domenica 29 novembre 2009
un’intervista da Star Tribune
Movies: Viggo’s toughest quest
Handout, Mct – Mct
Viggo Mortensen stars in John Hillcoat’s “The Road,” based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
The “Lord of the Rings” hero tackles the most emotionally demanding role of his life.
By COLIN COVERT, Star Tribune
November 28, 2009 – 11:07 PM
It’s easy to destroy the world in a movie; it’s been done dozens of times. It takes great acting to make Armageddon meaningful. In “The Road,” Viggo Mortensen’s potent performance puts a lump in your throat, forcing you to think about the people who’ve died and the families they left behind. He embodies the primal fear of losing the ones you love and being left alone in the world. He raises the post-apocalyptic tale to the rank of Greek tragedy.
The soft-spoken actor, best known for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, also has a broad creative streak. He’s a photographer, musician, painter, poet and owner of Perceval Press, a small publisher specializing in art, essays and verse.
“‘Artist’ is what I put down on immigration forms when they ask your occupation,” he said in a phone interview from New York City. “I figure that kind of covers it.