Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster will be honored at the Golden Globe Awards in January, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.
Foster, a one-time child star described by HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly as "one of a kind," will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Jan. 13, 2013.
"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart and TV's "The Mentalist" star Simon Baker made the announcement at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday morning.
"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," O'Reilly said. "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business."
Previous recipients of the award, given to those who have made an impact on the entertainment world, are Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino , Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Martin Scorsese, and Frank Sinatra.
Foster, 49, is a two-time Globes and Academy Award winner. She was honored with leading actress trophies at both ceremonies for 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs" and 1988's "The Accused," which she won in a three-way tie at the Globes with Sigourney Weaver for "Gorillas in the Mist" and Shirley MacLaine for "Madame Sousatzka."
Foster has appeared in more than 40 films. She began her career at 3 years old, starring in a Coppertone commercial, and went on to act in such movies as "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore,"Taxi Driver," "Nell," "The Brave One" and "Carnage." She also appeared in such TV shows as " Mayberry RFD" and " The Courtship of Eddie's Father."
Foster directed the films "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Her next role is as a government official in director Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi saga "Elysium" with Matt Damon.
The Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on NBC.