Kirsten Dunst

While on a promotional tour for Spiderman 3, in which she reprises her role as Spidey's girlfriend Mary Jane, actress Kirsten Dunst told Britain's Live magazine she smokes pot and thinks the world would be a better place if everyone did the same. "I drink moderately, I've tried drugs. I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does," she said. "I've never been a major smoker, but I think America's view on weed is ridiculous. I mean - are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place." Saying smoking marijuana can be inspirational, she added, "I'm not talking about being stoned all day, though. I think if it's not used properly, it can hamper your creativity and close you up inside."

Dunst, who is a friend of Sasha Sagan, the daughter of VIP Carl Sagan and NORML board member Ann Druyan, added, "My best friend Sasha's dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot smoker in the world and he was a genius." She is shown here reading Sagan's book, The Varieties of Scientific Experience.

Dunst was born on April 30, 1982 in New Jersey and started out in showbiz at the age of three, when she was a Ford model and appeared in 70 television commercials. She made her feature film debut in a segment of Woody Allen's New York Stories (1989). Her performance in The Vampire Chronicles (1994) earned her a Golden Globe nomination, the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the Saturn award for Best Young Actress. In 1995, she was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. She appeared in Little Women (1994), Jumanji (1995) and Small Soldiers (1998) and received rave reviews for her role in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999). The year she graduated high school, she was a hit in the cheerleader comedy Bring It On (2000).

Dunst was wonderful as an American tennis star in Wimbeldon (2004) and also appeared in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Dick (1999), Wag the Dog (1997) and Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). According to IMDB, she turned down the role of Angela in American Beauty (1999). Most recently played Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's film of the same title. She is now working on her own production company with her mother called "Wooden Spoon Productions." On December 2nd, 2006 she hosted the Art of Elysium awards at Minotti in Beverly Hills. The Art of Elysium provided creative workshops to 5000 children in 2006 and hopes to reach 25,000 children in 2007 by expanding programs in Los Angeles and opening a chapter in New York.

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