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Jodie Foster to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

The Beaver

Story by Jack Foley

JODIE Foster is to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

The actress-director will be recognised for her contributions to entertainment at the 70th annual awards ceremony on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Adia Takla-O’Reilly commented: “Jodie is a multi-faceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career.

“Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”

Foster began acting at three, appearing as The Coppertone Girl in a TV commercial, before landing regular roles on TV shows and eventually making her film debut in Napoleon and Samantha.

Since then, she has found regular critical acclaim for roles including her portrayal of a streetwise teenager in Taxi Driver as well as Bugsy Malone, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Very Long Engagement and Contact.

Most notably, she earned two Academy Awards for her performances as a rape survivor in The Accused and as a special agent in The Silence of the Lambs.

Foster made her directorial debut with 1991’s Little Man Tate and has since helmed Home For The Holidays and The Beaver.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given to individuals who have made an impact on entertainment with previous honorees including Morgan Freeman, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand.

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