Actress-director Jodie Foster will be honored at the upcoming 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart, Jodie Foster’s co-star in Panic Room, made the announcement on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “This is a special moment for me,” Said Stewart about Foster. “She’s been really important in my life for a long time.”
Jodie Foster began her long career when she was just 3-years old after appearing in a commercial for Coppertone. In 1976, Foster starred in Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro in which she played the Oscar nominated role of Iris, a preteen prostitute.
Jodie would later win an Academy Award for Best Actress for The Accused with Kelly McGillis before winning a second Best Actress Oscar for her memorable role as Detective Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins.
Jodie Foster also began a critically acclaimed directorial career with her first film Little Man Tate in 1991 before directing directing Helen Hunt, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Daines and Anne Bancroft in the 1995 film Home for the Holidays and The Beaver in 2011 with Mel Gibson.
Aida Takla-O’Reilly, HFPA president, recently explained the decision to honor Jodie Foster through an official statement:
“Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” said Takla-O’Reilly. “Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”
The 70th Annual Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013.