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Viggo-Works Fundraiser 2015

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Welcome to the kick off of our V-W server fundraiser for 2015!
As with previous years, once again economic times are challenging enough, and this year,
we again need to ask for your support for the cost of our webserver to keep
Viggo-Works running. Those of you who have contributed over the years have
earned our undying gratitude. Thank you all so very much.

However, times are still tight and again this year we find ourselves well short of our goal.
We are asking for contributions. Please contribute, as you are able, to keep us
going so that we can continue to enjoy Viggo-Works every day and every week.

This year we are adding some enticement to contribute! Everyone who makes a contribution
to our server fund this year will automatically be entered into a special drawing for a signed copy of
Viggo's SKOVBO. Each contribution will automatically be entered ... so ... if you contribute more
than once, you will be entered more than once. This should be fun for all!

Our HUGE thanks to Viggo for his generosity!

To make a contribution to our webserver fund and to keep Viggo-Works
on the air…please click on the PayPal button you see at the left on this Viggo News Page.

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Presentation of Hijos de la Selva in Madrid

Source: Society for Hijos de la Selva.
Found By: Chrissie
'Jauja' Magical Mystery Tour - Hvalso - 10 May 2015
'Jauja' Magical Mystery Tour - Hvalso - 10 May 201...
Image Agnete Vistar.

Thanks to Chrissie for the heads up. Viggo will be participating at a presentation for Hijos de la Selva in Madrid on 3 June 2015.


Presentación del libro 'Hijos de la selva', de Federico Bossert y Diego Villar, y editado por Viggo Mortensen.

La obra, que contiene textos de Federico Bossert y Diego Villar, describe la historia del etnógrafo y explorador alemán Max Schmidt. En el libro se incluyen varias de las fotografías que Schmidt realizó en la región de Mato Grosso de Brasil y en Paraguay en las tres primeras décadas del s.XX.

-Tomás Poveda, director general de Casa de América.
-Jordi Serrallonga, arqueólogo, naturalista y explorador.
-Viggo Mortensen, editor de Perceval Press, y actor.
-Lola Escudero, secretaria general de la Sociedad Geográfica Española.

3 de junio de 2015.
Hora: 19.00.
Entrada exclusivamente con invitación.

© Society for Hijos de la Selva. Images ©

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

Wondering through my extensive Quotes Archive looking for inspiration (for sci-fi fans among you, they are now larger than The Library and The Warehouse combined), I wandered into my 'colleagues quotes about Viggo' section. Some are oldies but goodies and they always fill my heart with joy – and yours too, I'm guessing. To quote Michael K Williams who worked with Viggo on The Road, they've all been Viggo-tized (still my favourite word).

"He's a really beautiful, delicate artist of a man. He's nothing like any other actor I've worked with."

Jason Issacs
Good premier, Toronto
7 September 2008

''s difficult for things to go wrong when you work with Viggo Mortensen.'

David Oelhoffen
Q&A: Viggo Mortensen and David Oelhoffen on 'Loin Des Hommes'
By Roslyn Sulcas
New York Times
26 August 2014

"I'm really honoured and privileged to introduce to you a man of conviction, of compassion, intelligence, artistic integrity, a great actor and a fine citizen of the world, a man I'm proud to call my friend : Viggo Mortensen."

Ed Harris introducing Viggo at Deauville
With thanks to Dom and Ellie
13 September 2008

'He's never different,' the guitarist says. There's a long silence. 'He doesn't seem like he belongs in this time.'

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

"Viggo's … a real artist. He cares about what speaks to him. He doesn't care about how much he's paid, doesn't care where he lives, doesn't care how nice the hotel is. He's a horse. I feel like he could go all day, work all day and he's polite and creative and generous. That made it easy. Not only is he physically gifted, he's graceful and tough."

Garret Dillahunt
Fred Topel
20 March 2009

Viggo writes, paints, takes photos, composes music. Is he as remarkable as he seems?

