Jodie Foster Comes Out While Accepting Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
Jodie Foster, Golden Globes
Tonight at the 70th AnnuAl Golden Globe Awards, Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster was the recipient of the Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. While receiving the award that made her feel like a "prom queen," Foster took the honorary moment to issue her 'official' coming out statement.
Throughout her moving speech, which had innumerous audience members in tears, Foster proclaimed she had never felt the need to "come out" because she had long ago to family and friends.
"I am not Honey Boo Boo," she said, making the point that she had no obligation to give up all privacy because of her profession. A profession she's been devoted to since she was three years old.
"I want to be seen, to be understood deeply, and to be not so very lonely. Thank you all for the company," Foster said, concluding her speech.
Foster has directed such films as Little Man Tate, Home For The Holidays and Beaver. She executive produced the 1998 Showtime telefilm The Baby Dance. The actress began her acting career in the 1976 film Taxi Driver for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused.
In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. Her performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Other popular films include Bugsy Malone (1976); Freaky Friday (1976); Candleshoe (1977) Maverick (1994); Contact (1997); Panic Room (2002); Flightplan (2005); Inside Man (2006); The Brave One (2007); Nim's Island (2008) and Carnage (2011), for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. She recently appeared in the big screen adaptation of Broadway's God of Carnage.