Dakota Fanning
Actress
Dakota Fanning
Hannah Dakota Fanning, known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam. As a child actress, she appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web. In 2006, Fanning began the transition to more adult roles with Hounddog and The Secret Life of Bees.
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Natalie Portman Channels Demi Moore's Famous Pregnancy Photo For The New Vanity Fair
Huffington Post - 27 days
Vanity Fair released the cover of its Hollywood Issue on Thursday, and at least one of the images inside the mag will look pretty familiar. Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Janelle Monae, Greta Gerwig and Dakota Johnson star on the cover shot by ― who else? ― Annie Leibovitz.  The group of “wonder women” is pictured in a bevy of red carpet-worthy gowns in metallic and pink hues. Inside the magazine, a pregnant Natalie Portman posed for a truly breathtaking image in little more than a sheet. It’s a clear nod to the iconic 1991 photograph of naked and pregnant Demi Moore, famously shot by Leibovitz for that year’s August issue of Vanity Fair. As noted by Vanity Fair itself, while “the reference is clear, the moment is Portman’s alone.” Indeed. Head to Vanity Fair to see more gorgeous images from the shoot and be sure to pick up your own copy when it hits newsstands Feb. 7. -- This feed an ...
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Dakota Fanning to star in new crime series for TNT
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Dakota Fanning stars as a headstrong secretary for police headquarters in New York in a new series for TNT called "The Alienist." 
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WATCH: Dakota Fanning, Ewan McGregor Talk Halloween Costumes, Knitting
ABC News - 4 months
The two actors star in the upcoming drama, "American Pastoral."
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Movie Review: American Pastoral...an Indictment of Marriage
Huffington Post - 4 months
It's about time. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you did not marry him or her? Ever listen to a snore next to you and wish you were alone? This film is for you. The perfect Miss America ...Jennifer Connelly, marries the champion high school athlete, Ewan Mac Gregor. They have a perfect blonde baby, Dakota Fanning, and have a perfect home in country. Well, the baby is not so perfect and has a stutter. The perfect Miss America has a breakdown and reveals she never wanted to marry, but wanted a career. And your stomach turns as you may recall moments in your life similar to Ewan Mac Gregor and Jennifer Connallys. This film is not a comedy. Connelly delivers a painfully accurate portrait of a wife on the brink. Mac Gregor is like the Salesman in Death of a Salesman, but without the struggle, only the tic toc precision of accomplishment.in a capitalistic society that worships financial gain and rising to the top . Money honey as his family disintegrates around him. Ma ...
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A Desperate Richard Gere Begs For Pills In Exclusive Clip From 'The Benefactor'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Richard Gere has turned in bravura work lately, playing a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind" and an unscrupulous hedge-fund magnate in "Arbitrage." From the looks of the first clip from 2016's "The Benefactor," exclusive to The Huffington Post, Gere has another bang-up performance around the corner. He plays Franny, a pill popper still addicted to the meds he took four years ago, after surviving a car crash that killed his two best friends. When his late friends' pregnant daughter arrives with her husband, Franny inserts himself into their lives in a misguided attempt to eradicate his distress. Co-starring Dakota Fanning, Theo James and Cheryl Hines, "The Benefactor" opens in theaters and on demand Jan. 15. Watch a scene below in which Franny attempts to secure more pills from the pharmacy he frequents. Let's just say things don't go his manic way. (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519348594&height=&width=100&sid= ...
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All The Book Adaptations You're Going To Want To See Next Year
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It’s looking like 2016 will not be the year the Salinger estate relents to a Catcher in the Rye adaptation, which is bad for the closet Caulfield devotees among us. There’s good news, too, though: so many great books are getting the on-screen treatment next year that it’s hard to pick just 20 to spotlight. We’ll assume you’re aware of the next installments of ongoing series like "Divergent" and "The Maze Runner"; here’s what else to look out for. “The BFG” based on the book by Roald Dahl Steven Spielberg morphs a beloved kids’ book into a movie starring Shakespearean stage actor Mark Rylance as the BFG, and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler. Ruby Barnhill will play Sophie, which is also the name of Dahl’s granddaughter. An earlier, lovely cartoon adaptation of the book might be tough to top. (July 1, 2016) “The Girl on the Train” based on the book by Paula Hawkins  Hawkins’ novel was hailed as the next Gone Girl, but without the now-famous “Cool Girl” rant or any ...
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‘Every Secret Thing,’ an Unsettling Story of When Babies Go Missing
NYTimes - almost 2 years
This movie stars Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald as teenagers who committed a crime as young girls, and who are suspected of being repeat offenders.
