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Viggo on Sunday Arts Program in Australia


Source: Sunday Arts.
Found By: Swell



Our thanks to Swell for this great find and a lovely interview.


To download the video and view, go HERE.

© Sunday Arts: Australia.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Categories: Quotable Viggo


This week I'm looking at clothes. It's a frivolous subject, isn't it? Dressing down, dressing up, going shoeless, paint-flecked work clothes, impeccable dress suits, inhabiting the clothes of fictional characters...it's not what you wear but how you wear it. But apart from some sartorial fun, clothes can also be a billboard for your beliefs, a way of supporting your team and your friends, and a way of provoking comment.





"I saw Viggo Mortensen on the "Charlie Rose Show" wearing a T-shirt -- "Impeach, Remove, Jail" -- that made me think, "Oh, Viggo Mortensen -- he's a serious political thinker." (Laughs.) It just takes three words to make you a serious political thinker. ..."

Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn tells us about Obama, Viggo and his love of eggs
ByJoe Garofoli
San Francisco Chronicle
28 February 2009




"One of the reasons why I support Dennis Kucinich is this...," said the actor.

Mortensen then pulled open his button-down shift to reveal a black t-shirt with the word "Impeach" emblazoned across the front.

Viggo supporting Dennis Kucinich
New Hampshire Presidential Primaries




Not surprisingly, Mortensen has strong political beliefs. On The Charlie Rose Show, while promoting The Two Towers, he wore a T-shirt that read, NO MORE BLOOD FOR OIL...

Finding Viggo
By Alex Kuczynski
Vanity Fair magazine
January 2004




Viggo is wearing a green jacket on which he has stitched with light blue thread a vintage United Nations patch. "I just like both the words," he says to the audience, explaining this clothing choice. "United and Nations. I think they go well together. A lot better than separately."

Viggo Mortensen at the Midnight Special reading
The Rebel King
By Chris Heath
GQ magazine, 2004





"Kodi told me," says Mortensen, "that I should support the Magpies" and he's doing so as publicly as he can. Right now, he's wearing a suit and polo shirt with the Magpies logo, and it looks as if he doesn't mind, in fact as if he positively enjoys, the strong reactions that Collingwood provokes. "I'm keeping my promise and honouring Kodi and having fun because I know some people will be annoyed by it."

The Final Seduction
By Philippa Hawker
The Age
4 April 2009




When asked why he always sports [San Lorenzo] gear during interviews (today it's a pullover with their logos) he jokes, "mind control."

Viggo does 'Good'
Mortensen shows us his softer side
by Tina Chadha
Metro New York
9 January 2009


Viggo bursts through the swinging front door of L.A.'s oldest Irish pub around 11.30 in the morning, wearing a faded blue-and-white-striped button-down shirt and no-nonsense gray pants that a plumber might wear to unclog a drain.

Eats Roadkill, Speaks Danish
by Amy Wallace
Esquire magazine
March 2006




Barefoot and clad in a pair of sweats that have seen better days, Viggo Mortensen walks over to introduce himself. His hands and arms are covered with names and phone numbers he has scribbled on himself after checking his answering machine. And his hair is tousled and flecked with tiny bits of paint. None of this can hide Mortensen's deadly good looks.

Viggo Artist & Actor
By Jae-Ha Kim
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Los Angeles, CA 1 April 1999




Why, it's Aragorn Powers: International Middle-Earth Man of Mystery!

Comment on the Red Armani Suit worn at the Copenhagen
Eastern Promises Premier
Life&style Magazine
October 2007




"I can't wear suits with big shoulders. My new film, Good, is set in the Forties, when suits had big shoulders. But they look absurd on me. And I filmed a scene with Viggo Mortensen in which we wore swimming trunks and the fashion then was to wear them over your belly button. Neither of us pulled them up that high - we just couldn't bring ourselves to look that bad."

Jason Isaacs
Live Magazine
12 April 2009




"The clothes are bits and pieces of suits," he said. "It's sort of a mixture of what's left. He's clean and tidy, but he doesn't have much money. His way of riding and speaking are, in some way, remnants of being at West Point or being from that area."

Viggo Mortensen talking about Everett Hitch
Viggo season
Watertown Daily Times
21 September 2008




"Who knows, perhaps it was because [Viggo] washed and repaired Aragorn's clothes himself that he so perfectly came to inhabit them-to a point, indeed, where the costume seemed almost to blend with his body. [pause] You know, I really do think that particular costume is incredibly beautiful. It seems funny, perhaps, to talk about something that is so worn and broken down, so darned and patched, as being beautiful-but it is to me."

Ngila Dickson
The Making of the Movie Trilogy




"In the movie," said Cronenberg, "Viggo was wearing Armani. We don't allow him on the street like that, because he can't carry off the class when he's being himself."

Mortensen, director discuss their noirish
Eastern Promises
By Dixie Reid, Sacramento Bee,
12 September 2007



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Body Language


Source: Sight and Sound.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us the scans. John Wrathall discusses Viggo's body language in the May issue of Sight & Sound magazine.

Click on scans to enlarge.


© BFI.

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Empire Magazine 2Oth Birthday Portfolio


Source: Empire Magazine.
Found By: Iolanthe
Our thanks to Iolanthe for bringing us these terrific scans.

Click on scans to enlarge.
Empire Magazine is featuring photoshoots of '27 of the planet's biggest stars' as part of it's 20th Birthday Celebrations:




It also has a spread on the Jameson Empire Awards where Viggo was given the Empire Icon Award:




The second picture has the classic caption 'Empire Icon Viggo Mortensen during his very funny, very epic speech. An Extended Edition is out on DVD in November'.

© 2009 Empire. Images © Sarah Dunn Agency/Getty.

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'Good' Opens in Spain on May 22


Source: RTVE.es.
Found By: Dom and Chrissie


Thanks to Dom for bringing us the news from Spain and Chrissie for finding the trailer! The Good - tráiler español can be seen here. We've also located this attractive poster from the Spanish promotion of 'Good'.

Quote:
RTVE.es 20.04.2009 - 20:53h La nueva película de Viggo Mortensen, el celebérrimo Aragorn de El señor de los anillos, no llegará hasta los cines españoles hasta el próximo 22 de mayo; sin embargo, se puede ir abriendo boca con el trailer en castellano de esta película que revisa el comportamiento de muchos ciudadanos anónimos alemanes durante el nazismo.


© RTVE.es. Images © Good Films.


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