Fictional Characters

The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked 

Ranker Film
421 votes 95 voters 18 items

This list contains information on the best characters played by Jodie Foster ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Jodie Foster characters come in many forms. Some compelling Foster roles personify intensity while other iconic Foster characters are cool, calm, and collected. A few great Jodie Foster characters are even action stars.

Which Jodie Foster roles are the best? Clarice Starling has to be near the top of the list. As a novice FBI agent hunting down a serial killer, Starling found an unlikely ally in the convicted cannibal Hannibal Lecter. Foster even took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in The Silence of the Lambs. Foster also received critical acclaim for her performance as the young prostitute, Iris, in Taxi Driver.

Jodie Foster has directed herself in several films including Little Man Tate (Dede Tate) and The Beaver (Meredith Black). Other great characters played by Jodie Foster include Meg Altman in Panic Room and Sarah Tobias in The Accused.

Which Jodie Foster role is your favorite? Give the best characters a thumbs up and please add any great Jodie Foster performances we may have missed.

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Clarice Starling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Silence! The Musical
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Sarah Tobias is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
The Accused
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Iris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Taxi Driver
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Dr. Eleanor Ann "El... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Dr. Eleanor Ann "Ellie" Arroway
Contact
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Meg Altman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Panic Room
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Erica Bain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
The Brave One
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Kyle Pratt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Flightplan
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Dede Tate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Little Man Tate
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Alexandra Rover is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Nim's Island
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Anna Leonowens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Anna and the King
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Nell Kellty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Kari Castanza added
Nell
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Annabel Andrews is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

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Rynn The little girl who... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Dee-D303 added Rynn The little girl who lived down the lane
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Madeleine White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Inside Man
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Penelope Longstreet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Penelope Longstreet
Carnage
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Defense Secretary Delaco... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
Defense Secretary Delacourt
Elysium
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Sister Assumpta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
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Meredith Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked
The Beaver