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Viggo video interview on BT Breakfast Television in Toronto

Found By: Iolanthe
Iolanthe brings us this clip from BTToronto.


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We Made It! Goal Achieved!

Categories: Viggo-Works

]Viggo-Works Fundraiser 2014 - Our 10th Anniversary Year

To those of you who were able to contribute ... our SINCERE thanks.
Viggo-Works is up and running for another year.

To all of you who contribute to the conversation and fun here at Viggo-Works ... our thanks as well.
We are quite a group. Together, we all keep it going!

Again ... from all of us at Viggo-Works ... a HUGE thank you!


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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

So – Viggo has a film out where he speaks exclusively Spanish and Danish, and a film out where he speaks exclusively French and Arabic. No wonder reporters and critics are picking their jaws up off the floor and can't stop commenting about it. Viggo is probably the only actor in the history of the world who has insisted on stuffing more foreign language dialogue into a film than was already scripted, giving us a happy surfeit of Elvish and Russian where most actors would have been clinging to their vocal coach while refusing to leave their Winnebago. That's our Guy!

Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?

Jill Lawless
Associated Press
2 September 2014

Viggo Mortensen can do anything. Until recently, that wasn't true. We could all look at him and think, "Yeah sure, but can he speak French?" The answer was no, and our world had a modicum of balance. Now it turns out that answer was yes, and we are all ****ed.

Evan Saathoff
25 August 2014

Viggo Mortensen is one of those people. You probably sat near one in high school, or have one on your floor at work. Good looking, effortlessly talented across a range of fields, just so perfect at everything you want to run them down with your car.

Because he probably had time between art exhibitions, dashing off a book of poetry and ridding Middle Earth of Sauron, the man has managed to become fluent in more than a half-dozen languages.

Viggo entertains in evil twin role
Cris Kennedy
29 June 2013

He's like a one-man United Nations. As well as speaking about eleventy billion languages, Mortensen has made films all over the world and unites the film industries of Spain, the US and Middle-earth.

The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars
Empire Magazine
October 2013

Kateb and Mortensen put in utterly convincing performances, the latter showing that he can act in about five different languages.

Loin des Hommes review
Jo-Ann Titmarsh
Hey U Guys
1 September 2014

Whereas some actors have yet to master their native tongue, in this touchingly humane performance, Mortensen convincingly adds French to the already impressive list of languages he can speak onscreen — a list that includes English, Elvish ("The Lord of the Rings"), Danish ("Jauja"), Spanish ("Alatriste") and Lakota ("Hidalgo"), for those keeping track.

Loin Des Hommes review
Peter Debruge
30 August 2014

"...he has a musical ear for languages."

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

So how many tongues has he used onscreen?

"Lakota, Elvish -- two kinds of Elvish -- Dwarvish, Arabic, French, Danish, Russian," he listed. "I think I spoke Swedish one time, German, Spanish."

It's possible he may have left out one or two. [My note: Japanese (American Yakuza)]

Jill Lawless
Associated Press
2 September 2014

'I would want to watch Viggo Mortensen in any language.'

Sanford Panitch, President of Fox International
Fox International Acquires Worldwide Rights To Viggo Mortensen-Starrer 'Everybody Has A Plan'
By Mike Fleming
5 May 2011

The Empire Icon award this year went to the disgustingly multitalented Viggo Mortensen, who speaks more languages than God...

Jameson Empire Award Winners Announced!
Helen O'Hara
Empire Online
30 March 2009

He's shy, but a bit of a motormouth (and can run on in at least six different languages).

Viggo Mortenson is complicated
By Micjelle Devereaux
San Francisco Bay Guardian
12 September 2007

Viggo Mortensen isn't just a celebrity, as you're probably aware. He isn't even just a fine actor. He's also a painter, a poet and a photographer, and he makes records, too, often in collaboration with Buckethead, the masked wizard guitarist. In addition, he's also conversant in half a dozen languages — yet another body blow to an interviewer's self-esteem. But I soldiered on.

Viggo Mortensen On 'The Road,'
By Kurt Loder
25 November 2009

"Now, Viggo, you speak seven languages, you write poetry in three languages, Danish, Spanish and English, you ride horses superbly and you're a great swordsman and all our womenfolk are in love with you… do you understand how annoying you are?"

Radio interview with Richard Glover
ABC Sydney
24 March 2009

Viggo, I heard you're fluent in English, Danish and Spanish, conversational in French and Italian AND you can also understand some Norwegian and Swedish. That's seven languages with which I can woo your beard, and I like those odds because your beard makes me want to write sonnets.

Be Mine Beard: Viggo Mortensen Edition
Sarah Dawley
19 February 2014

You will find all previous Quotables

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Viggo talks about Loin des Hommes with FRED-FM

Source: FRED-FM.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us this podcast which can be accessed here.

Images © One World Films.

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Viggo to Attend San Sebastian Film Festival

Source: San Sebastian Film Festival .
Found By: Chrissie
© 4L Productions.

Chrissie brings us this news from the site of the San Sebastian Film Festival.


This morning, the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival was presented in the María Cristina Hotel. Jose Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director and Management Committee members Maialen Beloki and Joxean Fernández announced the programme and activities penned for this year as well as the members of some of the juries. They have disclosed as well the names of the guests that will be present at the San Sebastian Festival.


Viggo Mortensen will introduce the film Jauja in Horizontes Latinos, with its director, Lisandro Alonso.

© San Sebastian Film Festival . Images © 4L Productions.

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