Yes, and there's an obsessiveness that borders on genius. He has such a strong personality and whatever mood he's in you feel. He is an artist in every way.

Hossein Amini, Director of Two Faces of January
Viggo Mortensen & Kirsten Dunst Open Up About New Movie, Paparazzi & Being Boring
By Dorri Olds
The Blot Magazine
26 September 2014

'Viggo is a wonderful mate. He's an unusual and very special guy, and I admire him because he will never adjust to other people's ideas of how he should be.'

Elijah Wood
Viggo: "I'm shy with women"
By - translated by Suzy
Vecko-Revyn #3
30 January 2003

Right now there is a resurgence of the hero but invested with those qualities we are most devoid of. Quite often, most of the time, they are fictional characters that have been wrongly embellished with those things we wanted to see. But at other times, occasionally, the flesh-and-blood hero emerges, stationed on a corner, wandering the streets or simply sharing fragments of his existence. Viggo Mortensen occupies that place of the ultimate present hero.

Reunion with Alatriste in Uclés
Diario de León
by Miguel Ángel Nepomuceno - translated by Paddy
26 June 2005

Viggo Mortensen was a delight to work with on The Two Faces Of January. There was one occasion where I had a fitting with him in Barcelona but Viggo had just come down with a fever and was completely delirious. He was sweating buckets and he confessed to his girlfriend afterwards that he hadn't a clue what he was trying on, but he remained professional to the core. I wasn't aware how bad he was until he confessed to me later that he could have been trying on bin bags for all he'd known.

Steven Noble
ESQ&A: The Hollywood Costume Designer
By Tom Ward
Esquire Magazine
6 December 2014

'Getting to know him has been a gift from life. During the shooting of Alatriste, he behaved like a true gentleman; he not only made the movie, but he also did many more things. He is a 100% professional, a superb actor.'

Portrait - A Good Friend
By Agustín Díaz Yanes - translated for V-W by Graciela
El Mundo
20 November 2009

"Viggo Mortensen's dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he's telling have been an inspiration to me for years," said Ross. "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
20 February 2014

'He'll show up at your door barefoot. It's real with him - it's not an affectation. He is very much of the earth. He's relaxed and in the moment and he brings real emotions to the table. He's very human with great artistic sensibilities.'

Dennis Hopper
Super Natural
by Anna David
Daily Telegraph 2002

And Viggo Mortensen -- he is the most beautiful man in the world! He is! He's just like, wow! He's such a special dude.'

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender, future superstar
By Andrew O'Hehir
8 March 2011

"He's circumspect around people," says director Tony Goldwyn (A Walk on the Moon). "He has high standards, so he's not Mr. Friendly to everybody. But I think he just tries to be careful, because once he opens up, there's none of the artifice or barriers you find with most people."

Viggo Trip
By Liane Bonin
Flaunt magazine #39, 2002

"Viggo's a leader, just by sheer dint of his personality. He's an example to us all. He's a massive work-horse, like a massive multiplex. You can go through one door and he's a photographer, then you go through the next door and he's a singer. Then you go and look at his poetry and his art and there's his films! I'm not jealous at all [laughs]. And he's just a great guy and my friend."

Bernard Hill
Viggo Mortensen
by Desmond Sampson
Pavement #62, 2003

'All great artists reveal themselves more in their work than in interviews. Every time Viggo's in front of the camera or picks up a pen or a canvas or a camera, he's opening the door to his heart. This is where he's telling you the secrets of his life . . . Viggo cannot strike a fake note. I say with absolute experience that if he doesn't believe it, he won't do it.'

Philip Ridley, Director
The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon
The Telegraph


'It's hard to say too much about how cool he is. If you spend enough time with people they will do something to piss you off, or that shows them to be just a normal human being, but I think Viggo does like to push himself to be just the best person he can, and that comes across. If you believe in reincarnation, he does seem to be quite far along his line. He does seem to have learned a lot of lessons, and seems quite old and wise. But he's not a serious fuddy-duddy. '

Billy Boyd
Lone Star
By Peter Ross
Sunday Herald, 2004

"I love Viggo - it really is a collaboration," Cronenberg says. "It's like a marriage. You might see two people together and not understand why they are, but they know. We know. We feel we can get the best out of each other."

