Jodie Foster to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannes

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will honor Jodie foster with a Palme d’Or for all of his achievements, he was revealed yesterday. The Oscar-winning double actress will receive the award on July 6 at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, and will follow in the footsteps of other filmmakers such as Jane Fonda, Bernado Bertolucci and Jeanne Moreau who have all previously won the award. . As one of the best-known actresses and directors of the past four decades, this is nothing less than the recognition Foster’s career deserves.

In a statement making the announcement, festival organizers said the award symbolized her, “a brilliant artistic journey” and said she had been “a unique personality with a modest but strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time”. In his own statement, Foster said: “Cannes is a festival to which I owe so much, it has completely changed my life. Although I have already realized before, my first time on the Croisette was a defining moment for me. my films here have always been a dream of mine. In fact, I had several opportunities to make my dream come true. … Cannes is a film festival of auteur filmmakers who honor artists. And I really appreciate that. “

Foster was born in 1962 and made her debut in 1968 on the television sitcom Mayberry RFD. in which she appeared as a child prostitute and earned her first Oscar nomination. After stellar performances in Bugsy Malone, Freaky Friday and Candleshoe, she struggled to transition into adult roles until playing the role of a rape victim in The Accused in 1988, which gave her won the Oscar for Best Actress. Three years later, she took on her most iconic role of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, once again winning an Oscar for her performance alongside compatriot Anthony Hopkins.

Not content with being at the top of her game as an actress, Foster made her first film as a director in 1991 with Little Man Tate, followed by Nell in 1994, which was produced by her own production company, Egg Pictures, which she founded two years ago. earlier. While the turn of the century saw a slight slowdown, with the closure of her business and the cancellation of one of her film projects, it was not long before she found her way back to success, on the billboards. Panic Room, Flightplan, Inside Man and The Brave One and the making of The Beaver and Money Monster. She has also directed episodes of House of Cards, Black Mirror and Orange Is The New Black, the latter of which earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Director for a Comedy Series. This year, she appeared in Le Mauritanien, which led to a third Golden Globes victory.

The Cannes Film Festival would typically take place in May, but has been postponed this year due to the pandemic. This year’s jury is headed by director Spike Lee. Foster herself was offered the presidency of the jury in 2001, but was forced to turn it down due to a conflict with the filming of David Fincher’s film Panic Room. Over the years, however, a total of seven Foster films have had to be screened at the event. The screening schedule for this year is announced today.

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