KIRSTEN DUNST: NO OLD LEADING MEN LIKE BRAD PITT FOR ME!

Published on: July 12, 2002

Oldies are NOT goodies, as far as gorgeous Kirsten Dunst is concerned.

The 20-year-old "Spider-Man" star says it's ridiculous for Hollywood to romantically pair up young actresses with aging leading men.

When she was 15, Kirsten turned down a starring role in "American Beauty" because she didn't want to go face-to-face with actor Kevin Spacey, who was 39 at the time.

The blonde stunner said she'd even refuse to work again opposite Jennifer Aniston's hunky husband -- 38-year-old heartthrob Brad Pitt. She feels he's just too old to play the object of her affections.

"How old is Brad now -- almost 40?" she asks. "I am sorry but you just do not pair a 19-year-old with a 40-year-old. That's supporting something I don't believe in."

Kirsten -- who got her first big break appearing with Pitt in "Interview With the Vampire" -- added: "Kissing Brad was so uncomfortable. I remember saying in interviews that I thought it was gross."