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Dakota Fanning is on Top of her Game

The former child actress, Dakota Fanning, just turned 20 years of age recently. She is definitely on top of her game.

Jul 5 2014, 8:30am CDT | by

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Dakota Fanning recently came out with several stories and facts about her life. She remarked how when she was a little child, she and her mom came to agree on a mutual decision regarding moving to Los Angeles to work in the movies. 

It's hard to explain to someone who didn't know me as a child," she told Town and Country magazine. "But even before I started working—when I was two, three, four, five—I was an exceptionally mature child. I just was. And my mom and I were able to have conversations like, 'Do you want to go to California and go to auditions for commercials and TV shows? Is that something you want to do?' And I was like, 'Yeah, let's give it a try.' "

And according to her she has never looked back. Both of her parents have supported her through thick and thin. They may have pushed her a little, as all parents do, but they never forced her to do anything against her wishes. 

She was brought up in an ideal manner and never lacked anything in life. She had a very peaceful childhood indeed despite the movie shooting schedules she had to fulfill. 

Her sister Elle too is an actor and fashion model. She laughed unconsciously as she gave her recent interview. Dakota Fanning was very mature way before she entered her teens. She had a stable and sensible personality. 

"Because people saw me grow up, there’s this weird sort of ownership that they feel for me and that is... difficult. Because it’s not real; it’s in their minds. People don’t know me as much as they think they do," she said. "I’ll be walking down the street and someone will say hello, and I’ll go, ‘Oh, hi!’ I’ll think I must know this person if they said hello, but then you realize, you don’t know them."

There was the Dakota Fanning Show which portrayed her as somewhat of a brat. But in real life she is absolutely different from a recidivist kid. In her general acting chops, Dakota is tops. 

She never gets misled. You could compare her to anyone except bad girls like Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes and Drew Barrymore. She is a sober girl that never chose the rehab path to begin with. 

She has always been a good girl like Brooke Shields or Britney Spears, before the southern pop princess went crazy. Her role in Hounddog where she undergoes a rape scene came under fire from various conservative and traditional quarters. 

Yet Dakota and her parents are adamant that it was a necessary role that portrayed the pain of sexual assault felt by so many other victims. 

Fanning furthermore said that even if she and her sister had chosen sports instead of acting, their parents would still have supported them all way till the end.

"If we had been tennis players, our mother would have done the same things," Fanning says. "I know she secretly watches tennis players and thinks, 'Oh, I wish they were my daughters.' But I didn't have the talent."

Now that shows class and a firm sense of balance among both parental figures and the children to boot. Although Fanning is a actress herself, she does not want her kids to become actors.

"The only reason I wouldn't is that I know how much work it took from my mom: driving me to auditions every day all over the city, making sure I had the right thing to wear," she says. "I am the person I am because my mom put that energy into me to make sure that I was not going crazy and that people weren't taking advantage of me. I plan on having a career, so if I couldn't dedicate that time to my children, I wouldn't."


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Dakota Fanning to 'Town & Country': I'm Never Going to Parade My Personal Life

Source: Just Jared

Dakota Fanning gets up close and personal for Town & Country magazine’s August 2014 issue, on newsstands July 8. Here’s what the 20-year-old actress had to share with the mag: On privacy: “I’m just never going to parade my personal life. If you choose to not do it, it’s not hard to not do it… Any part of an artistic business is made better by there being a little mystery. That’s what movies are about.” On growing up in the public eye: ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared Jul 2 2014, 9:53am CDT


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Dakota Fanning plays a 50s starlet in the new trailer for The Last Robin Hood - WATCH

Source: Sugarscape

Becoming a ‘teen starlet’ and falling madly in love all at the age of 15 is a pretty big deal, and one that actress Dakota Fanning is set to portray rather fabulously in new film The Last Robin Hood, from the looks of the brand new trailer. The American babe plays Beverley Audland in a true story about how she became the last girlfriend of Hollywood legend Errol Flynn, played by Kevin Klyne. Bev ...
Source: Sugarscape   Full article at: Sugarscape Jun 25 2014, 12:18pm CDT

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Source: I'm Not Obsessed

Have you heard of ‘The Last of Robin Hood’ movie? I haven’t, but the cast alone is enough to get my attention. It stars Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning. RELATED: Watch Dakota Fanning in another movie, ‘Very Good Girls.’ ‘The Last of Robin Hood’ is about an aging Errol Flynn’s affair with an underage aspiring actress named Beverly Aadland. Susan plays Beverly’s ambitious stage mother. It sounds like Errol was willing t ...
Source: I'm Not Obsessed   Full article at: I'm Not Obsessed Jun 25 2014, 9:30am CDT

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'Night Moves' Review: Eco-Terrorists Target Dam, Viewer Apathy

Source: Big Government

Hollywood has a hard time judging eco-terrorists. Recent films like The East and The Company You Keep couldn't come out and condemn the actions of their die-hard environmentalists. At times, particularly with Robert Redford's Company, you could feel the storytellers rooting on the eco-terrorists. Night Moves takes a different approach. It's both clinical and detached, a portrait of three eco-terrorists with precious little baggage or condemnation. That takes away m ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government Jun 13 2014, 5:41pm CDT

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Dakota Fanning: I Want There to Be More Female Directors!

Source: Just Jared

Dakota Fanning has a bit of a giggle fit as she and beau Jamie Strachan hold hands in New York City on Tuesday (June 10), The 20-year-old actress and her guy shopped at Foot Locker that day and picked up some sporting goods! “For me, it’s more about wanting there to be more female directors. There’s no shortage of women who want to make films. There are so many male directors and so many male-driven films and there are significantly fewer fe ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared Jun 12 2014, 9:00pm CDT

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Exclusive Interviews with Cast of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ at Statue Unveiling

Source: Latino Review

Gosh! Has it been 10 years already?Fox Home Entertainment reunited the cast of “Napoleon Dynamite” for its 10th Anniversary Napoleon Dynamite Blu-ray and a statue unveiling at the Twentieth Century Fox lot in Century City.The cast in attendance included Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Diedrich Bader (Rex), Tina Majorino (Deb), Sandy Martin (Grandma), Haylie Duff (Summer Whea ...
Source: Latino Review  Full article at: Latino Review Jun 10 2014, 2:05am CDT

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