Producer, director and two-time Academy Award winning actress Jodie Foster, who turned 50 last year, is set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes this Sunday, and it could not be more well deserved. While Foster’s visceral turns in Taxi Driver, The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs are reason enough to adore the former child star who attended Yale, we thought we’d honor her with the reasons we love her.
From her screen debut as a toddler in a Coppertone commercial to her directing debut with Little Man Tate to voicing a Simpson’s episode and beyond, Jodie’s a cultural icon who’s as sexy in an Oscar gown as when she’s snapped by paparazzi food shopping in her sweats in Brentwood.
We can’t remember a time when we didn't love Jodie Foster and here are the top 10 reasons why.
10) She Gave Us One of the Greatest Holiday Movies of All Time
Jodie’s second directorial feature Home for the Holidays has become the gold standard of film portraying family dysfunction at the holidays. The 1995 seamless mini-masterpiece stars Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Dylan McDermott and Hollywood legends Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning, and spawned classic lines including Hunter’s character telling her tightly-wound sister, “We don't have to like each other, Jo. We're family.”