mercoled√¨ 30 novembre 2011
Un’intervista rilasciata al Festival di Toronto ma pubblicata solo ora, da AskMen.uk
Viggo Mortensen Interview
By Radheyan Simonpillai
If you ever meet Viggo Mortensen, the first thing you will notice is how polite and quiet he is. That may not surprise you about the soft-spoken actor, since his characters tend to be men of few words. Born in New York, Mortensen had appeared in several movies since his big screen debut in Peter Weir‚Äôs Witness. Although he broke out as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the actor really found his calling with director David Cronenberg, who cast him in both the brilliant neo-Western A History of Violence and the Russian mob saga Eastern Promises, which earned the actor an Oscar nomination.
When Cronenberg initially approached Mortensen with the role of Sigmund Freud in his new film A Dangerous Method, Viggo turned it down, even though the two are dear friends. Mortensen felt he wasn‚Äôt right for the part, which eventually went to Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz. But when Waltz dropped out of the movie right before shooting, Mortensen answered Cronenberg‚Äôs call.
We caught up with the whispery Viggo at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he talked about his relationship with Cronenberg and his newfound appreciation for Sigmund Freud.