Viggo Mortensen: «Camus tiene facilidad para bucear en las zonas grises»

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Update Correction: Viggo in Reykjavík on May 31

Source: The Iceland National Museum of Photography
Categories: Gallery Shows

Our thanks to The Reykjavík Museum of Photography for sending word that Viggo will indeed attend the opening of his exhibit this May in Iceland.

***Please note that Viggo's SKOVBO Exhibition is taking place at The Reykjavík Museum of Photography, not at the Icelandic Museum as we previously reported.

We are sorry for the confusion.
We are pleased to confirm that Viggo Mortensen himself will be present for the opening of his exhibition SKOVBO.

The opening will be on May 31st, the timing has not yet been decided.

© Reykjavík Museum of Photography. Images © AP/Reykjavík Museum of Photography.

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Happy Easter!

Categories: Viggo-Works

From All of Us at Viggo-Works...

Images © Armando Gallo/Iolanthe.

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Giving Thanks for 'The Road'

Source: Box Office Mojo &
Found By: Stargazer & Sachie
Categories: The Road
Our thanks to both Stargazer and Sachie for this updates on the release of The Road.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Box Office Mojo


Distributor: Weinstein / Dimension
Release Date: November 26, 2008
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Running Time: N/A
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Production Budget: N/A

Dimension Films has announced a November 26 Thanksgiving Weekend release for John Hillcoat's adaptation of The Road, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Robert Duvall. The story centers on a man who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off cannibals. Watch for more updates soon.

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Source: San Francisco Sentinel.
Found By: MaryCA, Airwin and gottaluviggo
Categories: Magazine Shots
Our thanks to MaryCA, gottaluviggo and Airwin.


Viggo Mortensen. New York City, 1980
Viggo Mortensen. New York City, 1980
Image Ellen Graham.
© San Francisco Sentinel.
I first knew Ellen and her husband Ian Graham in Los Angeles where they have a wonderful house in Beverly Hills and often entertain with cocktail parties. Ellen's fabulous photographs are kept mainly in one large room, a gallery/library. There are so many famous faces in fascinating places that you can't resist being distracted by them. Many times you'd see the same faces out on the Grahams' terrace or around the pool during cocktails. In 2004 she published some of them in her "The Bad and The Beautiful" (Harry Abrams) with Christopher Walken on the cover.

Viggo Mortensen
Early 80s

I shot this in the early 80s on the roof of the Ritz Carlton here in New York in either late spring or early autumn when the weather was still warm. It was for the book I was putting together called "Beautiful Men."

Image Viggo Mortensen. New York City, 1980 (from The Bad....
© Ellen Graham.
He was totally unknown and I had no idea that he was such a talented actor. He was very attractive, very sexy and perfect for the book. I think he was sent by his agent who knew what I was working on; and he happened to be good looking. That was all that he had going for him at the moment. In fact I told him that he should do change his name because no one would ever remember Viggo Mortenson. Little did I know I was shooting a star.

The session lasted an hour at the most. He was very charming, very sweet, and kind of shy. He did all kinds of acrobatics to please me in getting a good picture, and although I shot that, in the end it came down to this - just standing.

© San Francisco Sentinel. Images © Ellen Graham.

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Oscar-nominated Mortensen finds inspiration in intellect

Source: The Post and Courier: Charleston

By Bill Thompson

© Focus Features.
There's no vexing Viggo.

Viggo Mortensen, 49, is an actor of some distinction. He also is a painter, photographer, poet and jazz musician who believes that answers to life's vexing questions surface in quiet moments, surrounded by paintbrushes and a blank canvas with "a few candles burning as the day fades into the night."

Also an actor of some distinction, Mortensen thinks our most authentic occupation as people is to discover as much as possible about life and ourselves.

Which may explain his approach to research for film roles, such as his Oscar-nominated turn in David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises."

"I'm the type of guy who just likes to observe and fade into the crowd," he told an interviewer recently. "I live to be a fly on the wall, soaking up everything and anything. I didn't bring anyone with me, which was an intentional decision. I didn't want my experience to be filtered through anyone else's eyes. I wanted to go and see what I saw, feel what I felt."

Mortensen, whose next picture is "Appaloosa" (his second man-meets-horse outing after 2004's "Hidalgo"), listened to only Russian music, read Russian-language history books and prepared notes in Russian while in the country.

"Russia was perfect. I could go anywhere -- any city, town or village -- and just be the most ignored person on the planet. It was very freeing. It wasn't until my very last day that a young Russian boy looked at me quizzically, walked over and whispered, 'Aragorn?' "

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