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Review: ‘Effie Gray’ Stars Dakota Fanning as a Rejected Wife
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Written by Emma Thompson, this movie looks into the Victorian art critic John Ruskin’s famously unconsummated marriage.
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Gyllenhaal is super ripped in 'Southpaw' trailer
USA Today - almost 2 years
Plus you can hear a snippet of Eminem's new song.        Related Stories Can you remember which animated movies these pop stars lent their voices to? Groot and Hodor had a rap battle and it went exactly as you'd imagine Watch: Dakota Fanning is a Victorian bride in exclusive 'Effie Gray' clip  
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'Night Moves' explores line between activism, terrorism
LATimes - over 2 years
Genre-busting Kelly Reichardt takes on psychological thrillers in her provocative new drama "Night Moves" starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and the breathtaking beauty of rural Oregon.
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Photos: Dakota Fanning Proves She Doesn't Need Makeup
ABC News - about 3 years
Celebrities go for the au natural look!     
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Dakota Fanning: 'Franny' Shoots in Philly Next Month!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Dakota Fanning dons a cute pair of sunglasses while taking a stroll with a gal pal during Paris Fashion Week on Monday (September 30) in Paris, France. Over the weekend, the 19-year-old actress was glowing red while attending the Night Moves premiere in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota Fanning It was recently announced that Dakota will start filming her upcoming film Franny, also starring Richard Gere, next month in Philadelphia. Franny centers on “a gregarious hedonist (Gere) who finds a renewed sense of purpose by desperately ingratiating himself into the lives of a young couple.”
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Dakota Fanning: 'Night Moves' Rio Film Festival Premiere!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Dakota Fanning rocks a red dress on the red carpet at the premiere of her film Night Moves on Saturday evening (September 28) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Earlier in the day, the 19-year-old actress attended an event for the 2013 Rio International Film Festival – the film is being presented as part of the festival. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota Fanning Night Moves will next be heading to the 2013 BFI London Film Festival in mid-October – be sure to look out for pics! FYI: Dakota is wearing am Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Broken English bracelet, and Cathy Waterman rings. 20+ pictures inside of Dakota Fanning premiering her film Night Moves at the 2013 Rio International Film Festival…
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Get Rooney Mara’s Smoldering Red Carpet Look
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
We loved Rooney Mara’s chic look at the Calvin Klein soiree held in New York on Thursday night to celebrate both the launch of their new fragrance DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein and their Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa’s 10th anniversary with the brand. OK! News: What Was In Drew Barrymore’s Beauty Bag At The Marc Jacobs NYFW Show? Rooney, who also happens to be the face of DOWNTOWN, donned a stunning black Calvin Klein dress with slicked back strands and stunning smoky eyes. Watch: Go Behind The Scenes of Rihanna’s New Fragrance Campaign To achieve the look her makeup artist dipped into several ck one color cosmetics products to complete the look. For the eyes, ck one powder eyeshadow in evolved, a lovely slate grey, did the trick, with a coat of ck one mascara in black. To keep lips simple to balance out the dramatic eye, ck one pure color lipstick in whatever, the perfect nude pink, was applied to her pout. OK! News: Copy Dakota Fanning’s Slick Top Knot ck one color, i ...
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Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Bay Area cinema lovers who survived the dry summer season of Hollywood blockbusters will find welcomed relief in this fall's Mill Valley Film Festival early next month (October 3-13). The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance. The intimate screening venues and informal special events enable movie-goers to rub shoulders with film greats and engage in post-screening conversations. At a press event in San Francisco on Tuesday, festival organizers announced that Ben Stiller, Dakota Fanning, Geoffrey Rush, Bruce Dern, Sean Penn and Andy Garcia will attend this year's festival, along with other actors, producers, directors and musicians. Opening night kicks off with Alexander Payne's (Sideways, The Descendents) anticipated black and white feature Nebraska, which garnered Bruce Dern best actor honors at the Cannes Fi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dakota Fanning
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 20
    In June 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Fanning and Kit Harington had replaced Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in the film, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details The set of primary recording began June 15 and will be held in Romania, Spain, and Germany.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2014
    Age 19
    In April 2014, it was announced that Fanning switched agencies again and is now represented by CAA.
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    In February 2014, she recorded a voice role for the animated movie Yellowbird.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2015, Every Secret Thing, based on the 2004 novel by Laura Lippman, co-starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Danielle Macdonald, Colin Donnell and Nate Parker was released in the U.S. Also in 2015, Koolhoven confirmed that Jack Roth joined the cast of the film Brimstone.
