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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo
29 July 2018 01:21:06
Found By: Iolanthe
Here are the answers to last week's early film quiz. Did you know in which film Viggo sported a 'mullet'? Or where he channeled a 'James Dean vibe'? Did you get many of them right?
Mortensen… has rarely looked so sleek, appealing and ready to play romantic leads as he does this time, gleaming out from behind a clipped mustache and a dangerous attitude. This ought to launch his career into the highest spheres.
San Francisco Examiner
22 August 1997
He even manages the tricky balance of being horrible and seductive enough to slip you out of your soul… Plus, he manages it in a mullet.
Stars in Rewind: Viggo Mortensen in 'The Prophecy'
by Elisabeth Rappe
12 October 2009
The Indian Runner:
…a magnetic actor capable of both scary outbursts and eerie, reptilian calm.
New York Times
20 September 1991
The Passion of Darkly Noon:
…his silent actions are evidence that this actor is not one who doesn't need lines to act the role of his career. To a lesser-talented actor, this restriction might have resulted in a poor performance but does not.
"The Passion of Darkly Noon" Review
By Russell Hill
A Walk on the Moon:
…played with silky eroticism by Viggo Mortensen.
New York Times
March 26, 1999
Viggo Mortensen in a pre-Rings role, sporting a profoundly ridiculous blond weave, though still giving the film's best performance by miles…
Obsessed with Film
A Perfect Murder:
But Viggo Mortensen, well heck, now there's an actor with some bite!! If you have yet to hear much about this man, open your ears, and listen wide. This guy can act...and act well goddammit! … certainly a force to reckon for all great future character roles. Watch for him...he's hot!
November 2, 1998
Viggo Mortensen, in a small role, manages to steal a scene… without ever getting out of his chair.
Ken Dubois Ultimate Edition DVD Review
I'd recommend this movie to anyone interested in seeing a younger shirtless Viggo, as well as some nicely choreographed action.
American Yakuza Review
Flash Bang: Action Movie Reviews
The Reflecting Skin:
Viggo shows up well into the film, and we see an early example of his willingness to be both vulnerable and venomous. Naturally, too, we see his buttocks, surely at least part of the appeal for some audience members.
23 July 2015
It's interesting to watch him here as he channels a James Dean vibe, with his wedge-cut hair and sulky, almost shy delivery. He rises to the occasion when the dramatic scenes demand it, but for much of the movie his presence borders on the self-effacing, in contrast to his later work.
20 February 2013
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