Movie star Glenn Close has joined the celebrity Dakota Fanning fan club after playing her mother in new film Nine Lives.

The child star has been highly praised by co-stars including Denzel Washington, Kurt Russell and Tom Cruise, who all think she's one of the best actresses in Hollywood.

And now FATAL ATTRACTION star Close has added her name to Fanning's long list of admirers.

She says, "She's definitely an old soul. She's a precociously talented kid. She's not a diva. She's not one of these horrible monsters and hopefully she never will be.

"She seems to have level heads around her. She is very gifted and professional and not intimidated by the daunting aspect of all the technical stuff raging around you. She's one of those gifted people that come along every now and then."