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Screen Legend with Longest Film Star Career Turns 97 Today

Danielle Darrieux turns 97: Darrieux has probably enjoyed the longest film star career in history (photo: Danielle Darrieux in ‘La Ronde’) Screen legend Danielle Darrieux is turning 97 today, May 1, 2014. In all likelihood, the Bordeaux-born (1917) Darrieux has enjoyed the longest "movie star" career ever: eight decades, from Wilhelm Thiele’s Le Bal (1931) to Denys Granier-Deferre’s The Wedding Cake / Pièce montée (2010). (Mickey Rooney has had a longer film career — nearly nine decades — but mostly as a supporting player in minor roles.) Absurdly, despite a prestigious career consisting of more than 100 movie roles, Danielle Darrieux — delightful in Club de femmes, superb in The Earrings of Madame De…, alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in 8 Women — has never won an Honorary Oscar. But then again, very few women have. At least, the French Academy did award her an Honorary César back in 1985; additionally, in 2002 Darrieux and her fellow 8 Women / 8 femmes co-stars shared Best Actress honors
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Five Things You Don't Know About Jodie Foster

Five Things You Don't Know About Jodie Foster
This Hollywood A-lister's moving and revealing speech at last night's Golden Globes turned out to be one of the most talked about moments of the show. Here are five things you probably don't know about actress/director/producer Jodie Foster.

1. Began her career at age 3 appearing in several commercials -- most notably for the sunblock company Coppertone -- and made her first credited TV appearance on The Doris Day Show in 1969.

Video: Stars React to Jodie Foster's Globes Speech

2. Has had a lifelong fear of cats after being attacked and briefly carried by a lion while filming on the set of Disney's Napoleon and Samantha in 1972.

3. Was cast as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs after Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the role.

Video: Kristen Stewart Announces Honor for Jodie Foster

4. Became fluent in French after graduating from a French-language prep school in Los Angeles. In college, she earned a B.A. degree
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Introducing... Jodie Foster

With the Cecil B. DeMiller tribute coming at the Golden Globes and her 50th birthday hitting this coming Monday, we're celebrating the one and only Jodie Foster.

Jodie Foster is one of only a tiny handful of full fledged child stars to become even more legendary as an adult movie star. She remains the modern era's gold standard for making the transition but who could've predicted it in 1972 when she made her first feature Napoleon & Samantha. She's not really the star (that'd be Johnny Whitaker as Napoleon) but the film had the foresight to open with her face and that distinctive voice. 

She gets the movie's very first shot and line. 

Ouch, I bumped my knee!

Auspicious beginnings! 

a totally docile animal actor. Johnny & Jodie climb all over this big cat, pull its tail, shove their hands in its mouthNapoleon, tells her to shush with a "who cares about your stupid knee?
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Oscars Myth Busting: Do presenters have a connection to the winner?

Oscars Myth Busting: Do presenters have a connection to the winner?
Put down those Pop Rocks and Diet Cokes. We’ve got some A-list myths to examine! Ahead of this Sunday’s Oscars, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most famous myths to rise out of the annual awards ceremony. Want to know if being nude will get you a Best Actress statue? Or if the Best Supporting Actress trophy is indeed a curse? You’re in luck – we’ll be investigating one Oscars-related urban legend each day this week. Today, we’ll see if we can bust the presenter-winner nepotism myth: Over the past 25 years, has everyone been as connected as,
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Jodie Foster: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Jodie Foster. She just premiered her new movie “The Beaver” in Cannes.

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Jodie Foster - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Beaver"

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Jodie Foster - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Beaver"

Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, producer as well as being a former child actress.

Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in
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Lion Mauling Left Foster Fearful Of Cats

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Jodie Foster has had a life-long fear of cats since she was almost mauled to death by a lion when she was eight years old.

The actress was a child star on the set of 1972 movie Napoleon And Samantha, when a big cat co-star lashed out at her.

Foster remembers, "I was walking ahead of him. He was on an invisible leash, some piano wire. He got sick of me being slow, picked my up and held me sideways and shook me like a doll.

"I was in shock and thought it was an earthquake. I turned around and saw the entire crew running off in the other direction.

"The trainer then said, 'Drop it' and he opened his mouth and dropped me."

Foster insists she had no problem returning to the set two weeks later and firmly believes the animal spared her life - but she admits the incident 36 years ago has left her wary of all kinds of felines.

The 45-year-old - who plays a phobic adventurer in new movie Nim's Castle - tells U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, "Now cats freak me out a little bit."

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