New layouts at Viggo Mortensen Online!

Posted by Staff in Feb 11,2014 with 2 Comments

Hello there! I am so happy to announce that, finally, Viggo Mortensen Online has new layouts. A new main layout and a new gallery layout, what do you think? I really like the new look. Let me know your opinions. Also, if you find some errors, please, let me know.

The gallery is now open to the public so, you don’t need to join there to enjoy the photos. Is it a great idea? I need to add tons of new photos, scans, shoots…but please, I need some time. I will start with this tomorrow.

If you want to donate stuff or have some suggestions, please, let me know. Everything will be welcomed.

Have a great day.

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Watch: 37-Minute Interview With Viggo Mortensen On Creativity, Working With David Cronenberg & More

Posted by Staff in Jan 17,2014 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen was at the height of his popularity when the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out over ten years ago. Instead of capitalizing on that fame by starring in more high profile projects, he has since become incredibly selective, having appeared in only ten films since 2004 with many of them being outside typical studio fare. His collaborations with David Cronenberg include three of those ten films: “A History of Violence”, “Eastern Promises,” and “A Dangerous Method.” Which begs the question: why does he love working with Cronenberg so much? Well, he talks about that in a half hour-long interview with Jian Ghomeshi on the Canadian radio show, “Q.”

The interview, overall, is fairly loose and Viggo is able to really get into it about his working process with David Cronenberg. He talks about how Cronenberg’s convinced him to do things he otherwise would not have done, such as playing Sigmund Freud in “A Dangerous Method.” He even remarks about how apprehensive he was about starring in “A History of Violence,” but meeting with the director helped ease him into the part. It’s really interesting to hear Viggo Mortensen’s opinion on the director and when the host suggests that the two of them are like brothers, Mortensen does not hesitate to agree with him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Viggo Mortensen’s five tips for success

Posted by Staff in Jan 13,2014 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg worked together for the first time in 2005 on A History of Violence. Since then the revered Canadian director and the multifaceted Lord of the Rings star have formed a consistent collaborative relationship reconnecting again in 2007 for Eastern Promises and in 2011 for A Dangerous Method. This week Mortensen will join his friend and mentor at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto to discuss their creative connection and what makes a great movie. Here, Mortensen shares some of his secrets for success, including why the most natural actors can’t get served at the Beer Store.

Communication over chemistry

I first met David when we were making A History of Violence. We didn’t know each other at the start, but we developed a rapport very quickly and naturally. Before we started shooting we discussed my role, and he made it very clear what kind of movie he wanted to shoot. I understood exactly what he was trying to do. People talk about chemistry, but I would say it’s more about communication – is this someone who you can communicate with? David and I were definitely on the same wavelength, which is why I’ve come back so many times.

Channel your inner six-year-old

If you want to see really great acting look at children playing make-believe. No one ever has to ask a kid, “Can we do another take because I didn’t believe that you believed what you were doing?” Children are totally committed to their fantasy life – they are the thing they are pretending to be. I try to be the same way. When I’m playing Sigmund Freud, I’m really trying to dive into that role. I’m certainly not the kind of actor who is asking everyone on set to call me Sigmund, but I try to give myself over to the process as much as possible. Of course, as an adult I am concerned with the more technical aspects getting things right, but I think when actors start to overthink things is often where they run into trouble. Kids are just able to be. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy New Year 2014!!!

Posted by Staff in Jan 02,2014 with No Comments

A new year came and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope everyone have a great year and I wish to make some big and great things here at the site. Thanks to everyone for your comments, your support…and everything.

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Viggo Mortensen’s next film is ‘Far From Men’

Posted by Staff in Sep 17,2013 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen’s career has been one of the longest and most diverse in Hollywood, and he looks set to continue that streak over the next few years. Although his career took off with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he’s been very careful about his career moves and his managed to build a resume with very high-profile jobs that are not necessarily blockbusters.

Mortensen famously turned down several major blockbuster roles, including the rumored role of the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, he was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed On The Road and A Dangerous Method. He has a busy couple of years, but he’s currently filming a movie called ‘Far From Men’, with the synopsis of the movie, “A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident is ordered to turn in to the authorities..”

He also stars in a film called ‘The Two Faces of January’ and also the untitled Lisandro Alonso project. Apart from that, Mortenson is looking to direct ‘The Horsecatcher’ and is apparently rumored as starring in ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen presents in Paraguay the book “Hijos de la Selva”

Posted by Staff in Sep 16,2013 with No Comments

American actor Viggo Mortensen presented in Paraguay the book “Hijos de la Selva” (Children of the Jungle) by Argentine anthropologists Federico Bossert and Diego Villar, a collection of the photographic legacy of German scientist Max Schmidt about the Paraguayan and Brazilian Indians.

The book presented Friday in Asuncion, and which goes on sale Oct. 15, brings back the life and times of the adventurous researcher Schmidt, who traveled tirelessly around the Paraguayan Chaco and Brazil’s Mato Grosso region in the early 20th century, its authors told a press conference.

Schmidt’s photos, chosen personally by Mortensen, show members of indigenous communities that were almost unknown until the German researcher documented them in their daily activities and with stunning portraits shot with a heavy old camera with glass plates that he carried around the jungle. Read the rest of this entry »

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