Jodie Foster to get Golden Globe lifetime achievement award

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They grow up so fast.

Former child star Jodie Foster is now claiming a lifetime achievement award.

The two-time Academy Award-winning star of The Silence of the Lambs and The Accused will received the Cecil B. DeMille trophy at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.

Past recipients of the honor include Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, and — last year — Morgan Freeman.

At age 50, Foster will be the fourth youngest person to ever claim the award, edging out Kirk Douglas (1968), producer Darryl F. Zanuck (1954) and Walt Disney (1953) who were all tied for that spot at 51-years-old. There are a few who received it at an even younger age: Judy Garland claimed hers in 1962 at age 39. Charlton Heston was 43 when he got it in 1967, while From Here to Eternity producer Buddy Adler collected the award in 1958 at 48.

Foster has been an actress since the age of 3, appearing as the baby in a Coppertone ad. She went on to numerous roles in TV before getting her first Academy Award nomination in 1976 for playing the child prostitute in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. That same year she played the leads in Bugsy Malone and the original Freaky Friday.

She went on to graduate from Yale in 1985, and after winning the best actress Oscar for 1988’s The Accused became the poster child — so to speak — for how young actors could make a responsible transition into adult stardom. She made her directorial debut with 1991’s Little Man Tate, and went on to direct Home For the Holidays and the somewhat ill-fated Mel Gibson dramedy The Beaver.

The Cecile B. DeMille award, named for its first recipient, will be presented to Foster at the Globes ceremony on Jan. 13.

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