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Viggo on Canadian TV Tomorrow Morning


Source: The Glenn Gould Fndn.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Media
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Thanks to Chrissie for the find. News from the Glenn Gould Foundation that Viggo will be on BT Toronto tomorrow morning.

© The Glenn Gould Fndn. Images © Glenn Gould.

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Beaune Videoclip


Categories: Events Film Festivals
Thanks to Chrissie for this lovely videoclip from France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté:

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

This week's Quotable encompasses a lot of Viggo's thoughts on acting and movie making. Sometimes a film is all one hopes for, sometimes it isn't, but for Viggo there is always something to learn along the way, a chance of discovering something wonderful and of telling a great story.




Why are you an actor?

To fight against forgetting.

I wouldn't look the Alatristes of today in the eye
By Oskar L. Belategui, translated for V-W bu Margarita
Hoy Sociedad
3 September 2006




"I love that process before you start shooting, because the filming-the-movie experience, the shooting of the movie itself, doesn't turn out to be the movie you thought it might be. The period before, there's no limit. You can read as much as you want, think as many thoughts, make as many notes; ask as many questions, and then you have to put those aside and sit face to face with other actors and listen to the director and they say action, and you've got to be there and just assume that the most useful is in you, is part of you somehow. I love that period because that's always good – that's never bad."

Viggo Mortensen
Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Hossein Amini – The Two Faces of January
By Robyn Candyce
Moviehole
24 September 2014




"I could have done one big-studio movie after another if the goal was to stay as visible as possible, to make as much money as possible. I guess, because of my temperament, I didn't want to. I wouldn't have been telling good stories. The challenge would have always been to try not to make a total ass of myself, even though I knew the story was really stupid."

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Talks and Talks
By Zoe Heller
T Magazine
2 December 2011




"The camera's your friend," he said. "But it's like this person that's there that doesn't talk. But they have really good eyesight! So you should be on your toes. It's this mute, hawkeyed friend that doesn't know how to keep a secret," he laughed. "I'm not afraid of it," he added.

Viggo Mortensen: Making peace with the camera
By Tracy Smith
CBS
11 December 2016



"When it works, acting is the easiest and most fun job in the world. When everything goes wrong, it can become the most embarrassing and humiliating. And there, unfortunately, no one can help you."

By Simona Coppa - translated by Ollie
Grazia
9 October 2012




'Films are teamwork and there are actors who don't mind saying that the film was a piece of shit but I was just fine. I don't like that. If the film doesn't work, there's nothing. It's like saying, I'm the top scorer, but my team didn't make it to the final.'

Viggo Mortensen
River Mortensen
By Ramón Raboiras - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
Esquire
September 2012




'Working with fantasy is, in a certain way, a childish activity. However, 'it's childish behavior' is often said in a pejorative way. How many times have we heard that phrase? I think that it's something that doesn't have to be negative. Childish behavior? Yes, thanks! Me, I'm really interested in going to that extreme.'

Viggo Mortensen
River Mortensen
By Ramón Raboiras - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
Esquire
September 2012




'I don't really have a game plan. I've never really had one. Some people say, "Hollywood prefers this now," and I always go, "What is Hollywood? I really don't know what that is." I don't plan to do big or small movies.'

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen: 'A Dangerous Method' Taught Me How to Talk in a Movie
By Michael Hogan
Moviefone
23 November 2011




'I don't think there is any such thing as "Method Acting" because method is "what works," you know?'

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




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.

Jill Lawless
Associated Press
2 September 2014




"I'm sort of old-fashioned in that I don't think a movie is fully realized until people have paid a few bucks to go into a room and sit down together, with strangers," he said. "I think there's something about that that's different. You can sort of simulate that in your house, but there's something about the movie house, the movie theater, that I think is valuable. I hope it never completely goes away."

How Viggo Mortensen learned to be captain of 6 kids onscreen
Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times
8 July 2016




Which has been your favorite role in the films you've worked on?


It's like choosing a child. Or a brother. Or more accurately, a favorite foot or hand. The truth is that all the roles I've played have taught me something.

Encounters - Direct Response from Viggo Mortensen
By - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
El Mundo
21 April 2015




"My best movies, I look at them years later and think, 'I was kind of another person then.' At certain points, it's beyond you. It transports you. That's the magical thing about telling stories in movies, and even going to movies – there's something else that happens. You hope. Because you want to be transported. You want to come out feeling different."

Viggo Mortensen
On the Road, signs of the apocalypse hit home
Johanna Schneller
Globe and Mail
27 November 2009



You will find all previous Quotables
here.

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Jack English.

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A Few More Photos From Beaune


Categories: Award Ceremonies













Images © Getty.

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Beaune International Thriller Film Festival


Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Award Ceremonies


Our thanks to Chrissie for the find.

Some photos from yesterday at the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival in France where Viggo and David Cronenberg introduced screenings of A History of Violence and Eastern Promises.













Images © France 3 Bourgogne/Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune/Echosdcom Marie-Claude Roux.


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