Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2014
In her first major film role, Dakota Fanning received Oscar buzz starring alongside Sean Penn in "I Am Sam" -- and she was 6. The TV miniseries "Taken" was her next major pre-10 role -- and she continued to get generally glowing reviews. Critical acclaim continues in projects such as "Hounddog," " The Secret Life of Bees," and "The Runaways," though she's now into teendom.