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.
They say that marriage can sometimes destroy a couple's sexual chemistry - but that is most certainly not the case for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), even if they have mutually decided to take a more vanilla approach to their bedroom antics. On the other hand, it doesn't mean that everything is plain sailing for their relationship either. Christian is still as possessive as always, as much as he loves his new wife, hating her not taking his surname at work following their nuptials and feeling angry about her sneaking out to see her friends. He tries to keep her happy by throwing his billions around, but when their relationship plans go awry there's massive discord between them.
Meanwhile, Ana's father has a serious car accident, and she's being hunted down by her vengeful former boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) who is extremely bitter about being fired from Seattle Independent Publishing and will do anything to take down Grey's empire. Plus, there's all manner of people in between causing strife, including Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger); a former friend of his mother's who seduced him at a young age and introduced him into the world of BDSM; who he continues to have in his life.
'Fifty Shades Freed' is the final movie in this intense erotic thriller trilogy, following 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fifty Shades Darker', based on the book series by E. L. James released between 2011 and 2012. Director James Foley ('House of Cards', 'At Close Range') from the previous movie is at the helm once again with Niall Leonard ('Wire in the Blood', 'Monarch of the Glen') having returned to write the screenplay.
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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.
Continue reading: Jamie And Dakota's Close Friendship Make Sex Scenes 'Much Easier'
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
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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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“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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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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The Hollywood couple first announced their split in June of last year.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are officially divorced, a year and a half after first announcing their split. The couple, who wed in 1996, have one daughter together, Stella Banderas and are said to have remained friends since their separation.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are officially divorced.
According to E! News, the marriage will officially be terminated on December 20th. Court documents show that Griffith will get the couple’s house in Aspen, Colorado and half of all profits, royalties and residuals Banderas earned from 2004-2014.
Marianne Lane is ready for a relaxing European vacation, re-energising after a particularly busy time in her rockstar career with her younger filmmaker boyfriend Paul on the sun-kissed Sicilian island of Pantelleria. While enjoying their break, however, Marianne gets news of her record producer former boyfriend Harry bringing along his daughter Penelope for a visit. She's thrilled at seeing her old friend again and invites him and his daughter to stay with them, to the great displeasure and suspicion of Paul. Marianne and Harry's close relationship incites a bubbling pit of jealousy within Paul, especially when it becomes clear that Harry wants to replace him in Marianne's life. There's tension between everyone, and when Penelope begins to take an interest in Paul, it seems all relationships are forced to a breaking point that none of them can control.
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The 25 year old actress has opened up about the reactions she's received since the release of the racy film.
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson may have become a household name thanks to her role as Anastasia Steele, but it hasn't helped her love life. The 25 year old has told Ellen DeGeneres that she’s currently single after splitting from boyfriend Matthew Hitt, but that men are too scared to approach her.
Dakota Johnson has said she’s currently single.
"I guess they're scared of me," Johnson told the talk show host, when asked about her love life post- Fifty Shades of Grey. "They either love me or they're running for the hills .. I guess they're running for the hills.”
Get ready for the likes of 'Everest', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Black Mass'.
With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'
And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.
Continue reading: Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015
Date of birth
4th October, 1989
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