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Jodie Foster to receive lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes

  • Actress Jodie Foster is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony in January in recognition of her 40-year career as an actress, director and movie producer.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organizes the annual Golden Globe awards, said Foster will join the likes of past winners such as Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman and Judy Garland.

    Foster, 49, began her career acting in commercials at the age of three and won international fame portraying a streetwise teen in the 1976 film Taxi Driver.

    She has since appeared in more than 40 movies, winning best actress Oscars for her roles in The Accused and The Silence of The Lambs.

    Foster will be presented with the award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13.