Of course, conservative Sean Hannity took a few swings. But Mortensen struck back at the dark lord of talk television.
After complimenting Mortensen's film performances, Hannity said, "In spite of everything, I'm going to forgive your politics..."
"You don't have to," said Mortensen. "I'm not going to forgive yours."
That was typical of Mortensen's campaigning on behalf of Kucinich, which was a good deal sharper and more engaged than that of most of the absolutely exhausted contenders in New Hampshire.
Viggo supporting Dennis Kucinich
New Hampshire Presidential Primaries
Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes" Show
"This road is more daunting than the road in the movie I'm making -- and that one has cannibals."
Viggo arriving at the Oscars
By Geoff Boucher and Chris Lee
February 24, 2008
"I can understand why people get so hardened that they become almost callous. They get this Teflon coating to their personal presentation, and even, finally, their acting. Because it is, in some ways, psychologically injurious as an occupation. I understand that, but I don't think it's good for the work. You have to leave yourself open to be hurt, just as you do in life. You have to be willing in life to suffer, even if it's in subtle ways, if you want to grow as a person."
In Conversation With Viggo Mortensen
By Dorian Lynskey
"I came because I feel passion for San Lorenzo, because it is something that I always understood and that I incorporated into my life from when I was child. I felt very happy among the people on Monday's night of great joy as we marched down to the place where our glorious Old Gasómetró once was, a ground that we remember with much nostalgia and without which we suffer. Many people say to me that I am supporting from the outside, but I feel like a supporter right at the heart of the club. The greatest honour of my life is to be part of El Ciclón,"
San Lorenzo Celebrate Centenary With Viggo Mortensen In Tow
By Nick Dorrington
3 April 2008
"This is only me and my camera. I sit down and watch the sky, stop, and maybe sing a little or write something down. When I have time to do that, I am as happy as I can be."
Capable Of Many Things
By Hanna Björk Valsdóttir - translated by Ragga
30 May 2008
"A photo, a painting, a poem or music that we use to express our experience is not the main thing, but what you are expressing. How you sense the world around you is art in its own form. To stop for one silent moment and just see what happens."
Margt til lista lagt article from Fréttablaðið
Translated by Ragga
"This world is a dream we all contribute to, in one way or another. We are part of the dream, if we are aware or not, if we like it or not. These pictures are a part of my dream, of the way I exist and act in the world."
Viggo Mortensen, The Photographer Of Dreams
By Giovanni Valerio - translated by Cindalea
Source: Panorama First
"I think Cole trusts Hitch more than anyone else in the world, specifically because Hitch is very honest with him, even when it's difficult to bring certain things to Cole's attention," says the actor. "That is my definition of a good friend: somebody who is brave enough to tell you the truth even when it's not what you want to hear."
"I can't lie to you, I had a lot of fun riding around on horseback..."
Viggo Mortensen talking about Appaloosa
CBS News Interview
8 September 2008
"Things that happened, let's say in the United States in the last eight years, maybe if they had to do it again, legislators and citizens, they may not have given up so many things," says the self-identified "proud American" with quiet insistence. "There have been incredible changes in a short period, just as there were then in Germany. If somebody said to you, 'Would you be willing to put up with all these changes to your rights and the legal system,' you'd say, 'Well, no.' But by having it happen little by little, it's like death by a thousand cuts. Pretty soon you're bleeding to death."
Viggo Mortensen's history lessons
By Michael Ordoña
31 October 2008
"I believe in luck and in the thousands of ways attracting it. I can go into a Mosque, or into the San Isidoro of León Collegiate Church, and sit there until things happen. I love visiting temples, churches, places that are supposed to be sacred, and that includes a cinema or a theatre. Where there's acting, there's communion."
By Sol Alonso - translated by Remolina
Source: Vanity Fair (Spain)
"When we put the frog in hot water, it will jump out of it; but if we put it in cold water and heat it up slowly, the frog will be cooked before it notices. This is what happens to Halder; and it could happen to all of us if we don't pay attention,"
17 December 2008
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