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    Happy 18th Birthday, Dakota Fanning!

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    Dakota Fanning is all grown up!

    It's hard to believe, but the kid who initially made her way into our hearts playing Sean Penn's adorable daughter in 2001's I Am Sam turns 18 today.

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    Over the years, the actress has not only impressed us with her work in such movies as War of the Worlds, The Runaways, the controversial Hounddog and a little film franchise known as The Twilight Saga, but she's also managed to remain pretty grounded despite all the fame.

    So, to celebrate her big day, we've put together a gallery highlighting some of Dakota's best big-screen moments. Check it out!

    PHOTOS: Dakota Fanning—Movie Star!

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