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Viggo Mortensen Thrills to John Doe's Performance

Source: Grupo Zeta.
Found By: Miriad
Categories: Viggo being Viggo
Many thanks to Zooey and Sage and Graciela for translating this article found by Miriad.

The actor attended the musician's Friday concert with The Sadies in Barcelona.

Viggo attending John Doe concert, Barcelona - 10.23.09
Viggo attending John Doe concert, Barcelona - â€¦.
© Grupo Zeta.
Among the passionate public at the John Doe concert with The Sadies on Friday 23 in Barcelona, part of a night of rock music, was New York actor, Viggo Mortensen. As carried away as anyone else, he sang the songs, and applauded enthusiastically. And he didn't hide on the upper floor like Scarlett Johannson did long ago; he sat near the stage and quietly enjoyed the show. Or almost. Because at the beginning, he passed quite unnoticed, but when rumors about his presence began, he had to take pictures, sign autographs and stop some not-so-subtle flirting, all done with saintly patience.

Viggo again proved to be a Hollywood star capable of moving comfortably among us, the mere mortals. And he didn't go to the concert in fancy clothes, just jeans, tennis shoes and the jersey of his favorite soccer team, San Lorenzo de Almagro.

More than just an actor, Mortensen is a Renaissance man: on his resume there is a place for poetry, photography, painting, and yes, music. Many Tolkien fans will remember that he sang Aragorn's coronation song in the soundtrack of The Return of the King, a track on which, by the way, he wrote the music. And also he has been known to collaborate with the adventurous guitarist Buckethead.

That is, Mortensen was not just passing by. According to sources close to the organizers, he had already seen John Doe and the Sadies two nights before in the Sala Heineken in Madrid. He is a fan of both, especially when they play together: in the booth they'd set up there, where he met Jason Groth, guitarist of the group Magnolia Electric, he picked up six copies of their recent joint album Country Club; he also bought a couple of copies of New Seasons (The Sadies) and finally, a Year in the Wilderness (John Doe).

Country Club is an album of country and western renditions essentially, but they also slip in up to four original numbers. One of them, It Just Dawned On Me, is a new collaboration by John Doe and Exene Cervenka, the creative nucleus of the legendary Los Angeles punk group/band X.

© Grupo Zeta. Images © Grupo Zeta.

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2007 Proudest Moments: Viggo Mortensen

Source: Moviefone.
Found By: cross_harps
Categories: Viggo being Viggo

Our thanks to cross_harps for bringing us this short piece from Moviefone.

2007 Proudest Moments: Viggo Mortensen

"Staying out of jail, the hospital and an early grave. Just getting through 2007. I guess that's an achievement."

© Copyright 2007 AOL, LLC. Images © George Pimental: Wireimage.

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The Return of the King

Source: Comedy Central.
Found By: Paradise
Categories: Viggo being Viggo

Our thanks to Paradise for the screencaps and posting proof that the King has indeed returned. From last night's The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken.
A light from the shadow shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."

ETA: Our thanks to sidhex3 for sleuthing out the video at Comedy Central.

View it here. It is at the very end of the show so be patient. It is very short, but you don't want to miss it!.

© comedycentral/colbertshow.

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Old/New News from Iran

Source: Iran Economist.
Found By: Power
Categories: Viggo being Viggo
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Remember when Viggo visited the young female writer Sara Solati in the hospital earlier in the year? Somewhere it was reported she had died of her injuries from an accident. Well, someone has sent us this small tid bit from a forum called ATV (All Things Viggo). I believe the person who submitted the information to ATV was Power (thank you for sharing Power).

Here is a small synopsis of what the article said in the Iran Economist and these three images which are new to us.

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Found from Iran Economist and as my friend Casper translated the second piece, Sara Solati is alive and busy working on a 18000-page (Eighteen-thousand-page) novel called 'CJM:Viggo Mortensen'-- 9000 pages complete so far!

© Iran Economist.

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Viggo in London

Found By: faces_fit
Categories: Viggo being Viggo
Thanks to our friends at faces_fit, here are two images from The Ivy in London taken on October 18th.

© Retna.

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