Jodie Foster's the golden gal

Nov 19, 2012, 09:06 IST | Special Features

American actress, film director, and producer Jodie Foster turns 50 today. The acclaimed actress is all set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards on January 13, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. CS gives you some trivia:

>> Jodie was born Alicia Christian Foster but her three siblings insisted on calling her ‘Jodie’.

Jodie Foster

>> She began her career at age three as a Coppertone Girl in a television commercial and debuted as a television actress in a 1968 episode of Mayberry R.F.D.

>> In her college years, Jodie was stalked by John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.

>> In 1991, Jodie made her directorial debut with Little Man Tate, a critically acclaimed drama about a child prodigy, in which she also co-starred as the child's mother.

>> Jodie got the role of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) after Michelle Pfeiffer turned it down.  

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