Dakota Fanning Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th October 2016

Quote: "There’s one man that’s on my corner... He would scream at me, 'Hey Olsen. Hey Olsen'. And I was like, 'Oh my God, he thinks I'm… he must think I’m an Olsen'. I was like, 'I’m not going to engage back because then I’m the crazy person saying I’m not an Olsen walking down the street', so I just let him think that." Dakota Fanning on being mistaken for one of the Olsen twins.


23rd October 2016

Quote: "He has sent me a birthday gift every year since I was 11 years old. Beautiful gifts. I always think, 'Oh, when I’m 18, he’ll probably stop. Oh, 21, he’ll stop'. But every year. It’s really kind. It’s usually shoes." Dakota Fanning reveals Tom Cruise has sent her a gift on her birthday ever since they starred alongside each other in the 2005 sci-fi movie War of The Worlds.


25th February 2015

Fact: Former child star Dakota Fanning continued her 21st birthday celebrations with a fraternity-style party on Tuesday's (24Feb15) episode of U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live by drinking beer, sipping on cocktails and imbibing liquor from an ice luge. The actress, who can now legally drink alcohol, officially rang in the milestone birthday on Monday (23Feb15).


12th August 2014

Quote: "The pressure of trying things on in the store usually freaks me out. I usually come back with things that don't fit." Actress Dakota Fanning admits she's a terrible shopper.


2nd May 2014

Fact: Actress Dakota Fanning has been tapped to star in Charlize Theron's film adaptation of Susannah Cahalan's book Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness. The Monster star will serve as a producer on the movie, which will centre on Cahalan's descent into insanity while she battles a rare form of encephalitis, a swelling of the brain.


18th July 2013

Fact: Former child actress Dakota Fanning paid tribute to her Uptown Girls co-star, Brittany Murphy, with a mini photo collage on her Instagram.com page on Tuesday (16Jul13), alongside the caption, "Still thinking about you every day! I miss you! Rip". Murphy passed away in 2009 from pneumonia, anaemia and excessive use of prescription medications.


28th December 2012

Quote: "We're homebodies. She cooks for me. She loves to cook. I go to her house. Certainly there are times it's crazy, but we're also just friends. We go to Target to get wrapping paper. She has to do things like everyone else." Dakota Fanning on her friendship with Runaways co-star Kristen Stewart.


4th May 2012

Fact: Very Good Girls co-stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen became friends after the Martha Marcy May Marlene star was picked as the younger actress' tour guide when she first arrived at Studio City, Los Angeles high school Campbell Hall. The former schoolmates play love rivals in the movie they are shooting this summer (12).


18th November 2011

Quote: "When I did that first campaign for Marc Jacobs, I really wasn't old enough to wear the clothes. He made all the clothes from the runway in my size. I still have them." Teen actress Dakota Fanning cherishes one-off pieces from her debut for the designer.


21st December 2010

Fact: Actress Dakota Fanning is adding modelling to her resume - she's been signed up to the prestigious IMG Models agency.


20th December 2010

Quote: "I'm about two inches taller than Dakota now and it bugs her out! She hates it!" Actress Dakota Fanning, 16, is annoyed her 12-year-old sister, BABEL star Elle Fanning, is surpassing her in height.


8th November 2010

Fact: Actress Dakota Fanning has proved she's as popular off-screen as she is on - her fellow high school pals have voted her Homecoming Queen for the second year in a row. The 16 year old attends Campbell Hall Episcopal School in Los Angeles when she's not working on movies, and she was named most popular pupil during a party over the weekend (06-07Nov10).


24th August 2010

Quote: "I love names and I did have a book of baby names when I was younger. I would mark off the names I would like - I still have the book." Dakota Fanning collects unusual names.


4th August 2010

Fact: Stars including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dakota Fanning have teamed up to record a public service announcement (PSA) for cancer awareness campaign Change The Odds.


22nd June 2010

Fact: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON star Dakota Fanning has a belated Father's Day gift for her dad - a basketball signed by Los Angeles Lakers champion PAU GASOL. The actress was presented with the ball during her appearance on Tonight with Jay Leno on Monday (21Jun10) after host Jay Leno learned she is a big Lakers fan.


