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Kirsten Didn't Want To Be An American Beauty

Kirsten Didn't Want To Be An American Beauty

Kirsten Dunst was evidently up for the role of Kevin Spacey's teenage love interest in the 1999 film American Beauty but turned it down. The film went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Spacey. Ironically, it was Kevin who put Kirsten off doing the film. She said, "I was only 15 then and I didn't want to kiss Kevin Spacey or be seen lying naked in those rose petals."

I guess when you've made out with Brad Pitt by the age of 13 your standards are a little high. To check out a bunch of cool pics of Kirsten in EW's special photo issue just


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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
she's not exactly sexy or gorgeous, but i think she's made some good decisions on the movies she does. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
When did they actually film American Beauty? Because I was 15 in '99 and Kirsten is like 2 years older than me..or has she decided to start lying about her age?
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
I kind of like Kirsten Dunst.
mmm_humus mmm_humus 10 years
She is NOT ugly. SERIOUSLY! Shes beautiful. And not to mention a wicked good actor. and i give her the thumbs up for turning down that role, mate. respect
estahrox estahrox 10 years
Whatever. She's better off doing the old lady, bitter young lady that acts like an old lady, and old lady roles. Mena was great in American Beauty, Kirsten would have been awkward!
Kgirl99 Kgirl99 10 years
i think it's wise she didn't do american beauty. the love scenes between kevin spacey and mena suvari grossed me out. but i do think kirsten is way more attractive than mena, who is just plain weird looking.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I've never liked her for some reason. But, I can't wait to see Marie Antoinette!!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
I would kiss Kevin Spacey at any age and Brad at 13? ..if my first kiss was Brad Pitt..wow there really is no place to go from there.. though Jakey was a good door prize..
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
she is so ugly its embarrassing
kixstr8up kixstr8up 10 years
i wouldnt kiss kevin spacey either, especially at the age of 15
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Well I am glad she didnt want to be an american beauty bc well she isnt ------------------ The real reason Britney is still with K-Fed
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
She's done OK. Mena Survani or whatever her name is has kind of fallen off the map. Ditto Kevin Spacey.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I agree, Mena has one of those faces that sometimes she looks great, others, not so much, or some people think she's cute, while others think she resembles ET. But I think that was kind of the point too, as the dad was totally taken with her, but Ricky was not. I loved the scene where Ricky humbles her. "Like MySpace, only more arrogant"
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Mena looked really pretty w/ all those rose petals. That would have been fun! :D
sashak sashak 10 years
whatever, i bet the director was like, "i'm sorry, you're snagly teeth are too distracting from the awseome plot." Mena is kinda odd looking to, but at least, back then, she was attractive.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Yeah, American Beauty is one of my favorite movies.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I loved American Beauty. See it, but do it for Kevin Spacey, he's freaking funny in it. "Like MySpace, only more arrogant"
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
she is not ugly but I would not say she is beautiful....get over yourself chick
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
it's pretty good, you should check it out.
FB1977 FB1977 10 years
LOL Jinx, true, but what are you going to do? I still have yet to see this movie.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
And Mena Suvari is? lol "Like MySpace, only more arrogant"
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
Right on fb1977..beauty? Wheres that beauty at?
FB1977 FB1977 10 years
Smart move there, lady, seeing as you are HARDLY an American beauty!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i liked her in drop dead gorgeous, she had that accent down! IT'S SNOWING RIGHT NOW!! YAY!
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
she looks odd to me.
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