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The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2019 695 votes 116 voters 1.3k views18 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.