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Face Off: Ali Larter vs. Kirsten Dunst

06.16.2014by: Droz

More of you preferred Katrina Bowden over Sara Jean Underwood in last week's Face Off. I managed to avoid a tie game there, however they both nonetheless seem to do things in a similar manner and as such I usually like 'em both about the same.

This week sees the opening of Clint Eastwood's musical biopic JERSEY BOYS. The boys from Jersey aren't really our thing around here, but I think we can do something with a couple of Jersey girls in the form of Ali Larter and Kirsten Dunst. Born and raised in The Garden State, they're two of the finest offerings that state has made to the current hottie population. But which of these two beautiful blondes should make New Jerseyans swell with the greatest pride? Those of you not stuck in a bridge closure can make your choice below.


Where Kirsten might have that old Hollywood look, Ali is very much the epitome of 21st century beauty. A model before she was an actress, Ali's beauty has always been a selling point for her and something that's fascinated me for years. I can't put my finger on exactly why that is. Normally I'm annoyed by the whole blue-eyed blonde thing. For some reason Ali is an exception to that. Whatever it is that sets her apart for me, I like it.

There has been some back and forth concerning Kirsten's credentials as a beauty. I never had much of a doubt about her capabilities there, but I can understand why some have. I've always liked that old Hollywood look she has about her, especially in the eyes. The issue some have had on that point probably sources from her supposed issues with the whole idea of being a famous actress - something symptomatic of former child actor malaise I suspect. Anyway, I'm going with the one who has never disappointed here. And that's Ali.


Ali has always been a stunner here. No big surprise, considering that modelling past of hers. She's perhaps not the fist choice of your average big boob fan, but there's a lot more to the equation than tits. My mind keeps going back to Ali in that leather body suit in JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK. Or in nothing but whipped cream in VARSITY BLUES. She's a tasty treat.

I'll admit that Kirsten has had some rather frustrating fluctuations in this area. At one point she'll be a thin yet nicely filled out hottie. The next month, emaciated and deflated. Sadly, such things are not unheard of in the circles she runs in. Currently Kirsten seems to be back in a fairly nice form. I hope that lasts a while, for as we saw recently in that nude scene in MELANCHOLIA and in that famous wet t-shirt scene in SPIDER-MAN, girl has a lot of potential here.


On the other hand, Ali rarely misses and opportunity to show off. My mind goes back to that brief window of time after her first kid was born and the mommy boobs had sprouted. She was taking every opportunity to show off her increase in cup size for everyone to see. That's someone who's comfortable in her own skin. And why not? It's such beautiful skin. Ali has every reason to be proud of what she's got.

Kirsten is pretty hot when she wants to be, but I get the impression she's not that interested in such things. That didn't seem to be the case a few years back, but those fluctuating priorities I spoke of earlier interfere once again here. Grudging acceptance of one's hotness on occasion doesn't impress me as much as someone who really indulges in it to the benefit of all, like Ali does. Anyway, it's not a great way to secure my vote.


Ali has had a few noteworthy moments on big and small screens and enjoyed a relative amount of pervasiveness in the biz at various times in her career. I don't think she'll ever be up for any major awards any time soon, but she's a competent if not capable actress. Though I'd say the pretty face that gave her a start in the modelling world is still her greatest asset.

As much as she might resent it, her child actor origins truly made Kirsten a name in the biz. Back in the day it was with movies like INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE and LITTLE WOMEN. That fame continued on into her teen days with movies like THE VIRGIN SUICIDES and then on to adulthood in the SPIDER-MAN series and so forth. Lately Kirsten's divided feelings about fame have interfered a bit with her star power. Taken as a whole, I think it's safe to say that Kirsten's career is more impressive.


I like Kirsten as an actress and I find her plenty hot when she wants to be. Ali, on the other hand, has never failed to impress. She's not as good an actress as Kirsten, but as far as being a hottie goes, she's got winner written all over her.

Just one man's opinion. What are your thoughts?


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