Elle Fanning
Child film and television actress, sister of Dakota Fanning
Elle Fanning
Mary Elle Fanning, credited as Elle Fanning, is an American actress and singer. Elle Fanning currently stars in the movie We Bought a Zoo, which premiered on December 23, 2011. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere and Super 8.
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The Trailer For Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' Previews A Southern Gothic Horror
Huffington Post - 20 days
Here’s a rare remake worth your excitement: The first trailer for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” has arrived.  Coppola gives her own spin on the 1971 drama starring Clint Eastwood, itself an adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 Southern Gothic novel. Colin Farrell plays a Confederate soldier riding out an injury at an all-girls boarding school in rural Virginia. As he bonds with the sheltered women on the property ― played by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, “Pete’s Dragon” star Oona Laurence and “The Nice Guys” breakout Angourie Rice ― things get a little twisted.  “The Beguiled” marks Coppola’s first theatrical release since 2013’s “The Bling Ring.” It opens June 23. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Natalie Portman Channels Demi Moore's Famous Pregnancy Photo For The New Vanity Fair
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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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Zaki's Review: <i>Live by Night</i>
Huffington Post - about 2 months
One of the great Hollywood turnarounds of the last decade-and-change has been Ben Affleck's transformation from frequent punchline in the wake of such seismic duds as Gigli and Jersey Girl into one of the most gifted triple-threats the industry has to offer, with his considerable skills as writer/director/star readily visible in films such as The Town and 2012 Best Picture winner Argo. As such, it was with a certain amount of anticipation that I greeted Affleck's latest, the period crime drama Live by Night, and while it's his least satisfying directorial effort to date, it still bears enough hallmarks of a talented filmmaker not to be dismissed entirely. Based on the 2012 Dennis Lehane crime novel of the same name, Live by Night is definitely Affleck's most ambitious turn behind the camera in terms of the sheer scope it attempts to encompass, weaving an epic, decade-spanning crime tale in the Godfather mould. But though its ambitions are clear, it feels less like a fully-realized st ...
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The Best Advice Elle Fanning Ever Got Was From Nicole Kidman
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The cover star of Elle UK’s February issue is none other than actress Elle Fanning, the star of movies like “Maleficent,” “Trumbo,” and the upcoming film “20th Century Women,” which will premiere Feb. 10. As part of the magazine’s theme on finding happiness, the publication asked readers to send in their personal dilemmas and questions for Fanning to address, and the 18-year-old actress proved wise beyond her years.  When asked about the best advice she’s ever received, Fanning said: Nicole Kidman told me, “Find your tribe and they’ll always be behind you.” I like that. Deep stuff, right? Fanning also provided advice on how to move on from an ex when living in an age dominated by social media, cautioning, “ ... between Snapchat and Instagram, you can see everything — especially them with a new partner. But it’s damaging so you have to stop.” You can check out more of the interview here. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + art ...
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Film Clip: 'Live By Night'
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
Watch a movie clip from "Live By Night," starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, and Brendan Gleeson. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Arclight Cinema's Women In Entertainment Summit Empowers Tomorrow's Creatives
Huffington Post - 2 months
In 2015, Arclight Cinemas presented the inaugural Women In Entertainment Summit, a full day event featuring keynotes, panels and fireside chats where some of the industry's most progressive minds addressed themes including equality, women's leadership, and empowerment. The event proved a success and has become an annual staple in the Arclight Cinema calendar. http://www.arclightwomen.com/ The second annual Women In Entertainment Summit took place November 2016. I chatted with three of this year's participants: - Haifaa al-Mansour, Director and Writer of Wadjda and Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker. - Allison Schroeder, Screenwriter and Co-Chair of the WGA Committee of Women Writers - Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President Cinema Programming, ArcLight Cinemas Gretchen McCourt welcomes the audience at Arclight Cinema's Women In Entertainment Summit (Courtesy of Cinematic Red): Xaque Gruber: Tell me one area within the entertainment industry that you'd like to see imp ...
