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Jodie Foster to receive Golden Globes honour

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MUMBAI: In recognition of her 40-year career as an actress, director and film producer, two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony next January, organiser Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has said.

Foster, who will join the likes of earlier winners like Lucille Ball, Barbara Streisand, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman and Judy Garland, will become the 2013 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award.

"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," HFPA president Aida Takla-O‘Reilly said in a statement. "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She‘s truly one of a kind," she added.

The 49-year old Foster began her career filming commercials at the age of three and won international fame with her role as a streetwise teen in Taxi Driver. Since then she has appeared in more than 40 films winning best actress Oscars for her role as a rape victim in The Accused and as the FBI agent in The Silence of The Lambs.

Foster also branched out into directing (Little Man Tate) and producing for both film and television through her production company Egg Pictures.

The veteran actress will be presented with her award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13.

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