Many people are waiting to see how Dakota Fanning will continue with her success in acting when “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” comes out on November 14, 2012. In 2001, at the tender age of six, Dakota Fanning announced her arrival into the world of acting in “I Am Sam.” Subsequently, she appeared in many other seemingly adult fares, although she dazzled young moviegoers as well in films such as “Charlotte’s Web” in 2006. Every time her name is mentioned, most people immediately think of the statistic that she is the youngest actor to be invited to Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Fortunately, there is more to this talented actress than this. Some of the movies she went on to feature in include “Uptown Girls,” “Hide and Seek” and the supernatural thriller “Push,” among others.
The “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” movie picks up after the birth of Renesme, who is falsely accused and put in danger. The Cullens takes charge of gathering the vampire clans and requests them to offer protection for the child. This romantic-fantasy film is the fifth and final installment of the very successful “Twilight Saga” movies that are based on Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn novel. In the film, Fanning plays the role of the vampire Jane.
Then there is also the eagerly awaited drama “Now Is Good,” in which the teenage star portrays a young girl dying of leukemia. The girl has a list of several important things you would like to accomplish before dying, and on top of the list is her desire to lose her virginity. Cast members include the talented Kaya Scodelario and Olivia Williams, among others. The movie is based on a novel by Jenny Downham, and the screenplay adaptation was handled by Ol Parker.
Knowing all these, it is easy to assume that Fanning’s life is all about acting, but nothing could be further from the truth. The young star has a life, though she has said in the past that she neither has nor plans to have a Facebook or Twitter account. She revels in her high school experience, which she describes as a quintessential high school experience. In a recent interview, she affirmed that it was in high school that she met some of the most important people in her life.
According to the actress, she is working hard because of the values her family instilled in her. She cites the example of her mother who went to college on a tennis scholarship. Right now, Fanning is grappling with the transition from the young to adult roles. This is not a new thing in the field of acting. Those who shoot to stardom early in life often have to be very careful on how they make the transition to adulthood. In fact, the manner in which the transition is handled determines the level of success an actor later has in the profession.
Just like many people in the acting industry, Fanning’s work has also been featured in other forms of art besides movies. For example, you can see her in Ellie Goulding’s new music video for the song “I Know You Care.” The song itself is beautifully done with great sounds and great moments of tender-heartedness. These moments fill Fanning’s upcoming movie “Now Is Good” with breathtaking clips.
Fanning’s career, however, is set to blossom if the number of her upcoming movies is anything to go by. There is “The Motel Life,” with Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff in the cast. The movie, which is set to be released in late 2012, is about a pair of brothers involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. Then there is also “Very Good Girls,” which portrays the friendship of two out of high school girls who make a pact to lose their virginity in the first summer after high school. It is set to be released in 2013.
This list about Fanning’s upcoming movies cannot be complete without mentioning “Effie,” a film about John Ruskin (Victorian art critic) and his teenage bride named Effie. This is set to be released in 2013, too. Many people are also waiting for the action/thriller movie “Furious Angel,” which is about a teenage assassin’s struggle to quit her violence-filled life. Finally, there is a drama (release date not clear) about an environmentalist’s plan to blow up a dam. Fans of this fabulous young (or not so young) actress have many films to look forward to. Most of them are in post-production, and it is now just a matter of time before these movies are released in theaters.