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Top 10 Facts - Kirsten Dunst
11.03.2015
Fact #1

Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, singer, model, screenwriter and director. Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, Newlersey, to Inez and Klaus Dunst.

Fact #2

Dunst began her career when she was three years old as a child fashion model in television commercials. She was signed with Ford Models and Elite Model Management.

Fact #3

At the age of six, she made her feature ?lm debut in a minor role in Woody Allen's short ?lm Oedipus Wrecks that was released as one-third of the anthology ?lm New York Stories (1989).

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The breakthrough role in Dunst's career came in 1994 in the romantic horror ?lm Interview with the Vampire with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, based on Anne Rice's novel, in which she played Claudia, the child vampire who is a surrogate daughter to Cruise and Pitt's characters.

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In 2002, Dunst co-starred opposite Tobey Maguire in the superhero ?lm Spider-Man, the most successful ?lm of her career to date. She played Marylane Watson, the best friend and love interest of Peter Parker (Maguire). The ?lm was directed by Sam Raimi. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly remarked on Dunst's ability to "lend even the smallest line a tickle of ?irtatious music."

Fact #6

In 2005, she co-starred opposite Orlando Bloom in Cameron Crowe's romantic tragicomedy Elizabethtown as Claire Colburn, a ?ight attendant. The ?lm premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

Fact #7

Dunst made her singing debut in the comedy ?lm Get Over It, performing two songs written by Marc Shaiman. She recorded Henry Creamer and Turner Layton's iazz standard "After You've Gone" that was used in the end credits of The Cat's Meow. In Spider-Man 3, she sang two songs as Mary Jane Watson, one during a Broadway performance, and one as a singing waitress in a jazz club.

Fact #8

Dunst starred as the magical princess Maiokko in the Takashi Murakami and Mc? directed short Akihabara Maiokko Princess singing a cover of "Turning Japanese". This was shown at the "Pop Life" exhibition in London's Tate Modern museum from October 1, 2009, to January 17, 2010. It shows Dunst prancing around Akihabara, a crowded shopping district in Tokyo, Japan.

Fact #9

Dunst dated actorlake Gyllenhaal from 2002 to 2004. In 2012, she began dating her On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund. On August 31, 2014, along with other female celebrities, Dunst's personal nude photos were leaked online during the 2014 celebrity photo hack.

Fact #10

Dunst supported Democratic candidate John Kerry for the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Four years later, she supported Democrat Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential election.

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