Dakota Fanning

Actress Dakota Fanning

Hannah Dakota Fanning, known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005) and Charlotte's Web (2006).
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'Please Stand By' misses the mark in portrayal of autistic woman
LATimes - 30 days
“Please Stand By,” directed by Ben Lewin and adapted by Michael Golamco from his one-act play of the same name, stars Dakota Fanning as Wendy, an autistic Bay Area woman on an epic journey to deliver her 462-page “Star Trek” spec script to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and submit it for a fan...
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In 'The Alienist,' Dakota Fanning Plays The NYPD's First Woman Hire
NPR - about 1 month
Fanning says the struggles her character faced on the police force in 1896 are still relevant to women in the workplace today — though at least today's women aren't stuck in restrictive corsets. (Image credit: Kata Vermes/Turner )
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Totoro The Mystical Creature Is Getting Its Own Theme Park In Japan
Huffington Post - 9 months
Fans of the magical creature Totoro will soon be able to frolic in nature with their beloved character. The governor of Japan’s Aichi prefecture announced Thursday that it is building an entire theme park based on director Hayao Miyazaki’s cult classic animated film “My Neighbor Totoro” in partnership with Studio Ghibli Inc., according to The Japan Times. The park, tentatively dubbed Ghibli Park, is scheduled to open in early 2020. Totoro’s fantasy world will span nearly 500 acres at Morikoro Park near Nagoya, about 200 miles southwest of Tokyo. “My Neighbor Totoro,” released in 1988, follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house in the countryside while their mother is in a nearby hospital. Satsuke and Mei meet a creature they call Totoro, who leads them through a mystical forest and teaches them powerful life lessons. The film and its English version, voiced by Elle and Dakota Fanning, has become a favorite around the world.  Morikoro Par...
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Natalie Portman Channels Demi Moore's Famous Pregnancy Photo For The New Vanity Fair
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 a...
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Dakota Fanning to star in new crime series for TNT
Yahoo News - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
The two actors star in the upcoming drama, "American Pastoral."
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Movie Review: American Pastoral...an Indictment of Marriage
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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. M...
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A Desperate Richard Gere Begs For Pills In Exclusive Clip From 'The Benefactor'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 2 years
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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dakota Fanning
  • 2015
    Age 21
    In June 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Fanning and Kit Harington had replaced Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in the film, respectively.
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  • 2014
    Age 20
    In April 2014, it was announced that Fanning switched agencies again and is now represented by CAA.
    In February 2014, she recorded a voice role for the animated movie Yellowbird.
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    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 19
    Fanning began dating British model Jamie Strachan in 2013.
    In January 2013, she was cast as Beverly Aadland in the Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood.
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  • 2012
    Age 18
    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.
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    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.
  • 2011
    Age 17
    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.
    In 2011, she played Annie James in The Motel Life, which was released on November 8, 2013.
    During the summer of 2011 she played Tessa in Now Is Good.
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    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.
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    Then from the end of the year until early 2011, Fanning filmed Breaking Dawn, reprising the role of Jane.
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  • 2010
    Age 16
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 15
    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.
    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.
  • 2008
    Age 14
    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.
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    In January 2008, Fanning began filming the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
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  • 2007
    Age 13
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 12
    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.
    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."
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  • 2005
    Age 11
    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.
  • 2004
    Age 10
    Fanning completed filming on Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (opposite Kurt Russell) in late October 2004.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 2002
    Age 8
    In 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison "Allie" Clarke/Keys in the science fiction miniseries Taken.
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  • 2001
    Age 7
    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).
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  • 1999
    Age 5
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 0
    Born on February 23, 1994.
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