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Hollywood's super-brainiest actress and director, Jodie Foster seemed to have cut herself a large piece of nightmare pie with her adaptation of The Beaver. The tale of a middle-aged man experiencing complete collapse, life imitated art when its star Mel Gibson's life fell apart off screen. He didn't even have a glove puppet to fall back on. But if Foster was at all stressed when Empire caught up with her in Cannes, she was doing a darn good job of hiding it. "It's an extraordinary performance from an extraordinary artist", she told us, " and it deserves to be celebrated..."


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