I expected more polish from her speech. She seemed psychotic. "I'M FIFTY! I'M FIFFFFFTYEEEEEE!" She also seemed incredibly angry. Look hon, you didn't HAVE to stay in show biz!
Is Jodie Foster deranged?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/05/2013|
No, she's not.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/14/2013|
I've been working in this business for years and there's no way you can do that and not be as nutty as a fruitcake.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/14/2013|
Hathaway should be thanking her freaking stars that she wasn't the nuttiest, most self-absorbed actress on stage last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/14/2013|
She's great loOking for fifty
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/14/2013|
Oh like hell fanboi r4, she looked awful, especially with that ridiculously unflattering haircut that emphasized her square jaw.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/14/2013|
I actually Googled this question by putting together "Jodie Foster deranged"--because that's exactly the word for her recent pronouncements on stage and in print. Look, nobody can deny she's a brilliant actress (see her fairly recent effort in "Carnage"). But what I perceive is a person who has mentally or emotionally gone off the rails and is now lacking the focus and self-discipline to string together coherent and well-considered paragraphs. I sense she may have a really serious problem because that performance the other night was really problematic on multiple levels. Why was it so structurally and conceptually disordered? You don't graduate from an Ivy in that condition; something is sadly off the hook and it troubles me, because I've liked her for over 30 years. I hope there aren't any tragic headlines in her future.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/15/2013|
I agree that was a terrible hairstyle on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/15/2013|
At least she hasn't gotten fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/15/2013|
A little drinky or five + spotlight nervousness + vulnerability/anxiety about setting herself up to be judged by a small audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/15/2013|
A while ago someone predicted Jodie will go loopy when her all controlling mother is gone. Well the mother is mentally gone and Jodie seems on her way to loopdom plus friends like Mel and RDJ can't help.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/15/2013|
She has never been happy in her life. Not even for one day. That's my guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/15/2013|
Everyone kind of assumes she dumped her ex for another woman, but maybe her ex was the one doing the dumping. Did you not see how miserable her ex looked Sunday night?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/15/2013|
I think she was very nervous, excited, and a little bit buzzed. That's why she was so erratic.
I loved it. It was lovely, fascinating, cringe-worthy, uncomfortable, poignant, crazy, and beautiful all at the same time. Like life. It was "real" for lack of a better term.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/15/2013|
What's the deal with her and her mom? I don't know a thing about their relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/15/2013|
Agree with R9 and R13. People are so used to fake plastic people reading teleprompters that they are confused and disturbed by anything nonplastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/15/2013|
"I expected more polish from her speech. She seemed psychotic. "I'M FIFTY! I'M FIFFFFFTYEEEEEE!" She also seemed incredibly angry. Look hon, you didn't HAVE to stay in show biz!"
You sound fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/15/2013|
R14, my aunt's friend who was a stylist to all the coke whores in Hollywood said that Jodie's mom used to sodomize her with sewing implements, bind her hands and feet and then hoist her up to hang two stories above the ground out in their barn. The mother would play hymns and acid jazz on the spinet while her little girl was locked in a box.
Jodie subsisted on over-ripe bananas and crayons for the first ten years of her life!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/15/2013|
It's not just her speech. Take, for example, the article she wrote on Kristen Stewart's "behalf". It was illogical and not even preaching to the right crowd. And she doesn't write like she's a genius, which wouldn't be a big deal if she weren't hyped as one.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/15/2013|
But you'd take dolls, too, if you had to be up at 5 AM and, "Sparkle, Jodie, sparkle!"
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/15/2013|
[quote][R14], my aunt's friend who was a stylist to all the coke whores in Hollywood said that Jodie's mom used to sodomize her with sewing implements, bind her hands and feet and then hoist her up to hang two stories above the ground out in their barn. The mother would play hymns and acid jazz on the spinet while her little girl was locked in a box.
Jodie subsisted on over-ripe bananas and crayons for the first ten years of her life!
