“The most creative man alive,” the Nobel Prize Committee announced on Wednesday, is one of the first of its kind, awarded to an American who “creates and shapes the world around him,” and it is “an inspiring example of how the power of creativity can transform our lives and our world.”
Kirsten Dunst, of “American Hustle,” will be the second American woman to receive the award, and is being honored in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, where she grew up.
Dunst was born in Springfield, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois.
She has been a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1998.
She graduated from Boston College in 2018.
Dunster, who has been honored for her work in the arts and her work with children, said she was inspired by her upbringing.
“I grew up in a family that was incredibly supportive of me,” she said.
“They were the only family I ever knew where I was happy.
My parents were the reason I went to college, and I never knew anyone else who had a better chance of getting into college.
They were my only family.
I had the opportunity to grow up with their love and support.
My mom was the one who encouraged me to go to school and get a degree.
I didn’t have a lot of time to go home to my parents.
I never had any time to just play.”
Dunst said her mother always had the family on her mind.
“She would tell me about the times she could not hold her, she would tell us stories of how she wanted to go back and change things and I would have to go and get help, or get help from the law, or whatever it was that she would say,” she recalled.
“She always said, ‘I know that you will be a better person than what you are today because of what you’ve done.'”
Dunst described her parents as “very hardworking people.”
“My dad’s always been very hardworking, so I’m very proud of him,” she explained.
“But at the same time, I have a hard time being around people that don’t want to work hard, that don.
I don’t have the patience for it.”
Dunster’s mother also played a major role in the family, Dunst said.
She worked in law enforcement and law enforcement, working as a probation officer for years before becoming a prosecutor.
“My mom worked in prison,” she continued.
“My dad worked in the prison.
My dad worked for the department.
So she was the person that helped me get out of there and get out.
I was always a kid in a candy store, and she was always there for me.
I always knew that if I wanted to get ahead, if I ever wanted to do something, she was there for my dad and me.”
Dunston said she learned how to be creative from her mother.
“We had so many conversations,” she remembered.
“I was in my room one day and she’s like, ‘If you ever want to do anything creative, just say it.’
She was the kind of person who would talk you through it, and just put you in that mindset, so that you were always able to think, ‘Okay, that’s it, I’m done with this.'”
Dunster said she started writing when she was 14, and went on to become a full-time writer and director.
She said she became interested in creating her own style of writing.
“It was always like my mom always wanted me to be an artist,” she shared.
“Her love for art, and her love for the arts, is so inspiring to me.
She taught me that if you’re going to be able to express yourself, you’ve got to write.”
Duns said she also took on the role of director of photography, where her mother would film her in a studio.
“They would take a photo of me and show it to her friends, and it was so inspiring for me to see myself as an artist, and then be able in that way to inspire other artists,” she told The Hill.
Duns continued to study creative writing and filmmaking at the University.
“The first year of my life I went on and did an undergraduate degree in creative writing, which is what I’m working on now,” she added.
“And I am really happy about that.
I have learned so much from my mother.
And I have been fortunate to have a wonderful mother, a wonderful father, and an amazing daughter.
I am very proud to be a part of that family.”