    She also appeared in the fashion week in New York in 2014 and at the opening ceremony of Fashion Week New York S/S 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. She attended Montessori School of Covington. Her mother, Heather Joy (née Arrington), played tennis professionally, and her father, Steven J. Fanning, played minor league baseball and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California. Her maternal grandfather is former American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is former ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Dakota is the older sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress. Fanning has English, French, German and Irish ancestry. She and her family are Southern Baptist.
  • 2013
    Age 18
    Fanning began dating British model Jamie Strachan in 2013.
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    In January 2013, she was cast as Beverly Aadland in the Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year in September, Fanning was cast as Olivia in Franny. In November, she was cast in Viena and the Fantomes as Viena; about a roadie traveling across America with a punk rock band in the 1980s. The film is set to be released in 2015.
  • 2012
    Age 17
    In August 2012, she signed to play the lead role of a wealthy financial eco-terrorist, Dena Brauer, who finances a plan, in a thriller film Night Moves opposite actors Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard.
    More Details Hide Details The film was to be directed by Kelly Reichardt. Night Moves tells the story of three Eco-terrorists who work at an organic farm and collaborate on a plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
    In January 2012, it was reported that Fanning signed to be represented by WME (William Morris-Endeavor), thus ending a decade-long association with Osbrink Talent Agency.
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  • 2011
    Age 16
    In the fall of 2011, Fanning played the starring role in Effie Gray, directed by Richard Laxton, written and co-starred by Emma Thompson, with Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi and Claudia Cardinale.
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    In 2011, she played Annie James in The Motel Life, which was released on November 8, 2013.
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    During the summer of 2011 she played Tessa in Now Is Good.
    More Details Hide Details Fanning also became the face of Marc Jacobs' Oh, Lola! perfume campaign, but the ad was banned in the UK as the Advertising Standards Authority judged that "the ad could be seen to sexualize a child."
    In June 2011, Fanning graduated from Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California, where she participated on the varsity spirit cheerleading squad and was voted homecoming queen.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2011, she has attended New York University.
    Then from the end of the year until early 2011, Fanning filmed Breaking Dawn, reprising the role of Jane.
    More Details Hide Details Fanning's voice was heard in Rise, a documentary film commissioned by U.S. Figure Skating to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the crash of Sabena Flight 548 which resulted in the loss of the entire American team and subsequent cancellation of the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships. She read a poem written by U.S. national champion Laurence Owen (who died in the crash) that was said to be an eerie premonition of the afterlife. So far the Twilight has a revenue of more than $1 billion in total which makes it one of the most successful franchises in history.
  • 2010
    Age 15
    In 2010, she starred in the film The Runaways, alongside Kristen Stewart, Stella Maeve, and Scout Taylor-Compton, where she played Cherie Currie, the lead singer of the band.
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  • 2009
    Age 14
    On In March 2009, she was ranked number three on the list of Forbes Most Valuable Young Stars after having earned an estimated $14 million.
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    Although the focus of Fanning's career is acting, she also has fashion-related jobs. Her debut in modeling came in 2009 when she made the cover of various magazines like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others.
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  • 2008
    Age 13
    In March 2008, upon the original creation of the film adaptation Dakota and Elle Fanning were cast to play Kate and Anna respectively in the film My Sister's Keeper.
    More Details Hide Details However, when Dakota heard that she would be required to shave her head for the role, she dropped out of the film as then did Elle. The two sisters were replaced; Abigail Breslin took on the lead role as Anna Fitzgerald, and Sofia Vassilieva was cast as Kate Fitzgerald. Fanning played Jane, a member of the Volturi Guard, in New Moon and reprised the role in Eclipse, based on novels by Stephenie Meyer. New Moon was released on November 20, 2009, and Eclipse was released on the following June.
    In January 2008, Fanning began filming the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
    More Details Hide Details Set in South Carolina in 1964, the story centers on Lily Owens (Fanning), who escapes her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father by running away with her caregiver and only friend (played by Jennifer Hudson) to a South Carolina town where they are taken in by an eccentric trio of beekeeping sisters (played by Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, and Alicia Keys). Her films Coraline and Push were released on the same day, February 6, 2009.
  • 2007
    Age 12
    In the spring of 2007, she filmed Fragments – Winged Creatures alongside Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce, Josh Hutcherson, and Academy Award winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson.
