Quote: "People in Oslo had been lining up for a month, all in costume. There were wizards, fair maidens... for a month. This is winter in Oslo! People were on the sidewalk for a month in sleeping bags. Some of them got divorced as a result of being there... Every single person was a wizard, elf, dwarf, and crying." The Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen was astounded by the dedication of the film's fans at the 2003 premiere of the third movie in Oslo, Norway.
Quote: "I think you're pretty lucky if you work in the movie business and you've gotta have a bit of a sense of humour. You can't take yourself too seriously... I'm not on his radar (but) bring it on. I'm alright." Viggo Mortensen has no problems with Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais picking on him at the awards show on Sunday (15Jan12). The Lord of the Rings star is nominated for his role in new David Cronenberg movie A Dangerous Method.
Quote: "He's a prankster. We'll have fun laughing at everybody's discomfort. He likes a good practical joke... It's probably going to be a mistake taking him because I don't know what he's gonna do." Viggo Mortensen is having second thoughts about inviting his 23-year-old son Henry to the Golden Globes on Sunday (15Jan12).
Quote: "The only other time I was nominated for the Golden Globes, the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl." Viggo Mortensen will be cheering for the New York Giants when they take on the Green Bay Packers in the Nfl PLay-offs on Sunday (15Jan12).
Fact: EASTERN PROMISES stars Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel and director David Cronenberg have reunited for new film A Dangerous Method, which revolves around the relationship between psychologists Freud and Jung.
Quote: "On Lord Of The Rings we had these little people who were stand-ins for the hobbits. One time Dominic (Monaghan) and I mimicked this one particular guy who had a really distinctive voice and rang the producers to say that all the little people were stranded on (New Zealand's) South Island with nothing to eat and no water. It became this big crisis and the producers sent everyone scrambling." Viggo Mortensen reveals his favourite on-set practical joke.
Quote: "It was a basic requirement of the story that I not look well fed, so I simply ate less." Viggo Mortensen on how he dropped 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) to play a starving apocalypse survivor in THE ROAD.
Fact: Actor Viggo Mortensen is preparing to hit the stage in Madrid, Spain for a Spanish-language production of Ariel Dorfman's Purgatorio. The bi-lingual star can speak fluent Spanish.
Quote: "I don't think you get to be president twice fairly legitimately or illegitimately without being a smart person, even if you're kind of a tool. But (GEORGE W.) Bush is a willing tool. (RONALD) REAGAN was, too. Most presidents are." Actor Viggo Mortensen muses on what it takes to become a U.S. president.
Quote: "I'm a positive individual. I think the sun will come up tomorrow." Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen is confident the Hollywood writers strike is coming to an end.
Quote: "The only person I would hope gets recognised in some way is Viggo Mortensen who was in EASTERN PROMISES. I thought he was fantastic." Actor Paul Giamatti gives his predictions for the nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards. The list of contenders is set to be announced on Tuesday (22Jan08).
Fact: A History of Violence stars Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen are teaming up to play western lawmen in APPALOOSA, Harris' first attempt at directing since POLLOCK in 2000. The film marks the A Beautiful Mind star's debut as a screenwriter.