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.
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
The pair teamed together for another round of S&M romance in 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
When you go into a film series like that of 'Fifty Shades Darker', you have to expect that there's going to be a lot of sex scenes - and not just as a sideline. They are not a great many actors' favourite thing to shoot, but for Jamie Dornan, his connection with his co-star got him through it time and time again.
Jamie Dornan stars alongside Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades Darker'
With bright lights shining, the careful scrutiny of the director and cinematographer, and beefy sound guys eating sandwiches in the background, you can understand why intimate scenes are never the most fun bits to shoot of a movie - especially if you happen to be in a relationship. However, 'Fifty Shades Darker' is branded as an erotic thriller, so there was no room for awkwardness between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson who played Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film.
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Dakota Johnson at the 31st Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards held at the Dolby Ballroom in the Hollywood and Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 5th February 2017
Johnson is back as Anastasia Steele in the romantic drama.
Fifty Shades Darker certainly lives up to its title, according to star Dakota Johnson.
Two years after the first part of the erotic trilogy hit the big screen Johnson is back as Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated sequel, but this time the actress says the drama and the intensity have been 'heightened'.
Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker
Continue reading: Dakota Johnson: Fifty Shades Darker Has 'Heightened Intensity'
It's been two years since the publishing phenomenon that was EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey hit the big screen.
And now the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, is coming just in time for Valentine's Day. The distributor isn't screening the film for the press, so critics and audiences will watch it together. Meanwhile, there have been a variety of colourful clashes to whet our appetites. This week, a coalition of feminists, women's shelters and anti-pornography groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia launched a boycott, claiming that the new film glamorises violence and oppression against women.
Dakota Johnson at the premiere of Fifty Shades Darker
And on the other side, the film's producer Dana Brunetti took a jab at the Producers Guild for initially refusing to allow him to use his credentials in the movie's credits, which he blamed on elitism due to the sexual theme.
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'Fifty Shades Darker' is the tense new sequel to the erotic 2015 thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey', based on the book trilogy of the same name by E. L. James. It sees the return of Anasatasia Steele and Christian Grey, though this time their relationship is more complicated than ever especially when secrets from the latter's past surface. Secrets aren't the only things either; this couple's romantic escapades are interrupted by a terrifying undercurrent of danger. Directed by James Foley ('House of Cards') - who has also signed on for trilogy finale 'Fifty Shades Freed' - and written by Niall Leonard ('Wire in the Blood', 'Monarch of the Glen'), 'Fifty Shades Darker' will be released on February 10th 2017.
“Nudity is really interesting for an actor.”
Dakota Johnson bared all in Fifty Shades of Grey and now the 27-year-old actress is preparing to do so again in sequel Fifty Shades Darker.
In a candid interview with Vogue magazine, the actress opened up about filming ‘makeup free nude scenes’ with co-star Jamie Dornan, describing it as ‘very honest’ and ‘very trusting’.
Dakota Johnson stars in Fifty Shades Darker
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When Ana and Christian had their first fateful meeting, neither party knew much about the real person they were meeting. Christian didn't know just how naive Ana really was and Ana didn't quite understand just how dark Christian's thoughts ran. Though from completely different backgrounds and living entirely different lives, the pair were attracted to one another and they began a relationship - one mainly brought about after Christian seducing Ana, his latest younger woman. As dark secrets were uncovered, it became known to Ana that Christian was into BDSM. Still wishing to go ahead with the relationship, Ana finds out just how far Christian is willing to go to get his thrills but realises that she can't be with a man who inflicts that level of pain on someone they care about.
Time passes, Christian continues with his business lifestyle and Ana starts a new job at a publishing house and the former lovers reunite whilst at an exhibition of photography put on by one of Ana's friends. Christian begins to realise that his feelings for Ana run deeper than the usual dominant / submissive roles that usually define his relationships. With Ana now setting the rules, the pair begin a true relationship but as stories about Christian's past are revealed and Ana is introduced to some of the women that involve his past, neither party know exactly how they'll make their relationship work without sacrificing certain aspects.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles as Christian and Ana respectively. Kim Basinger is introduced to the plot as Elena Lincoln a lady Ana nicknames Mrs. Robinson after learning that she seduced Christian whilst still of a young age. Whilst Rookie Blue actor Eric Johnson is cast as Jack Hyde and Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams.
The teaser for 'Fifty Shades Darker' asks you to "slip into something"...
A teaser trailer for the highly anticipated sequel Fifty Shades Darker has arrived a day ahead of the full trailer, with its star Jamie Dornan at front and center.
The 19-second clip, released one day before the full trailer comes out on Tuesday (September 13th), shows Dornan’s Christian Grey whispering to Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson), asking her is she’s “intrigued”.
Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for theatrical release on February 10th, 2017 – coinciding with the Valentine’s Day market, just like its predecessor.
Continue reading: Teaser For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Released, One Day Before Full Trailer
The annual awards celebrate the year’s worst film’s ahead of the Oscars.
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 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.
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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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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Date of birth
4th October, 1989
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