Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress and director. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney's Napoleon and Samantha (1972). Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster's breakthrough came with Scorsese's psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980). After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won her second Academy Award ...

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Flightplan (2005)

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Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Sean Bean  •  Kate Beahan

Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Sean Bean  •  Kate Beahan

Anna and the King (1999)

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Bai Ling  •  Tom Felton

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Bai Ling  •  Tom Felton

Elysium (2013)

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In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

Inside Man (2006)

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When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Alfred Lutter  •  Harvey Keitel

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Alfred Lutter  •  Harvey Keitel

Catchfire (1990)

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

Contact (1997)

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Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Foxes (1980)

A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Cherie Currie  •  Scott Baio  •  Marilyn Kagan

A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Cherie Currie  •  Scott Baio  •  Marilyn Kagan

Home for the Holidays (1995)

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

Little Man Tate (1991)

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Adam Hann-Byrd  •  Harry Connick Jr.

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Adam Hann-Byrd  •  Harry Connick Jr.

Maverick (1994)

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Nell (1994)

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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

Panic Room (2002)

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Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Shadows and Fog (1991)

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

Taxi Driver (1976)

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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

The Accused (1988)

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After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Kelly McGillis  •  Jodie Foster  •  Bernie Coulson  •  Leo Rossi

After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Kelly McGillis  •  Jodie Foster  •  Bernie Coulson  •  Leo Rossi

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Care
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Jodie Foster  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Care
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Jodie Foster  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Gessner
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Martin Sheen  •  Alexis Smith  •  Mort Shuman

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Gessner
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Martin Sheen  •  Alexis Smith  •  Mort Shuman

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz
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