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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

24 October 2020 08:53:39
Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Falling Media Quotable Viggo

I'm sure we are all a wee bit thrilled that Cronenberg accepted a role in Falling and I bet he and Viggo had a great time back together with their usual roles reversed! It’s ages since we had Viggo/Cronenberg ‘double act’ Quotable and although these are all old really chestnuts I think we could all do with a few laughs to brighten our day!





"We both have such bad memories that neither of us could remember we had worked together," says Mr. Cronenberg. "It was only when I saw photographs that I realized."

Behind the banter, 'Eastern Promises' actor and director offer serious insights
By Chris Vognar, Dallas News
12 Sept 2007




“It’s like a marriage. You might see two people together and not understand why they are, but they know. We know. We feel we can get the best out of each other.”

Viggo’s ‘Promises’
By Sara Stewart
New York Post
26 Aug 2007



….exuding from [A History of Violence and A Dangerous Method] is a sense of ideal alchemy, as if the sculptured physique and the Sphinx like face of the actor were made for the dry and morally complex thrillers of the Canadian film maker.

Sans Viggo, je n’aurai pas fait ce film
Les Inrockuptibles
Serge Kanaski and Julien Gester
12 November 2007




DC: It's a total lie. I do everything, Viggo does nothing. I do all the work. But he pays me to say that he does a lot of stuff.

VM: Also to say that I'm thoughtful and considerate.

Talking Eastern Promises with David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen
By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Rotten Tomatoes
12 September 2007




"Viggo's cheap, he's available and he's obedient!" laughs Cronenberg. "And he's got a great chin.”

David Cronenberg
Ties that bind
by Melora Koepke, Hour CA
13 Sept 2007




What was it that got you interested in A Dangerous Method? Was it mostly working again with Cronenberg, or the psychological theme? Or both?

Firstly, working with David Cronenberg again. Secondly, the bait that David threw my way, in the form of an elaborate system of undergarments that Sigmund Freud was reputed to have employed on some of his summer excursions deep into the Alps. They included an elaborate system of miniaturised pulleys and wires that assisted in muscular stimulation for the steeper climbs. I was allowed to wear these undergarments in all scenes whether I was climbing or not.

Viggo Mortensen
Empire On-line Web Chat
31 January 2012




“I think my cast has great need of psychoanalysis, which is why I cast them actually, to introduce them gently to the idea that they needed help, a lot of help….And you can see they are much better people. Before they were messes. When I found them, they were neurotics, hopeless,” Cronenberg said to great laughter.

Mortensen played along. “Now we dress ourselves,” he retorted.

Venice Film Festival Press Conference
Cronenberg ‘cures’ cast in Freud-Jung drama
Rssbroadcast.com
2 September 2011




“What I love most about David…..more so than any other director alive, is that he asks many, many questions, and with each subsequent viewing you find that there are more and more questions, but he doesn’t give you any answers. He respects you enough to let you think for yourself and form your own opinions.”

Viggo Mortensen
Crimes and Misdemeanours
By Phillip Berk, Filmink
October 2007




How did they work to create Mr. Mortensen's Nikolai, covered in tattoos and minimalist of motion?

"I just followed orders," deadpans Mr. Mortensen, 48. "And I just told him to do whatever he wanted," says Mr. Cronenberg, 64.

Behind the banter, 'Eastern Promises' actor and director offer serious insights
By Chris Vognar, Dallas News
12 Sept 2007




"In the movie," said Cronenberg, "Viggo was wearing Armani. We don't allow him on the street like that, because he can't carry off the class when he's being himself."

Mortensen, director discuss their noirish
Eastern Promises
By Dixie Reid, Sacramento Bee,
12 September 2007




On the stillness in Nikolai’s character:

Mr. Mortensen: "They had to freeze-frame me."

Mr. Cronenberg: "It was stop-motion. I worked him like a puppet."

Behind the banter, 'Eastern Promises' actor and director offer serious insights
By Chris Vognar, Dallas News
12 Sept 2007




VM: So do you think (Russian president Vladimir) Putin will like this movie?

DC: Putin will probably love this movie.

VM: I think he'll probably get some of my character's tattoos.

DC: Frankly, I think he has them already.

A Conversation Between David Cronenberg And Viggo Mortensen: The Interview
Transcribed by Patches
28 Sept 2007




Viggo — we hear you’re a fan of horses. Is it true that you took some horses from Lord Of The Rings?

DC: But he’s a horse thief, that’s why he did that. He basically had sex with all the horses in the movie. That was his way of dealing with it.

VM: It wasn’t great with every single one. But I did my best.

Cronenberg and Mortensen - Dangerous Minds
Shortlist.com
10 February 2012




First [introduced] was Ashton Holmes..."Next is fabulous, luscious.... William Hurt. Then the amazing, always surprising... Ed Harris... The startling and scintillating... Maria Bello. And finally, the really not too bad..... Viggo Mortensen!"

David Cronenberg introducing his cast at TIFF
From Topaz's account
Toronto International Film Festival




…they're as comfortable together as a pair of old shoes.

Behind the banter, 'Eastern Promises' actor and director offer serious insights
By Chris Vognar, Dallas News
12 Sept 2007



VM: Well, is there anything else? It's onerous to talk to me, I know.

DC: It's torment. I actually had to take some codeine pills before we
started.

A Conversation Between David Cronenberg And Viggo Mortensen: The Interview
Transcribed by Patches
28 Sept 2007



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