1st June 2010

Quote: "(I went with) a group of friends. I think you put more effort into getting ready before than actually you spend at the place. But it was so much fun." Dakota Fanning went to her high school prom without a date last month (May10).


14th May 2010

Quote: "My sister is 12 and she and her best friend are obsessed... They're making a robot at school and they named it Robot Pattinson." Dakota Fanning admits her sister is hooked on her TWILIGHT co-stars.


23rd March 2010

Fact: Dakota Fanning is making a Barbie jeep in her high school cement sculpture classes.


22nd March 2010

Quote: “I will always live my life and always just do what I want to do and what I need to do. I don't think you can really let fame effect you. It hasn't been a problem for me yet, with people following me or anything. If it ever does, I don't know what I'll do. But as of now, I think I just have to live my life.” Teenage actress Dakota Fanning has vowed not to let fame change her life.


15th March 2010

Quote: "Here I am, 16, with no permit. I really want to (get my license) but I'm the youngest in my grade and all of my friends drive, so I've kind of become dependent on them." Teen actress Dakota Fanning may have millions, but she doesn't have a driver's license.


11th March 2010

Quote: "She's smart, she speaks very well... and I have an incapability of (doing that) if I'm not acting." Actress Kristen Stewart admires fellow teen actress and THE RUNAWAYS co-star Dakota Fanning.


11th March 2010

Quote: "I loved the outfits, I kept most of them. Cherie gave her corsets away and we had them remade for the movie, (so) I'm going to give her one and I think that will be really cool." Dakota Fanning is keeping her costumes from new movie THE RUNAWAYS and plans to give one to CHERIE CURRIE, the singer she plays in the film.


28th January 2010

Quote: "I kept all the wardrobe. I can break it out again some day." Dakota Fanning on the outrageous 1970s rock outfits she wore as Cherie Currie in biopic THE RUNAWAYS.


26th January 2010

Quote: "It's just something we did." Kristen Stewart insists her same-sex kiss with Dakota Fanning in new movie THE RUNAWAYS is no big deal.


17th November 2009

Quote: "I read all the books in a week - I started on a Saturday and I finished the next Saturday... I couldn't put it down." Dakota Fanning was a big fan of the TWILIGHT franchise before she became a movie vampire.


10th November 2009

Quote: "I've never been such an evil character, and because I do know Kristen so well, being mean to her was really weird. It's like, 'Sorry, dude!'" Dakota Fanning hated being mean to pal Kristen Stewart in the Twilight sequel.


9th November 2009

Quote: "I read all four Twilight books in one week. It's such a phenomenon, and I wanted to be able to say that I was a part of it." Dakota Fanning on landing the role of Jane in TWILIGHT sequel THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.


30th October 2009

Quote: "I thought I was pale before I did the movie but I realised I was not." Dakota Fanning had to go a whiter shade of pale for her role of a vampire in TWILIGHT sequel THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.


29th June 2009

Fact: Dakota Fanning reportedly refused to star as a leukaemia victim in Cameron Diaz's latest movie MY SISTER'S KEEPER - because she didn't want to shave her head.


20th February 2009

Quote: "It's humbling when someone who was born in the '90s has more sophisticated vocabulary than you do." Actor Chris Evans, 27, on his articulate 14-year-old PUSH co-star, Dakota Fanning.


10th February 2009

Quote: "I've always admired Jodie Foster. I consider her a role model. She started when she was my age. She's still acting and she went to college and she's a mom. I think they're all goals I would love to accomplish." Teen actress Dakota Fanning aspires to emulate the 46-year-old star's achievements.


9th February 2009

Quote: "The only time I've driven was on set... we would drive a little golf cart and I learned how to do it, but I did crash one time... I look forward to it." Actress Dakota Fanning, 14, is anxious to test for her driving permit this summer (09).


9th February 2009

Fact: Teen actress Dakota Fanning's dog, a pet schnauzer/poodle mix she calls Lewellen, is named after her character in 2007 dramatic film, HOUNDDOG.


3rd February 2009

Fact: Actress Teri Hatcher, who voices the part of teen star Dakota Fanning's mother in new animated film CORALINE, did not meet her onscreen daughter in the five years it took to complete filming the movie.


