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Jodie Foster
November 19, 1962 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.


I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.


So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.


I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.


I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.


I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.


But now I really don't want to work unless I really, really care about a project.


It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.


Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles.


I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.


I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.


Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.


I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.


You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you'll look around a room and can't find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body.


I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.


I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age.


Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.


Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area.


The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.


I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends.


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