Jodie Foster to receive degree from AFI
Veteran actor-filmmaker Jodie Foster will be conferred with an honorary degree from the American Film Institute (AFI). The 55-year-old actor will receive AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa, along with fellow Academy Award-winner, production designer Dean Tavoularis, 85.
The duo will be recognized for their contributions to cinema during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 11, a statement on the institute's website read. A two-time Academy Award winner for acting, Foster has starred in films such as 'Silence of the Lambs', 'Taxi Driver', 'The Accused', among others.
She went on to take up directing with her debut 'Little Man Tate' in 1991, in which she also featured. Tavoularis is the longtime collaborator of Francis Ford Coppola.Foster and Tavoularis join the group of distinguished past recipients.