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In Mike Mills' Rich, Brilliant Comedy, Three '20th Century Women' Raise A Teenager
NPR - 2 months
Our critic adores this small, sharply observed film starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig as boarding-house residents who shape the life of a young man (Lucas Jade Zumann) in 1979. (Image credit: Merrick Morton/A24)
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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'20th Century Women' Is Poignant And Vibrant
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s ladies’ night at the New York Film Festival. Last week, Ava DuVernay’s searing race examination “13th” became the first documentary to open the fest. Elsewhere, Isabelle Huppert headlines a dark satire about a rape victim, Pedro Almodóvar’s mother-daughter drama “Julieta” adapts three of Alice Munro’s short stories, and Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” features Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart in a triptych about the banality haunting, well, certain women in small-town Montana. The best of these, “20th Century Women,” which premieres at NYFF this weekend, captures the pliability of life’s expectations at a moment when generations collided and America evolved. That moment is 1979. California’s halcyon hippie days have faded into Jimmy Carter’s proverbial “crisis of confidence.” Second-wave feminism and punk-rock turf wars are enveloped in clouds of cigarette smoke, the nation’s moral morass deciding whether it can still stomach, as the Talking Heads would say ...
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 6 months
The iPhone 7 may be the biggest thing happening in tech this week, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have new movie trailers to check out. In fact, there are 11 new clips you should see, including trailers that are our first glimpse at brand-new movies. DON’T MISS: Everything you need to know about preordering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Collateral Beauty Will Smith is a dad who loses his daughter in Collateral Beauty . He starts writing letters to objects and concepts like Death and Time. The movie opens on December 16th and has an amazing cast. Joining Smith are Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Edward Norton, and Michael Pena. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxaeSw7_i2c Free Fire Free Fire launches only next year, but it’s definitely a title to jot down. We’re looking at a complicated standoff between some dangerous people. Free Fire launches at some point in 2017, though a release date isn’t available yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDD3I0uOlqY Goat We ...
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What to Watch Tonight: The Premiere of Big Brother, the Series Debut of American Gothic, the Season Finale of Lopez, and The Soul Man's Swan Song
Yahoo News - 8 months
What to watch on Wednesday, June 22... SEASON 18 PREMIERE, 8pm, CBS Big Brother Eighteen houseguests arrive for a season with a "summer vacation" theme, so I assume that in the finale they'll each have to deliver a 500-word essay to the class about how they spent their season. The series will air Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 9pm, and Sundays at 8pm until they run out of episodes or until the asteroid strikes, whichever comes first. 8pm, PBS The Great Polar Bear Feast A look at the pervasive and rapidly expanding environmental impact of climate change on Barter Island and the Southern Beaufort Sea, and how it is devastating the health of that ecosystem's polar bear population. 8pm Fox MasterChef The top 18 cooks are divided into two teams for their first field challenge: whipping up appetizers and entrées for the nuptials of Season 6 contestant Nick Nappi, a 72-guest affair. 8pm, Freeform Young &amp; Hungry "Young &amp; Piggy" finds Gabi and Sofia tickled pink to be working together— ...
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Giorgio Armani reveals costumes for 'The Neon Demon'
Yahoo News - 9 months
Giorgio Armani has revealed a glimpse of the costumes designed for his latest cinema collaboration, "The Neon Demon," directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The Italian fashion mogul has brought his signature style to the thriller's character Jesse, played by Elle Fanning, in the upcoming Amazon Studio production. In her starring role as the doe-eyed aspiring model Jesse, Fanning wears an Emporio Armani metallic blue strapless top with a matching skirt in the movie's opening scene, and showcases outfits from the designer throughout the film.
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Photos: Elle Fanning Stuns in a Regal Gown
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Cannibal model flick shocks Cannes with beauty obsession
Yahoo News - 9 months
Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn said Friday his film about cannibal models, which shocked Cannes with a scene of lesbian necrophilia, was a commentary on the obsession with beauty. Starring Elle Fanning, "The Neon Demon" takes a look at the cutthroat fashion industry and women's willingness to go to extremes to be considered beautiful. "Beauty isn't everything, it is the only thing," says Fanning's character, Jesse, a sweet teenage beauty with the "It" factor who sweeps aside a bevy of supermodels when she arrives in Los Angeles.
