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Quotable Christmas Quiz - The Answers
30 December 2017 17:33:38
Found By: Iolanthe
Here are the answers to last week's Quotable Quiz, I hope you had a lot of fun quessing them! How many did you manage to get?
"He's one of the greats. Getting to collaborate with him is quite literally the best thing that's happened to me since my wife asked me to marry her."
Answer: Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic)
"I was terrified during improvisation that he might ask me something about Nietzsche, like, 'What do you think about the Ubermensch?' The night before he arrived, I spent hours Wikipedia-ing Jean-Paul Sartre and others just in case he threw me a curveball."
Answer: Sam Riley (On the Road)
"Come on, we've all been Viggo-tized before."
Answer: Michael K Williams (The Road)
"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."
Answer: Ed Harris introducing Viggo at the Deauville film Festival
"He was the chocolate crack dealer."
Answer: Renée Zellweger (Appaloosa)
"Viggo's cheap, he's available and he's obedient! And he's got a great chin."
Answer: David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises)
"He is so brilliant he makes me sick."
Answer: Elijah Wood (LOTR)
What's the missing word?
Viggo pulled out shirts from his bag, then candies, chocolates and caramels that he distributed like Santa Claus to each child, all under the astonished and pleased gazes of the customers who by now consider the 'American friend' as one of their own.
Answer: Santa Claus
"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."
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.
...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…
Answer: Blouse Man
Viggo Mortensen, as far as I'm concerned, could do a Rubix Cube on screen for two hours and I'd still want to watch him, the guy is that good.
Answer: Rubix cube
Nikolai's charming nickname is "The Undertaker." Around the set, his squared-off Dracula pompadour acquired a nickname, too: "The Soviet Bloc."
Answer: Soviet Bloc
"Next day my agent calls me and said, 'He loves you. You got a part.' 'Oh really? What's the part?' He goes, 'I don't know exactly, but it's a part. You're in the movie,'" Mortensen said….
…."And of course the movie comes out the next fall or whatever, and I told my family, 'Friday.' And I'm not in it. I'm not in the credit, nothing," Mortensen laughed.
Answer: Purple Rose of Cairo
"It was a crew of about ten people walking over the rocks. We were all tired but we had a lot of fun. By nightfall, since we were 150 km from the internet and telephones, we made a little fire, an asado, we talked... It was a family experience."
…during the preparation of my character I listened to thousands of hours of salsa music from the early seventies.
Answer: Carlito's Way
'I was supposed to be handing him tools and he'd say 'Hand me a whatever,' and I didn't know what the hell he was talking about.'
Answer: Witness (building the barn with Harrison Ford)
"When you see the character sitting alone, he's like a monk. It's like you've given up things of this world for other purposes, to serve something bigger than you. It just happens to be something scary."
Answer: Eastern Promises
'My character is an average person in an extraordinary situation who has to make difficult decisions. It was nice to play a guy with a job and a family, rather than a guy with a big axe to grind. And scary too, because in a role like that you have to fit in, whereas you don't if you play a sociopath. In this role, I couldn't hide behind violence or fake teeth.'
Answer: Crimson Tide
What/who is it?
"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."
Answer: Eight-gauge shotgun in Appaloosa
…honestly folks, how can anyone… NOT want to build a hut in it?? I mean, even just for the summertimes, you know?
Answer: Viggo's beard
"It was like a compulsive thing after a while," the actor explains. "I felt like it was unlucky not to have it, so I would sneak it in. It became this game to see if I could keep getting away with it." He did--until the last day of shooting, when his finnish friend fell out...on camera. Says Mortensen, with just a touch of mischievous pride: "David saw it and was appalled."
Answer: Plastic trout (while filming A History of Violence)
He wasn't afraid or worried about the lights, camera, or anything. He was totally calm. You know that comic strip Andy Capp? That guy with his hat? I just think of him like that. He would just be there like, 'Whatever.''
Answer: TJ ('Hidalgo')
"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."
Answer: Viggo's LOTR action figure
And finally, who did Viggo give his San Lorenzo socks to?
In the last minutes of the program, I took off my boots to give him the San Lorenzo socks I was wearing and I think I told him that he'd have to look for the shorts himself. He also accepted that gift with a lot of dignity and in an extremely generous spirit. If he thought that I was an idiotic Cuervo, he didn't say so.
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