    More Details Hide Details She plays Anne Hagen, a girl who witnesses her father's murder and who turns to religion in the aftermath. In July, Fanning appeared on a short film titled Cutlass, one of Glamour's "Reel Moments" based on readers' personal essays. Cutlass was directed by Kate Hudson. From September to the end of the year, Fanning filmed Push, which centers on a group of young American expatriates with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities who hide from the Division (a U.S. government agency) in Hong Kong and band together to try to escape the control of the division. Fanning played Cassie Holmes, a 13-year-old psychic.
  • 2006
    Age 11
    In the same year, at the age of twelve, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming the youngest member in the Academy's history. Later that year, she was ranked 4th in Forbes list of "Top Earning Stars Aged Under 21", having earned an estimated $4 million in 2006.
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    During the summer of 2006, Fanning worked on the film Hounddog, described in press reports as a "dark story of abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South."
    More Details Hide Details Fanning's parents have been criticized for allowing her to film a scene in which her character is raped. However, Fanning defended the film by saying to Reuters, "It's not really happening. It's a movie, and it's called acting." Although the film was a failure both at the box office and with critics, Fanning's performance was praised by Roger Ebert, who compared her to Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 10
    Fanning moved straight to another film without a break: Charlotte's Web, which she finished filming in May 2005 in Australia, and premiered on December 15, 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 9
    Fanning completed filming on Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (opposite Kurt Russell) in late October 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Kris Kristofferson, who plays her character's grandfather in the film, said that she is like Bette Davis reincarnated. While promoting her role in Dreamer, Fanning became a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA at a special ceremony, which was followed by a screening of the film for members of the Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley Council. Fanning then went on to star in War of the Worlds, starring alongside Tom Cruise. Released in reverse order (War in June 2005 and Dreamer in the following October), both films were a critical success. War director Steven Spielberg praised "how quickly she understands the situation in a sequence, how quickly she sizes it up, measures it up and how she would really react in a real situation."
    In 2004, Fanning appeared in Man on Fire as Pita, a nine-year-old who wins over the heart of a retired mercenary (Denzel Washington) hired to protect her from kidnappers.
    More Details Hide Details Roger Ebert wrote that Fanning "is a pro at only ten years old, and creates a heart-winning character." Hide and Seek was her first release in 2005, opposite Robert De Niro. The film was generally panned, and critic Chuck Wilson called it "a fascinating meeting of equals – if the child star Fanning challenged the master Niro to a game of stare-down, the legend might very well blink first." Fanning voiced Lilo (succeeding Daveigh Chase) in the direct-to-video film Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. She also had a small part in the Rodrigo García film Nine Lives (released in October 2005), in which she shared an unbroken nine-minute scene with actress Glenn Close, who had her own praise for Fanning: "She's definitely an old soul. She's one of those gifted people that come along every now and then." Fanning also recorded voice work for Coraline during this time.
    In 2004, she made an appearance on season ten of the television series Friends, playing the role of Mackenzie, a young girl who is moving out of the house Monica and Chandler are buying.
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  • 2002
    Age 7
    In 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison "Allie" Clarke/Keys in the science fiction miniseries Taken.
    More Details Hide Details By this time, she had received positive notices by several film critics, including Tom Shales of The Washington Post, who wrote that Fanning "has the perfect sort of otherworldly look about her, an enchanting young actress called upon... to carry a great weight." In the same year, Fanning appeared in three films: as a kidnap victim who proves to be more than her abductors bargained for in Trapped, as the young version of Reese Witherspoon's character in Sweet Home Alabama, and as Katie in the movie Hansel and Gretel. A year later, she starred in two prominent films: playing the uptight child to an immature nanny played by Brittany Murphy in Uptown Girls, and as Sally in The Cat in the Hat. In addition, Fanning did voice-over work for four animated projects during this period, including voicing Satsuki in Disney's English language release of My Neighbor Totoro, a little girl in the Fox series Family Guy, and a young Wonder Woman in the episode "Kids Stuff" from Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited.
  • 2001
    Age 6
    In 2001, Fanning was chosen to star opposite Sean Penn in the movie I Am Sam, the story of a mentally challenged man who fights for the custody of his daughter (played by Fanning).
    More Details Hide Details Her role in the film made Fanning the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, being seven years of age at the time. She also won the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance.
  • 1999
    Age 4
    When Fanning was a small child, she was an actress at the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia, starring in small plays, then in 1999, Fanning began acting at the age of five after appearing on a Tide commercial.
    More Details Hide Details Her first significant acting job was a guest role in the NBC prime-time drama ER, which remains one of her favorite roles Fanning subsequently had several guest roles on television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, and Spin City. She also portrayed the title characters of Ally McBeal and The Ellen Show as young girls.
  • 1994
    Born
    Born on February 23, 1994.
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