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Kirsten Dunst to Helm Short Film

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I have very strong feelings about industry workers crossing jobs when they aren't the least bit qualified to do so, but are often encouraged to do so because they are either very rich, or very famous. In other words, actors who want to be directors and directors who want to be writers.

Both are bad because if an actor had any inherent talent or interest in directing, why the hell did they become an actor in the first place? Same deal for directors who want to write, if you really wanted to write, explain to me why you spent your life up until this point being a director?

The answer is simple enough, and I'm sure they would argue the point, being rich and/or famous gives you perceived power and so you're allowed to get away with things you shouldn't be. Dunst, as far as I know, has never been a director in her life nor has she ever shown interest in it, but she's been given a free hand to shoot a short film, though we don't know what studio is playing the sucker here.

The only bright spot here is that she's not a very good actress to begin with, so maybe she'll find something she's actually good at by trying this. Doubtful, but we can hope, right?

The star will make a short film based on a ghost story sent to a women's magazine by a reader. The 25-year-old says of the project, "They've given me carte blanche. [..] I pick everyone I want to collaborate with.

"I've always been a fan of Roman Polanski and, you know, Repulsion with Catherine Deneuve and Rosemary's Baby. We just don't make movies like that anymore."

One would hope that Dunst doesn't turn out like Polanski, a convicted pedophile and wanted fugitive in the United States for fleeing his trial. That would be bad, but I guess it's only bad for people who aren't rich and famous. Nice how life's little rules only apply to the rest of us, eh?

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May 28, 2007, 10:34:00 AM
I've seen Kirsten Dunst in Jumanji (when she was very young) and in Spiderman.
A very brilliant actress!!
ps english is very bad, but i was italian :-)
Ciao ciao

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