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Dakota Johnson (born October 4th 1989)
Dakota Johnson is an actress best known for the series 'Ben and Kate' and 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'.

Film career: Dakota Johnson's first film was Antonio Banderas' 1999 film 'Crazy in Alabama' in which she starred alongside her mother.
In 2006, she became Miss Golden Globe.
She was in David Fincher's Mark Zuckerberg biopic 'The Social Network' in 2010 with Jesse Eisenberg, and followed that up with 2011's 'Beastly' alongside Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.
2012 saw her in Judd Apatow's 'The Five-Year Engagement' and '21 Jump Street', also starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
That year she began her television career with the shortlived comedy 'Ben and Kate'.
In 2014, she was in 'Need for Speed' and 'Black Mass' with Johnny Depp.
She had the starring role of Anastasia Steele in erotic romance 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

Personal life: Dakota Johnson grew up in Austin, Texas with her filmstar parents Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
She went to Aspen Community School in Colorado, Santa Catalina School in California and New Roads School.
As a child, she enjoyed dancing, before taking an interest in modelling as a pre-teen.
She has dated Noah Gersh, Jordan Masterson and Matthew Hitt of Drowners.



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Dakota Johnson: 'I Still Feel Like I Don't Know What I'm Doing'


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Dakota Johnson became internationally famous last year, thanks to her role in Fifty Shades of Grey, but the actress admits she still feels like she doesn't know what she’s doing. Speaking to Chrissie Hynde for Interview magazine, Dakota said she still struggles with fame, despite her success and her famous parents.

Continue reading: Dakota Johnson: 'I Still Feel Like I Don't Know What I'm Doing'

Dakota Johnson: 'Sometimes My Life Can Feel So Suffocating'


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The 26-year-old became a household name when she was cast as Anastasia Steele in raunchy film Fifty Shades of Grey, which was released last year (15). Although she has other film credits to her name, Dakota still feels uncertain about her acting ability, what direction her life should take, and has moments where she is overwhelmed by her new found fame.

In a chat Chrissie Hynde for Interview magazine, the rocker recalled her first time meeting Dakota, when she was reluctant to call herself an actress because she was still finding her feet, and Dakota admitted that is still the case.

"That still feels accurate to me," she said. "I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Like, I'm unsure of what my life will be like. I mean, I have such an obsession with making movies that I probably will always do that. But sometimes my life can feel so suffocating, and then it can feel so massive, like I don't have a handle on it at all, and I don't know where it's going or what I'm going to do."

Continue reading: Dakota Johnson: 'Sometimes My Life Can Feel So Suffocating'

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' And 'Fantastic Four' Lead The Losers At Razzie Awards


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It’s the only awards show in town where no one wants to hear their name read out, the annual Razzie awards. The awards, which celebrate the worst Hollywood has to offer, took place last night (February 27th), with Fifty Shades Of Grey and Fantastic Four among the big winners, or should we say losers.

Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey took home five awards at the 2016 Razzies.

Fifty Shades of Grey took home five awards, with Jamie Dornan being named worst actor and Dakota Johnson worst actress, the pair were then together named worst screen combo. The film’s scriptwriter Kelly Marcel also nabbed worst screenplay.

Continue reading: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' And 'Fantastic Four' Lead The Losers At Razzie Awards

Eddie Redmayne And Fifty Shades Of Grey Win Big At Razzies


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Eddie, who is up against Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor at the Oscar's on Sunday (28Feb16), won Worst Supporting Actor for his role as villain Balem Abrasax in sci-fi romp Jupiter Ascending.

The British actor, who won the Academy Award last year (15) for his turn as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is up again for the top honour at this year's Oscars for his role in The Danish Girl.

The critically-panned Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from author E.L. James' adult novels, won five of the night's awards at the ceremony on Saturday (27Feb16) in Los Angeles, including Worst Screenplay.

Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne And Fifty Shades Of Grey Win Big At Razzies

Melanie Griffith: 'I Have A Whole New Horizon To Conquer'


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The 58-year-old split from Antonio Banderas in June, 2014 after 18 years of marriage, and Melanie is still adjusting to life as a single, mature woman.

"I've just recently gotten divorced so I have a whole new horizon to conquer," she confessed to Elle.com, "(but) I have four kids - they're 19 to 33 - that I love more than anything."

When she isn't spending time with her offspring, which includes Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson, Melanie is reforging her acting career. While she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for her star turn in 1988's Working Girl, motherhood has stopped her from taking on major roles in recent years, and so she finds it funny when people are reminded of her acting range.

Continue reading: Melanie Griffith: 'I Have A Whole New Horizon To Conquer'

How To Be Single Review

Good

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.

It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.

Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.

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Dakota Johnson Had Fifty Shades Butt Double


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As filming on the film's sequel get underway, Seamus MCGarvey tells The New York Times he had to find a replacement for the 26-year-old actress because Johnson's rear-end ink was so visible - and her character didn't have any skin art.

