Jodie Foster Will Be Honored With a Hand and Footprint Ceremony During the 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival

current portrait of actress Jodie Foster. She is wearing a white blouse, slightly unbuttoned at top, and is seated with a comfortable and confident pose.
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Actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster will join the ranks of other Hollywood icons who have left their handprints and footprints in cement in the “Forecourt of the Stars” at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman’s Chinese Theatre) in a ceremony taking place as part of the 15th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 19, 2024.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991), which earned Foster a Best Actress Oscar, will also play during the festival, with a special introduction by the star.

“The truth is Jodie Foster deserves a hand and footprint ceremony solely for her work in 1976 alone — films she made when she was 13 years old — Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone, Freaky Friday and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. You could see her range already,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM primetime anchor and official host of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, in a statement.

extreme closeup of actress Jodie Foster as FBI Agent Clarice Starling in the 1991 movie "The Silence of the Lambs"

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Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs. Foster will introduce a screening of the film at the 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival.


Mankiewicz continued: “Nearly 50 years later, we have an answer to this question: ‘What is a Jodie Foster character?’ The answer is: There is nothing she can’t play. If you want evidence of that, just look at the two movies she’s won Oscars for — a rigid, but dogged FBI agent in The Silence of the Lambs and a self-assured free spirit who summons the strength to seek justice in The Accused. To make it even more impressive, she’s also an accomplished filmmaker, directing for television and film, including a movie I watch every Thanksgiving — Home for the Holidays from 1995.”

This marks the 11th hand-and-footprint ceremony that has taken place at the Chinese Theatre’s Forecourt of the Stars as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

In 2011, Peter O’Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, Jane Fonda in 2013, Jerry Lewis in 2014, Christopher Plummer in 2015, Francis Ford Coppola in 2016, Carl and Rob Reiner in 2017, Cicely Tyson in 2018, Billy Crystal in 2019 and Lily Tomlin in 2022.

The 15th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival takes place Thursday, April 18-Sunday, April 21, 2024.