Posts tagged: viggo mortensen
“I am Aragorn son of Arathorn and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dunadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!”
“Most times that you’re with Viggo, something amazing is not too far behind. He’s like an old-fashioned movie star in my eyes; you know, very gentlemanly and very polite, and very concentrated in his art. In a word, I would describe Viggo as being very inspiring.”
Dominic Monaghan on Viggo Mortensen
Happy 54th Birthday, Viggo. ♥ Born October 20th, 1958.
“We each have only a limited amount of time here. We have to do more with it—pay attention, explore, be open to all of life. Because we have only one chance, we have to make life seem longer than it really is.”
Viggo’s favourite thing to do was to spring on me the night before, that he’d had a long talk with Fran and Peter, and he really wanted the whole scene to be in Elvish. And I love to speak Elvish but I was just like, ‘Argh.’ I wanted to kill him. Because it always seemed that I had more Elvish to speak when we were doing the scenes than he did. I’m glad he did push that becatuse it’s so great to hear, and it really adds a beautiful quality and depth to their relationship, and to the film in general.”
“Viggo really likes the ears; he would always stroke them. He thought the fans were going to have some elven ear obsession, so he had to throw a little stroke of the ear in to every shot he could.
“I knew early on that life is sorrowful. We all decline, slowly or quickly, and we die. We can’t change that. But we can change our attitude toward it. We each have only a limited amount of time here. We have to do more with it - pay attention, explore, be open to all of life. Because we have only one chance, we have to make life seem longer than it really is.”
You know you’re a Lord of the Rings fan when you cringe watching this scene because you know that Viggo Mortensen is breaking his toe right at this moment.