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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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  • Video: Dakota Fanning Stars in Emma Thompson Scripted 'Effie Gray' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON - Dakota Fanning starrer "Effie Gray," which is the first original screenplay written by Emma Thompson, world premieres on Oct. 5 in London, and opens in the U.K. on Oct. 10 through Metrodome Distribution. Variety has been given an exclusive clip...
  • Another adventurous program awaits at Palm Springs film festival

    Another adventurous program awaits at Palm Springs film festival
    The fastest-selling screening at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival requires a solemn vow — the Secret Screening. It's a film presentation so secret that audience members are asked to sign a promise that they won't talk about the...
  • Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds expecting first child

    Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds expecting first child
    Former "Gossip Girl" and fashionista Blake Lively is expecting her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds, she announced Monday on her blog. Lively has said she hopes to have a large family. [People] Dakota Fanning jumped on the fringe trend on Sunday...
  • Theo James, Eric Bana and Jack Reynor Join Rooney Mara in 'Secret Scripture' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Eric Bana, Theo James and Jack Reynor are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan's adaptation of Sebastian Barry's "The Secret Scripture." Pic also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons and revolves around a woman's extended stay at a...
  • Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity

    Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity
    Ben Stocker is a tenor saxophonist from Hollywood, this weekend playing at Books and Books in Coral Gables, one of his last South Florida gigs before he heads off to college and, with hard work and perseverance, a career as a musician. He hopes he’s...
  • Dakota Fanning Joins Ewan McGregor in 'American Pastoral'

    Dakota Fanning has been cast opposite Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly in Lakeshore Entertainment's "American Pastoral." The film, directed by Philip Noyce, is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Philip Roth. Fanning will play the role of...
  • Only one of the 'Very Good Girls' is good

    Only one of the 'Very Good Girls' is good
    *1/2 (out of four)   The coming-of-age drama “Very Good Girls” actually starts out quite promisingly: Recent high school grads Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen) pause at the beach, determining if one or both will follow...
  • Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood

    Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
    This post has been updated. See correction below. In the trailer for the current Screen Gems movie "Think Like a Man Too," actor Kevin Hart is shown dancing in his underwear and socks, sliding across the marble floor of the opulent Constantine villa...
  • Reel Critics: Devil music without the edge

    The lyrics of Don McLean's "American Pie" ask, "Do you believe in rock and roll? Can music save your mortal soul?" The faith-based producers of "The Identical" try to answer that question in the schmaltzy affirmative. The screenplay cooks up a main...
  • Nevada's Tesla tax package could slash funds for state's film program

    Nevada's Tesla tax package could slash funds for state's film program
    Tesla Motors may put the skids on Nevada's fledgling film program. At least that's the fear among film industry supporters who are unhappy about a plan to finance a generous tax package for Tesla, partly at the expense of funds for film and TV...
  • Specialized box office: Late summer hits and misses

    As the eye-popping blockbusters of summer gradually give way to the prestige pictures and awards-season hopefuls of fall and winter, there comes an annual fallow period at the multiplex. Last week saw only two new movies in wide release ("As Above, So...