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Quotable Viggo Quiz Answers


Found By: Iolanthe


Well, here are the results of last week's mini-quiz. Hope you had fun guessing the answers. Anyone get all of the right? If so, you are definitely a Viggo Uber-Fan!





Find the missing words and the film:

A Walk on the Moon:


...no man other than Viggo Mortensen could carry the moniker Blouse Man and retain the sort of paint-peeling smoldering sexuality that he wields throughout this film (to say nothing of his nuanced, stunning performance, which I guess I'm saying next to nothing about. But don't we all assume such a performance from Viggo?).

Liz W Garcia
HitFix
13 July 2015

Jauja:

The film is also thrillingly beautiful, and graced with Mortensen, who seizes the imagination even when he's sniffing horse manure.

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
18 March 2015

Carlito's Way:

I don't have much screen time in the movie, but during the preparation of my character I listened to thousands of hours of salsa music from the early seventies. And I also learned to do everything from a wheelchair, including cooking and washing the dishes afterwards.

Q&A with Viggo Mortensen
Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 2008

Alatriste:

"From the first moment you start to see the film, you realize that Viggo is not playing a Spaniard, the thing is that he is a Spaniard."

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Mano a Mano
XL Semanal, 20 August 2006
Translation for V-W by Paddy

Eastern Promises:


"It was like some creeping disease, you wake up one morning and everyone is speaking Russian."

Festwatch
Globe and Mail
10 Sept 2007

Juaja:

Few stars of his stature would consider such a low-budget arthouse film in a foreign language - let alone co-produce it, be able to act in both Spanish and Danish, and be prepared to sport such spectacularly awful whiskers.

Viggo Mortensen shows his independent side
by Demetrios Matheou
Herald Scotland
4 March 2015

The Prophecy:

Ah...that was fun, but difficult, because the truth is that I couldn't prepare the role the way that I usually do...going to Lucifer's house or meeting him or meeting his family. But I think that we all have a dark side and so I had to think a little bit about that.

"If they give me a Salvadorian script, I'm game."
By Isabela Vides - translated by Margarita
7 March 2007
Source: La Prensa Grafica

The Road:

"These characters, in spite of seeming to be very cold, in fact, beneath the rags they wear 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

Captain Fantastic:

"To be honest about the climbing scenes, I have a little vertigo," says Mortensen. "It gets me. I'm glad I look like I'm comfortable."

Viggo Mortensen is a marvel in 'Captain Fantastic'
Bryan Alexander
USA Today
19 May 2016


What film is this and what is he talking about?

"It was so big, I didn't know at first if I could walk around with it in the movie because it was so huge. Then we made the decision that he should walk around with it everywhere." 8 Gauge Shotgun – Appaloosa

Viggo Mortensen on the eight-gauge shotgun
Mortensen delves into America's cowboy mentality
By Katherine Monk
Canwest News Service
7 September 2008


...It's deafening. It's kind of shocking at first, but then it's strangely soothing. It's so overwhelming that it puts you into this place where you're very focused, unless you freak out and run away. But I had a good teacher. Bees – Todos Tenemos un Plan

Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan, Beekeeping, and The Hobbit
By Bilge Ebiri
Vulture.com
22 March 2013



"Is it horrible?" he winces. "Does it look like me? As long as it doesn't look like me, then there's no voodoo risk." Viggo's Action figure – The Lord of the Rings

Viggo Mortensen on his LOTR action figure
Viggo Mortensen: A Method Actor in Middle-Earth
by Ryan Gilbey
The Independent.uk, 2001



"He said 'You know, I can eat a live one.' I said, 'Let's eat all the fake ones first. If we run out, you can eat a live one.' " Locust - Hidalgo

Joe Johnston on filming Hidalgo
A Man of Many Parts
Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post, 2004



What is he not as good at?

'Let's just say I'm not as good as the hobbits.' Surfing

Chairman Of The Sword
By Liane Bonin
Entertainment Weekly
10 December 2003



And finally, which film it this?


…to my absolute amazement, it features Viggo Mortensen in a pre-Rings role, sporting a profoundly ridiculous blond weave, though still giving the film's best performance by miles… Daylight

Shaun Munro
BluRay review
Obsessed with Film
Feb 2011


You will find all previous Quotables here.

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Miramax Films / Village Roadshow.

