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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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The following year, Fanning starred in another southern drama,
The Secret Life of Bees. She played a young girl who runs away from home with her caregiver (Jennifer Hudson) and finds sanctuary with three sisters. Trying her hand at an action film, Fanning appeared in
Push (2009) as a girl with paranormal powers. The film proved to be a commercial and critical flop. She had better luck with her voiceover efforts that year, voicing the title character in Coraline, a fantastical tale by Neil Gaiman about a girl who finds a seemingly better version of her family by opening a door to an alternate world.
Also in 2009, Fanning had a appearance in the hit film New Moon, the second installment in the popular teen vampire films based on the Twilight books by Jennifer Meyer. She had a supporting role in the film, playing Jane, a vampire who can hurt people just by looking at them. During the making of the film, Fanning became good friends with actress Kristen Stewart. The two then worked together on The Runaways (2010), which chronicled the rise and fall of the innovative 1970s all-girl punk band. Stewart played rock icon Joan Jett while Fanning played Cherie Currie, the group's lead singer known for her highly sexual stage persona. The film is based on Currie's autobiography Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway.
Next up for Fanning will be The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, in which she will reprise her role as Jane. In addition to taking on more acting projects, she also hopes to get a chance to work behind the camera. "I would love to direct someday. I've learned a lot from watching the directors I've worked with, like Steven Spielberg and Gary Winick," she told Time magazine.
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