Kirsten Dunst & Viggo Mortensen in Athens, Shooting “The Two Faces of January”

Posted on October 18, 2012

Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen look absolutely freaking stunning in these on-set shots from the filming of “The Two Faces of January” at the Acropolis in Athens. It’s rare for us to feel this way, because we’re cynical bitches who work very hard not to have stars in their eyes, but you look at pictures like this and it’s hard not to sigh and momentarily think “God, it must be nice to be a movie star.”


The movie thriller, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, opens in December 2013. We don’t even care what it’s about; we’re going just to see the clothes.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • call_me_schmeg

      am i crazy, or is viggo giving off a jeremy irons vibe here?

      • MilaXX

         Jeremy Irons during the Brideshead Revisited years.

        • call_me_schmeg


        • MajorBedhead

           Oh, THAT must be why I’m all a-quiver. I loved that mini-series.

          • lovelyivy

             A-quiver is a great word for this feeling. Mmmm Jeremy Irons…

          • MilaXX

             I named my cat Aloysious after the teddy bear Tristan had.

            • Lenora Dody

               Hey, so did I!!!

            • MilaXX

              you should see the looks I get when people ask his name & I tell them.

            • Lenora Dody

               Yes, me too! Also just the people who can’t pronounce it at all.

            • Susan_El

              Agree with the “Brideshead Revisited” vibe.  While I don’t have a cat named Alyosius (Iwish I’d thought of that before I named mine Rudolph Valentino…), I did just rewatch the original series, the recent remake (not bad…but not anywhere near as good as the original) and reread the book, so will respectfully interject that the name of Jeremy Irons’ youthful love interest is Sebastian Flyte, not Tristan.  However, Tristan’s just as good a name and in full keeping with the character.

            • MilaXX

              oh good gravy, where did I get Tristan from? I have the weirdest brainfarts.

            • emcat8

              We all knew who you meant!

          • Kristen @ Motherese

            Viggo makes me all a-quiver. Full stop.

      • QuincyTKatz

        Am I crazy, or is Kristen looking JUST like Kim Catrall?

        • Jessica Goldstein

           Totally. You beat me to it, but that was my very first thought.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          Totally thought that. Same facial expression in the 3rd picture

          • H3ff

            NAILED it.

        • boomchicabowwow

          Maybe…but I have to give Kirsten props for (from a very young age) acting on a whole ‘nother level than Ms. Catrall.  Not that Kim isn’t wonderful!

        • H3ff

          I wasn’t going to write it myself but YES!!

    • Sobaika

      She looks STUN-NING. Damn.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Nothing like impeccable tailoring and dress making to start your day off right, especially when its teamed up with two gorgeous human beings to show it all off.

      • GorgeousThings

        And oooo, what I wouldn’t give to get smooched by Viggo Mortensen!

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Well, yeah, there is THAT, too.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Can we share Viggo? Think about it….

            • Kiltdntiltd

              I will give him up, for you.

      • gillian holroyd

        ooo, but sit up straight chile. Unless she was in character.

      • boomchicabowwow

        I think it’s also the kismet of two poweful acting talents.  In fact, if you look at Kirsten and Viggo analitically, with no photoshop or soft focus, you’ll find that they both look (at least at bottom) like everyday, ordinary people.  It’s the force of their TALENT that makes them magnetic…and  love BOTH OF THEM for it.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          You’re quite right, of course. Kirsten is a rather conventionally pretty girl, when all is said and done, and Viggo, though very appealing, is not a conventionally handsome man, which makes him more interesting.

    • Knightley

      Oh Aragorn.  Le sigh.

      • kingderella

        perfect all around. *swoon*

      • Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        my thoughts exactly….!

    • rskapcat

      She uncannily resembles Kim Cattrall in the third shot down. I actually thought that’s who it was. :-

      • Danielle

        I think so too, in pretty much every shot.  Even knowing it’s Kirsten Dunst, I keep seeing Kim.

    • newleaf1

      SO Elegant.  Sigh.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Samantha Jones, The Early Years

      • tallgirl1204

        My thoughts exactly.  At first glance, I thought she was a better-styled Kim Cattrall! 

