"I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse."Jodie Foster (born Alicia Christian Foster; November 19, 1962) received her first Oscar nomination at age thirteen (for Taxi Driver) and has never looked back.More than three decades later — having gained two Best Actress Oscars and two more nominations, a never-ending stream of critical praise and a flawless record as a top box-office draw for her wide releases — Foster is known for playing a wide variety of lead roles in virtually every single genre, including foreign films, films she's directed, indie films, and some of the most popular movies of all time. Her Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs was named the top heroine in American film by the AFI (as well as winning her her second Oscar for a lead role). Contact led to an asteroid being named in her honour, and at the 70th annual Golden Globes, she received a lifetime achievement award and publicly came out about her sexuality for the first time.Besides her acting work, Foster has directed four films: Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays, The Beaver and Money Monster. She also directed two episodes for Orange Is the New Black and one for House of Cards.Rumoured to have a genius-level IQ, graduated magna cum laude from Yale, was the first teenage celebrity to host Saturday Night Live at age 14 (and was the youngest host until Drew Barrymore hosted in 1982 at age seven), and unintentionally inspired perhaps the most egregious example of Misaimed Fandom in the last century. Jodie Foster has given "celebrity" an... interesting definition, to say the least.Incidentally, that last part is her own personal Berserk Button. To this day, interviewers are warned not to bring it up before talking to her, and she's been known to walk off immediately if they ignore that advice. In general, Foster is very secretive about her private life; she gave birth to two sons but has not revealed the identity of the children's father(s), and as mentioned above, took several years to come out of the closet.
- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- Bugsy Malone (1976)
- Freaky Friday (1976)
- The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
- Candleshoe (1977)
- The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
- The Accused (1988)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Little Man Tate (1991)
- Maverick (1994)
- Nell (1994)
- Contact (1997)
- Anna and the King (1999)
- Panic Room (2002)
- A Very Long Engagement (2004)
- Flightplan (2005)
- Inside Man (2006)
- The Brave One (2007)
- Nim's Island (2008)
- The Beaver (2011)
- Carnage (2011)
- Elysium (2013)
- The voice of Anne Chan in The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan.
- The voice of Pugsley in several animated series of The Addams Family.
- The voice of the tattoo, "Betty," in The X-Files episode "Never Again."
- The voice of Maggie in one episode of The Simpsons.