Kirsten Dunst

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

30th April, 1982

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.70

Kirsten Dunst (born Kirsten Caroline Dunst 30.04.82) was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. For such a young actress she has made a deep impression on the world of Hollywood and her career reads more like that of a much more mature actress.

In 1990 Kirsten landed a role in The Bonfire of the Vanities, with Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith. Although her first major role was in the 1994 was in the film adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire with major A-list actors like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. kirsten also starred in the in jumanji in 1995. The films kept flowing in as casting and directors found the yound Miss Dunst to be "what they were looking for" in Anastasia (1997), Virgin Suicides (2000 - Directed by Sofia Coppola), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Luckytown (2000), Bring It On (2000) and Get Over It (2001).

Then came Siderman! Arguably the biggest movies of all time and yond Miss Dunst landed the role of Spidermans love interest Mary Jane Watson. The first Spiderman was released in 2002 to much critical acclaim.

After her role in Levity (2003), Kirsten was seen in Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) with Jim Carrey, Wimbledon (2004), and again as MJ in Spider-Man 2 (2004).

Spiderman 2 followed and this year we see the release of Spiderman 3 Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, and Topher Grace.

Kirsten Dunst Is A Pink Bridesmaid For Her Best Pal's Wedding

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 04 October 2017

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She looks wonderful as she walks down the aisle with her long-time friend.

She may be engaged now, but Kirsten Dunst's mind was on another person's wedding last weekend when she was a bridesmaid for her best friend in Rome. She looked so breathtakingly beautiful in a pale pink tulle gown that she was in danger of overshadowing the bride.

Image caption Kirsten Dunst at the 'Woodshock' premiere

The 35-year-old actress was more than happy to walk down the aisle with one of the groomsmen as a bridesmaid at her Cindy McGee's wedding in Rome, Italy on Saturday (September 20th 2017), and she looked stunning in her floor-length dress, her hair down, with simple make-up and a small posy matching that of the bride's.

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The Beguiled Review

Excellent

In her inimitable loose style, Sofia Coppola remakes the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie from a distinctly feminine perspective. Like her other films, this feels loose and sometimes aimless, demanding that the audience find their own way through the story. It's also a remarkably effective gothic thriller, darkly playing on the vulnerability and innate power of women.

It's set in 1864 Virginia, where the residents of an isolated girls school can hear the Civil War raging in the distance. Teachers Martha and Edwina (Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst) and students Alicia, Jane, Amy, Marie and Emily (Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Addison Riecke and Emma Howard) have just been getting on with their education in their cocoon-like plantation. Then Amy discovers wounded Union soldier John (Colin Farrell) in the woods. With their own male relatives dead or missing in the war, all of these women are fascinated by this man, an enemy who needs their help. So each begins flirting with him in her own way. But as John considers staying on as a handyman, he's unaware of the jealousies he is igniting around him.

The actors give provocative, layered performances, subtly revealing their internal desires as they interact in unexpected ways. Kidman is the focal point as the stern Martha, trying to remain stoic and in control even as she feels lust for this interloper. Dunst's Edwina is more openly romantic in her approach, while Fanning's Alicia is old enough to desire him in unfamiliar ways. The younger four girls stay mainly on the sideline, even as they add their own layers of intrigue. And Farrell is terrific as the brooding, swarthy man who's unaware of the passions he's stirring up. Where this goes is creepy and intense, as John seems to think that he can pick whichever woman he likes. But he's badly underestimating them.

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Kirsten Dunst at the U.S. Premiere Of "The Beguiled" held at Directors Guild Of America - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 13th June 2017

Kirsten Dunst Doesn't Care About The New 'Spider-Man' Movie. At All.

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 June 2017

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Despite playing Mary Jane in the noughties Sam Raimi trilogy, Kirsten Dunst has no interest whatsoever in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', and says her films were the best anyway.

One of Kirsten Dunst’s most famous roles was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movie trilogy, but the star has said that she doesn’t “care” about where the franchise is now and finds the continual re-boots to be little more than “milking” a cash cow.

The 35 year old American actress played Mary Jane alongside Tobey Maguire’s Spidey in Raimi’s three movies between 2002 and 2007. She was interviewed for Marie Claire this week and was asked about the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and had some pretty harsh things to say.

Image caption Kirsten Dunst reckons her 'Spider-Man' films were the best

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Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst at the 70th Cannes Film Festival photocall for 'The Beguiled' held at Palais des Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th May 2017

Kirsten Dunst at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

Kirsten Dunst And Jesse Plemons Engaged

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 January 2017

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The couple, who've been dating since May 2016, are reportedly set to be married.

Hidden Figures actress Kirsten Dunst is engaged to her former ‘Fargo’ co-star Jesse Plemons, it has been reported.