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Hidalgo Cinematographer Comments on Viggo's "Ghost Dance" Photos


Source: Instagram.
Found By: Chrissie
Our thanks to Chrissie for bringing us this post by Shelly Johnson, the cinematographer on Hidalgo, has had some interesting things to say on Instagram about Viggo's ghost dance photographs.
Quote:


An interesting photo made by Viggo Mortensen. We were shooting a very rarely photographed "Ghost Dance" by our amazing tribe members who participated in the film. Viggo, a renowned still photographer, had forgotten his camera that day and asked our unit stills photographer, Richard Cartwright, if he might borrow a camera and some color neg film. The unit photographer gave Viggo his Hasselblad panoramic camera... the 15 perf 35mm version. Viggo snaked around the set with the shutter open and he was amazing to watch. His movements were very similar to that of the Native American Ghost Dancers and he captured these incredible handheld abstract time exposures. Absolutely amazing. Fast-forward about 6 months and my phone rings. Viggo is on the other end and invites me to a gallery show featuring some Native American photos, music and poetry that he has authored during the making of "Hidalgo". When I arrive at the gallery, I see the show is entirely composed of marvelously printed images from the ghost dance... amazingly saturated and 8 feet wide. Stunning! At the show, I run into Richard, who loaned Viggo his camera to shoot these same stills. I ask him; "Did Viggo borrow only one roll of film?" Yes... only a single roll. Well, the show was comprised of 16 photographs that were double wide (15 perfs instead of 7) which meant that the collection represented nearly every photo that Viggo shot that day. 16 of the 18 total exposures from the single film roll. Mind blowing.

© Shelly Johnson. Images © Viggo Mortensen.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

OK – things are very quiet here at the moment so here are a few teasers to keep things ticking over. Some of the questions are easy and some might prove a little bit harder! This is just for fun so if you think you know the answers, keep it to yourself so others have a chance to guess too, and I'll post the correct answers next week. Of course, you will all do amazingly well because you are all experts :D.





Find the missing words and the film:

...no man other than Viggo Mortensen could carry the moniker ****** *** and retain the sort of paint-peeling smoldering sexuality that he wields throughout this film (to say nothing of his nuanced, stunning performance, which I guess I'm saying next to nothing about. But don't we all assume such a performance from Viggo?).



The film is also thrillingly beautiful, and graced with Mortensen, who seizes the imagination even when he's sniffing ***** ******.



I don't have much screen time in the movie, but during the preparation of my character I listened to thousands of hours of salsa music from the early seventies. And I also learned to do everything from a **********, including cooking and washing the dishes afterwards.



"From the first moment you start to see the film, you realize that Viggo is not playing a ********, the thing is that he is a ********."



"It was like some creeping disease, you wake up one morning and everyone is speaking *******."



Few stars of his stature would consider such a low-budget arthouse film in a foreign language - let alone co-produce it, be able to act in both Spanish and Danish, and be prepared to sport such spectacularly awful ********.



Ah...that was fun, but difficult, because the truth is that I couldn't prepare the role the way that I usually do...going to *******'* house or meeting him or meeting his family. But I think that we all have a dark side and so I had to think a little bit about that.



"These characters, in spite of seeming to be very cold, in fact, beneath the rags they wear *** ******* *-******," says the actor, and laughs.



"To be honest about the climbing scenes, I have a little *******," says Mortensen. "It gets me. I'm glad I look like I'm comfortable."



What film is this and what is he talking about?



"It was so big, I didn't know at first if I could walk around with it in the movie because it was so huge. Then we made the decision that he should walk around with it everywhere."



...It's deafening. It's kind of shocking at first, but then it's strangely soothing. It's so overwhelming that it puts you into this place where you're very focused, unless you freak out and run away. But I had a good teacher.



"Is it horrible?" he winces. "Does it look like me? As long as it doesn't look like me, then there's no voodoo risk."



"He said 'You know, I can eat a live one.' I said, 'Let's eat all the fake ones first. If we run out, you can eat a live one.' "



What is he not as good at?


"Let's just say I'm not as good as the hobbits."



And finally, which film it this?

…to my absolute amazement, it features Viggo Mortensen in a pre-Rings role, sporting a profoundly ridiculous blond weave, though still giving the film's best performance by miles…



You will find all previous Quotables here.

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Focus Features.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

Despite us lighting a forest of karma candles, Viggo didn't walk away with the Oscar. But one day he will – how can he not? Because we are not alone in thinking he is one of the greatest actors working today. So here I'm presenting the evidence. All are familiar quotes (and many are old favourites of mine), but they cheer me up and I hope they'll cheer you up too. Power to Viggo, stick it to the Oscars!




Viggo Mortensen is one of the greatest actors working today. Of that, I have no doubt.

Talking with Viggo Mortensen and Matt Ross of Captain Fantastic
Silverscreenriot.com
Matt Oakes
22 June 2016




Here is a handsome, photogenic, intelligent, multi-lingual actor who has simply refused to be typecast in specific kinds of genres and roles and/or to become a bankable Hollywood star, even though he had all the ingredients for that position two decades ago.

Cannes Film Fest 2016: Captain Fantastic–Viggo Mortensen Dominates Eccentric Tale of Nature Vs. Civilization
Emanuellevy.com
8 May 2016




Mortensen, perhaps the only actor alive who could play Sigmund Freud, William Burroughs and a Middle-earth king...