30th January 2009

Quote: "It's definitely possible. I really hope it works out. It would be a really fantastic experience I'm sure." Dakota Fanning admits she's very keen to be a part of the TWILIGHT sequel NEW MOON. The teenager is in talks to join the cast of the film.


29th January 2009

Quote: "I've always wanted to be invisible. You can do anything you want and go anywhere you want and spy on people." Teen actress Dakota Fanning would go unseen if she could pick a super power.


29th January 2009

Quote: "I was pretending to be drunk. No research went into that one (scene). My character's powers get better if she drinks alcohol." Actress Dakota Fanning, 14, insists she didn't booze before hitting the legal drinking age of 21 in the U.S. for her superhuman role in new movie PUSH.


27th January 2009

Quote: "I don't think they'll have to put a lot of make-up on me; I'm pretty white already." Teen actress Dakota Fanning insists she'll save the NEW MOON make-up department a small fortune if she's cast as a vampire in the TWILIGHT sequel.


22nd January 2009

Fact: Actress Teri Hatcher landed the role of the good and evil mums in upcoming animated movie CORALINE because her voice matched the tone and tempo of the film's star, Dakota Fanning.


30th December 2008

Fact: Actors Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper and Dakota Fanning, and comedienne Sarah Silverman, have joined the list of celebrity presenters at the 2009 Critics' Choice Awards, scheduled to air on 8 January (09) from Santa Monica, California.


7th February 2007

Quote: "I am not a very advanced knitter. The only things I can make are scarves. I made scarves for all my leading men, for Tom and Bob and Denzel. I am pretty good at them now." Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Denzel Washington are proud owners of exclusive Dakota Fanning knitwear.


7th February 2007

Quote: "Oh my goodness, I can't wait to get my braces off. I have got another seven months and then I will be free." Child star Dakota Fanning is looking forward to her last visit to the orthodontist.


14th December 2006

Fact: War of the Worlds star Dakota Fanning, 12, will headline designer Marc Jacobs' spring 2007 advertising campaign.


8th December 2006

Fact: WAR OF THE WORLD star Dakota Fanning learned how to read when she was only two-and-a-half-years-old."


7th December 2006

Fact: Fashion designer-turned-photographer Karl Lagerfeld turned his Paris, France estate into a fairytale wonderland to capture child star Dakota Fanning as RAPUNZEL, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD and Sleeping Beauty for a new Vanity Fair photospread.


29th November 2006

Quote: "I've never gotten an allowance. My parents never got an allowance... I've never really wanted one." Young actress Dakota Fanning isn't grumbling about getting no pocket money.


10th March 2006

Fact: Little Dakota Fanning is to be honoured with the ShoWest Supporting Actress Of The Year prize - for her work in upcoming animated feature CHARLOTTE'S WEB - at the closing night of the annual cinema bosses conference in Las Vegas, Nevada next week (16MAR06).


1st November 2005

Fact: <p>Child star Dakota Fanning knits scarves on film sets and then gives the finished accessory to her leading men. </p>


24th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It's unusual to find someone period, who can act - whether they're young or not. She is amazing. I felt that Bette Davis was probably like her as a little girl. She'll grow up to amaze us more... She's not a scary little rug rat." Kris Kristofferson has high praise for DREAMER co-star Dakota Fanning. </p>


21st October 2005

Fact: <p>Child actress Dakota Fanning has already purchased a pair of baby Ugg boots for her War of the Worlds co-star Tom Cruise's unborn child with Katie Holmes. </p>


18th October 2005

Fact: <p>Dakota Fanning has named her Palomino pony gift from DREAMER co-star Kurt Russell, GOLDIE - after his partner Goldie Hawn. </p>


30th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm looking forward to selling cookies the most." I AM SAM star Dakota Fanning on her new role as a Girl Scout. </p>


26th September 2005

Fact: <p>Child star Dakota Fanning, 11, has been inducted into California's San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council. </p>


28th August 2005

Fact: <p>46 pigs are playing WILBUR, the porcine star of new live action family film Charlotte's Web. The movie stars Dakota Fanning and features the voices of Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates and John Cleese. </p>


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