Jodie Foster to receive lifetime achievement award at 2013 Golden Globes
At 50, the 'Silence Of The Lambs' star will be the fourth youngest recipient of the honour
The announcement was made at a press conference in LA yesterday (November 1) by Kristen Stewart, who appeared alongside Foster in 2002's Panic Room, and The Mentalist star Simon Baker.
Foster, who turns 50 on November 19, will be the fourth youngest recipient of the honour. Precious winners include Judy Garland, Steven Spielberg, Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro and Barbra Streisand. Last year's award was given to Morgan Freeman.
Foster has already won two Golden Globes, both for Best Actress in Motion Picture - Drama, which she received for her performances in 1988's The Accused and 1991's The Silence Of The Lambs. Over the years, she has notched up another five nominations, most recently for last year's Carnage.
Foster began acting in TV adverts at the age of three and made her first film appearance five years later. She has now appeared in over 40 movies, including Taxi Driver, Contact and Flightplan, and branched out into directing with 1991's Little Man Tate and 2011's The Beaver.
Foster will collect her award at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, which take place at LA's Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13. Her next movie appearance will come in Elysium, a sci-fi thriller co-starring Matt Damon due for release next August.