While playing '70s rocker Cherie Currie in 'The Runaways,'Dakota Fanning shot scenes where her character gets high, struts around a stage in a corset and stockings, has sex in a backstage dressing room and shares an intimate kiss with bandmate Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart). A few months later, Fanning turned 16.

Fanning has made a career of playing girls in extreme situations who have maturity thrust upon them early, from mothering mentally challenged dad Sean Penn when she was just 7 in 'I Am Sam,' to playing a 12-year-old rape victim in 'Hounddog,' to reenacting the excesses of 15-year-old rock star Currie in 'Runaways.' While critics have praised her talent and precocity for years, Fanning keeps pushing the shock envelope with each performance. With the release of her most extreme role yet, observers have been asking if Fanning has grown up too fast.
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