Date: 5th November 2012
Jodie Foster is to receive the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes next year.
Organisers said the Oscar-winner would be honoured for her 40-year career as an actress, director and film producer.
"Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business," said the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
She will be presented with the award at a ceremony on 13 January.
"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly said in a statement.
"She's truly one of a kind."
Foster, 49, began her career in television commercials at the age of three and by the age of 10, had appeared in a string of TV shows.
She found international fame in 1976 for her Oscar-nominated performance as teenage prostitute Iris in Taxi Driver (1976), and roles as Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and the lead in Freaky Friday.
Source: Press Release