4:28 PM, December 2nd, 2011

Jodie Foster’s dad tried to sell low-cost homes made out of shipping containers on Craigslist.

And it all turned out to be a scheme. Foster is now being charged with 25 counts of grand theft and 10 counts of contracting without a license. 

Foster, who uses a walker, made for one strange defense attorney. He thanked each of his accusers after they testified. On one occasion, he commended a woman for being “truthful and honest and straightforward” after she lambasted him in court. In another instance, he applauded a man “for showing up.” To another, he asked: “You still want the house?”

2:30 PM, May 11th, 2011

Thirteen-year-old Jodie Foster and 32-year-old Robert DeNiro at a press conference for Taxi Driver, which nabbed the Palme d’Or for 1976 at Cannes.

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