Jan 14, 2013
Jodie Foster, 50, a Hollywood actor and director par excellence, was introduced on the grand stage by actor Robert Downey Jr. before Foster shouted, "I'm 50!"
From that point onward, the Golden Globes awards show was suddenly compelling and inspiring.
For nearly seven minutes, Foster addressed topics such as publicity, privacy, sexuality, stardom, loneliness and her 47 years in the entertainment industry.
The faces in the star-studded audience at the Golden Globes went from polite to uncomfortable to shocked to tearful to smiling. It was a lot for listeners to absorb from the notoriously private star.
The Jodie Foster speech at the Golden Globes put a spotlight on every famous face in the audience as it revealed Foster's personal thoughts and emotions.
The superstar concluded her speech by declaring, "Jodie Foster was here. I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply and to be not so very lonely."
It was a dangerously real moment in Hollywood, where not much is ever real. Jodie Foster had balls of steel and they proudly showed.