Elle Fanning

Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and singer. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, Maleficent, About Ray, and as Jesse in 2016's The Neon Demon. In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama, Super 8. For this role, she received positive reviews and was often cited as one of the film's best aspects.

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The Door in the Floor (2004)

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Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tod Williams
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kim Basinger  •  Elle Fanning  •  Jon Foster

Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tod Williams
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kim Basinger  •  Elle Fanning  •  Jon Foster

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Babel (2006)

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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Steve Zahn  •  Regina King

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Steve Zahn  •  Regina King

Déjà Vu (2006)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

I Am Sam (2001)

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Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Nelson
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Dianne Wiest

Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Nelson
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Dianne Wiest

The Boxtrolls (2014)

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An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Annable  •  Anthony Stacchi
CAST:  Isaac Hempstead-Wright  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Elle Fanning  •  Simon Pegg

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Annable  •  Anthony Stacchi
CAST:  Isaac Hempstead-Wright  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Elle Fanning  •  Simon Pegg

Low Down (2014)

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Preiss
CAST:  John Hawkes  •  Elle Fanning  •  Glenn Close  •  Peter Dinklage

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Preiss
CAST:  John Hawkes  •  Elle Fanning  •  Glenn Close  •  Peter Dinklage

Young Ones (2014)

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In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Paltrow
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Elle Fanning  •  Michael Shannon  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee

In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Paltrow
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Elle Fanning  •  Michael Shannon  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee

Likeness (2013)

For Mia, beauty is everything. A trophy, a promise, a ball and chain, a wish upon a star. A life sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo Prieto
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Ximena Prieto  •  Chelsea Schuchman  •  Monroe Alvarez

For Mia, beauty is everything. A trophy, a promise, a ball and chain, a wish upon a star. A life sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo Prieto
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Ximena Prieto  •  Chelsea Schuchman  •  Monroe Alvarez

Live by Night (2016)

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered on a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Elle Fanning  •  Sienna Miller

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered on a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Elle Fanning  •  Sienna Miller

Ginger & Rosa (2012)

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally Potter
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Alice Englert  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Alessandro Nivola

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally Potter
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Alice Englert  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Alessandro Nivola

Maleficent (2014)

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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Ruth Wilson  •  Matt Lucas

Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Elle Fanning  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Ruth Wilson  •  Matt Lucas

P.N.O.K. (2005)

Chronicles a day in the life of 2 soldiers on Casualty Notification Duty as they bear the grim news of 3 soldiers killed in Iraq to 3 families back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carolyn McDonald
CAST:  Archie Drury  •  Elle Fanning  •  Danny Glover  •  Irma P. Hall

Chronicles a day in the life of 2 soldiers on Casualty Notification Duty as they bear the grim news of 3 soldiers killed in Iraq to 3 families back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carolyn McDonald
CAST:  Archie Drury  •  Elle Fanning  •  Danny Glover  •  Irma P. Hall

The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  John Turturro  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Elle Fanning

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  John Turturro  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Elle Fanning

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

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Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Colin Ford

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Colin Ford

Twixt (2011)

A declining writer arrives in a small town where he gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Bruce Dern  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Elle Fanning

A declining writer arrives in a small town where he gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Bruce Dern  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Elle Fanning

Super 8 (2011)

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In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Kyle Chandler  •  Elle Fanning  •  Noah Emmerich  •  AJ Michalka

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Kyle Chandler  •  Elle Fanning  •  Noah Emmerich  •  AJ Michalka

Somewhere (2010)

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After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Chris Pontius  •  Erin Wasson  •  Alexandra Williams

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Chris Pontius  •  Erin Wasson  •  Alexandra Williams
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