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Jodie Foster
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Biography

Height
5' 4"
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Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series "Mayberry R.F.D." (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered to play the prostitute Iris in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received an Academy Award nomination in the "Best Supporting Actress" category, marked a breakthrough in her career. In 1980 she graduated as the best of her class from the College Lycˇe Fran¨ais and began to study English Literature at Yale University, from where she graduated magna cum laude in 1985. One tragic moment in her life was March 30th, 1981 when John Warnock Hinkley Jr. attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Hinkley was obsessed with Jodie and the movie Taxi Driver (1976) in which Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro, tried to shoot presidential candidate Palantine. Despite the fact that she never took acting lessons, she was the first actress to receive two Oscars before the age of thirty. She received her first award for her part as Sarah Tobias in Accused, The (1988) and the second one for her performance as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, The (1991).
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Trivia


(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#45).

(2000) Was supposed to be Commencement Speaker for Smith College in MA but eventually had to decline.

Makes her own voice in all of the French versions of any of her movies, because she can speak French fluently

Favorite music bands are U2 and the Rolling Stones.

As a youngster, was mauled by a lion and carried briefly in its mouth during outdoor shooting of a commercial.

Majored in literature at Yale; graduated magna cum laude in 1985

Fluent in French by age 14, she spoke her own lines in the 1977 film Moi, fleur bleue (1977).

Second choice to play Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars (1977)

Sister of Buddy Foster

(1976) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.

Born Alicia Christian Foster in 1962, her three siblings insisted on calling her "Jodie".

Made her acting debut in a Coppertone suntan lotion commercial when she was 3 years old. Has said that her only regret is that she would love to live life without knowing what it's like to be famous.

For Sommersby (1993), Foster learned how to handle a horse-pulled buckboard.

Was offered a role in "Rubyfruit Jungle" twice and turned it down.

Has two convertibles.

Youngest host of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) until Drew Barrymore hosted in 1982.

Was replaced by Ashley Judd for the lead in Double Jeopardy (1999).

Jodie was mauled by a lion during the filming of Napoleon and Samantha (1972).

Starred as Addie Pray in the short lived TV show _"Paper Moon" (1974)_ which was originally a movie starring (I) O'Neil, Tatum.

Jodie Foster stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Napoleon and Samantha 1972 at Whitney Theatre DVD ***
Tom Sawyer 1973 On Wonderful World of Disney ***
Bugsy Malone 1976 **
Taxi Driver 1976 At home on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Candleshoe 1977 DVD ***
Freaky Friday 1977 Cine 1-4 Digital *** 1/2
Stealing Home 1988 With Jessica **
Silence of the Lambs 1991 With Jessica, Greta and Trish at Showcase in Milford Digital **** 1/2
Little Man Tate 1991 With Greta and Trish ** 1/2
Sommersby 1993 With Greta * 1/2
Maverick 1994 With Greta Digital ***
Contact 1997 w/ Suzy at home on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Anna and the King 1999 Showcase Orange w/ sister, neices and Gloria *** 1/2
Inside Man 2006 *** 1/2
Nim's Island 2008 family Digital ** 1/2