TEN years? That's not possible, so I can't find you credible.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/15/2013|
She's like so many. Not as smart as she thinks, surrounded all her life by yes-people. Entitled. Spoiled. Insulated. Smug and arrogant.
Not only does she come across as completely unappealing as a person, but her performances since SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - and some even before that - have been forced, unnatural, fake and wrong-headedly mannered.
There's really nothing left for her. She's now just a "look at me don't look at me" cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/15/2013|
She seemed fine to me.
Are none of you familiar with Molly Shannon's SNL Character Sally O'Mally? "I'm Fifty! I can stretch! Kick! And Stretch!"
I thought her speech was very well done. Poignant without seeming self-important. And after the career she has had, out of anybody else in that room, she has every right to come off self-important. What other actor could possibly receive a lifetime achievement award at 50?
She seems like a real person, flaws and all. Her sons appear to adore her. She doesn't seek out celebrity. And she's a great actress.
You people are just overly critical for no good reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/15/2013|
She made more sense when she played Nell.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/15/2013|
Look, it's terrible, I know, but weakness really, really bugs me, to the point that if there is a wounded bird on the sidewalk, I look at it and I go: 'I think I'll just kick it.'
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/15/2013|
She seems very brittle.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/15/2013|
R6 aka Nelson, I think you're a friend of mine. We were discussing French smut on FaceBook recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/15/2013|
In one interview of late she said she wanted to kick a wounded bird just because it was down on its luck. She's horrible. Anyone know the interview I'm talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/15/2013|
Thanks R24, I didn't see your post. Who says that about a wounded bird? Psychopath
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/15/2013|
I agree R13, and R25, I dunno...I feel like she's tough as nails. But maybe that's just cuz I know she's a lesbo. Me? Hell, I'm so fragile I break...just like a little girl.
Damn, what's that line from?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/15/2013|
Yes, she is deranged just like her BFF Mel. Cuckoos of a feather...
Apparently, Pat Kingsley was publicist to the insane: Cruise, Foster et al.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/15/2013|
When she was 18 she was stalked by a guy who later, when she was 19, shot the President of The United States to impress her. The guy actually slipped her love notes under her dorm room door.
Give her a fucking break.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/15/2013|
R27, yes, I read that interview, it was creepy as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/15/2013|
I thought it was a crazy speech also, but I wasn't about to write that on the facebook status updates that went immediately on the defensive making sure everyone knew that Jody was a saint for not coming out in a batshit crazy, rambling, totally cryptic acceptance speech that illuminated absolutely nothing.
I like it when people actually have the balls or in this case, ovaries, to say the words to the effect of "I'm a lesbian. What? What? What you gonna do about that Hollywood? You gonna take back this award? Huh? Bite me. Jody out. "
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/15/2013|
I've noticed jodie has a way of overdoing it on the figurative langugage. Like the bird comment. I doubt she'd literally kick a bird it's just her way of trying to communicate that she hates the weaknesses within herself without actually saying it. It's why so much of what she says sounds so cryptic and it's why she can't be a writer even though she wanted to.
I agree that some of it was awkward but it was very emotional and kind of awesome overall. Though like all of us she's probably got issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/15/2013|
A Jodie fun fact: the only time she did a play (for her gf tina Landau) a second crazed stalker sat in the audience ready to shoot her dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/15/2013|
"breaks just like a little girl" is from a wonderful Bob Dylan song
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/15/2013|
The last time Jodie must have watched SNL was 1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/15/2013|
Two of her jokes were insensitive.
She started off her speech rambling about how she maybe should have used her 'walker' since she's 50 now. Needing to use a walker for those who lack strength and are unsteady on their feet and cannot walk without a walker due to weakness or illness is not funny.
Earlier in the evening in a brief exchange on the red carpet, she mentioned being 'brain damaged' trying to be funny. That certainly is not funny either.
