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Jodie Foster

FULL NAME Alicia Christian Foster
BORN 19 November 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actress/Director/Producer
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 17 (actor)
3 (filmmaker)
MAX. RATING

(performer)
(filmmaker)

MIN. RATING

(performer)
(filmmaker)

AVERAGE RATING 3.74 (performer)
3.00 (filmmaker)

 

ACTRESS FILMOGRAPHY  (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Audrey

1976 Taxi Driver Iris

1976 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Rynn Jacobs

1980 Foxes

Jeanie

1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Franny

1988 The Accused Sarah Tobias

1991 The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling

1994 Maverick Annabelle Bransford

1994 Nell Nell

1997 Contact Dr. Eleanore Alloway

2002 Panic Room Meg Altman

2004 Un long dimanche de fiancailles Elodie

2005 Flightplan Kyle

2006 Inside Man Madeline White

2007 The Brave One Erica Bain

2011 The Beaver Meredith Black

2011 Carnage Penelope Longstreet

 

FILMMAKER FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1994 Nell Producer

2007 The Brave One Producer

2011 The Beaver Director

 

PORTRAIT

Perhaps the child performer in history who best handled the transition to being an adult performer in Hollywood, Jodie Foster has gained a solid, unapproachable status in the business by going from cute tv-roles through courageous roles as an adolesence (notably in Scorsese's Taxi Driver) and into a commanding leading lady before eventually becoming a director and producer. Strikingly, but somewhat off-standard beautiful with probing eyes and a winning smile crowning a somewhat pallid face, Foster has elegantly toggled between the sexy and elegant (Maverick) and the much more unglamourous (The Brave One). She is one of few actresses that might keep it going in a Hollywood that can be merciless to middle-aged women, because she has created a persona that doesn't rely on polished looks, but rather on her strong personal and artistic presence.

 

 

TRIVIA

  • Like many other kids my age, I became acquainted with Foster through her bubbling Annabelle in Maverick.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1977

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Taxi Driver

1989

Best Actress for The Accused

1992

Best Actress for The Silence of the Lambs

1996

Nominated for Best Actress for Nell