Happy Birthday: Jodie Foster

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

jodiefoster.jpgJodie Foster

Born: November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Alexandra Hedison (20 April 2014 – present)

[on Taxi Driver (1976)] I think it’s one of the finest films that’s ever been made in America. It’s a statement about America. About violence. About loneliness. Anonymity. Some of the best works are those that have tried to imitate that kind of film, that kind of style. It’s just a classic. I felt when I came home every day that I had really accomplished something.

[on backing Mel Gibson after his 2006 anti-Semitic comments while drunk to a cop he thought was Jewish] Is he an anti-Semite? Absolutely not. But it’s no secret that he has always fought a terrible battle with alcoholism. [Mel] was a shining example of how low you can go when you are young and still pull yourself up. He took his recovery very seriously…

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