Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJody Foster
IN THE NEWS

Jody Foster

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1994 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Less than two weeks before cameras are to roll, Jodie Foster has backed out as the female lead in 20th Century Fox's upcoming virus drama "Crisis in the Hot Zone." The latest crisis on "Hot Zone," which has had a troubled road to the big screen, comes at a particularly crucial time since a rival project is gearing up for production by producer Arnold Kopelson at Warner Bros.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jodie Foster married girlfriend  Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep has confirmed. Word that the Oscar winner, 51, had quietly wed the 44-year-old photographer first came via E! News, with the Associated Press then confirming the news with Foster's rep.  The low-key nature of this "big event" is par for the course for the "Elysium" and "The Silence of the Lambs" actress, who famously, finally, sort-of came out publicly in 2013 in a rather rambling speech delivered when she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | By OIiver Gettell
Here is a transcript of Jodie Foster's acceptance speech in receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award at Sunday night's Golden Globes: "Well, for all of you 'SNL' fans, I'm 50! I'm 50! You know, I need to do that without this dress on, but you know, maybe later at Trader Vic's, boys and girls. What do you say? I'm 50! You know, I was going to bring my walker tonight but it just didn't go with the cleavage. "Robert [Downey Jr.], I want to thank you for everything: for your bat-crazed, rapid-fire brain, the sweet intro.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Jodie Foster, the Academy Award-winning actress, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West back on the market for $5.75 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace, French doors and views of Century City. The 6,000 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an office, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and an attached guest apartment. The master suite has a sauna and a seating area.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Jodie Foster's winding, emotional acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes was one of the show's standout moments. The six-and-a-half-minute oration, in which Foster addressed her sexuality, her privacy, her career and her family, seemed to draw a unanimous reaction at first: one of sheer surprise. After the initial shock subsided, two big questions hung in the air. Had Foster come out as gay? And had she announced her retirement?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jodie Foster married girlfriend  Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep has confirmed. Word that the Oscar winner, 51, had quietly wed the 44-year-old photographer first came via E! News, with the Associated Press then confirming the news with Foster's rep.  The low-key nature of this "big event" is par for the course for the "Elysium" and "The Silence of the Lambs" actress, who famously, finally, sort-of came out publicly in 2013 in a rather rambling speech delivered when she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Susan King
Actress and director Jodie Foster will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 2013 Cecil B. DeMille Award, the group announced Thursday morning. "Jodie is a multi-talented woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," HFPA President Aida Takla-O'Reilly said in a statement. The award, named after the legendary producer-director of such classic films as "The Greatest Show on Earth" and "The Ten Commandments," is given annually to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
As she has crisscrossed the country tirelessly promoting her latest directorial effort, "The Beaver," Jodie Foster has been keeping in touch via text with Mel Gibson. When the star of your film is also your close friend and Hollywood's leading persona non grata, the messages can get a tad awkward. "Mel said, 'I will be dragged through gravel for you,'" Foster said in Beverly Hills. "He's been in Costa Rica. I texted him back, 'I don't want you to be dragged through gravel for me. Please do not.'" Left hanging in the air is what, if anything, Foster does want from Gibson at this point.
HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills compound for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The main house, with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built in 1949. Climbing vines and red brick accents give the home an East Coast vibe. Encompassing nearly an acre of land, the compound includes a tennis court, a swimming pool and a guesthouse. Foster, 48, began working in commercials and television as a child. The actress-producer-director won Oscars for her roles in "The Accused" (1988)
BUSINESS
June 7, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bitter feud between two business partners, Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster is suing European entertainment giant PolyGram for more than $10 million, alleging the company broke an agreement calling for her to star in a movie called "The Game." The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is unusual because Foster and her Egg Pictures have been in business with PolyGram since 1992 and continue to be partners.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Hoping to make contact with a buyer Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening room, a study, a courtyard swimming pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,060 square feet of living space. Foster, 50, gained recognition for her starring role in "Taxi Driver" (1978) at age 13. She won Oscars for "The Accused" (1989)
OPINION
January 15, 2013
Jodie Foster is hardly the first celebrity to acknowledge that he or she is gay, but she may be the biggest so far and she did it on a big stage - the Golden Globes awards show, which was televised worldwide Sunday night and watched by some 20 million viewers. It may not have been breaking news for a roomful of Hollywood power brokers and stars - or for anyone who follows the entertainment industry closely - but it was no doubt a significant moment for the many moviegoers who generally believe, in the absence of any information to the contrary, that actors' sexual orientations parallel those of the characters they play on screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
An unpredictable Hollywood awards season took a few more sharp curves at the Golden Globes: Jodie Foster gave a dramatic and at times cryptic speech, former President Clinton put in a surprise appearance, and all that on-stage drama upstaged the movies in contention, which split the top awards. "Les Misérables," Tom Hooper's adaptation of the long-running stage musical set in 19th century France, was Sunday night's top honoree by the numbers, winning three trophies. In the comedy or musical categories, "Les Misérables" collected best picture and actor for Hugh Jackman as ex-con Jean Valjean, while Anne Hathaway won supporting actress for her performance as the consumptive prostitute Fantine.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I will take Jodie Foster's 6 minutes and 40 seconds of unfiltered passion, confusion, confession and love, so much love, over anything else anyone in Hollywood has said in a very, very long time. The occasion was Sunday night's Golden Globes, and as the actress-director gripped the Cecil B. DeMille statuette she'd just been handed for a lifetime of work, she let go of a lifetime of feelings. After years of putting up walls, Foster was real and raw - chanting "I'm 50! I'm 50!" as if that were the shocker.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By John Horn
Jodie Foster's spellbinding, 6½ minute speech at the Golden Globes was moving to some, confusing to others, and certainly unforgettable. She referenced her sexuality, her privacy, the road ahead, and her ailing mother. Mel Gibson cheered her on. Her children smiled for the cameras. She gave a shout out to Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members by name, then said hi to the tables at the back of the room, and even went to sit with them later. Foster, 50, was receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, for a career spanning more than four decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Jodie Foster's winding, emotional acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes was one of the show's standout moments. The six-and-a-half-minute oration, in which Foster addressed her sexuality, her privacy, her career and her family, seemed to draw a unanimous reaction at first: one of sheer surprise. After the initial shock subsided, two big questions hung in the air. Had Foster come out as gay? And had she announced her retirement?
BUSINESS
June 13, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed her home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening room, a study, a courtyard swimming pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,060 square feet of living space. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Foster, 50, gained recognition for her starring role in “Taxi Driver” (1978) at age 13. She won Oscars for “The Accused” (1989)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By John Horn
Jodie Foster's spellbinding, 6½ minute speech at the Golden Globes was moving to some, confusing to others, and certainly unforgettable. She referenced her sexuality, her privacy, the road ahead, and her ailing mother. Mel Gibson cheered her on. Her children smiled for the cameras. She gave a shout out to Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members by name, then said hi to the tables at the back of the room, and even went to sit with them later. Foster, 50, was receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, for a career spanning more than four decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes telecast is usually a time for some  benignly pleasant remarks. Jodie Foster, however, used the platform Sunday night to publicly address her sexuality and private life. Introduced by Robert Downey Jr., who captured the freewheeling, slightly needling spirit one might more typically expect, Foster declared what "feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else. " The actor-director seized the moment for an obliquely playful, complex and emotional speech in the middle of an evening otherwise reserved for glitzy Hollywood puffery.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|