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Viggo Comes Through for 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!


Categories: Friends on Board



We are pleased as punch to share the news with all of you that Viggo has signed and donated several copies of SKOVBO to our efforts in support of the 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby! Wheels Fundraiser. We at Viggo-Works couldn't be more grateful for his generosity and caring.

Because of individual state, national, and international laws that govern the internet, we are relegated to only using the auction method of raising money utilizing these fabulous books to raise funds for 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!. Laws prohibit internet raffles and like functions because they are considered gambling.

So, working within these constraints, we will be auctioning the books throughout the next few weeks according to the schedule posted below. We will begin by setting lower opening bid and reserve amounts for the first books so that everyone, regardless of means, has a better chance of snagging one of these truly unique and ultimately priceless gems...and supporting 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!.

We will culminate the auctioning with once again offering that EXTRAORDINARY Miyelo Special Edition that also contains the numbered and signed print. The value of that item will require a necessarily higher opening bid amount as well as a substantial Reserve Amount.

Auctioning will begin on the following dates.

7-5 (SKOVBO #1)
7-19 (SKOVBO #2)

8-2 (SKOVBO #3)
8-23 (SKOVBO #4)

9-13 (SKOVBO #5)
9-27 (SKOVBO #6)

10-11 (Miyelo Special Edition Book and Print)

Viggo is making this VERY easy for us to support 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!. You KNOW you want one of these signed copies! :wink:

To Viggo we say...pilamaya!

© viggo-works.com. Images © Perceval Press/1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!/Abaca Press.

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Quotable Viggo


Found By: Iolanthe
We know in our hearts that there is only one Viggo - he really is one of a kind....um....isn't he?

You'd be amazed how many actors he's been compared with, all great icons of the cinema. Sometimes he's compared with the same actor more than once. But in the end, or course, every actor is unique. Just keep repeating after me - like Film Hobbit below - 'Viggo is noble, Viggo is powerful, Viggo is resplendent.'





Mortensen, who became a hunky heartthrob as the warrior Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" series, carries himself like Gary Cooper here, radiating earthy charm and easy humor, as well as a quiet determination.

Hidalgo review
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette 2004



Much of this fine balance depends on Mortensen's performance as the gentle, tough but taciturn family man, a part that builds quite overtly on the Gary Cooper template; and the role, as Tom's character further unfolds, sees Mortensen performing with remarkably well-judged understatement. In addition, he and Bello spark wonderfully in two complementary sex scenes that gauge the changes in Tom and Edie's relationship.

A History of Violence review
Jonathan Romney
Cannes Festival Review
ScreenDaily
16 May 2005



When there's action to be had, Mortensen looks like a real pro. He's got the cowboy drawl down pat; shoots a Colt .45 with confidence; delivers sharp one-liners like a kinder, gentler Clint Eastwood...

Hidalgo review
Leigh Johnson
Hollywood.com



Aragorn has the slinky swagger and dreamy stubble that make him look like a legend created by Tolkien, Sam Shepard and Ralph Lauren. Fortunately Mr. Mortensen also has a touch of modesty as an actor, which allows him to take up space as if he belongs in the center of the frame rather than battling the other performers for it.

Return of the King Review
The New York Times
Triumph Tinged With Regret in Middle Earth
Elvis Mitchell
December 16, 2003



This is Return of the King though, and Viggo is that king. Throughout all three films, this has been a journey of responsibility for Aragorn as he grows to accept the destiny for which he was born. Viggo is noble, Viggo is powerful, Viggo is resplendent. He's a young Sean Connery but with a grittier style. More than anyone else, this is Aragorn's film.

Return of the King Review
Film Hobbit
Cinemablend.com
16 December 3003



....in my favorite scene from the film, he startles a neighbor who has called at his door, yanking her Elvis t-shirt over her face while an inquisitive old coot looks on. Mortensen oscillates between drowsy menace and raucous mania, making you unsure of the scene's intended tone, and of him; it recalls Jack Nicholson's infamous diner scene in Five Easy Pieces, only without the comforting hint of showmanship.