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Jessica Biel Is A Babe In A $63 Dress On Our Cheap Celeb Finds List
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The temps may be cooling down, but the style is heating up on this week's cheap celebrity finds list.  Jessica Biel stepped out in a perfect dress (that only costs $63), Hilary Duff wore an affordable sweatshirt from Target and Vanessa Hudgens looked cozy in an Aritzia sweater.  Check out all the best things Hollywood wore this week and let us know which items you're coveting.  Emily Ratajkowski's dress   A photo posted by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:31pm PST Nookie Bellissima Long Sleeve Strap Dress Dresses, $115 Hilary Duff's sweatshirt   C9 Champion® Women's Tech Pullover, $29   Vanessa Hudgens' sweater   Aritzia Wilfred Montpellier Sweater, $92 Jessica Biel's dress George Loves Ribbed Tank Dress in Bordeaux, $63 Elle Fanning's dress Michael Lauren Harvest Crew Neck Dress In Marble Grey, $97 Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffin ...
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"Trumbo": Blacklisted Again!
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Dalton Trumbo is back! The United States' best screen writer, black-listed and imprisoned during the 1950s McCarthy era witch hunts, has returned full of life, politics and attitude in Jay Roach's smart, funny unrepentant film "Trumbo." Trumbo clearly had many lives. In 1939, he won the National Book Award for his anti-war novel "Johnny Got His Gun," the story of Joe Bonham, a young soldier who lost his arms, legs and his face to an artillery shell explosion. Unable to kill himself, Bonham wanted to serve as an example of the horrors of war. Bonham enabled Trumbo to do just this, as the book, read in schools around the world, has been twice made into movies and performed as well in theaters internationally. Beyond his novels and many short stories, Dalton Trumbo was most successful as one of Hollywood's most sought after and highly paid screen writers. Prior to the end of World War II, Trumbo scripted a variety of films including the popular war epic "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1 ...
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Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tray bestride the tub is a hilarious image of a writer at work. In Jay Roach's new movie Trumbo, his heyday in Hollywood, testimony before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee during the '50's red scare, prison term, and post-prison career fronting scripts, play like a cartoon of a world gone mad. Surrounding him are a loving family, with wife Cleo (Diane Lane), daughter Niki (Elle Fanning), like-minded friends Edward G. Robinson (Michael Stuhlbarg), Arlen Hird (Louis C.K.), B-movie mogul Frank King (John Goodman) and enemies including gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) who considered him a traitor. But lest this entertainment seem frivolous, some real issues regarding democracy, freedom of speech, rise to the fore. At lunch at 21, Roach and stars Cranston and Lane joined Walter Bernstein for a panel discussing Trumbo's life ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elle Fanning
    TEENAGE
  • 2016
    Age 17
    Also in April 2016, Fanning was cast in Shawn Christensen's feature-length drama, Sidney Hall.
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    In 2016 she appeared as Jesse in the psychological thriller The Neon Demon.
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    She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, Maleficent, and as Jesse in 2016's The Neon Demon.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama, Super 8. For this role she received positive reviews and was often cited as one of the film's best aspects. She received numerous award nominations, including for a Saturn Award, a Young Artist Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Teen Choice Award, a Scream Award, an MTV Movie Award, and a special Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.
  • 2014
    Age 15
    Fanning also starred alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2014 Walt Disney film, Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg.
    More Details Hide Details Jolie played Maleficent, while Fanning played Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty. She will co-star in Ben Affleck's Live by Night, scheduled for release in October 2017.
  • 2012
    Age 13
    In September 2012, Fanning starred as Ginger along with Alice Englert who played Rosa in the drama film Ginger & Rosa that took place during 1962 in London.
    More Details Hide Details The film was directed by Sally Potter and was released on October 19, 2012. Fanning has received widespread acclaim for her performance, with A. O. Scott of The New York Times writing that she "shows a nearly Streepian mixture of poise, intensity and technical precision. It is frightening how good she is and hard to imagine anything she could not do." Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, praised her "luminous naturalism that seems the opposite of performance" and felt that "Fanning easily convinces you of Ginger’s emotional reality."
