Jodie Foster grew up in the entertainment business getting her first taste of stardom at 3 years old. TV commercials, magazine ads, television shows and Oscar-winning films have taken this child prodigy throughout roles of time, space, history and into the arms of serial killers. The Ivy League scholar, Foster has acted, directed and produced films for audiences of all types, but she’s drawn to films that speak truth and ask questions of life.
In this interview from 2005, Foster explores being birthed into the entertainment biz, life in the spotlight, women in the film industry, and what true success looks like.
After reading the biography (reading the magazine interview), and watching the interview with Foster, address two of the following questions by April 4 (6pm):
- What do you feel has been Foster’s secret to success? Why?
- What do you find most fascinating about this person who has worked her whole life in the business (other than the fact the she’s worked her whole life in the film business)?
- What life lesson (or lessons) have you gained from exploring her life story?
- What do you feel has been the most significant experience (or role) for Foster? Why?
- Compare Foster with another filmmaker we’ve explored and share similarities.
- Based on her interviews, do you feel that Foster is more comfortable behind or in front of the camera these days? Explain.