News of the couple’s engagement was first broken by the New York Daily News’ Page Six on Tuesday (January 10th), with Dunst’s mother apparently confirmed later via her private Facebook page.

The two played husband and wife on the second season of FX’s ‘Fargo’ back in 2015, and began dating for real the following summer, shortly after Dunst split from her long-term boyfriend Garrett Hedlund.

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Kirsten Dunst Discusses 2008 Rehab Stint: 'What People Expect Of An Actor Is Totally Ridiculous'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 August 2015

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The ‘Fargo 2’ star covers the latest issue of Town and Country magazine.

Actress Kirsten Dunst has opened up to Town and Country magazine about spending time in rehab back in 2008. The actress, who stars in the second season of FX’s ‘Fargo’, said she checked herself in to a facility for depression when she was 27, blaming the unrealistic expectations that are placed on actors.

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Kristen Dunst And Jesse Plemons To Star In Fargo Season 2 On FX

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 December 2014

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Fargo season 2 will be a prequel, and the Coen brothers are returning as producers.

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have signed on to appear in season 2 of FX's critically acclaimed drama Fargo. The follow-up to the debut season - an adaptation of the Coen brothers movie - will premiere next fall, with production slated to begin in Canada in January 2015.

Image caption Kirsten Dunst (pictured) and Jesse Plemons will star in the second season of 'Fargo', due in late 2015

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'The Two Faces Of January' Could Be The Finest Patricia Highsmith Adaptation Yet

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16 May 2014

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'The Two Faces of January' is another successful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's work.

American-born but Europe-based, the novelist Patricia Highsmith wrote 22 novels and eight collections of short stories, most of which deal with characters who are badly compromised morally. So it's natural that her work has been widely adapted by filmmakers looking for more complex characters and storylines.

Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst in 'The Two Faces of January'

It's also hardly surprising that novelist Patricia Highsmith has long been associated with master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who gave her career a huge boost when he made a movie based on her first novel Strangers on a Train a year after it was first published in 1950. Her most famous character, the anti-hero Tom Ripley, appears in five novels and has been immortalised several times on film: Alain Delon in the classic Plein Soleil (1960), Dennis Hopper in The American Friend (1977), Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), John Malkovich in Ripley's Game (2002), Barry Pepper in Ripley Under Ground (2005).

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The Two Faces Of January Review

By Rich Cline

Excellent

This sun-drenched thriller is much more than a pretty picture: it's also a slow-burning story about moral compromises that worms its way under the skin. Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, there are clear parallels to The Talented Mr. Ripley as three characters circle around each other and all kinds of Hitchcockian subtext gurgles around them.

Set in 1962, the plot opens with Chester and Colette (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) on a romantic holiday in Athens, where they meet slightly too-helpful American tour guide Rydal (Oscar Isaac). He's already wooing one rich young tourist (Daisy Bevan) and soon locks eyes on Colette. But it's Chester he becomes entangled with, when a private eye (David Warshofsky) turns up trying to reclaim cash Chester stole from a client. So Rydal helps Chester and Colette flee to Crete and, while they wait for a plan to develop, Chester becomes convinced that Rydal and Colette are having an affair.

Writer-director Hossein Amini has already proven himself as a skilled writer of innuendo-filled dialogue (see Drive or The Wings of the Dove), and here he shows a remarkable eye for setting. It helps to have ace cinematographer Marcel Zyskind and composer Alberto Iglesias adding their considerable skills to the mix. The film looks utterly gorgeous, providing plenty of glaring sunlight and murky shadows in which Mortensen, Dunst and Isaac can bring their characters to vivid life. Every scene bursts with suggestiveness, as the inter-relationships between these three people shift unnervingly.

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The Two Faces Of January - Trailer & Clip

Chester MacFarland is a wealthy businessman whose business ventures are often far from lawful. During a vacation to Athens, Greece with his wife Colette, the pair meet a handsome young man named Rydal who works as a tour guide and earns extra cash through elaborate scams. After dining with the couple, Rydal returns to their hotel, but Chester is thrust into disaster when he is forced to defend himself from an armed man who had been on the end of one of his dodgy dealings. Chester persuades Rydal to move the unconscious body, but he soon finds himself trapped in Chester's criminal world with no escape. To make matters worse, he is becoming increasingly enchanted by the highly fragile Colette and, with her accepting his offers of comfort as the trio go on the run, there's only so much jealously Chester can take.

Set in the early sixties, crime thriller 'The Two Faces Of January' sees a tense story of entrapment, jealousy and suspicion. Directed and written by Hossein Amini (writer of '47 Ronin', 'Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Drive, 'Killshot), the movie is based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. It is due for UK release on May 16th 2014.

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