Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen turned 50 yesterday. has his incredible story. I had already marked him as a great character when I saw his Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, but in Eastern Promises, I was blown away. As an undercover policeman capable of infiltrating the Russian Mafia, he was absolutely believable. It was no surprise that he was nominated for an Academy Award for the performance. The movie also contained what I think is the bloodiest and most violent fight I've ever seen on film, and not a gun in sight. But, what I found incredible in is how multi-talented he is.

What do you think of Viggo? Is he in good shape for 50, or what? Forget about it.


  1. As Tallent-less as I feel Demi Moore is, and as campy as the screenplay is, I rather loved GI Jane. A HUGE part of that is Viggo's part as the Drill Instuctor. He plays what could be called an antagonist to the Sympathetic Leutenant played by Moore, but he makes it very clear that his actions are for the good of the SEALS, and in the end he is playing a VERY clear protagonist.

    Great actor!

  2. I didn't know he was in GI Jane. I'll pick it up one of these days. Thanks for the tip.