Oscar winner Jodie Foster (61) got down on her knees in Hollywood and was immortalized alongside many other stars in the film industry. On the famous cinema forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theater in the Californian film metropolis, she pressed both hands into the damp cement. To do this, she knelt in front of photographers and cheering spectators. Their foot prints were also immortalized. Foster stood barefoot and grinning in the gray mass. The honor took place as part of the ongoing “Turner Classic Movies” film festival.

Foster carved her name, the date and a heart into the cement. This kind of appreciation is a “crazy, absurd, wonderful thing,” said the actress in her acceptance speech. She recalled her childhood with four siblings in Hollywood, with bike rides in the hills and flowers in front of the house. Back then she would have visited the cinema forecourt and pressed her own hands into the prints of film stars. Foster said she was grateful that those around her believed she now deserved her own imprint in the cement. She also thanked her wife, actress Alexandra Hedison (54). Friday’s ceremony took place on the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary.

First Oscar nomination as a 13-year-old

Foster was once the prototypical Hollywood child star. She was already filming commercials as a three-year-old, and at the age of 13 she played an underage prostitute alongside Robert De Niro in “Taxi Driver”. This earned her the first of five Oscar nominations. In 1988 she played a rape victim in the film “Accused” and won the Oscar for best actress. The second trophy came for her role as young FBI agent Clarice Starling in the psychological thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” (1992). This year, Foster was nominated for her supporting role as a swimming coach in the biopic “Nyad.”

Since the late 1920s, hundreds of stars have been honored on the forecourt of the historic TCL cinema, including Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney and Robert de Niro. The square on Hollywood Boulevard attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year.