Okay, this has nothing to do with vintage or DIY, but I do need to get it off my chest.
I have never wanted to hate an actress as much as I’ve wanted to hate Kirsten Dunst.
I don’t know what it is about her that makes me try to reject every fiber of her being, but the truth is (and I’ve finally admitted it to myself with the spectacular-ness that is Melancholia) that I bow down to her greatness. In fact, I’m going to shout it off the rooftops:
I LOVE KIRSTEN DUNST!
From her roles in Sofia Coppola’s masterpieces The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette, to the previously ordained Melancholia and the newest (and extraordinarily hilarious and offbeat) Bachelorette, I have to say she blows me away. Her acting is just wholly unsurpassed in young Hollywood right now. Not to mention she has that certain charm about her, doesn’t she?
So what say we take a look at my one of my favorite modern actresses in her quirky and stylized star roles.
The Virgin Suicides (directed by Sofia Coppola) – 1999
Elizabethtown (directed by Cameron Crowe) – 2005
Marie Antoinette (directed by Sofia Coppola) – 2006
Melancholia (directed by Lars von Trier) – 2011
Bachelorette (directed by Leslye Headland) – 2012
Love her or hate her, don’t you think she just picks the best roles? Except for the Spiderman trilogy, of course. ::shudder::
And if you haven’t seen Melancholia yet, you must. She won Best Actress at Sundance for her role as a clinically depressed woman on the eve of her wedding and earth’s collision with a rogue planet. In the words of genius director Lars von Trier, “Melancholia is a beautiful film about the end of the world.”