Jodie Foster’s biographyJodie Foster is a blessing to the world film industry. This beautiful actress with a peculiar fate is basically a genius – her IQ is among the highest in Hollywood, and in 1988 an asteroid was named in her honor. Her net worth is about $100 million.
Early lifeHer real name is Alicia Christian Foster. She was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. Alicia is the fourth child of Lucius and Evelyn Foster. Her father, ex-military, who decided to take up entrepreneurship, abandoned his family even before their youngest was born. Evelyn was an art expert and film critic. Her profession was not enough to make ends meet for her family, but her connections were the reason why Alicia ended up in the showbiz.
Little actress on the big screenIn 1974, Jodie appeared in the movie of a barely known director at that time, called Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. His name was Martin Scorsese, and after two years, in his drama Taxi Driver, she played the role of a naïve cynical underage prostitute. Robert De Niro also starred in the movie, and the role of the pimp was played by Harvey Keitel.
The mentally-ill son of the oil right overlord John Hinckley, still amazed by the movie, started stalking the actress. He wrote her letters, poems, and asked her to marry him. Her life became a nightmare, which continued for 5 years and ended with his arrest when he attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan. After the search of his home, a note addressed to Jodie was found. In the note, he confessed that he decided to commit this crime to prove his love for the young actress.
Jodie continued her work. From 1974 to 1979, she appeared in the musical comedy Bugsy Malone, in the family fantasy Freaky Friday and in the horror The Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, the role in the latter earning her a Saturn Award.
A star against her willTime passed and people had already forgotten the commotion with the stalker. It seems that they forgot about the youngest actress too. After her graduation, Jodie, for two years, didn’t get any offers. Surprisingly enough, she was quite happy about it, as she dreamed about living a peaceful life and dedicating herself to literature. However, life took a different turn.
The 24-year-old girl gave the impression of a prude, not having any boyfriend, not attending any parties, and leading a quiet secluded life. Some started calling her a lesbian, and one tabloid stooped to the lowest level possible – they published an announcement seeking out the actress’s female lovers, promising a reward in the amount of 100,000 dollars for any information about her intimate life.
Best rolesWith the dawn of the new century, Jodie Foster became more radiant, making her fans happy with new works. From the roles, she played between 2002 to 2016, the actress herself highlights the role of Meg Altman in the thriller of 2002 Panic Room. Trying to escape from intruders, her heroine was forced to hide in a secret room, which almost turned into a death trap for her and her daughter. The director was David Fincher, with stars such as Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and young Kristen Stewart.
The role of Erica in the 2007 drama-thriller The Brave One earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
At the end of 2013, Jodie appeared in the role of secretary of defense in Elysium, co-starring with Matt Damon and Diego Luna. In 2018 she played a role in the thriller Hotel Artemis, together with Jeff Goldblum.