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WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO - 2017 Viggo-Works Webserver Fundraiser

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Our THANKS to all of you who have contributed so far. We are getting to the magic number ... but, have a ways to go yet. We are closing in on half way there. We can do it with your help!

2016 was an incredible year for us here at Viggo-Works. Once again Viggo was honored multiple times for yet another brilliant film performance … this time in Captain Fantastic. He really kept us hopping here at V-W with all of the news and press coverage … but then … he's Viggo, and we expect nothing less.

We are hoping for a repeat soon, and we want to bring you all of the latest (and greatest) Viggo news and photos, and videos … just as we have done in the past.

Now is that time of year when we renew our website server services and ensure that we are in the best position possible to continue to bring you Viggo-Works without interruption. Servers are servers, but if you read the news, the real threat to everything on the internet is hackers and cyber terrorism. These threats are nebulous but very, very real. Our current webserver is outstanding and they keep us safe from unwanted intrusions.

And so, we again 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. Please contribute, as you are able, to keep us going so that we can continue to enjoy Viggo-Works every day and every week.

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Your June Reminders!

Categories: Calendar: Viggo
Not much going on this month so rest up during the summer and prepare for those two new movies that we hope are on Viggo's horizon.

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© Images © Patrick Hoelck.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Found By: Iolanthe

With Viggo now in talks for two new films (I have all my fingers and toes crossed) I thought I'd take a look at Directors and casting. We all know the stories that have been told about how Viggo ended up cast as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings. It was a mixture of an initial casting error, some insightful suggestions from the production team, luck, and a son who was a huge fan of the books. But I'm going to look at the films that came afterwards, what drew all the directors that followed to Viggo? Lucky David Cronenberg, who knows a 'full symphony orchestra' when he sees it, gets three goes at enlightening us.

Matt Ross – Captain Fantastic

Viggo was cast first. He was my first choice for the part and we sent him the script. He read it and we met.

Viggo is highly selective and his dedication to storytelling is unparalleled. He's a rare artist. He acts, writes, paints, he's an accomplished musician who makes CDs. The list goes one. So he looks at the big picture, in deep and profound ways. And when he commits, he really commits, not just to the doing, but also to the selling of the film. Which can go on for a long time and is exhausting.

Matt Ross may play a greedy tech titan in 'Silicon Valley,' but in Berkeley he's just a regular guy
Frances Dinkelspiel
15 April 2015

Director David Oelhoffen - Loin des Hommes

'I had dreamed of bringing Viggo Mortensen on board; his singularity made him the perfect fit for the role.'

Director David Oelhoffen - Loin des Hommes
21 August 2014

Lisandro Alonso - Jauja

'I had seen him only once at the Toronto Festival many years ago. We exchanged two or three words and he gave me a San Lorenzo pin - he's always going around giving people those things. I liked him very much; right then I realized that we could treat one another as equals. He's an actor I love, among other things for the way in which he transmits emotions physically, gesturally. He's not an actor who's usually given great lines of dialogue, but you see him, for example, in the final scene of History of Violence, David Cronenberg's film, and you realize how incredible his work is, the things you can read in his face.'

"It´s a mixture of spaces, times and languages."
By Diego Brodersen - translated by Ollie and Zoe
Pagina 12

Hossein Amini – Two Faces of January

'I just tried for so long and just couldn't get anyone to finance the movie or be interested in kind of, you know, exploring it, and the moment Viggo read the script and was interested in doing it; it's amazing how suddenly people start kind of saying, "Oh, well we're interested in doing it," because if it's a business decision then they can. Suddenly, there's foreign sales and they can sell the idea. It suddenly [went] from "this is too dark," "the characters are [too] unlikable and complicated,"- it was suddenly, "Well it's Viggo."'

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

Ana Piterbarg - Todos Tenemos Un Plan

What was it that drew you to Viggo. Why was he right for the role?

I think he one of the best actors in the world. In his body of work he plays such a range of different characters that I knew that he could play the two diverse roles in this movie. He is a well-travelled and cultured person as well as being sensitive he can be brutal at the same time.

Ana Piterbarg talks Tigre and Viggo with The Fan Carpet's Holly Patrick for Everybody Has a Plan at the 56th LFF
By Holly Patrick
20 October 2012

David Cronenberg – A Dangerous Method

'I wanted to show another Freud, not the strict looking grandfather we all know, but someone in his fifties who, it's said, was handsome, funny and charismatic. How was I not to think of Viggo?'

David Cronenberg: "Nunca he ido a terapia, pero me parece una situación fascinante"
Rafa Vidiella
3 November 2011

John Hillcoat – The Road

"The interesting thing about picking an actor for a movie is, you want to try to surpass the audience's knowledge or expectations of what that actor's about. We took a shot with Viggo as opposed to bigger box-office stars. In large part, he's the right choice because, as good as he is, he's still untapped."

The Road Is the Most Important Movie of the Year
By Tom Chiarella
Esquire Magazine
12 May 2009

Ed Harris - Appaloosa

"I wanted the guy who I could ride next to on a horse for ten hours and never say a word and feel totally comfortable, and I figured he'd be the guy. He's the only man I wanted to play the role."

