Dakota Fanning Movies

Wednesday, April 13 by Isabel Prontes

Looking for Dakota Fanning movies? Dakota Fanning is internationally adored for being a young starlet who achieved early fame as a child star in films such as "Trapped," "I Am Sam" and "War of the Worlds." Although Dakota Fanning was initially viewed as a fresh-faced little girl, the actress is increasingly gaining credibility in her field with meatier roles in movies like "Push." Dakota Fanning has also had a recurring role in the teenage-sensation "Twilight" vampire series. More recently, her younger sister Elle Fanning has also been following in her (big) cinematic footsteps.

  1. "I Am Sam" is a gripping Sean Penn drama that was released in 2001 when Dakota Fanning was merely seven years-old. In "I Am Sam," Dakota Fanning stars as brilliant young Lucy, who is the daughter of Sean Penn's character, Sam. In the film, the title character Sam is learning to live with a mental disability, and simultaneously as a single parent, as both he and Lucy were abandoned by her mother.
  2. "Trapped" is a 2002 thriller with a cast that includes Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Kevin Bacon, Stuart Townsend and Dakota Fanning. In "Trapped," Dakota Fanning portrays the daughter of Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend's characters, and is kidnapped for ransom money. Dakota Fanning's character, who is named Abby, suffers from a serious case of asthma, which exacerbates the situation.
  3. "War of the Worlds" is a science fiction flick that is based upon the H.G. Wells book. "War of the Worlds" is carried by superstar Tom Cruise and is directed by Steven Spielberg. In the film, the planet is being invaded by aliens (which resemble tripods), and Dakota Fanning plays a young child who, along with her family, is trying hard to remain alive.
  4. "Push" is a science fiction movie that was released in the beginning of 2009. The movie stars Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Djimon Honsou and Camilla Belle. In "Push," Dakota Fanning plays the "Watcher" Camilla, an oracle that sees visions.

- Isabel Prontes

COMMENTS

  1. April 13, 2011 4:22 pm

    Anonymous

    Dakota Fanning’s (link)filmography is on Wikipedia’s page for her. This includes three new films announced in February. I believe Dakota’s first meatier role–and an abrupt break from her child roles–was as Lewellen in “Houndog”(R) (unfortunately, very controversial), filmed in summer 2006. I thought her performance as Lewellen was awesome and left no doubt about her potential as a heavy-lift dramatic actress.