Jodie Foster

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  • Jodie Foster: If I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally.

  • Jodie Foster: <em>(to Kristen Steward, defending her in the midst of a media frenzy after images of Miss Steward kissing her 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders materialized, resulting in her retreating from the public amid a barrage of tawdry headlines and rampant speculation about her future with 'Twilight' co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson)</em>: The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. You trust less. You calculate your steps. You survive. Hopefully in the process you don't lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and -- finally -- the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don't let them take that away from you.

  • Jodie Foster: Ask me something. I don't have a problem being blunt.

  • Jodie Foster:(about not disclosing the identity of the father or fathers of her sons) So far, they seem extremely content and well-adjusted. I have a big family and lots of [male] friends. I'm trying to do the best I can. Someday, somebody can ask them directly about their lives, and they'll have something to say. You're welcome to call them up when they're 18.

  • Jodie Foster: I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age. I didn't learn social skills. And you can get away with things with grownups that kids won't let you get away with, like being flaky.

  • Jodie Foster: There have actually been some good examples of excellent actresses--like Natalie Portman and Claire Danes--who made a wonderful transition from kids to well-adjusted young people with full lives. But it's tough being an adolescent, no matter who you are or what you do. Being 13 or 14 is murder, especially when you're in the public eye. I wouldn't do it again for anything!

  • Jodie Foster: (about her movie, 'The Brave One') You make movies for the right reasons, hopefully, and that's a movie that I'm probably more proud of than anything I've done in many, many, many years. Some movies aren't for everybody.

  • Jodie Foster: (as of 2007) One movie a year is really way too much even honestly. I [once] did two movies in a year... and it almost sent me over the edge.

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  • In May of 2008, Jodie reportedly split from her partner of fourteen years, film producer Cydney Bernard. Announcement was made just five months after Foster openly acknowledged for the first time that they were an item by paying tribute to Ms. Bernard at an awards ceremony. Together, she and Cydney parent Jodie's sons, Charles and Kit, born to single mother Foster in 1998 and 2001, respectively, but never publically disclose who the father is.

  • Jodie and Helen Hunt auditioned for the part of Tabitha Stephens in the 1960s comedy series Bewitched, a role that ultimately went to twins Erin and Diane Murphy.

  • Jodie does not address long-standing rumors about her sexual orientation or the name of her sons' father. She has never admitted to any romantic involvements, until this past December (2007) when she hinted at emotional commitments by publically acknowledging her longtime friend, Cydney Bernard, at a Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles, California. The middle name of both of Foster's sons is Bernard.

  • Jodie is a self-proclaimed meticulous housekeeper who squeegees her shower after every use.

  • Jodie aspires to make a biopic about Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's favorite film maker, and she still plans to direct Flora Plum, a Depression-era story about circus performers– a project of hers that has fallen through on several occasions.

  • Jodie recognizes that many of her movies have what she calls an "abandoned-by-your-father" theme. She cautions against reading too much into it saying, "You find that in a lot of women's literature."

  • Jodie learned she was pregnant with her second child during the filming of David Fincher's Panic Room.

  • Since 2001, Jodie has worn a gold band on her ring finger, confirming it resembles a wedding ring, but making no other revelations.

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