But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.

-Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

In a weird way, that's the beauty of being an actor. You get to live out things that you're afraid of, and you get to say, 'Well, maybe I can get to the end of it and survive it intact and I can be the hero of my own story.' It's kind of a way of exorcising fear.

Jodie Foster
I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.
Jodie Foster

I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young.

Jodie Foster
I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
Jodie Foster

The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.

Jodie Foster
I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.
Jodie Foster

I do think it's true that anytime somebody comes to you and says, "I'd like to be in your film," it's never good to dismiss them or make fun of them, because if they're passionate and driven enough, they very well might find a way to be in your film.

Jodie Foster
Caitriona Balfe, who is Irish, is also in my movie. I asked her to play her Irish accent in the movie, but her own brogue is so faint that I had to keep pumping it up.
Jodie Foster

I don't find acting and directing schizophrenic in any way. I find it completely easy to move between the two.

Jodie Foster
I made, like, five movies while I was in college. I think they just weren't memorable movies. I've taken breaks as the years have gone on - I burn out every once in a while.