Cheerleading Dakota Escapes Pap Rally

9/26/2008 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ready? OK! Who'd have thought the quirky little girl from "I Am Sam" would grow up to be a high school cheerleader?
Dakota Fanning: Click to watch
For some reason we asked her to bust out a routine right there in the airport ... and while anybody else probably would've just given us the spirit finger, Dakota rejected the ridiculous offer in such a nice way, she left us cheering for her.