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Viggo Mortensen

The Long-Lasting Significance Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Trilogy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment

Fifteen years ago, Hollywood was abuzz as director Peter Jackson geared up to release the first installment of his screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien...

Napa Valley Film Festival 2016

Judy Chang | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
Judy Chang

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the...

Viggo Mortensen's Hippie Heroics in Captain Fantastic

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie Captain Fantastic sounds like an action adventure, and it is, if you consider parenting a thrilling sport. The opening shows bare chested yo...

Viggo Mortensen Doesn't Need Fame Or Riches, He's 'Captain Fantastic'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment

It can seem like Viggo Mortensen went off the grid after donning his Aragorn crown. Mortensen’s highest-grossing movie since “Lord of the Rings”...

ReThink Review: Captain Fantastic - the Pros and Cons of Idealistic Parenting

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you want to have kids, you've probably fantasized about how you would raise them and what values you would instill (or install?) in them. How much ...

Viggo Mortensen Is Off The Grid In This 'Captain Fantastic' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

Ever wondered what it would be like to raise your kids off the grid? To teach them to disavow capitalism, skin animals for sustenance and celebrate No...

In Another Life, Aragorn Was A Hippie Raising His Family Off The Grid

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment

For all of us who'd like to join Viggo Mortensen living off the grid, here is the first trailer for "Captain Fantastic." The movie earned a standing o...

Live from the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Of the five-and-a-half films I took in (I sampled Lovesong for a half-hour while killing time between two other movies and was not sorry to walk out early), the three best ones all dealt with issues of family in emotionally complex, compelling and sometimes funny ways.

Viggo Mortensen Goes Off The Grid In Triumphant 'Captain Fantastic'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

Film festivals are all-day affairs, stuffed with one movie, interview, party and hurried pizza slice after the next. By the time I took my seat for Su...

Viggo Mortensen: Police Unions Condone Brutality By Attacking Tarantino

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Quentin Tarantino is still in hot water with law enforcement groups after speaking out about police brutality, but Viggo Mortensen told HuffPost Live ...

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You've been to Ouarzazate, Morocco -- at least visually -- even if you don't know it.

Interview: Jeremy Irons at the Marrakech Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The sun is sinking, and there's a nip in the air, so he's moved inside from a courtyard where he'd been doing a TV interview. But he admits he's been warmed by the appreciation he received during a tribute a couple of nights earlier at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was a three-movie day at the Marrakech International Film Festival, with all of the films set against stark, harsh vistas in which people scramble and struggle just to stay alive. The best of those was Far From Men, by director David Oelhoffen.

New York Film Festival 2014: The More Things Change...

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.

Movie Review: The Two Faces of January -- Peeling the Onion

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, The Two Faces of January is a movie that sheds layers like an onion, gradually revealing the dark heart at its core.

Viggo Mortensen: Watching Fox News Is Like Watching 'A Horror Movie'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Viggo Mortensen is all for reading things you don't agree with to get a broader sense of the world, but he just can't tolerate Fox News. The actor ...

A Conversation With Viggo Mortensen at Cannes

Karin Luisa | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Luisa

It was the first time I had interviewed an actor who seemed so heartily on the same wavelength as his director.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Talking Godzilla! Plus Jon Favreau on Chef

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Join us for a spoiler-rific discussion of Gareth Edward's take on the king of the monsters, Godzilla.

'Lord Of The Rings' Star Dings Peter Jackson

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment

Viggo Mortensen was a last-minute addition to the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, replacing Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn just days before sho...

Passion and Fearlessness Take Center Stage As Viggo Mortensen Receives The Dennis Hopper Award At The AMFM Fest

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Mortensen appeared truly grateful for the award. He even confessed to being a little nervous. The award and Dennis Hopper meant a lot to him.

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This is a pivotal moment in the fight to save wild horses and burros in the West. Science is now firmly on the side of those who want the wild horses managed in the wild, not removed en masse from their homes on the range.

Why Viggo Mortensen Turned Down 'The Hobbit'

Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

When "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hit theaters in December, fans were treated to the sight of some familiar faces from "Lord of the Rings," inc...

New Arts Festival, AMFM, Debuts in Coachella and Viggo Mortensen and I Are In It

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Gordy Grundy

Instead of 40 nights in the desert, the AMFM Fest needs only four. A new festival of art, music, film and more, is debuting June 13-16 in the Coachella Valley with a heavy hitting and very promising line up.

Call Your Mother

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

Let's consider, shall we, some of The Guilt Trip's cinematic mother-son precursors, and how their various mammeles stack up on the scale of believability.

Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan, Argentine Popes and His Beloved San Lorenzo

John Lopez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

I jumped at the chance to catch up with Viggo and talk about betting on an unsolicited script, what he thinks of the new Argentine pope (having grown up in Buenos Aires), and of course, his favorite topic: soccer team San Lorenzo.