Uday Bhatia
Live Mint
11 September 2015




"There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film he's in is a film I want to see. He's one of the greats. Getting to collaborate with him on Captain Fantastic is quite literally the best thing that's happened to me since my wife asked me to marry her."

Matt Ross
Viggo Mortensen To Star In Electric City's 'Captain Fantastic'
By Mike Fleming Jnr
Deadline.com
20 February 2014




'Working with Viggo was really special, he's an amazing human being, and obviously a brilliant actor…'

Michael Fassbender
Sam Adams
AVClub.com
8 March 2011




...one of the great little pleasures of cinema in our day - seeing Mortensen tilt his head and sketch a knowing half smile with the corner of his mouth.

Manu Yáñez
Fotograma
13 August 2014




I really can't say enough about the work Viggo Mortensen. He's able to give this character so much life that you're under his spell..

Joey Magidson
awardscircuit.com




Philip Seymour Hoffman, certainly one of the great actors of our time, told us in a Venetian hallway of the Hotel Excelsior how he regarded Viggo Mortensen as one of the masters of the profession. A point of view that is totally shared.

Viggo Mortensen in the Shoes of Dr. Freud
By Nicolas Crousse
Le Soir – translated by Dom
4 September 2011




'…I saw "Eastern Promises," in which Viggo Mortensen is giving one of the great, great powerful screen performances. It's absolutely amazing.'

Geoffrey Rush at the Toronto Film Festival
Geoffrey Rush Revisits The Golden Age
By Edward Douglas, Coming soon.net
5 Oct 2007




'To me, there's a lack of self-consciousness to the great actors. I think the performance of Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises is brilliant: he's living the guy's life on screen and you can't take your eyes off him. It's the same with Marlon Brando. You might not know why you're drawn to him, but you are.'

Actor Richard Jenkins commenting on Viggo
Metrolife film
29 June 200
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Viggo is one of the pillars supporting The Road. I´d say he is everything. I have seldom seen an actor so dedicated, so ambitious and so ready for his work. Mortensen immersed himself in the project to the extent of giving all. He placed inconceivable demands on himself. After every take he would look me in the eyes and say: Have we got it? He's been a lesson in professionalism and comradeship.

Javier Aguirresarobe (cinematographer)
On the Road with Javier Aguirresarobe
by Blanca J de la Hoz
Fotogramas
February 2010




In Viggo Mortensen, Hillcoat is working with one of the current cinema's great quiet everymen, and if anyone can make the novel's stolid, unnamed hero empathic and emotionally alive on screen whilst remaining loyal to the novel's aesthetic minimalism, it's this immensely physical, restrained performer.

Kris Tapley
InContention.com
August 2009




Mortensen is long overdue for an Oscar win and if this film doesn't earn him that honor, there really is little justice (or sense) in the Academy voting system. Hearing the cast and crew talk about the actor's strict dedication to the part is downright inspiring.

Kofi Outlaw, 'The Road'
Screenrant
24 November 2009




…the ever-flawless Viggo Mortensen.

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
San Francisco Bay Guardian
26 September 2011




"Viggo's an artist," said a movie exec and Mortensen fan during the Toronto fest. The way he said it underlined "artist."

Naked Viggo Mortensen: artist at work
By Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post Film Critic
September 2007




Mortensen is one of the most diverse, least mannered but most overlooked actors working in Hollywood...

Emanuel Levy
emanuellevy.com
1 Sept 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.

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




He's the kind of star directors dream about: professional, playful and eager to make a movie that doesn't wrap itself up in a neat pre-digested bow.

Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan, Argentine Popes and His Beloved San Lorenzo
John Lopez
Huffington Post
21 March 2013




'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
Deadline.com
5 May 2011




'There are actors whose performances come as light emanating from the screen. Then there's Mortensen. His effect is gravitational. It draws you closer, inward.'

Actor Geoffrey Rush after seeing the film at Tiff
Naked Viggo Mortensen: artist at work
By Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post Film Critic




'When it comes to cutting an effortless master like Viggo Mortensen, what can I say besides you're just trying to pick the best of the best and make sure it all hangs together in the right way. He makes it look easy.'

Interview with Joseph Krings, Editor of "Captain Fantastic"
Manhatten Edit Workshop blog
20 July 2016




Viggo Mortensen, however, is that rare American actor who is both muscular and humane, tough and sensitive, fighter and lover. He seduces us with a threat of danger, his chiseled Nordic physique and stunning blue eyes. Never over the top, for Mortensen, less is more. His performances are slow reveals of hidden information and emotion.

Viggo Mortensen Talks The Road
By Anne Thompson
Indie Wire
13 September 2009




Viggo Mortensen has so much on-screen magnetism, he'll probably destroy the credit cards of anyone sitting in the first 10 rows.

Wallace Bain
Santa Cruz Sentinel
25 January 2012




"Viggo is just... a great actor."

David Cronenberg interview, by Moriarty
Ain't it Cool News
November 6th, 2005



You will find all previous Quotables
here.

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