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Dakota Fanning is a young actress who is best known for her work in the Twilight films, Coraline, and War of the Worlds. She's won a Screen Actor's Guild Award.
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Georgia. She landed her first commercial at 5 years old and earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work with Sean Penn on I Am Sam. She played Tom Cruise's daughter in the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds. She did a voice in the animated film Coraline based on a book by Neil Gaiman and she has featured in the Twilight film series.
Fanning first found success in commercials and on television. In 2000, she appeared on such programs as ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The Practice. Fanning then earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work with Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001). In the film, she played the daughter of a man with mental disabilities (Penn) who becomes the subject of a custody battle. Fanning's younger sister Elle also appeared in the film.
The following year, Fanning played a young version of Reese Witherspoon in the popular romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama (2002). She also appeared in the science fiction television miniseries Taken, developed by Steven Spielberg, around this time.
In 2003's The Cat in the Hat, Fanning played Sally, a beloved children's book character who, along with her brother, must contend with a visit from the title character (played by Mike Myers). She also starred with Brittany Murphy in the widely panned comedy Uptown Girls (2003). Taking on more substantial subject matter, she appeared opposite Denzel Washington in the crime thriller Man on Fire (2004). She played a young girl kidnapped by a Mexican crime cartel, and Washington portrayed the former assassin turned bodyguard who works to save her.
Continuing to work with A-list stars, Fanning played Tom Cruise's daughter in the 2005 remake of the science fiction classic War of the Worlds. She also appeared in the thriller Hide and Seek with Robert De Niro that same year. Returning to more kid-friendly fare, Fanning starred in the film adaptation of Charlotte's Web (2006), based on the book by E. B. White.
Hounddog (2007). She played a poor southern girl with an obsession with Elvis Presley who endures a sexual assault at the hands of an older teen.
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