Thesp is the youngest actor to earn honor since Charlton Heston in 1967
Foster, selected by the HFPA board of directors, will be honored for her impact on the world of entertainment and is the youngest to earn the honor since Charlton Heston in 1967.
As an actress, Foster has been nominated for seven Golden Globes (including last year’s “Carnage”) and won twice, for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”
Recent DeMille honorees are Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Simon Baker and Kristen Stewart announced the selection at a morning event Thursday at the Beverly Hilton.