  • 2011
    Age 12
    In December 2011, Fanning appeared in Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo.
    More Details Hide Details She played Lily, a thirteen-year-old who is working at the zoo's restaurant, and lives on the property with her only parental figure, Kelly (Scarlett Johansson).
    In 2011, Fanning starred in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama film Super 8 as Alice Dainard.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released on June 10, 2011, and centers around a group of kids who are forced to deal with strange happenings in their small town.
  • 2010
    Age 11
    In late 2010, Fanning began working on Francis Ford Coppola's 2011 film Twixt, which Coppola based on a dream.
    More Details Hide Details She plays the role of a young ghost named "V".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 10
    Variety reported in April 2009 that Fanning would be starring in Academy Award-winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola's 2010 film, Somewhere.
    More Details Hide Details The plot centers around a "bad-boy" actor who is forced to re-evaluate his life when his daughter, played by Fanning, arrives unexpectedly. The film was released during the 2010 awards season. At its first film festival, the 67th Venice Film Festival, it took out the Golden Lion.
  • 2008
    Age 9
    In March 2008, Fanning and her sister Dakota were scheduled to star in My Sister's Keeper, but the opportunity fell through when Dakota learned she would have to shave her head.
    More Details Hide Details The sisters were immediately replaced by Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva.
  • 2007
    Age 8
    From July through October 2007, Fanning appeared in The Nutcracker in 3D, playing Mary.
    More Details Hide Details The movie was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and was released late 2010.
    Mid-year 2007, Fanning filmed the title role Phoebe of Phoebe in Wonderland.
    More Details Hide Details Phoebe in Wonderland also starred Felicity Huffman and was released in March 2009.
    In early 2007, Fanning reunited with her Babel co-stars, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, in a small part in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as the younger version of Blanchett's character.
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  • 2006
    Age 7
    By the end of 2006, Fanning began to book lead roles.
    More Details Hide Details The first of these was the one of Emma Learner in Reservation Road—the grieving daughter of Grace and Ethan Learner. The film deals with the aftermath of a tragic car accident in which Emma's brother is killed.
    Also in 2006, she appeared on the episode "Need to Know" of House: MD, playing the patient's daughter.
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    In mid-2006, she filmed The Lost Room a sci-fi TV mini-series.
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    In early 2006, Fanning filmed scenes in both The Nines and Déjà Vu.
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  • 2005
    Age 6
    In mid-2005, she played Debbie, the daughter of Richard and Susan Jones (played by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) in the film Babel.
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    In early 2005, Fanning filmed scenes in Charlotte's Web as the "future granddaughter" of Fern Arable played by Dakota Fanning.
    More Details Hide Details However, the scenes did not make the final cut.
  • 2004
    Age 5
    In 2004, she did voice work in the English dubbed version of Miyazaki's animated film My Neighbor Totoro, in the role of Mei.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same year, she filmed I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.
  • 2003
    Age 4
    Late in 2003, Fanning appeared in Because of Winn-Dixie in the small role of Sweetie Pie Thomas.
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  • 2002
    Age 3
    In 2002, at the age of four, Fanning won her first role independent of her sister in the comedy Daddy Day Care.
    More Details Hide Details Anecdotal evidence of her emerging skill was seen in the decision to cast her in the role of Ruth in The Door in the Floor (2004) opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger. The film's producers originally planned to hire identical twins for the intense shooting schedule, but were so impressed with Fanning that they used only her.
  • 1998
    Born
    Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia, on April 9, 1998, the daughter of Heather Joy (née Arrington), who played tennis professionally, and Steven J. Fanning, who played minor league baseball for teams affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Her maternal grandfather is American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Fanning is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, who is also an actress. She has Irish, German, English, and French ancestry. Fanning and her family are members of the Southern Baptist Convention. She has been quoted as saying, "We're just normal sisters. We both go to school and we just play together." Fanning started acting before turning three years old. She began her acting career by playing the younger version of her older sister Dakota's characters in the mini-series Taken and the movie I Am Sam.
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