Mortensen highlights his Argentinian team at the Golden Globes
16 January 2012
Beverly Hills, California, USA. (AP) - On Sunday,Viggo Mortensen walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes honoring his favourite Argentinian soccer team, San Lorenzo de Almagro, and also the leader of the United States civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr.
Mortensen, nominated as best supporting actor for the film A Dangerous Method, wore a pin with the letters "M.L.K." on the lapel of his black suit, which he combined with a tie in the San Lorenzo colours.
Some of the people who are here have done important work but no one has done more important work than Martin Luther King. It's more important to celebrate him than any of us," said the 52-year-old [sic] actor on the eve of the [Martin] Luther King holiday.
"I've admired him very much since I was a child, when I learned of his achievements, his courage, his dedication. He made an important difference in history, not just of the United States, but of the world," he added.
The American actor, who was raised in Argentina from the age of 3 until he was 11, joked on being asked who designed his suit.
"It comes from a very good tailor in Boedo, in Buenos Aires," said the star of films including The Lord of the Rings, Carlito's Way, and Eastern Promises. "San Lorenzo de Almagro".
In David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, Mortensen plays Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.
He said that in the fall, Todos tenemos un plan will premiere in Argentina. It's his first movie filmed in the South American country, and in it he plays Agustín, a man who adopts the identity of his dead twin brother and becomes involved in a criminal plot.
The Golden Globe for best supporting actor went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners.
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