TIFF: Riding Into Appaloosa with Ed Harrs, Renee Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, and Jeremy Irons
By Jordan Riefe
The Dead Bolt
13 September 2008

Vicente Amorim - Good

Viggo Mortensen is an extraordinary actor. I had seen him in A History Of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg, in which he plays a man haunted by ghosts from his past. In Good he is a mirror image of it, his character is becoming the ghost he will be. He has the perfect biotype to play a German. He has a sweet kind of masculinity, almost fragile and these characteristics are very important to convince the audience about his choices, even though these choices will take him to an abyss.

Rede CBN radio interview
Translated by Claudia
3 June 2006

David Cronenberg – Eastern Promises

'I admit I was looking for something I could do with Viggo. A director has a strange relationship with his actors, because after the actor has gone on to his next movie, you're in the editing room living with him every day, dreaming about him and hearing his voice. I had always thought he had a very Russian, Slavic look. And when I read the script I thought, "This is a role made in heaven for Viggo."'

Q+A : David Cronenberg, Film Festival Preview
30 Aug 2007

Agustín Diaz-Yanes - Alatriste

"...he's got the age, professionalism, look, body and he's one of the few action heroes in modern cinema."

Viggo Mortensen Will Be A Splendid Captain
by Gontzal Díez
The Truth of Murcail
Feb 19 2004

David Cronenberg, - A History of Violence

"Viggo's my kind of actor," smiles Cronenberg, who likes to work with actors who are not just leading men, but also character actors. "First of all they tend not to be afraid because they're not trying to protect some image they see of themselves as traditional leading men, but also it gives them a much bigger palette to paint from because they have all kinds of edges. I need a kind of eccentricity that is more typical of a character actor than a leading man, and yet still has a leading man presence and charisma."

"Viggo was perfect. He is not only a charismatic leading man, but the combination of other qualities made me feel he had the depth to play a very complex role."

Cannes Film Festival 2005 Press Kit

Joe Johnston - Hidalgo

"I saw this picture with Diane Lane called A Walk on the Moon. And there was something about his performance in that film that told me that this guy could be Frank Hopkins. I hadn't seen the first Lord of the Rings before we cast him, but I figured anybody that could sell blouses to Diane Lane out of a truck could do anything."

Joe Johnston - Hidalgo
Staci Layne Wilson
American Western Magazine
March 2004

You will find all previous Quotables

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Viggo Mortensen Circling Peter Farrelly’s Next Film ‘Green Book’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety.
Found By: Aralis
Categories: Movies

Another great movie rumor and possibility for Viggo. Our thanks to Aralis for the find from Variety.


Following his Oscar nomination for “Captain Fantastic,” Viggo Mortensen may have found his next role.

Image Matt Baron.
© BEI.
Mortsensen is in talks to star in Peter Farrelly's next pic "Green Book." Farrelly will direct from a script he co-wrote with Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie. Currie and Jim Burke will produce.

The story is set in 1962 and follows Tony Lip, one of the best bouncers in New York City who is in need of work after his nightclub, the Copacabana, shuts down. He takes a gig chauffeuring a highly educated piano-playing prodigy who wants Lips to go on tour with him in the Deep South. While the two clash at first, a bond eventually grows as they travel deeper into the racially charged region.

While a deal has not yet closed, the filmmakers hope to begin production sometime this fall.

After his star-making performance as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Mortensen has been choosy in the roles he takes and has generally stayed away from more commercial films. He has recently teamed with auteurs like John Hillcoat and David Cronenberg on films like "The Road" and "Eastern Promises." The latter earned him the first of two Oscar nominations.

© Variety. Images © BEI.

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Viggo Mortensen, José González y Marlango, en el Festival Aphònica

Source: La Vanguardia.
Found By: Ollie

Thanks to Ollie for the find.

Barcelona Poetry Festival - 11 May 2017
Barcelona Poetry Festival - 11 May 2017.
© EFE.
Banyoles (Girona), 29 may (EFE).- Un espectáculo de poesía y música, 'Ramas para un nido', a cargo del actor norteamericano Viggo Mortensen inaugurará el próximo 30 de junio una nueva edición del Festival Aphònica de Banyoles, que también contará con las actuaciones destacadas de José González y Marlango.

La cita, que se prolongará hasta el 2 de julio, contará en total con 44 propuestas, el 75 por ciento de ellas gratuitas, que se repartirán por una veintena de espacios.

Mortensen actuará con el músico y compositor Rafel Plana y encabeza un cartel en el que también aparece Maria Arnal y Marcel Bagès, Andrea Motis y el Joan Chamorro Quartet o el napolitano Alessio Arena, que presentará su primer disco, 'La secreta danza'.

Marlango protagonizará otro de los conciertos principales del Festival Aphònica, así como el cantautor sueco de origen argentino José González.
La clausura corresponderá el 2 de julio al trío La Iaia, que presentará por primera vez en Girona su último trabajo, 'Tornar a ser u'.

© La Vanguardia. Images © EFE.

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