The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this morning that they will be presenting actor and director Jodie Foster with their prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award.
HFPA President Aida Takla-O’Reilly issued a statement Thursday saying; “Jodie is a multi-talented woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career.”
Foster, born Alicia Christian Foster; November 19, 1963, began her career in show business at the tender age of 3. Initially appearing in commercials, Foster made her first television appearance on The Doris Day Show. Movies were soon to follow and in 1970 Foster appeared in ‘Menace on the Mountain,’ as well as several Disney productions including ‘One Little Indian’ and ‘Napoleon and Samantha.’
At the age of 13 Jodie Foster appeared alongside Robert De Niro in the classic film ‘Taxi Driver’. Her appearance in this Martin Scorsese psychological thriller solidified Foster as a serious actress, even at such a young age. Foster was able to successfully transition from child star to leading lady and has gone on to star in blockbuster films such as ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘The Accused’ as well as being honored with two Golden Globes, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award, and People’s Choice Award and two Emmy nominations. Foster has also enjoyed success as director making her debut with ‘Little Man Tate’ in 1991.
Foster will be presented with the DeMille Award during the January 13th Golden Globes ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The award is named after the director and producer Cecil B DeMille who created films such as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ and ‘The Ten Commandments.’ It is presented each year to those who have made an exceptional impact on the entertainment world. Previous winners include Barbara Streisand, Lucille Balle, Morgan Freeman, Audrey Hepburn and Foster’s ‘Taxi Driver’ director Martin Scorsese.