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By Dakota
"My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning "

"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."

"We became a vegetarian. But that didn't last very long, because, um, I don't like vegetables. Or salad, nothing like that! "

"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."

"The lesson that I hope everyone will learn when they see the movie is that it doesn't matter what car you drive and what apartment or house you live in, or even what you look like on the outside.It just matters what your heart looks like. [It's about] your ability to love. "

"I've been a ballerina since I was two, but i've always wanted to be an actress."

"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."

"Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters."

"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. So like the scene at Bob's Big Boy, he goes (to the waiter), "Go get Bob. Go get Bob." I'm thinking, "Why is he doing this to me? He's gonna ruin the take." I'm about to burst my head off laughing. Then when we were done, everyone laughed."

"Doing the movies and meeting the people, and I like the stories of the movies. I like names a lot, too. When I do an audition, there is a script and it has a first page that has the names of all the characters. I'm like, "Let me see that real quick, I wanna see what my name is gonna be."

"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."

"I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies."

"My favorite actresses are Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Julie Andrews."

"No not really, it is just like real life. Not everyday you are happy and not everyday you are sad."

"When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and stuffed animals, pretend like they're real dogs,"

"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."

"I think of acting like a sport, kind of. Other kids play on a tennis team or a basketball team - I play on an acting team."

"I don't have a brother at all, so [Spencer Breslin was] like my brother."

"Sean [Penn] taught me how to ad-lib. Mike [Myers] taught me how to be funny. Brittany [Murphy] taught me life lessons."

"To work with Robert De Niro was like a dream come true. He’s such a nice person to be around, and I learned something from him everyday."

"[De Niro] made me feel so comfortable, he was so kind to me and I learned so much from him, to watch and act. He's so committed to the scripts, so focused, so I loved [working with him]."

"I started reading [the Hide and Seek script] in my room, upstairs, but I got so scared I had to go downstairs, where my dad and sister were, to finish reading it."

"This role [of Emily Callaway] is like nothing i’ve done before. First of all, I look a lot different. But that’s only the beginning. Emily is definitely scared and in some sort of trouble, but she keeps you guessing about who – or what – is really causing these scary things to happen."

"[Tom Cruise] is so incredibly nice and Steven [Spielberg] is so incredibly nice."
By Others
Jessie Nelson - Director of “I Am Sam”
"Some young actors had the innocence but not the wisdom for that role, and Dakota was the only child who had both. You have a sense of her being an old soul, but she's such a kid. She'd be so present and so subtle, rather than obviously be acting."

Bo Welch - Director of “The Cat In The Hat”
"Isn't she adorable?"
"She was a very game stunt double for herself."
"The great thing she has as an actress - in all the things i've said about her - her greatest gift is that she trusts the people she's acting with. A child might react to another child in a very defensive way. Like Spencer [Breslin], she [might] be afraid he'd really hit her; she wouldn't know what his limits were. You almost watch them work together...she let him do anything and never really was fearful."
"She's unbelievable."
"These two girls that were Thing 1 and Thing 2 were like Dakota in the sense that their enthusiasm for working never flagged."

John Polson - Director of “Hide and Seek”
"Dakota blows my mind; there’s just no other way to put it. Working with her is like working with an incredibly talented 35 year old."

Barry Josephson - Producer of “Hide and Seek”
"I don’t think there’s a better actress at her age out there. She is gifted beyond her years."

Brittany Murphy
"[Dakota and I] were kindred souls; it was like looking at myself in the mirror."
"You don’t have to tell her the right thing to do. She’s had an exquisite upbringing. She wrote thank you notes to everyone in the cast, and even though she was in another film, she called when we were finished to say good-bye. Let’s just say she’s one of the rarest human beings I have met or will meet."

Alec Baldwin
"She's such a doll."
"She listens, too, she doesn't just recite lines."

Kelly Preston
"Dakota is so sweet and alive and she's a great actress. She's really, really terrific."

Mike Myers
"Dakota is a great acress and she's wonderful and stuff. But she's like the cutest kid ever. I found myself really just wanting to knaw on her head a little bit, not break the skin but just sort of knaw on it, because she's so incredibly sweet."

Spencer Breslin
"Dakota's really great, you know, we had a lot of fun together. There were these days when she just had a really BAD attitude. [joking] But no, she was really great. I think sometimes it felt like we were brother and sister."
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