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Acclaimed actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster has pretty much every acting award imaginable, and soon she can add one more: the Golden Globes' prestigious Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Nov. 1 that Foster, 49, will receive its top honor. With more than four decades in the industry as an award-winning actress, producer and director, Foster is a child star who has gone the distance in Hollywood, a rare and remarkable feat.
Foster's close friend Kristen Stewart was able to announce the honor at the HFPA's public announcement on Thursday.
"This is a special moment for me. She's been really important in my life for a long time," said Stewart, who played Foster's daughter in David Fincher's 2002 thriller Panic Room.
"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, who called Foster "one of a kind."
Foster earned her first Academy Award nomination at age 14 with her breakout performance in director Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, in which she played a shockingly young New York prostitute. She went on to win two Oscars and two Golden Globes for her unforgettable performances in The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs.
The 70th Annual Golden Globes, hosted by comedians and friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will take place Jan. 13.