"I went through a phase where I loved tattoos, and I loved the feeling of getting tattooed," Johnson told Porter magazine, "but now I've outgrown them mostly.

"I always have to cover them for jobs. God, they're annoying!"

Dakota Johnson Heathrow

Dakota Johnson - Dakota Johnson arrives at Heathrow Airport to catch a flight - London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th February 2016

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BAFTA Awards Winners Room

Dakota Johnson - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) - Arrivals

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EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2016

Dakota Johnson - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2016 at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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A Bigger Splash Review

Excellent

Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) reteams with Tilda Swinton for this fresh, tricky drama about four people whose lives are inextricably intertwined. A remake of the 1969 French classic La Piscine, it's a twisted story packed with insinuation: fast, funny and surprising. The actors infuse each scene with a spark of lusty intrigue, while Guadagnino makes everything look gorgeous.

It's set on an isolated island off the coast of Italy, where rock goddess Marianne (Swinton) has gone to recover from vocal chord surgery, so she can only speak in a whisper. She's accompanied by her long-time younger boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), and as they relax naked together in the sunshine their idyll is invaded by Marianne's hyperactive ex and Paul's old friend Harry (Ralph Fiennes), who proceeds to strip off and cavort around the pool, as if he was invited. He brings along his moody daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson), who immediately begins to flirt with Paul. It's clear that Harry wants Marianne back after all these years, so there's some real tension quietly gurgling up between these four very different people.

Each of the actors gives a remarkably open-handed performance. Swinton and Schoenaerts are enjoyably evasive, firm in their feelings for each other and united against this onslaught. Johnson is terrific as the surly outsider who conceals her agenda to everyone except the movie audience. By contrast, Fiennes is hysterically talkative, never sitting still as he pushes everyone's buttons with his strong opinions and riotous actions. It's the film's flashiest performance, and it's utterly magnetic. And all of the actors are wonderful at suggesting things about their characters' inner motivations that perhaps they don't want to admit to themselves. Yes, this is a story about the deepest elements of being human, animal instincts that can cause problems in the modern world if we forget that they're part of what makes us alive.

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Dakota Johnson: 'Everyone Wants To See Jamie Dornan Get Naked!'


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The 33-year-old actor stars as Christian Grey in the film franchise, with Dakota taking on the role of Anastasia Steele. While the first instalment, Fifty Shades of Grey, saw Dakota completely naked, Jamie maintained his dignity. However, with the sequel coming up, Dakota has taken it upon herself to ensure Jamie gives the fans what they want.

"I’m gonna make him get fully naked in the next one," she said during an interview on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night (10Feb16). "Everyone wants to see the 'd'! (penis)"

Jamie is no stranger to stripping off, having modelled for Calvin Klein in the past. A brief glimpse of his bottom was all fans were treated to in 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, with Northern Irish star Jamie admitting bosses went to great lengths to ensure that he didn't have any nudity slips during filming.

Continue reading: Dakota Johnson: 'Everyone Wants To See Jamie Dornan Get Naked!'

Bella Heathcote Cast A Christian Grey's Ex In 'Fifty Shades Darker'


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Bella Heathcote has been cast as Christina Grey’s former lover Leila Williams in upcoming sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. The 28-year-old Australian actress can currently be seen opposite Lily James in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and got her start working on popular soap ‘Neighbours’.

Bella HeathcoteBella Heathcote has been cast in Fifty Shades Darker.

The news was first reported by Deadline who wrote that Heathcote will play Leila, described as ‘a former lover of Christian, who bears the scars to prove it.’ In the book, Lelia suffers a mental breakdown and begins stalking Grey’s current girlfriend Anastasia Steele.

Continue reading: Bella Heathcote Cast A Christian Grey's Ex In 'Fifty Shades Darker'

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Dakota Johnson

Date of birth

4th October, 1989

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.71


Dakota Johnson Movies

How to Be Single Movie Review

How to Be Single Movie Review

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life...

A Bigger Splash Movie Review

A Bigger Splash Movie Review

Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) reteams with Tilda Swinton for this fresh, tricky...

How To Be Single Trailer

How To Be Single Trailer

When Alice finds herself single after her last relationship comes to an end, her friend...

Black Mass Movie Review

Black Mass Movie Review

For a biopic of a real-life person, this feels like an oddly standard mob thriller....

A Bigger Splash Trailer

A Bigger Splash Trailer

Marianne Lane is ready for a relaxing European vacation, re-energising after a particularly busy time...

Black Mass Trailer

Black Mass Trailer

Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people...

Black Mass - Teaser Trailer

Black Mass - Teaser Trailer

Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America...

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Black Mass - First Look Trailer

Black Mass - First Look Trailer

Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s,...

Cymbeline Trailer

Cymbeline Trailer

In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while...

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

After all the hype, it's impossible not to expect steam from this adaptation of E.L....

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

When reserved college girl Anastasia Steele meets mysterious businessman Christian Grey for an interview, she...

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