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Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Kristen Stewart and Simon Baker made the announcement at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday morning.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honor the actress-director for her contributions to entertainment at the 70th annual awards ceremony, set to take place Sunday, Jan. 13 and broadcast live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT from the Beverly Hilton.
“Jodie is a multifaceted woman who has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” said HFPA president Aida Takla-O’Reilly. “Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”
The DeMille is given to individuals who have made an impact on entertainment. Previous honorees include Morgan Freeman, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Frank Sinatra, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand, among many others.
Foster earned Academy Awards for her performances as a rape survivor in The Accused and as a special agent in The Silence of the Lambs. She started acting at age 3, appearing as a Coppertone Girl in a TV commercial, before landing regular roles on TV shows like Mayberry RFD, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, My Three Sons and Paper Moon. Foster made her film debut in Napoleon and Samantha.
Other notable credits include her portrayal of a streetwise teenager in Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Flightplan, A Very Long Engagement, Panic Room, Anna and the King, Contact, The Brave One, Nim’s Island, Inside Man and Carnage. She recently wrapped Elysium opposite Matt Damon.
Foster made her directorial debut with 1991’s Little Man Tate before going on to helm Home for the Holidays and The Beaver. In 1992, she founded Egg Pictures.
The Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA.
Alex Ben Block contributed to this report.
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