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Viggo parla di Appaloosa e altro

sabato 27 settembre 2008

un’intervista da The Boston Globe

An actor lured by western promise
Mortensen talks about ‘Appaloosa’

Viggo Mortensen, who grew up riding horses, says he feels an affinity for the western genre. (getty images)

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / September 28, 2008

TORONTO – The surprising thing about Viggo Mortensen is how talkative the guy is. Seriously: The smolderingly still presence of “Eastern Promises,” “A History of Violence,” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy turns out to be a regular Chatty Cathy in person.

He’s at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting not one but two movies, the big-budget “Appaloosa” (opening in Boston this Friday) and the small WWII-era drama “Good.” In addition, the much-awaited movie version of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” also opens this fall. Busy boy.

The place is a Toronto hotel suite and the subject is “Appaloosa,” a western with both classic and revisionist elements that is directed by and stars Ed Harris as Virgil Cole, one of a pair of bounty hunters hired to clean up a frontier town. Renee Zellweger and Jeremy Irons also star, and Mortensen plays Cole’s partner, the slightly more articulate Everett Hitch.

This is interesting, since like many creative folk – and Mortensen’s a photographer, painter, and poet when he finds the time – the actor tends toward abstractions and diversions in conversation. Entire paragraphs can pass by without a concrete noun, but you don’t mind because he’s friendly and easygoing – a man with the attitude of a surfer, the eyes of a killer, and the brain of a slacker bookworm. Blithely ignoring the hotel’s no-smoking policy (as well as everything else – he’s a celebrity and he knows it), Mortensen discourses on westerns old, westerns new, and the glories of having absolutely nothing on his plate.

Viggo oltre Hollywood

venerd├Č 26 settembre 2008

un articolo dal Telegraph, devo far notare che dopo il divorzio dei suoi genitori Viggo non si ├Ę trasferito in Danimarca col padre, ma, come tutti sappiamo, si trasfer├Č a Watertown, negli Stati Uniti, con la madre e i due fratelli

Viggo Mortensen looks beyond Hollywood
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 26/09/2008

Artist, poet, musician – Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragorn in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, tells John Hiscock why he’d be happy to abandon his film career

Viggo Mortensen is beginning to feel his age. The quietly eccentric actor who won a worldwide fan following as the heroic warrior Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is turning 50, and admits ruefully: “I’m starting to notice I’m slowing down a bit.

“There were a lot of times when I would say, ‘I’m only going to get three hours’ sleep, so I might as well stay up the rest of the night.’ Now I tend to sleep those three hours.”

The multi-talented Mortensen, a Renaissance man if ever there was one, needs as many waking hours as he can get to accommodate his cultural activities in the fields of art, poetry and music, not to mention his acting work – he stars in three vastly different films due for release in the next few months.


Viggo & David di nuovo insieme?

mercoled├Č 24 settembre 2008

Video intervista da CNN en Espa├▒ol

domenica 21 settembre 2008

da CNN en Espa├▒ol un’intervista a Viggo fatta durante il TIFF 2008

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