Viggo Mortensen - All Too Convincing
16 January 2007
The Front Page, New York Daily News
Viggo Mortensen looks all too convincing in David Cronenberg's new crime drama, Eastern Promises. Cronenberg had Oscar-winning makeup artist Stefan Dupuis apply authentic Russian-mafia tattoos to Mortensen for his role as a ruthless gangster. The other day, Mortensen popped into a Russian-owned soup counter near the London set. "The place went silent," says our spy, "not because of his star power, but because the people recognized the tattoos - and were appropriately intimidated. Later, when it became clear Viggo didn't know 10 words of Russian, the atmosphere relaxed."
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