Jodie Foster is a Director Too, You Know

Jodie Foster started her acting career at the tender age of 3 in a Coppertone commercial. By 14 she had been nominated for an Oscar for playing Iris in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and by 26 she had won Best Actress for her role in the 1988 movie The Accused. She won Best Actress again soon after for playing Clarice Starling in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.

Given Foster’s background, it is not surprising that she wanted to direct films from a young age. In a recent interview in Beverly Hills, she called her young self “a power-hungry 7-year-old” who learned early that directing was the way to realise “the full vision of the film, and having every part of you expressed.” She was also became a film buff at a very early age. “My mom took me to all these European films,” Foster said. “Lina Wertmüller: That was the first time I had ever seen there was a woman director, and I loved those movies, and I would see them over and over and over again.”

New hostage thriller Money Monster is the fourth film Foster has directed. It co-stars George Clooney as Lee Gates, a cynical financial swindler who touts stocks without considering the consequences; Julia Roberts as Patty Fenn, a producer who has grown out of working with him; and Jack O’Connell as Kyle, the angry regular guy who blew his only cash on one of Lee’s tips, and seizes control of the station, with a bomb and a gun, on live television.

Foster recently sat down with Buzzfeed News to talk about her directing career so far. “She was open about how her films have reflected her life, and quick to laugh. She claimed she still enjoys being interviewed, even after all this time.” Read the full article here



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