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Bio

Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), better known as Jodie Foster, is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. She has also won two Golden Globes, 3 BAFTA awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, making her one of the few select actors to have won all four major motion picture acting awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG, and BAFTA awards).After appearing as a child in several commercials, Foster won her first role in the 1970 TV movie Menace on the Mountain, followed by several Disney productions. Foster did not experience her breakout role until 1976, when she received moderate recognition but great acclaim for her role as a pre-teenage prostitute in Taxi Driver, receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1988, for playing a rape victim in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI Agent investigating a serial killer. For this performance she received international acclaim and another Oscar for Best Actress. Her films and roles have spanned a wide variety of genres, including thrillers, crime, romance, comedy, children's movies, and science fiction. Popular later films include the box office successes Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005) and Inside Man (2006).
She has two sisters and a brother, Lucinda "Cindy" Foster (born 1954), Constance "Connie" Foster (b. 1955), and Lucius "Buddy" Foster (b. 1957). During the filming of both Taxi Driver and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Connie was her stand-in.Foster is intensely private about certain aspects of her personal life, notably her sexual orientation, which has been the subject of speculation.She is currently in a relationship with Cydney Bernard, her partner for over a decade, but has been reluctant to openly discuss any aspect of their relationship with the media.Foster pulled out of the film Double Jeopardy when she became pregnant,and filmed Panic Room during the first months of her second pregnancy.She has two sons, Charles (b. 1998) and Kit (b. 2001); Foster has never identified or discussed their father. Foster does not follow any "traditional religion," but has "great respect for all religions" and enjoys reading religious texts.


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Anna and the King

Anna and the King is a 1999 motion picture loosely based on the story of Anna Leonowens, who was an English schoolteacher in Siam, now Thailand, in the 19th century. The picture is a remake of Anna and the King of Siam, but differs in many respects from that picture and also from the related musical, The King and I.

The film was directed by Andy Tennant and stars Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat. It was an Academy Award nominee in 2000 for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.


Anna Leonowens (November 5, 1834 - January 19, 1915) is chiefly famous for being the British governess portrayed in the book and film Anna and the King of Siam and in the musical adapted from it, The King and I. The musical play, based on adaptations of her factually controversial memoirs, provides a fictionalised look at her life in the royal court of Siam.

Contact

Contact is a 1997 science fiction film adapted from the novel by Carl Sagan. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Jodie Foster as Dr. Eleanor Ann Arroway, Matthew McConaughey as Palmer Joss, James Woods as National Security Advisor Michael Kitz, and Tom Skerritt as Dr. David Drumlin.
The story follows the relentless efforts of the film's the main protagonist, Dr. Arroway, or "Ellie," to advance research with the SETI project and search for evidence of the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligence by listening for contact through radio telescopes and astronomy, something which she feels would be the greatest possible human achievement "for the history, of history". The film explores what might happen if such contact was made, and the enormous difficulties the human race might encounter in coming to understand that contact, with significant conflict occurring in differences over culture, religion, politics, and human perception as the story plays out. Sagan also explores what kind of message a much older alien civilization might hold for humanity in its fledging steps to join an interstellar community of sentient beings.



Filmography

2008 Nim's Island
2007 The Brave One
2007 100 Films and a Funeral
2006 Inside Man
2005 Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
2005 Flightplan
2004 In the Company of Women
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
2004 A Very Long Engagement
2002 Panic Room
2002 20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
2000 The Directors: Robert Zemeckis
2000 The Directors: Martin Scorsese
1999 Anna and the King
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: The Antiheroes
1998 NOVA: Everest - The Death Zone
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: Fantastic Flights
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: In Search of...
1997 Contact
1996 Frasier: Moon Dance
1994 Maverick
1994 Nell
1993 Sommersby