ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.— Dakota Fanning
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When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.
I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That's how much I love Hello Kitty.
I've been a ballerina since I was two, but I've always wanted to be an actress.
When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason. It's easy to have faith. But when things start to go wrong, then it's very hard to hold on to that faith. It's hard not to wonder who's reasons these things are happening for.
It's important to be a global citizen at the same time and appreciate different cultures and different people and different ways of life.
You know in cartoons, the way someone can run off a cliff and they're fine, they don't fall down until they look down? My mom always said that was the secret of life. Never look down. But it's more than that. It's not just about looking. It's about never realizing that you're in the middle of the air and you don't know how to fly.
I love who I am and I love my life, but if I could be someone else, I'd be Beyonce in two seconds.
My job is all about getting inside another person's mind and thoughts.
It can be easy to get caught up in craziness or insecurity.
I learned to read at two. I was in a Montessori school and they teach you to read really, really young.
I think that we have two things going on in the world right now.
We have one sort of vibe that's love who you are, be yourself, love your flaws, embrace your body, embrace your inner beauty, all of that. And then we have another very looks-based thing happening at the same time, you know?
I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit.
People recognize me all the time. I think it's really nice. I don't mind it at all. It feels kind of surreal when people know who you are and I think that it's really cool.
The gunshot holds no fear!
I'm the girl that's on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded.
I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.
My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning.
It's what I love about what I do and the life that I'm able to have and be able to just be so normal one day and be here the next...I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do.
It's just such an honor to say that I was in something by Steven Spielberg.
I feel so blessed I got to meet such great people, and I got to go to a beautiful place, Vancouver, and I had a great time.
My favorite actresses are Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Julie Andrews.
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 think that when you’re in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you’ve done. But, you know, no one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human.
You can't lose yourself.
My mom played tennis for, like, six hours a day and went to college on a tennis scholarship, because that was the way she could go to school. So they instilled in me the idea that you have to work hard for the things you want in life and never complain.
My advice would be to go with the "love who you are, embrace yourself" vibe that's happening right now.
The hardest thing is at the end you have to say bye to all these people who you have worked with for so many months. It was really sad not to see them anymore. But you have the parties that you go to and you get to see them, like the premieres and the screenings.
There's just something you can relate to immediately, even without knowing a woman. It's an inherent thing, an inherent connection. I'm really appreciating it and valuing that.
My weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body's covered in the shade, and I tan my legs.
Dear God, I do not ask for health or wealth.
People ask you so often that you can't have any left. Give me, God, what else you have. Give me what no-one else asks for. Amen.
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.
Every day, we communicate more with our energy, body language, face and eyes.
That really is what communication is, and not so much words. And it's rare that you get to explore that in a film.
One of my favorite things about doing movies is that you get to do different things you'd never do in real life.
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.
I'm very proud to be a woman - you're part of a tribe.
Automatically, you feel connected to another woman when you meet them. That's really special.
With all of the characters I've played, I feel like I've tried to communicate through my eyes and face, as much or more than with words. That's something that I like to watch in films, and something that I like to bring to the characters that I play.
I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure.
My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.
It's hard to remember when you look at a magazine or when you look at pictures of people, and you forget that those people are people like you. They have flaws and insecurities. That's so easy to forget, even for me, as somebody who's sometimes in those magazines.
I have always wanted to act ever since I was a little girl.
I would put a blanket under my shirt and pretend that I was pregnant. Then, I would go through childbirth.
I've been able to go so many places. I had the opportunity to go to Hong Kong when I was thirteen years old which is crazy. I lived there for three months. It was amazing. I couldn't ask for a more enriched life so far.
I don't like to get things during the year, .
. I like to wait for my birthday or Christmas. I may see something that I'll say, 'I'd really like that for my birthday.' I like to have things to look forward to.
I feel very lucky to have been able to travel and see different parts of the world.
Is every moment of our lives built into us before we're born? If it is, does it make us less responsible for the things we do, or is the responsibility built in too?
I just don't skimp on TV. Even if I'm exhausted and so tired and it's 12 A.M. and a Sunday night, I'll still watch Game of Thrones. I will stay up, and I will watch it. I totally screw my sleep schedule up.
You have to be totally one hundred per cent committed to act.
I do value everyone else's advice, but ultimately I have to listen to myself.
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.
You have to stay true to your true friends and your family.
I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion.
She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it's always been something we have in common.
It's cool that people enjoy my work. That's fun for me that people, like going to my movies and enjoy all the hard work that everyone put into it. I think that's the biggest reward, to know that everyone enjoyed the movies with me.