Viggo Mortensen for T Magazine
Oh please. Like we’re going to waste time composing an introduction and offering our thoughts. We know what the ladies want. Just give us a second to get out of the way so we don’t get trampled like we’re guarding the 2-dollar waffle irons on Black Friday.
Viggo Mortensen featured in the The New York Times Style Magazine ‘Holiday’ issue photographed by Cass Bird.
“I don’t have lots of friends in the business, and the ones I do have are probably more like me, in that they’re not the kind of people to go places just so they can be seen. I see people doing that stuff and to me, it seems pathetic and ridiculous and kind of . . . well, humiliating. Life’s too short.”
“An agent will say, if you have the option, it’s good to do a big movie and then a little one. I understand that and within reason, I’ll try to, but 90 percent of the time, I’ll end up in low-budget movies that are difficult to finance and often won’t get distributed very well. I could have done one big-studio movie after another if the goal was to stay as visible as possible, to make as much money as possible. I guess, because of my temperament, I didn’t want to. I wouldn’t have been telling good stories. The challenge would have always been to try not to make a total ass of myself, even though I knew the story was really stupid.”
“I haven’t been given the chance to play men who speak much. The parts that people — including David [Cronenberg] — normally give me are men of few words, people who express what they’re thinking or what they’re afraid of or what their goals are, physically. With Freud, it was all words.”
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That son of a bitch will still be rocking that hair style in his sixties, like .001% of the male population can.
[Photo Credit: Cass Bird for nytimes.com]