Quotes by: Dakota Fanning
Fanning at the premiere of American Pastoral, October 2016
||Hannah Dakota Fanning
February 23, 1994
Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
||Campbell Hall School
||New York University
||Creative Artists Agency (2014–present)
||Elle Fanning (sister)
When people say hello to me, I feel like maybe I know them from somewhere, because they say, like, 'Hi! How are you?' And I'm like, 'Oh, hi!' And then I realize, 'Oh, no, they just think they know me because they watched me in a movie.' Which is cool, but definitely not a normal thing.
My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning.
I think what has helped me is that I've never thought of myself as a child star. If you think of yourself like that, you might have problems!
Often, when you're on a movie set, you're miserable. It's cold. You're hungry. You're tired. It's still dark out. And yet, there's no place I'd rather be. It's the happiest I am, and the most calm.
I definitely think independent film is very exciting, and you get to sometimes take bigger risks. So that's always a challenge and something that I look forward to.
As much as movies are about the words that you're saying, they're also about what's not said, the silent moments.
I think I am the same kind of person I would have been if I wasn't an actor. I am not a robot.
I never skimp on TV. I watch an embarrassing amount of TV shows. I don't even know how I do it.
I've been very lucky enough to do all kinds of movies. All the movies that I've done have been very different, and all the characters I've done have been very different. I feel very lucky to have been able to do the movies that I've done.
Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters.
I love the feeling I get when I'm on a set; I love reading the scripts, playing the characters, getting to be someone else.
Charlie Sheen gave me a signed headshot. I think it said, 'Keep it real.' But 'real' was spelled 'reel,' like a film reel.
When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.
I think that role model is kind of a weird thing because obviously you are, but I try to make good choices and good decisions for myself for me to have a good life. If that inspires someone else, that is great, but I think you should do good for yourself and your own happiness.
Everyone in New York is very self-involved. They're focused on themselves. Like, walking down the street, people are just in their own zone.
My mom, she is the most unbelievable mom that you could ever have in your entire life and she's always with me on everything. The most I've ever been away from her is two days. I love her more than anybody could ever know.
I find dates, in general, horrific. We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.
In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take.
That was really cool. I got to kiss a little boy. I was 7 and he was 10, and his name is Thomas Curtis. He was the first boy I've ever kissed in my entire life and he was three years older than me.
I would love to direct one day. I value the relationship that I have with a director so much, and I would be really excited to be on the other end of that relationship.