Jodie Foster, who has been acting since the age of three, will be honored with the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award during next month’s Athena Film Festival, which was founded back in 2010 by the Barnard College Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Indiewire’s sister blog “Women and Hollywood.”
Over the course of her career, Foster has appeared in over 40 films; most notably, “Taxi Driver,” “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Accused,” having won the Best Actress Academy Award twice for the latter two. She has also taken to working behind the camera as well, directing three features and multiple episodes of the cable dramas “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.”
Foster is about to enter into production on her fourth feature film as a director, “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts and “Unbroken” breakout Jack O’Connell.
“Jodie Foster is a trailblazer in the industry, and since the beginning of her career has broken down barriers for female filmmakers and actresses,” said “Women and Hollywood” founder and Athena Film Festival Artistic Director Melissa Silverstein. “We look forward to celebrating her amongst our other 2015 awardees.”