Jodie Foster

Biography: An inimitable leading lady, Jodie Foster began her showbiz career at age 3 by baring her bottom in a Coppertone suntan-lotion ad. Guest spots on myriad TV shows followed before she transitioned to the big screen in the early 1970s. In 1976, the teen actress turned in a pair of antithetical powerhouse performances---a tomboy trapped in her mother's body in the Disney feature Freaky Friday and an Oscar-nominated turn as a hard-bitten 12-year-old hooker in Taxi Driver---thus proving her striking versatility. Foster continued to rack up credits on her résumé before slowing down to attend Yale University in the early 1980s. After college, she swiftly graduated to adult roles and scored Oscars for a pair of poignant portrayals: a rape victim in 1988's The Accused and a rookie FBI agent in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. She also began producing and directing. As the 1990s wore on, Foster appeared in fewer projects, in part because she was channeling her energy into parenthood. SheAn inimitable leading lady, Jodie Foster began her showbiz career at age 3 by baring her bottom in a Coppertone suntan-lotion ad. Guest spots on myriad TV shows followed before she transitioned to the big screen in the early 1970s. In 1976, the teen actress turned in a pair of antithetical powerhouse performances---a tomboy trapped in her mother's body in the Disney feature Freaky Friday and an Oscar-nominated turn as a hard-bitten 12-year-old hooker in Taxi Driver---thus proving her striking versatility. Foster continued to rack up credits on her résumé before slowing down to attend Yale University in the early 1980s. After college, she swiftly graduated to adult roles and scored Oscars for a pair of poignant portrayals: a rape victim in 1988's The Accused and a rookie FBI agent in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. She also began producing and directing. As the 1990s wore on, Foster appeared in fewer projects, in part because she was channeling her energy into parenthood. She gave birth to sons in 1998 and 2001 but never disclosed the father's identity. In the 2000s, Foster turned in adrenaline-fueled performances in a handful of thrillers that were box-office hits. Then in 2009, she had a guest role on The Simpsons as the voice of Maggie, joining Elizabeth Taylor and James Earl Jones as the select few to ever voice the notoriously mum tot. Despite keeping a low profile, Foster has remained at the top of the Hollywood A-list. Expand

Jodie Foster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 94 Taxi Driver
Lowest Metascore: 25 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 The Mauritanian Feb 12, 2021 Nancy Hollander / Nancy Hollander 7.2
78 Love, Antosha Aug 2, 2019 Herself 7.6
76 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Apr 19, 2019 Executive Producer tbd
58 Hotel Artemis Jun 8, 2018 Jean Thomas/The Nurse / Jean Thomas/The Nurse / The Nurse / The Nurse tbd
55 Money Monster May 13, 2016 Director 6.6
61 Elysium Aug 9, 2013 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Delacourt / Delacourt / Secretary Rhodes / Secretary Rhodes tbd
25 R.I.P.D. Jul 19, 2013 Procter / Procter 4.9
61 Carnage Dec 16, 2011 Penelope / Penelope 5.6
60 The Beaver May 6, 2011 Director / Director / Meredith Black / Meredith Black tbd
55 Nim's Island Apr 4, 2008 Alexandra Rover 8.4
56 The Brave One Sep 14, 2007 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Erica Bain / Erica Bain tbd
76 Inside Man Mar 24, 2006 Madeleine White / Madeleine White tbd
53 Flightplan Sep 23, 2005 Kyle Pratt / Kyle Pratt 4.8
76 A Very Long Engagement Nov 26, 2004 Elodie Gordes 7.9
69 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Jun 14, 2002 Producer / Producer / Sister Assumpta / Sister Assumpta tbd
65 Panic Room Mar 29, 2002 Meg Altman 8.5
59 Waking the Dead Mar 24, 2000 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 8.1
56 Anna and the King Dec 17, 1999 Anna Leonowens / Anna Leonowens tbd
62 Contact Jul 11, 1997 Eleanor Arroway 8.0
56 Home for the Holidays Nov 3, 1995 Director / Producer 7.3
60 Nell Dec 23, 1994 Producer / Nell tbd
62 Maverick May 20, 1994 Annabelle Bransford / Annabelle Bransford 4.6
71 Little Man Tate Nov 1, 1991 Director / Dede Tate 6.7
85 The Silence of the Lambs Feb 13, 1991 Clarice Starling 8.9
65 The Accused Oct 14, 1988 Sarah Tobias 8.1
36 The Hotel New Hampshire Mar 9, 1984 Frannie tbd
68 Carny May 23, 1980 Donna tbd
65 Foxes Feb 29, 1980 Jeanie tbd
68 Candleshoe Dec 16, 1977 Casey 7.5
53 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Aug 10, 1977 Rynn Jacobs tbd

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