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Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer. Aragorn uncredited. TV Series Juanito - Episode 4. Juanito uncredited. Related Videos. Alternate Names: Viggo Mortenson. Edit Did You Know? He was among the actors considered for the role of Wolverine in X-Men before Hugh Jackman was cast. Since May he is member of Omnium Cultural - a Catalan association based in Barcelona Catalonia originally created to promote the Catalan language and spread Catalan culture. On the role of an actor in film: "It comes down to the fact that you supply the blue, and they supply the other colors and mix them with your blue, and maybe there's some blue left in the painting and maybe there isn't.
Maybe there wasn't supposed to be any there in the first place. So have some fun and make a good blue and walk away. I don't plan [my career]; I wait and hope the right thing will find me. Photography, painting or poetry those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things, they are my way of communicating. I'm the one who said yes to these movies, and now I'm having to pay the price for it.
I mean if I had my druthers, I wouldn't do any movies anymore, frankly. I was on my way out of a Sunday rehearsal. When I was walking out of the gym, all sort of sweaty, half in street clothes and half in Aragorn's clothes, waving the sword around, trying to keep a mental picture of what we've just done. Just walking down the street, down to where my car was parked, on a Sunday afternoon, waving the sword around, looking like some desperate Rasputin character. Cops car comes: there's been some report I'm not 23 years old and I don't have plans to make another 20 big Hollywood movies or something.
Well, I certainly wouldn't be here and my face wouldn't be up there on a poster if it wasn't for the success of Lord of the Rings.
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It's just a fact: film-making, finance, life. Seeing who you are playing with is a relief. In The Lord of the Rings we did a lot of things when there was nothing there. But I can also publish books by interesting painters and writers and I can afford to do so because my own books sell and there's a public that's interested in that. And the public have gone to see exhibitions I've had - more than they would have.
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On David Cronenberg It's comforting to be working with someone you know will make a good movie. Some people will say, 'Ahhh, he's over the top, it's gratuitous,' [but] I disagree completely. He's one of the most responsible filmmakers today as far as showing violence - which there's very little of compared to other movies. It just stays with you because he shows very little of it. It just stays with you and he's very direct about it. He shows you what happens, and what the consequences are physically and emotionally, in some cases; certainly he does in A History of Violence , and also here [in Eastern Promises ], that makes him very honest - on David Cronenberg.
Life is short I like to pay attention while I'm going through it. Whatever I see, like anyone else, I'm going to filter it and create my own idea of what it is. I'd like to, when it's all said and done, say that I have at least a few stories that I feel proud of. I don't just want to look back and say, 'I was on x number of magazines.
You can make all the money you want, but who cares? On his research for Eastern Promises I found some materials, some books and also a documentary a friend of mine made called "The Mark of Cain". It's a hard thing to do but she went into maximum-security prisons in Russia and spoke to people like Nikolai. And I went to Russia as well.
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I read and listened to and looked up anything I could that had to do with Russians even loosely connected with this story. The more Russian I could be and seem authentically, the better it would be. Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. Y'know, I had a preconceived idea of Freud being very stiff, very formal, a wizened old man, a very rigid personality. And he was anything but. He was very gregarious. Great conversationalist. Someone who lived by his wits. I was actually in Argentina, and I went with a bunch of kids and their parents.
It was kind of a party atmosphere, it was fun, it was in 3-D, and they had popcorn. I enjoyed it. In particular it was nice to see some of the landscapes I remembered. It was a nice trip down memory lane, where we'd shot near some of the places where I'd gone camping or fishing.
The second movie already started ballooning, for my taste, and then by the third one, there were a lot of special effects. It was grandiose and all that, but whatever was subtle in the first movie, gradually got lost in the second and third. Now with The Hobbit, one and two, it's like that to the power of And then he did The Lovely Bones and I thought that would be his smaller movie.
But the problem is, he did it on a ninety million dollar budget. That should have been a fifteen million dollar movie.
The special effects thing, the genie, was out of the bottle, and it has him.