Yes, it's true...I have met Jodie Foster. Her speech tonight at the Golden Globes (except for that weird sound glitch) was heartfelt and honest, and from my perspective I agree with the content of it 100%..!!
Cut to my second job upon arriving in Los Angeles, CA. I worked for the now defunct Orion Pictures in the mail room. Jodie had her production company there at the time Egg Pictures.
Well she had just directed and starred in her first film via the truly independent movie making machine "Little Man Tate" about a child prodigy. The whole company got invited to the premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
It was a great afternoon! Jodie graciously introduced the film and the supporting cast members and the party in the lot adjacent was truly amazing.
Cut to a few days later...while delivering the mail, I saw Ms. Foster speaking with her assistant at the desk outside her office.
Although the film was formulaic (Hey, what isn't?!) It still was a lovely valentine to humanity with Jodie's personal experience blended in as a child prodigy in her own right.
Me (to Jodie): "I really liked "Little Man Tate".
Jodie: "Please, tell me what you liked about it"
Me: "It was a film of honest moments and humanity"
Jodie: "Thank you for taking the time to tell me that".
Jodie you are the best, I have always loved your honesty, your truth and your class.
Here is a clip from my favorite Foster Academy Award Winner (for her as well) "The Silence of the Lambs"