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Jodie Foster to receive Cecil B. DeMille award at Golden Globes in January

Director and actor Jodie Foster attends a special

Director and actor Jodie Foster attends a special screening of her new movie, "The Beaver" at Walter Reade Theater in Manhattan. (May 4, 2011) Credit: AP

Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Jan. 13.

News of the award, for Foster's "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field," was announced Thursday morning at a press conference by Kristen Stewart and Simon Baker.

“Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of
success and will continue to do so in her career,” said Aida Takla-O’Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the Globes. “Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”

Foster, 49, a former Coppertone Girl in TV ads who went on to star in acclaimed films like "Taxi Driver," "The Silence of the Lambs" and her directorial debut "Little Man Tate" joins a long list of DeMille award-winners, including Bette Davis, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand.

Foster recently completed filming "Elysium," opposite Matt Damon with director Neil Blomkamp.

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