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A lifetime honour for Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster in her latest role in Carnage (2011).

Jodie Foster in her latest role in Carnage (2011).

Double-Oscar winner Jodie Foster will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony in January, recognising her 40-year career as an actress, director and film producer, organisers said.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the annual Golden Globe awards, said Foster will join the likes of past winners Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman and Judy Garland, and become the 2013 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award.

Foster, 49, began her career filming commercials at the age of three and won international fame with her role as a streetwise teen in the 1976 film Taxi Driver.

She has since appeared in more than 40 films, winning Oscars for her role as a rape victim in The Accused and as the FBI agent in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Foster will be presented with her award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, where the HFPA will also announce its picks for the best films and performances of 2012.

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