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Commemorating the Hollywood Blacklist

Source: Chicago Tribune.
Found By: Chrissie

Our thanks to Chrissie for the find. Some interesting Viggo news lurking in a Chicago Tribune article about Andrea Marcovicci.


Singer Andrea Marcovicci reflects on crossroads in her life

That bittersweet evocation of a bleak period in American life, when artists and others were persecuted for suspicion of being Communists in the 1950s, will be recalled during "Un-American: A Reenactment of the HUAC Hearings — A 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hollywood Blacklist" at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills on Oct. 27. The cast will feature Susan Sarandon, Viggo Mortensen, Mike Farrell and, among others, Marcovicci.

© Chicago Tribune.

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2017 Viggo-Works Webserver Fundraiser

Our THANKS to all of you who have contributed . We are delighted to announce that the winner of the copy of SKOVBO, signed by Viggo is Deborah P. from the USA. Our heartiest congratulations to her and our sincere thanks to everyone who supported us this year to keep our webserver running.

This was fun and we look forward to another year with you here at Viggo-Works ! Thanks again for your generosity !

Our BIG thanks to Viggo for his generosity as well!!

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

We've been looking at some fantastic suits this week so of course my Quotable is about… T-shirts. You can say a lot with a T-shirt and, as we know, Viggo is a man who always has a lot to say. Sometimes it's a political statement, sometimes it's supporting his beloved San Lorenzo or the Habs, sometimes it's just a bit of fun with a crew. But one way or another his T-shirts regularly make the press.

"Want to see my luggage?" Mortensen asked, emerging from his hand-washing and following my gaze to the "sculpture." "Let's see what's in here," he added, removing underwear, several T-shirts - one with fishing records on it, another emblazoned with "Bring Our Troops Home" - and a United Nations flag from the bag. "I travel light."

Renaissance man jousts with career-changing role
By Chris Hewitt,
Twin Cities
28 September 2005

At a recent press conference, Mortensen appeared in a T-shirt reading "No More Blood For Oil," while Urban's jacket sported a peace symbol. When asked about their fashion statement Mortensen softly but adamantly made his views clear.

Viggo Mortensen
The Fellowship vs. The Empire
By Giovanni Fazio
The Japan Times, 2003

"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
January 2008

"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

Viggo Mortensen is lying on the floor when the photographer and journalist enter the Palæfløjen in Roskilde. The place the King of Denmark used as a residence from 1536 when he was away from home. So maybe the King has returned? Or maybe it is a deeply focused artist who obstinately stays on the floor when the press interrupts him.

He wears a T-shirt, jeans and socks. The latter with big holes. On the chest of the red T-shirt it says "Hungary". It is a gift from the crew he worked with in Hungary when he made the movie Good.

From Movies To Photos
By Jette Hansen - translated by Rosen
Morgenavisen, Jyllands-Posten
19 October 2008

"These characters, the father and his son, in spite of seeming to be very cold, in fact, beneath the rags they wear, happen to have San Lorenzo t-shirts," says the actor, and laughs.

Viggo talking about The Road
In The Name Of The Father
By Natalia Trzenko - translated by Ollie and Zooey
La Nacion
22 June 2010

'I met Maradona once on Susana Giménez' program.... The idea was that his arrival would be a surprise at the end of the broadcast, but someone got excited and told me a few hours before going to the station. I took with me in my pocket a CASLA t-shirt with "10" and gave it to him during the program. I told him that there was a gap in our lineup because of injuries (maybe it was Walter Montillo that was hurt, I don't remember now) and that the following day, since we were playing against River, maybe he would like to join us. The idol took it very well and Susana, who's a Cuervo, laughed too.'

Viggo Mortensen
In This Heat
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
18 December 2013

'I have enough shirts to field a whole San Lorenzo team…'

Viggo Mortensen Q&A
By Richard Deitsch
Sports Illustrated magazine
5 August 2004
Sports Illustrated magazine

We heard a rumor that Aragorn is also a big Habs supporter – did you really wear a Canadians T-shirt under your armor while filming The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I did – I wore it quite a bit, actually. I'll always look to see if the shirt peeks out on screen but I've never been able to see it.

The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen
Canadiens Magazine
8 December 2009

…in Asturias, Madrid, Salamanca, El Álamo or Tarifa he was seen signing autographs and wearing a black T-shirt in which you could read the name of León in big letters. Not even Fitur (important tourist industry exhibition) has done so much for this land... his presence over here has been a great help for the name of León to appear at every website in the five continents, thanks to pictures such as this one. Not even the UPL (regionalist party of León) ever dreamt of a better ambassador!

With León In His Heart
By Miguel Ángel Nepomuceno, Diario de León, 18 April 2005
translated by Paddy

Throughout the shoot, each time Mortensen went to visit his mother, he'd purchase T shirts sporting various types of fish logos, swimming in turbulent streams. On each visit, he purchased more until soon, nearly the entire crew was garbed in fish T shirts. Fish Fridays became an event.

A History of Violence
Cannes Film Festival 2005 Press Kit

'I had a running joke with the crew of the movie "cause I'm a Canadians fan, ' he says with a hint of glee. 'I was raised in northern New York on the St Lawrence across the river from Kingston and I always liked Montreal. I made the mistake one day, I wasn't thinking, and I walked in wearing a Montreal T-shirt. The crew saw me and said "Holy sh-t, whatya doing!' And then I realized, God, all these guys are wearing f-ckin' Maple Leaf caps every f-ckin' day.

'So every Thursday I didn't just wear a Montreal T-shirt, I wore a red Montreal hockey jersey.'

Viggo Mortensen
Interview: Viggo Mortensen, By Ingrid Randoja
Famous, September 2005

In a lot of the snapshots that people have taken of the famous actor, he appears with some unusual t-shirts. As a good photographer and painter, and used to communicating through images, these t-shirts become his most direct message, carried to where it can be recognised and interpreted.

One of León called Viggo
By Miguel Ángel Nepomuceno - translated by Paddy
Diario de León
29 April 2005

You will find all previous Quotables

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © C-Span/Frazer Hamilton/ Musica y Sonido/Unknown.

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Your September Reminders

Categories: Calendar: Viggo

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Viggo in New York

Source: Instagram.
Found By: Chrissie

Thanks to Chrissie for the find. A couple of candid photos via Instagram from Viggo attending the musical Hamilton last night.

Images © Robert Walters/A J.

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