driver
  • 6 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1991 Actress in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1989 Actress in a Leading Role - The Accused
    • 1976 Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Taxi Driver
    • 1976 Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Bugsy Malone
    • 1976 Supporting Actress - Bugsy Malone
    • 1976 Supporting Actress - Taxi Driver
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1989 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Accused
  • 8 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical - Carnage
    • 2008 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Brave One
    • 1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Contact
    • 1995 Best Motion Picture - Drama - Nell
    • 1995 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nell
    • 1992 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1989 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Accused
    • 1977 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Freaky Friday