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GQ Magazine (France) Scans

Source: GQ.
Found By: CoCo

Many thanks to CoCo for providing scans of the Viggo feature in the October edition of GQ magazine in France:

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo - Another Aragorn Treat!

Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Quotable Viggo
After last week I thought 'Let's have another Aragorn Quotable'. Why not? Of course, we really liked Viggo as Aragorn because he threw himself into Tolkien's world wholeheartedly, carried The Lord of the Rings with him everywhere, uncovered undiscovered depths to Aragorn's character and lived and breathed Ranger even when fishing. Of course we did. No other possible reason.

And no reason to watch this old video yet again:

This is Return of the King though, and Viggo is that king. Throughout all three films, this has been a journey of responsibility for Aragorn as he grows to accept the destiny for which he was born. Viggo is noble, Viggo is powerful, Viggo is resplendent. He's a young Sean Connery but with a grittier style. More than anyone else, this is Aragorn's film.

Film Hobbit
16 December 3003

You can have your wee hobbits and wizened wizards. Give me the man who would be king. Rough-hewn Aragorn is as manly as they come as he slays loathsome orcs and woos elf princess Arwen, whispering sweet nothings into her pointy ears.

It's Good to be "King"
By Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
16 December 2003

"From the moment that I saw him onscreen," says Otto, "I thought, 'Shit, he looks incredible. Here's a character I don't have to pretend to be in love with.'"

Miranda Otto
The Hero Returns
By Tom Roston
Premiere 2003

Viggo Mortensen stuns as the tormented, destiny-shucking warrior Aragorn, exuding a bravery that will make men admire him and an intensity that will make women want to hop into his leather jerkin.

Tor Thorsen 2001

In the dictionary under the term "Star making performance" there should be a photo of Viggo as Aragorn. The only thing keeping him from becoming the next HUGE leading man is if he decides he doesn't want to be. Women will love him and men will too. To top it off, he has a terrific (but brief) scene of incredible romance.

Nick Nunziata
December 2001

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn easily dons the mantle of epic hero that used to be worn by Charlton Heston, and he's a lot sexier.

The Two Towers
Christopher Tookey
The Daily Mail
December 20, 2002

Aragorn has the slinky swagger and dreamy stubble that make him look like a legend created by Tolkien, Sam Shepard and Ralph Lauren. Fortunately Mr. Mortensen also has a touch of modesty as an actor, which allows him to take up space as if he belongs in the center of the frame rather than battling the other performers for it.

The New York Times
Triumph Tinged With Regret in Middle Earth
Elvis Mitchell
December 16, 2003

I am being seduced by royalty. And not your garden variety Windsor, either. Admittedly, he looks more like a gypsy in his earthy tunic repaired to within an inch of its life, his hands and nails bearing the ingrained grit of a farmer. But he's a king all right: the King, the Lord of Men. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and any minute now he's going to reach out one of those taut brown arms, lift me up on his trusty steed and whisk me away from all this...

The King and I
By Julie Hosking
Sunday Telegraph
23 November 2003

The fiery passion that blazes in his eyes can do what no extra-large popcorn can: sustain a grown woman through six-plus hours of viewing pleasure for the past two years. It has been a torrid, if one-sided, affair, though I suspect many others have fallen for his unwashed charms.

On Viggo as Aragorn
It's Good to be "King"
by Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today, 2003

....even sitting in a plastic chair under the unflattering glare of fluorescent, in a drab office at Miramar Productions' headquarters in New Zealand, Viggo Mortensen is by far the dishiest bloke ever to have donned a crown.

The King and I
By Julie Hosking
Sunday Telegraph, 2003

Casually dropping his name into conversations with the girls over the past 48 hours has produced more gasps, heaving bosoms and sighs of jealousy than a Lotto win.

"I'm a poet" - Rings star Mortensen
By Josie McNaught
Sunday Star-Times 2003

Viggo wears his beauty so carelessly and deflects flattery with a wry head-on-the-side smile of modesty.

Ian McKellen
"The White book",
July 15, 2003

It's crucial that the film, like the journeys it narrates, is straggly. I spent the duller sections thinking about how flaxen-haired Legolas looks like a Milky Bar hippy as he pings his egg-slicer-strong arrows at the barbarous monsters. I also drifted off looking at Viggo Mortensen: has a more virile, dynamic actor ever appeared on the silver screen?

Sukhdev Sandhu
The Daily Telegraph
December 18, 2002

Q: What do you think makes you sexy?

VM: I don't really know how to deal with that question. I'm sure that there's just as many people who think I'm a grizzled hack.

The Hero Returns
By Tom Roston
Premiere 2003

You will find all previous Quotables


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More Viggo on Spanish Radio

Source: RAC1.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us news that Viggo appeared on RAC1 today and you can listen to it here: Viggo Mortensen: "No serveix a ningĂș no deixar que es voti"

Images © RAC1.

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GQ Photo Session

Source: GQ France.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Magazine Shots

Thanks once again to Chrissie for the find. More from Terry Richardson's photo shoot for the October issue of GQ magazine in France:

© GQ. Images © GQ/Terry Richardson.

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Captain Fantastic Review from New Zealand

Source: NZME Publishing Limited.
Found By: Chrissie

Thanks to Chrissie for the find.


5 Star Review!

© Bleecker Street.
by Russell Baillie

Just when it seems the year in movies has already reached peak kid-in-the-wilderness, along comes Captain Fantastic. It's got six kids running wild. Climbing cliffs. Killing deer. Reading very grown-up books. Singing around the campfire.

But it's okay. Their dad is with them.

Or is that actually the problem?

The question that hangs over the parenting skills of Viggo Mortensen's Ben Cash, a Noam Chomsky-worshipping liberal survivalist who is home-schooling and boot-camping his brood in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is what elevates Captain Fantastic into a rarity; a film with a nuanced central character you'll be debating the merits and ethics of long afterwards.

Is he a brilliant educator in everything from self-sufficiency to modern philosophy? Or has raising his family off-the-grid made him the leader of his own cult?

As for mom? She's not around. But she becomes the reason Cash and his brood must leave their backwoods idyll.

Yes, once Ben and his kids drive the family bus into real world, Captain Fantastic can feel like it's on a similar highway to Little Miss Sunshine, another movie which showed there's nothing like a road trip to bring family dysfunction to the boil.

The film also has a lot of fun with how the super-bright Cash kids deal with the outside world and their ordinary suburban relatives who live in it.

And there's more hilarity when the eldest, Bo (George McKay) falls in love with the first girl he meets in a trailer park while the family is heading to the kids' grandparents in New Mexico.

First-time director Matt Ross is better known for playing Gavin Belson in the tech-comedy Silicon Valley, with his movie being partly autobiographical about his own upbringing.

He's delivered a movie that might hit some soft, sentimental notes towards the end. But that doesn't stop this being a sweet, sad, funny original. One full of terrific performances, especially from McKay and the actors playing his siblings ranging in age from 7 to 18.

It's also a film gratifyingly free of pat characters. As Ben's gruff father-in-law, Frank Langella could have just been there to shout about living in the real world when his grandchildren arrive. But instead he's shown to be clearly entitled to his frustrations with the man his daughter chose to marry and the choices the couple made.

As for the man wanting a life apart for his family, who comes to realise his idealism may actually be harming them, Mortensen is, yes, fantastic in what is a career-best performance.

Ben Cash might be a deeply flawed character. But he remains fascinating throughout and Mortensen's portrayal of him is perfect.


© NZME Publishing Limited. Images © Bleecker Street.

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