Lars von Trier's Nazi Remarks Upset Kirsten Dunst (Cannes 2011)

1:13 PM PST 05/18/2011 by Lauren Schutte
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The actress, who is in his "Melancholia" film, was seated next to the director when he called himself a Nazi.

The Anti-Defamation League and Cannes Film Festival weren't the only people upset by Lars von Trier's Nazi comments at a press conference for his Melancholia film in Cannes on Wednesday. 

Actress Kirsten Dunst, who is the star of his film, became visibly uncomfortable while the director spoke of being a Nazi sympathizer. 

"Oh my God, this is terrible," she said at one point to co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg. And after the press conference ended, the actress remarked to von Trier, "Oh, oh Lars. That was intense."

The controversial director has since apologized for his comments, saying, "If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologize."

And despite declaring, "Ok, I'm a Nazi," he added in his statement, "I am not anti-Semitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a Nazi."  

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