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Viggo Mortensen

Why The Road's post-apocalyptic struggles make us happy
Jul 4, 2015

People call this movie depressing but we call it realistic.

Why Viggo Mortensen says The Lord of the Rings trilogy was "a mess"
May 15, 2014

Viggo Mortensen — aka Aragorn, son of Arathorn, in The Lord of the Rings — has revealed that production on Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy was “a mess.”

Viggo Mortensen explains why he turned down a role in The Hobbit
May 29, 2013

So, why didn’t Viggo Mortensen want to bring Aragorn back for a little more ass-kicking in The Hobbit?

Rumor of the Day: A Lord of the Rings king may be Thor 2's Dr. Strange
Dec 17, 2012

Friday, we heard that Marvel might be making room in Thor: The Dark World for its comic book Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange, to make his big-screen debut. We even heard a couple of names on the short list to play the master magician, but now it seems one name is rising above the rest, and he's got some Tolkien-based royal blood.

Marvel exec squashes a Doctor Strange rumor we'd hoped was true
Dec 17, 2012

Earlier this week, it seemed that not only did Marvel have plans to roll out its big-screen Doctor Strange in Thor: The Dark World, but it had a big star locked down. Now a Marvel producer has come forward to let us know that, while the former may be true, that latter is sadly not. But there may be a little hope.

Mortensen may save that long-delayed 'Alien'-esque Dracula pic
Dec 17, 2012

After nearly a decade in development hell, the Dracula period piece The Last Voyage of the Demeter is finally starting to move again—and Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings, The Road) could be the guy to bring it all together.

Viggo Mortensen was asked to cameo in The Hobbit, but then ...
Dec 15, 2012

Part of the fun of watching Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey unfold will be getting to see all the familiar faces returning to Middle-earth. Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and even Elijah Wood have made their way back to New Zealand to be a part of the epic production.

Kneel before Aragorn! LOTR star might be Superman's General Zod
Dec 14, 2012

Now that they've cast the Man of Steel himself, director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are turning their attention to the villain in their Superman reboot—and a surprising name has come up.

Who should star in Dark Tower: Viggo Mortensen or Javier Bardem?
Dec 14, 2012

Viggo Mortensen vs. Javier Bardem? They're equally talented actors, and it would be difficult for any director to choose one over the other in a starring role. But looks like that's the very dilemma director Ron Howard is facing for The Dark Tower.

How the apocalyptic The Road could be a sci-fi Oscar winner
Dec 14, 2012

The producers of the post-apocalyptic movie are high on its Oscar chances.

Garret Dillahunt plays another creep in the post-apocalyptic The Road
Dec 14, 2012

Character actor Garrett Dillahunt plays a cannibal creep in The Road.