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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning has an impressive resume as a child actress. She's worked with Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington and Queen Latifah, among many others. Fanning first impressed audiences and critics with her portrayal of the daughter of a mentally retarded man in "I Am Sam." She's also starred in "War of the Worlds," "The Cat in the Hat," "Charlotte's Web" and "The Secret Life of Bees." Her younger sister, Elle Fanning, is also an actress.
Dakota Fanning has an impressive resume as a child actress. She's worked with Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington and Queen Latifah, among many others. Fanning first impressed audiences and critics with her portrayal of the daughter of a mentally retarded man in "I Am Sam." She's also starred in "War of the Worlds," "The Cat in the Hat," "Charlotte's Web" and "The Secret Life of Bees." Her younger sister, Elle Fanning, is also an actress. « Show less

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  • Q&A: Did 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' star Elizabeth Olsen say John Stamos tickled everyone in L.A.?

    Q&A: Did 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' star Elizabeth Olsen say John Stamos tickled everyone in L.A.?
    When she returned to school at NYU over the summer, nothing was different for “Martha Marcy May Marlene” star Elizabeth Olsen. Well, one thing was different. “There was one time when I had to miss class because I had to go to a...
  • An Olsen, not a twin, makes her mark in the movies

    An Olsen, not a twin, makes her mark in the movies
    "It's scary to go to acting school," Elizabeth Olsen admits. "You're always getting criticism — constructive criticism. It's never 'Good job.' Never. Your teacher will never tell you 'That was great.' And if they do, you know that's the only praise...
  • Q&A: Kristen Stewart of 'The Runaways'

    Q&A: Kristen Stewart of 'The Runaways'
    (originally published March 15, 2010) No, Kristen Stewart did not actually urinate on a guitar while playing Joan Jett in “The Runaways.” It just looks like it in the movie. She did, however, sing and play guitar, and she does a pretty...
  • Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective

    Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective
    Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography. One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...
  • Why did sweet Dakota Fanning want to do 'New Moon'? Scary red eyes!

    Why did sweet Dakota Fanning want to do 'New Moon'? Scary red eyes!
  • 'New Moon' shines for vampire leader

    The vampires of "New Moon" have named their leader. Jamie Campbell Bower has signed on to play Caius, leader of the Volturi vampire council. He'll be joined by Dakota Fanning -- whose vampire elder Jane brings judgment on the forbidden love between...
  • Review: 'Coraline'

    Review: 'Coraline'
    The third dimension comes of age with "Coraline." The first contemporary film in which the 3-D experience feels intrinsic to the story instead of a Godforsaken gimmick, "Coraline" is a remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely...
  • Dakota Fanning confirms 'New Moon' talks!

    Dakota Fanning confirms 'New Moon' talks!
  • 'The Runaways'

    'The Runaways'
    The problem with "The Runaways," a street-level snapshot of the creation of the groundbreaking '70s all-girl rock band, is that they went with the wrong girl. Instead of training the lens on the Runaways' artistic rebel who hung around and became legend,...
  • Fanning's turn as rape victim sparks alarm

    Fanning's turn as rape victim sparks alarm
    Consider this your early-warning Sundance Film Festival controversy alert: Cute little Dakota Fanning plays a precocious child sex-abuse and rape victim in Full Moon Films' upcoming "Hounddog." The issue: Fanning, who turns 13 next month, is reportedly...
  • Official: Dakota Fanning joins 'Twilight' sequel

    Official: Dakota Fanning joins 'Twilight' sequel