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TCM Classic Film Festival Hand and Footprint Ceremony honoring Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster Posing For The Many Photographers

Jodie Foster had her handprints and footprints enshrined in concrete at the TCL Chinese Theatre and then appeared at a screening of her film The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

By Judy Shields

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 04/23/2024

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) honored iconic actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood during the 15th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 19. The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which Foster earned an Academy Award® and BAFTA Award for Best Actress, will also play during the Festival with a special introduction by Foster.

“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 the TCM Classic Film Festival. “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 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.

What an amazing celebration…beautiful weather, beautiful people, lots of friends of Jodie Foster, many fans and photographers too.  TCM really knows how to throw a party and it’s about time Jodie Foster got her hands and feet put into cement for the world to come and see along with all the others from so many years before.  Congratulations to a talented and beautiful actress and a wonderful person, as Jamie Lee Curtis shared with us all that day.  It was so cool to hear that Jodie gets dressed up as Mary for Christmas, loves holidays, loves sports and her family and friends.  I truly love how Jodie has stayed her precious self after growing up in the world of Hollywood and movies as child actor, that’s an honor to bestow in itself! She has entertained us all throughout the years and we love her on her latest show True Detectives.  Another awesome note that Jamie Lee shared with us was that on this day, April 19th Jodie and her spouse Alexandra Hedison were married 10 years ago!  Happy 10th wedding anniversary to the beautiful and loving couple.

Here is a video I put together of that day. Enjoy:

Here are some photos the The Hollywood Times took of the ceremony:

About the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®

Since 1927, The TCL Chinese Theatre has been the home of the most important, star powered red carpet movie premieres and special events, where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest talents have come to watch their movies.  The most famous movie theatre on the globe is world-renowned for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt, and numerous stars from all eras of Hollywood. In 2013, the main theatre was relaunched as the world’s largest IMAX® theatre.

About the 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival

Movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the 15th edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2024 Festival took place Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21, 2023. Over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events, and more.

TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, alongside Jacqueline Stewart, Dave Karger, Alicia Malone, and Eddie Muller.

The Festival’s official hotel and central gathering point will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for Festival attendees. Screenings and events during the Festival will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, and the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. For the latest news and information, follow us on social at #TCMFF.

This year’s theme is “Most Wanted: Crime and Justice in Film,” inviting the usual suspects to the big movie house for a lineup of films that not only bring the heat but reflect and inspire new ways of thinking about what defines true justice, straight down the line.