Indian Runner review
On Viggo Mortensen
By Ryan Gilbey
Filminfocus.com
4 December 2007



If Mortensen never seemed like a larger-than-life character before he went to Middle-earth, he is by now the real thing: a great, fearless movie star who can hold down even such an uneasy and melodramatic scenario. Mortensen has Kirk Douglas' end of cinema all to himself today......As in the great film noirs, one doesn't come to Eastern Promises for the plot; one drops in for the atmosphere and the stunning brutality. Those are the only plausible parts of the film--and the sheer authenticity of Mortensen as a Siberian samurai.

Eastern Promises review
Richard von Busack
Metro Active
19 Sept 2007



'There were probably a couple of other actors who I thought of, but he was in the top one or two. ...He's got the sort of quintessential type of American look to him. He reminds me of Kirk Douglas sometimes in darker films that he did.

Josh Olson on Viggo Mortensen and A History of Violence
Interview with Jock Olson
by Rebecca Murray
About.com. August 2005



Hands down, this is the best performance that Viggo Mortensen has given in a film yet. He is just breath-taking in the film......Viggo's acting here reminds me of vintage Harrison Ford, before... whatever happened to him. Think WITNESS or maybe even THE FUGITIVE. He's just very very good. He's not an actor counting the motions for a scene, but his eyes are alive, you can see fear and desperation in his face as he acts, you also see a resoluteness to do what has to be done. It's kinda perfect.

A History of Violence review
Harry
Ain't it Cool News
28 September 2005



Mortensen needed to be good enough to keep the audience wondering who he really was. With his aqua blue eyes and chiseled jaw, he is every bit the American film hero - a Harrison Ford or a John Wayne, but with a darkness lurking beneath.....

A History of Violence review
Sasha Stone
Santa Monica Mirror
28 September 2005



The performance that's a tour de force, however, is by Viggo Mortensen. His role as Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings has transformed a jobbing, C-list actor into a bona fide star. He was a revelation in A History of Violence, but is even more impressive here, underplaying with the intensity of Brando in his prime. This is brave acting, and Viggo's Russian accent is flawless. He clearly does his homework, and can use his physical authority to lead a very talented cast. This is one of the best performances of 2007.

Eastern Promises review
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail
26 October 2007



Fantastic performance from Viggo Mortensen.....he is absolutely a brilliant actor, he is the Robert de Niro of his generation, the Marlon Brando of his generation, the man is a genius.

A History of Violence review
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
30 September 2005



Even acting-wise, comparisons will be made between Viggo Mortensen's quietly menacing Mafioso to that of the young Robert De Niro in "The Godfather Part II," who morphs into Marlon Brando's Don Vitto Corleone in the first chapter of the epic saga, "The Godfather" (1972)

Eastern Promises review
Emanuel Levy
emanuellevy.com
1 Sept 2007


The quality of the acting is amazingly high, especially if you contrast it with the woodenness we have become resigned to in the Star Wars films. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn easily dons the mantle of epic hero that used to be worn by Charlton Heston, and he's a lot sexier.

The Two Towers review
Christopher Tookey
The Daily Mail
Desember 20, 2002

Our thanks to Iolanthe for pulling these together.

Images © Touchstone/Buena Vista Pictures.

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Your July Reminders


Categories: Calendar: Viggo
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© viggo-works.com. Images © Touchstone/Buena Vista Pictures: Collage by Paradise.

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'GOOD' getting Oscar Buzz!


Source: Awards Daily 2008
'GOOD' is starting to get buzz on some major sites! See what Awards Daily had to say today along with posting the trailer:

Viggo is 'Good'

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© Odd Lot International.
If this isn't Viggo Mortensen's year then I don't know whose year it is, well, unless it's Wall-E's.
Thanks to reader Jo for giving me the heads up to this Oscartastic trailer of the divine Mr. Mortensen in Good. Pic is adapted from a famous play by C.P. Taylor that:


    "...examines the life of everyman John Halder (Mortensen), a good and decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from senile dementia. A literary professor, Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Seemingly inconsequential decisions lead to choices, which lead to more choices - with eventually devastating effect."


"Powerful political figures," aka Nazis. Although he's playing a German, Viggo's accent seems to be British. Film also stars Jason Isaacs and, as far as I can tell, is directed by Vicente Amorim.

© 2008 - Awards Daily 2008. Images © Odd Lot International.

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The SAG Ad


Source: The Hollywood Reporter & Variety.
Found By: nikkie
Thanks to nikkie for surfacing the SAG ad that appeared in both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

© SAG.


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