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Viggo: A History of Being Charming

By Roger Friedman

10 November 2005

Source: Fox TV


Last night's Film Society of Lincoln Center tribute was for director David Cronenberg, but the stars of his newest movie got a lot of attention, too.

Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and William Hurt, all in Cronenberg's latest, the Oscar-buzzed A History of Violence, were happy to support their captain. Mortensen and Bello each flew in from Los Angeles on a moment's notice.

Before the screening, the actors and director were fêted at a small dinner at the fabulous Abbocato on West 55th St. They were joined by Blondie's Deborah Harry, actors Peter Weller and Willem Dafoe, New Line Cinema chief Michael Lynne and author-model-icon Bebe Buell.

Buell just happens to also be the mother of Viggo's Lord of the Rings co-star Liv Tyler, so the pair hit it off like a house on fire at dinner, chatting up a storm.

But mostly, all the women wanted to sit near Viggo, even the female publicists.

He's a popular boy, square-jawed, elusive Viggo. When he's up for a Golden Globe in mid-January (he's going to be in every awards race for A History of Violence), Viggo will be even more on the radar with an art show at Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

When I told him he reminded me of Richard Widmark in History, he replied: "I studied him, but I also studied Lee Marvin in Point Blank. It's a great movie."

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