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By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I don't find acting and directing schizophrenic, in any way. I find it completely easy to move between the two.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I don't need to be Tom Cruise. I just need to work forever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

You hold all of our futures in your hands. So you better make it good.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

What I didn't realize is how completely consumed I would be by my sons. I didn't know that the rest of my life would become so little a priority.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Eventually this all passes. The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And, yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

All the movies that I make in some ways have to be the story of my life. There are different chapters in my life.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jodie Foster

This is the place where I learned to live this life, to curse this life, and to claim this life for my very own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Any actor working a long time should know how a shot is set up, where to place themselves, how to handle the lines. I'm a member of the crew, like the best boy, the electrician. What I'm good at is making eyes at the camera.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

When I went home, my family became a little lonely family because it was just me and my mom. Part of my longing to go back to work was wanting to be surrounded by these people who were teaching me things and drinking bad coffee at three in the morning while we were lying around in a bikini in the winter. Somehow it just felt like real life. It felt more like real life than my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I feel at various times in my life that I've been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I like dramas. I've always liked dramas. And I'm a pretty light person. I don't consider myself a very dramatic person. But I do like doing that onscreen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'm a technician. I don't go for the get-into-the-role stuff. I read the lines and play the scenes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'd like to work more as a director. It's distracting being an actor, because - there's a lot of reasons. You find out you're going to work about six months before you start shooting, and then there's prep and there's post afterward, and there's stuff to do, and then suddenly you've gone a year without directing. There's a part of me that has to not be tempted by that in order to commit more to the directing. Honestly, the big reason for me to act is to observe other directors and learn from them. That seems to be the biggest draw.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

All of the thinking and planning that you do to get there, and then, in one minute, in one second, it just doesn't matter. It goes out the window. You either got it or you didn't. There is something kind of refreshing about that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

You guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'd always need a creative outlet. But sometimes, I do fantasize what my life would be like if I weren't famous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

Where I have problems is when I am in the midst of doing something that I am completely focused on, and then I am asked to buy shoes or something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

As an actor, I'm always playing solitary characters. But as a director, I'm always making ensemble movies, which focus on lots of people's lives and how they intertwine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock do romantic comedies. I do dark dramas. I do these movies well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I did a couple of plays in junior high school, maybe high school, and then I did a play in college.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. And wouldn't you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more every day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

There are 400 billion stars out there, just in our galaxy alone. If just one out of a million of those had planets, and just one in a million of those had life, and just one out of a million of those had intelligent life, there would be literally millions of civilizations out there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

As an actor, I'm attracted to drama; as a director, it's humor - because it's the story of my life, and I can't be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I like to be in a different place when I make a movie so that I can't really focus on anything else, and that is your world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I think I missed all of the wonderful things ... I missed the control that you have in film, and I missed getting it right, really getting it right, the way you hope people will see it. All of the things that people love about theater - the fact that it changes every night and that it's so spontaneous - all of those things just frighten me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I think there is something to being curious about your choices, but not wanting to kind of pierce the bubble of them, because it takes away from the act of discovering.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I was a literature major in college and that was my thing, books.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

As I've said before, and I still hold to, I truly am the most boring person alive. And if there was a great investigation to be found at the end of the resume, it would be, the most boring person alive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

We think, "If I have more money, I am more valuable. If I make more money, I am more valuable." It's all sort of wound up with this problem that humans have with their failure.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

There are lots of futurists that spend their whole life trying to figure out who we're going to be in 40, 50, 60, 100 years. That's the great thing about science fiction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Definitely, there's a lot of trouble you come up against when you're acting and directing, about your performance. Sometimes it's hard to be objective about it. I will tend to get two takes and walk away. I don't belabor it, and it's important to me to have someone who says, "You know what? You should get another one, and maybe you should try it like that".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

With 'Taxi Driver,' I had this eureka moment. I realized that acting could be much more than what I had been doing. I had to build a character that wasn't me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

a woman who struggles to recover from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for revenge and justice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Being an artist is a way of saying, I am here, and this is what I stand for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Going back and forth between the press and something like The Crucible must be really crazy and intense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

It was a weird moment in my life and a weird experience [doing a theater]. It made me think, "Gee, I don't know if I ever want to do this again." And I love theater. I love going. I love the experience of theater. But I am not sure it's for me.