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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 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

When I go into the stores, I pet the saddles. Until security comes and takes me away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I've worked with Neil Jordan, who I really adore. We did The Brave One [2007] together.

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 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.

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

People say as a woman actor your career is over at 40. But then they told me I would never work again after I was 16.

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 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I had a prodigious life, living in a grown-up world when I was a child. But I think my abilities were about perceptiveness, and they were about examining psychology and examining people and relationships.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

When I think about what part of my college experience came back in my work experience, I feel like it was learning how to read deeper, learning how to keep filling the movie up with more and more resonance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

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

Otherness is a big thing for me. I'm always drawn to characters that live lives that I couldn't lead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I suppose that's my one little secret, the secret of my success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I don't like it when reviews aren't about the movie. When they're about how much money somebody made, or who they're sleeping with, or if they got the job via some connection, or about how Fox is putting X amount of dollars into it.

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 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Cruelty might be very human and very cultural, but it is not acceptable and it is not an option.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I do think it's true that anytime somebody comes to you and says, "I'd like to be in your film," it's never good to dismiss them or make fun of them, because if they're passionate and driven enough, they very well might find a way to be in your film.

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 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

It's hard to get personal films off the ground, and it's hard developing them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I was never the ingenue or the pretty girlfriend of Tom Cruise in a movie. I didn't have that career, so I don't have to compete on that level.

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 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I cannot believe in God when there is no scientific evidence for the existence of a supreme being and creator.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

Look, it's terrible, I know, but weakness really, really bugs me, to the point that if there is a wounded bird on the sidewalk, I look at it and I go: I think I'll just kick it.

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

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 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

Every movie changes you. The process of making a film changes you. You have to be obsessed, you have to get up at 3 in the morning and go "Wait, I have an idea!" You have to continually be drawn over and over again to deepening inside that story, and ruminating over questions: "Why would he say this to her? Why if he was standing there, would she go?" Every one of those answers has to come from some personal place, and in order to do that, you can't sit on the surface. It's such a big change that you can't really explain it to anyone else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

I was one of those avid moviegoers as a kid, and we didn't have video, so we went to see everything five times. I went to see every foreign film playing in my town. As times went on, I watched a lot less films. I have a different film school now. My film school now is my life experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I make movies about people in spiritual crisis because it's a way for me to spend the time, the energy, the focus and the obsession to come to terms with my own spiritual crisis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

It's a tough trick to be able to create an intelligent movie that has socio-political commentary, and also has the emotional and moving stuff, at the same time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I can't imagine ever not doing [acting]. I would feel like I would have lost a limb. But I am older now, and sometimes I wonder who I would have been and what about me would have changed had I not had these experiences as a young person

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I saw leaving college as an opportunity to do something different with my life. I always thought that becoming an academic was going to be my path.

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 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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jodie Foster

When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn't feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. They were all mine, private islands with secret passwords only the worthy could utter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in.

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

If I fail, at least I will have failed my way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

It's very hard for me to get a new car. It's really hard for me to get a new house. It's really hard for me to move on from the things that give me stability.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

As time goes on, I will play characters who get older: I don't want to be some Botoxed weirdo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I look back at my career when I was younger and can connect what I was going through at the time with the characters I was playing. I see the similarities in them reflecting on my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jodie Foster

I'm an atheist. But I absolutely love religions and the rituals. Even though I don't believe in God. We celebrate pretty much every religion in our family with the kids. They love it, and when they say, 'Are we Jewish?' or 'Are we Catholic?' I say, 'Well, I'm not, but you can choose when you're 18. But isn't this fun that we do seders and the Advent calendar?'

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

I aspire to be able to appreciate and review a director based on their accomplishments and based on who they are and what they bring to the material, regardless of their gender.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jodie Foster

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.