Viggo mortensen who is he dating

19 Sep

Mortensen’s 26-year-old son Henry – from his ex-wife, the American punk rock singer Exene Cervenka – who was a Tolkien fan, egged him on to do it, and even took a couple of uncredited roles on the shoot, turning up as an Orc in The Return of the King. Now, 14 years on, Mortensen has enough distance from the series to admit that the process of making it was more or less complete chaos.

“Anybody who says they knew it was going to be the success it was, I don’t think it’s really true,” he says.

' In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some colour and the director makes the painting.'" [ and other films, the bulk of this article focuses on Viggo's poetry and artistic pursuits, and on the changes that fame has brought to his life.

You'll find several memorable quotes from John Rhys-Davies and other people that Viggo has worked with.

But it’s true that the first script was better organised,” he says.

“Also, Peter was always a geek in terms of technology but, once he had the means to do it, and the evolution of the technology really took off, he never looked back.

He owns a publishing company in Santa Monica, Perceval Press, which puts out volumes of his own painting, poetry, and Ansel Adams-ish photography – you name it, he dabbles in it – along with a slate of works by other artists and scholars.

(A typical new title, Dreams Before Extinction, by the Iranian artist Naeemeh Naeemaei, consists of 12 paintings of endangered species with facing text in two languages.) During Mortensen’s time in New Zealand on The Lord of the Rings, when he had already twigged that old editions of Tolkien were about to become highly prized, he would stop in at second-hand boutiques, and assembled a valuable collection.

“It was very confusing, we were going at such a pace, and they had so many units shooting, it was really insane.Mortensen tends to play listeners – whether the laconic adventurer-king Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, or Nikolai, his Russian mobster in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.It’s part of what makes the 55-year-old Danish-American star an old-fashioned sort of movie idol.Officially, he could say that he was finished in December 2000 – he’d shot all three films in the trilogy – but really the second and third ones were a mess. It needed massive reshoots, which we did, year after year.But he would have never been given the extra money to do those if the first one hadn’t been a huge success.