Jodie Foster – The Teenage Years

Jodie Foster at 14.

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Here we see one of Hollywood’s favorite starlets during the 1970’s and 80’s, Jodie Foster as she skateboards downtown. The picture was taken in Paris in 1976, a time when Foster was beginning to truly break into stardom. She was born in 1962 in Los Angeles and started acting when she was merely three years old. Her true name is actually Alicia Foster, but for some reason, she was given the nickname “Jodie” and that just became how everyone knew her from then on.

After performing various commercial and bit parts, she began to act in some French films, hence why she is in Paris in the picture. Just months after this photo was taken, her true breakout role as a young lady in the film Taxi Driver would come to light. This part achieved considerable fame and even a nomination for an Academy Award.

At this point, the young Foster began to focus much of her talents in getting large roles in small movies. A few live Disney films such as Freaky Friday (1976) featured her prominently to continue garner her popularity. She had a bit of difficulty resurging into the acting scene when she was grown up. Eventually, she resurged in The Accused, a movie she starred in in 1988 and even won an Academy Award for that part.

Three years later she would play perhaps her most famous role as Clarice in The Silence of the Lambs. This movie also won her an Academy Award as well as massive popularity because of what a sleeper hit the film was. Today Foster mostly directs and produces films, but still looks back fondly on the time she spent starring in them.