I agree that she seems brittle in her speech, and rather deranged.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/15/2013|
She sounded like she was having a manic episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/15/2013|
R34, no she was literally stalking about seeing a bird with broken wing or something and wanting to stomp it to death because its weakness revolted her.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/15/2013|
The speech seemed like a plea to others to please help her escape her loneliness.
The very last sentence of her speech was asking people and the universe to somehow assauge her deep loneliness.
Saying that in that moment was a bit over the top and odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/15/2013|
R38, you are such a precious wallflower.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/15/2013|
And I liked Jodie's hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/15/2013|
Three things are making me go "What? Whaaaat?" R35, R38, R40.
and R40, please tell me you're trolling.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/15/2013|
Her BFF, former lover, and co-parent of her sons, Cydney Bernard, has the same pointed nose that Jodie has.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/15/2013|
The cold hard truth is people in show business don't get much privacy--and while we may think to the contrary--they don't deserve much privacy. That's the trade-off for a life of privilege, fame and money. It sucks, but Jodie Foster and others have to fight, or at least, work to protect their privacy. But in the end, they don't deserve all that much privacy and shouldn't expect it.
Again, it sucks, but that's the way it is. Besides, gossip has been around since of time. Jodie is in a business where gossip, specualtion and just plain human interest is the mainstay of the entertainment business.
If you're going to be an actor and ultimately, a movie star, you're not going to have much privacy. If you want to be actor and still maintain your privacy, go work in the theatre. You'll have relative privacy there, and--less fame, less money--but a whole lot more privacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/15/2013|
There was no need for her to be so overly dramatic with her words and sentences.
"CHANGE....it's good." uh, ok.
Some of it seemed like she was performing, instead of speaking from the heart in real words.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/15/2013|
Those special awards such as Jodie received are often so lame.
If the viewing audience were asked who to honor with a special award, Jodie Foster would never even have come to mind.
It was only a very small group of men (who Jodie referred to in her speech) who chose Jodie for the special award.
So for Jodie to go so overboard with an odd speech was unnecessary and a bit lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/15/2013|
Why didn't she just basically say thank you and I appreciate the honor/award.
That would have been sufficient.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/15/2013|
She seemed to be hung up on being considered a 'has been' after being honored with this special award at age 50 hence the referencing by her in saying 'who knows if I'll be around' and talking about how things will now be changing and worrying about what kind of mark she will be able to make going forward.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/15/2013|
OP, I think you are a on the fringe here, why don't you tone it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/15/2013|
Why did she say she's single?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/16/2013|
Why do we need another Jodie Foster coming out thread ?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/16/2013|
She's been performing her entire life. She may have no idea who she really is.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/16/2013|
Spelling her name as "Jody" is the new loser/looser on the internet.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/16/2013|
I'm going to start calling her "Jo Dee," because after all her mother went by "Brandi."
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/16/2013|
R52, she is no longer with Cydney Bernard.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/16/2013|
She said "maybe later at ....'s house"
Whose house was she talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/16/2013|
She was dating that lady from "Wings"? Weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/16/2013|
No it was "maybe later at Trader Vic's boys and girls."
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/16/2013|
She was drunk, honey.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/16/2013|
She had to "fight" for privacy? No she didn't. They've kept her secret for thirty years even though "everybody I ever met" knew. She's the very definition of coward. And how lame to get up and try to justify it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/03/2013|
You bumped this old ass thread just to post an old ass picture nobody gives a shit about? Moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/03/2013|
First of all, it's not an old ass thread. Secondly, you are not the world R64, so you can't say that nobody gives a shit.
Zip your nasty little mouth!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/03/2013|
Jodie (at the 40-second mark):
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/03/2013|
[quote]And she doesn't write like she's a genius, which wouldn't be a big deal if she weren't hyped as one.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/03/2013|
There was a shot of some people way up in rafters that she referred to- were those her siblings? Including her estranged brother?
Then she told an interviewer, regarding Mel at her table, "He's someone I love". Kinda snarky.
Maybe her sibs have to make nice-nice if they want to be in the will?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/05/2013|