Kirsten Dunst was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey (USA). At the age of three, she began to appear in commercials and soon her parents signed a contract with modeling agencies Ford Models and Elite.
In 1990, the eight-year-old Kirsten played the daughter of Tom Hanks in the comedy drama Bonfire of Vanities. But true success came to her in 1994 after the movie “Interview with the Vampire.” To play with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and at the same time, it was a real dream.
In 1994, Kirsten played in the movie Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women, where her character was Amy March as a child. The young actress was well acquainted with the text and therefore prepared for the shooting better than many adults.
1994 was a successful and very stressful year. The actress did not have time to rest before starting the filming of a new film – “Jumanji”. The picture gathered a very solid box office, meanwhile Kirsten starred in several television films and appeared in such series as “Ambulance” and “Shot”.
In 1997, she returned to the big movie. First, she played with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in the film Cheating, and then began shooting a drama about five sisters trying to find themselves in the debut film of Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides. “This is one of my girlfriends favorite films. He means a lot to my peers, ”Dunst admitted in one of her interviews.
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In 2000, the 18-year-old Kirsten impressed the audience with her first major role in the comedy “Achieve Success”. This was followed by a seductive image in the film “Crazy and Beautiful,” and then director Sam Raimi invited her to play a major role in the heroic movie “Spider-Man” with Toby Maguire. Kirsten returned to the screen in the image of Mary Jane Watson in 2004 and 2007. Here is what moment of the superhero epic the actress remembered best:
This unusual kiss from the first film, when the hero hangs upside down, this has a special tenderness.
Kirsten was credited with a short affair with Toby Maguire. Caught in the spotlight, the actress first felt the negative aspects of stellar life:
I protect my boundaries of personal life. I appear in public when I need to advertise a film, and indeed, Americans are obsessed with celebrities, every step of the way.
In 2005, after the films “Mona Lisa Smile” with Julia Roberts, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” with Jim Carrey and the sports and romantic comedy “Wimbledon” with Paul Bettany, Dunst starred in Cameron Crowe’s “Elizabethtown” film. Kirsten played the eccentric stewardess Claire Colburn, whom the hero of Orlando Bloom fell in love with. Later, the actress said that working on the image was not easy for her, since the character was actually much more complicated than it seemed on the screen. Crowe always attaches great importance to the soundtrack of films. Kirsten herself loves music, so she easily found a common language with the director:
In work I always pay attention to music, because music touches us. At the site, she helps us enter the necessary emotional state. In addition, headphones can sometimes function as a “do not disturb” sign.
In 2006, Kirsten played in the historical drama Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, where she was starred by such actors and actresses as Rose Byrne, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Asia Argento and Jamie Dornan as Earl Axel von Fersen. Later, the actress said that she conducted a whole study in order to get used to the role:
The French are well aware of the history of France, but for the American this is one paragraph in the textbook. So it cannot be said that I knew a lot about Marie Antoinette, except for the phrase attributed to her: let them eat cakes, and that she was beheaded. This is all that I remembered from the school curriculum, and then I read Stefan Zweig’s novel about her and realized what this woman was like.
In 2008, Kirsten took a career break to tackle depression treatment. After completing the treatment, the actress openly spoke about her problem. Depression was the main theme of the 2011 film “Melancholy” directed by Lars Von Trier. For the role in this picture, Kirsten received one of the best reviews in her biography. In addition, working with an eccentric director was very interesting. “On the set between us a very tender and trusting relationship arose. Working with Rars is really a relationship – very close, ”the actress claimed in an interview in honor of the premiere of the picture.
At the Kansky Film Festival, Kirsten was awarded the Best Actress Award. Unfortunately, she also attended a scandalous interview, where the director ambiguously expressed himself about the Second World War, in particular, expressed his understanding to Hitler in his last minutes of his life, for which he was suspended from participating in the festival. The embarrassment of the actress at a press conference was visible to the naked eye.