Viggo's 'Promises'
By Sara Stewart
New York Post
26 Aug 2007

"Come on, we've all been Viggo-tized before," Williams says of the 'Lord of the Rings' stud and 'Road' co-star. "He has that charisma, he has a swagger. He's a great dude."

Michael K Williams
'Wire' Hero Michael K. Williams Loved Getting 'Viggo-tized' on 'The Road'
Bryan Alexander
19 November 2009

You will find all previous Quotables

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Larry Horricks/Good Films.

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Uraeus, known as Aragorn's horse "Brego" in Lord of the Rings trilogy, passes away

Source: Perceval Press.
Found By: Chrissie
We thank Chrissie for notifying us of this sad news from Viggo and Perceval Press.
Aged 28, but a timeless presence in the minds of those who had the honour of knowing this proud, handsome, and supremely intelligent being, mighty Uraeus has finally come to rest on the physical plane. Thank you, Jane and Ray, for helping him do so with dignity. Dearest friend and teacher, I hold you and keep you.

© Perceval Press. Images © Perceval Press.

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Ghita Nørby talks to Billed Bladet

Source: Billed Bladet.
Found By: Iolanthe
Our thanks to Iolanthe for this report from Billed Bladet.

Ghita Nørby talks about Viggo how he brought her into the cast of Jauja

'Jauja' Magical Mystery Tour - Dragor - 6 May 2015
'Jauja' Magical Mystery Tour - Dragor - 6 May 2015...
Image Jacob Ljorring.
© Billed Bladet.
Ghita Nørby og Viggo Mortensen er blevet tætte efter de indspillede filmen "Jauja" sammen. Og Ghita er glad for at sende en sms om, hvad hun har lavet af mad.

Optagelserne til filmen fandt sted i Argentina i 2013, og de to stjerneskuespillere har holdt kontakten lige siden.

- Vi sms'er og skriver lidt til hinanden. Jeg skriver som regel altid, hvad jeg laver af mad, for det er sådan noget, der bringer tingene ned på jorden, og det, synes jeg, er sjovt – og det synes Viggo Mortensen også, fastslog Ghita Nørby, da hun og Viggo Mortensen var til premieren på "Jauja" i Dragør.

Hun kan takke sin medskuespiller for, at hun fik en rolle i "Jauja". Det var nemlig Viggo Mortensen, som overtalte den argentinske instruktør Lisandro Alonso til at bruge Ghita Nørby.

– Hendes karakter skulle tale dansk, og instruktøren spurgte, om nogen ville lægge mærke til, at det var en englænder, som spillede rollen. Så sagde jeg, "ja, danskerne, for dem er der fem millioner af!", forklarede Viggo Mortensen, som vidste præcis, hvem der skulle tilbydes rollen.

Hej, det er Viggo

– Jeg sagde, at der kun er et menneske, der kan spille denne rolle, men at det ikke var sikkert, hun ville kunne lide det, fordi det er en lidt mærkelig historie. Men Ghita svarede med det samme. Jeg blev meget glad, og det var fantastisk og virkelig sjovt at spille sammen med hende.

Filmstjernen fik dog ikke fat i Ghita Nørby i første omgang, så han indtalte en besked på hendes telefonsvarer.

– Der lå en besked, hvor en person sagde "goddag, det er Viggo Mortensen, kunne du tænke dig at lave en film sammen med mig?". Jeg tænkte, at nogen lavede fis med mig, men jeg ringede tilbage til nummeret, og så spurgte Viggo, om jeg ville lave en film med ham. Jeg sagde "det vil jeg da godt, farvel". For hvem vil sige nej eller måske Viggo Mortensen, understregede Ghita Nørby.

© Billed Bladet. Images © Jacob Ljørring.

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