Jodie Foster Celebrity LifeBorn on November 19 in the year 1962 Jodie Foster is one of the most prominent and accolade amassing actress to grace the American screen in the last few decades. She is a prolific actress, producer, and director and has won two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe awards for her acting and a Primetime Emmy award for her directorial work.
Jodie began her career as a child model and made her small screen debut in 1968’s Mayberry R.F.D. During these years Jodie worked on several projects and made her big-screen debut with Napoleon and Samantha, a Disney Production. After this, she was cast in a slew of films like Tom Sawyerr Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver.
This film earned her an Academy Nomination for playing a child prostitute. She kept working through her teen years in big productions like "Bugsy Malone" and "The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane". Her foray into a pop culture who was solidified by her role in "Freaky Friday" a Disney Production and "Candleshoe"(also a Disney Production) which were followed up by "Carny and the Foxes" in the coming years.
She went to Yale for her higher education but often struggled to shed her teen image but this all changed when she played the role of a rape survivor in “The Accused”, a critically acclaimed legal drama for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress. Three years later she won the award again for her role of Clarice in “Silence of the Lambs”.
A linguist at heart and owing a bit to her mother’s german heritage Jodie is also adept in German, Italian and Spanish although she does her best to hide this fact.
Controversy - The Hinckley Saga
During her freshman year of college at Yale, Jodie was stalked and the stalker was none other than John Hinckley Jr. who later tried to assassinate the then-President Ronald Reagan. In his confession at the police station, he said that he did all that to impress Jodie Foster. The judge ruled that Jodie was a hapless bystander and cannot have legal action taken against her instigation of the attempted murder of the President of the United States.
Jodie has rarely made public comments about the and in a rare statement, she implied that the incident shook her completely and she did not know how to handle the situation. It was a scarring moment for her but said that it was worse for James Brady who succumbed to his injuries after 33 years of struggling with a disability.
In the last decade, Jodie Foster has directed much of her energy to direct films and is rarely seen in front of the cameras these days. Her 2011 release Beaver got mixed reviews due to the controversies created by Mel Gibson and the film did not do well on the box office largely due to this fact.
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