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Happy 18th Birthday, Dakota Fanning! (Photos)

February 23rd, 2012 1:30pm EST
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is no longer a child star. The blonde cutie who wowed audiences in the 2001 film "I Am Sam" turns 18 years old today.

We expect great things from the Georgia native. She has appeared in movies such as "Taken," "Uptown Girls," and "Man On Fire." That's quite a resume for such a short time.

Most recently she played a sexy yet lethal vampire in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and rock musician Cherie Currie in "The Runaways."

Dakota stars in several upcoming films, including "The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn - Part 2," "Now Is Good," "The Motel Life," "Effie," "Furious Angel" and...
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'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' Wins Producer's Guild Award

December 14th, 2011 8:33am EST
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie has won her first award as a director with her filmmaking debut In The Land Of Blood And Honey.

The Hollywood actress has stepped behind the camera to write, co-produce and direct the movie about a romance between a Serb soldier and a Bosnian Muslim woman during the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s.

The film has now won its first accolade, being named as the recipient of the Producers Guild of America's 2012 Stanley Kramer prize.

The award is given to films which successfully highlight "provocative social issues" and has previously been given to movies including I Am Sam,...
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Dakota Fanning's Tattoo Contract

March 23rd, 2010 9:24pm EDT
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Actress Dakota Fanning had a tattoo treat in store for her when she appeared on comedian George Lopez's late-night talk show Monday night - her inked idol Kat Von D surprised her with fake skin art.

The "I Am Sam" star promised her mother she'd never have a real tattoo, but that didn't stop the reality TV star from creating a design for her.

Fanning told host Lopez, "When I was 11 she made me sign a contract and it said, 'I will not ever get a tattoo...' I had to sign my name, and my sister had to do the same thing."

But when the host invited Kat Von D to be a part of the show, Fanning a...
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Why Is Dakota Fanning Thinking About Baby Names?

November 10th, 2009 10:20am EST
Dakota Fanning
It's been fun to watch Dakota Fanning grow up on screen. She always seemed wise beyond her years as the child in I Am Sam and War Of The Worlds. She's blossomed into young womanhood in films like The Secret Life of Bees and Push. Still, she's a little young to start thinking about children of her own.

"I'm obsessed with baby names, with what people name their children," Fanning revealed in a press conference last weekend. "Just like friends, anybody. I know a lot of people's baby names. But I just love names in general."

Okay, at least she's not thinking of her own… yet. "I've been pl...
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Sister Spotlight: Elle And Dakota Fanning

January 21st, 2009 12:36pm EST
Fanning Sisters
The Fanning family is lucky. They have two pretty young girls, both are established or establishing themselves as respected actresses in an age when tween sexpots sell, and have managed to stay out of the unflattering light of Hollywood - thus far. Two talented daughters, bound to make large amounts of money due to their talent, must deal with the downfalls of normal child stardom. For those who are only familiar with Dakota Fanning, she has a younger sister, Elle, who is fast becoming just as well known as her sister. Let's investigate this perfect storm of child actors done right, and wha...
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Playing A Special Needs Character: Roles Nobody Can Afford To Phone In

November 18th, 2008 12:08pm EST
The Ringer
Portraying people with special needs hasn't always been done in an entirely politically correct manner in Hollywood. The further back in history one looks, the more likely a film's content contains something now considered offensive.

Yet in recent forays down that complicated road, many actors have not only stepped up to the plate, they've hit home runs in roles that challenge a society's perspective on many facets of the relationships and abilities of those who simply happen to be the way they are. Each time a movie comes out with a special needs character with a dramatic or serious ...
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Spotlight On Celebrity Sisters

July 29th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Paris & Nicky Hilton
When it comes to siblings in Hollywood, they are either very competitive with one another or they come as a team. These following celebrity sisters have all made a name for themselves whether it was on their own or with a little push from their already famous sibling. There's nothing wrong with riding the coattails of someone - just hold on tight!

Tia and Tamara Mowry

These beautiful twins are best known as the stars of the WB's "Sister Sister." As far as the competitiveness of this duo, it seems as though they are on equal ground. With Tia and Tamara, it seems as though you see ...
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Winfrey, Other Producers Of 'The Great Debaters' To Receive PGA Award

December 13th, 2007 10:07am EST
The Great Debaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and other producers behind the Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker film ''The Great Debaters'' will receive an award from the Producers Guild of America for illuminating provocative social issues.

The film's producers will receive the 2008 Stanley Kramer Award at the PGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the guild announced Wednesday. Among those who produced the film are Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth and Winfrey.

''Oprah and I are very proud of this film and honored to receive the PGA's Stanley Kramer Award,'' Forte said. '''The G...
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Diane Keaton Stars With Mandy Moore In 'Because I Said So,' On DVD May 8; Win A Copy!

April 24th, 2007 8:15pm EDT
Because I Said So
A mother's love knows no boundaries in Because I Said So, an irresistible comedy about the complex bond between mothers and daughters, coming to DVD on May 8, 2007 just in time for Mother's Day from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give) brings her idiosyncratic, comic charm to the role of Daphne Wilder, a meddling mother of three beautiful, spirited daughters played by Mandy Moore (American Dreamz), Lauren Graham (Evan Almighty) and Piper Perabo (The Prestige). Stephen Collins (7th Heaven), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!) and Gabriel Macht (The G...
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