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Jodie Foster Quotes

But now I really don't want to work unless I really, really care about a project.

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

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.

I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.

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.

I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.

I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.

I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.

I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.

I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life.

I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age.

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.

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

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.