    • MilaXX

      So much pretty! 

    • Jessi03

      Gorgeous!  Can I be Kirsten?

    • ballerinawithagun

      Wow! Kirsten Dunst looks great when she is costumed as a grown-up. See what wearing a good bra can do for your figure??? Perfection in tailoring. Love the different shades of white that mimic the marble at the Acropolis. 
      Thank you TLo!

      • foodycatAlicia

         That was exactly my reaction! “Wow – that bra is great!”

      • SaoirseLee

        Me too, her bewbs look amazing! Love, love that dress on her.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      In my pretend life, that’s exactly how I dress. 

      • Janet B

        Me too, and of course while on vacation.

        • notterriblybitter

          And my pretend husband looks just like Viggo. 

    • theblondette

      Oh my goodness, those costumes! HEARTS IN MY EYES

    • Lisa Dugan

      Fabulous and Glamorous!

    • jilly_d

      Dear Jesus, there is so much win in these photos.

    • sanja_ramic

      They both look great. I’m always struck with an overwhelming sense of nostalgia when I see people so impeccably dressed, I know it’s completely impractical but I kind of wish people looked this put-together all the time, and hats, bring back hats. Needless to say I too will be seeing this film just for the clothes.

      • Little_Olive

        I get that too! I long for that. Can’t people see that a reasonable dose of beauty makes your life better? Dressing nicely (clean, ironed, elegant, does not have to be expensive) is a sign of respect for yourself and others. 
        My aesthetic sense makes me actually physically uncomfortable when I’m around too much flip-floppery, muscle tees, 3/4 slouchy pants, visible underwear and the like.  

      • MinAgain

        I love that way of dressing, which is why I still wear hats.  A lot.  To church, to weddings and funerals, sometimes even to work.  And I like stuff that matches, dammit.

        • kimmeister

          Amen to that!  I have my eye on this fabulous teal hat to add to my extensive collection . . .

    • aka Darth Mommy

      They both look AMAZING.  Love the styling!

    • Pants_are_a_must

      You wanna talk about actors who drink virgin blood and eat unicorns for breakfast? Let’s talk about Viggo Mortensen and how he’s STILL scorchingly hot.

      • Jane Donuts

        Seriously. A serious panty dropper, that one. Top 5 for sure.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        I know!  And he actually lets himself age and doesn’t try to look like he’s 35 instead of 54 (I’m rounding up, his birthday is Saturday).  Talk about some great genes.

        • Isabeau Mochrie

          Happy birthday, Viggo!  Now get your gorgeous self over here and let me give you your birthday present!

    • NurseEllen

      That cleft in his chin makes me go all woozy.  Oh, and the costumes are great, too.  I’ll have to read some Patricia Highsmith; so many of her novels have been made into really good movies (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “Strangers on a Train”).  Maybe a good choice for Halloween!

    • lbl

      Gorgeous. I’m with you on seeing it no matter how it turns out, but the plot honestly does sound interesting.

      The fourth picture down, Kirsten reminds me of someone, but I can’t figure out who.

    • Bert Keeter

      Sorry…She looks like an 90’s chick going to church down south…HATE her hat….all wrong. He’s a bit better. …..

      • l_c_ann

        Except, Bert, down south there is a large part of the year when the hat needs to be functional, or heat stroke ensues.  Which (according to friends who’ve been to the Parthenon) is what the heat is like there, as well. 

      • Little_Olive

        Cameron Diaz in My Best Friend’s Wedding :s

    • MajorBedhead

      Oh, happy sighs. What a nice way to start my Thursday. 

    • Barbara Woodruff

      And look, Viggo is wearing stylish clothes and shoes! Shoes that he hasn’t owned for the last 20 years. Of course, it’s because it’s a costume for a character, but still. I love the guy, but he definitely has what can charitably be called an idiosyncratic personal style. Characters tend to rub off on him, though, so maybe we’ll see him looking stylish on the red carpet when they’re pole dancing for this movie.

      I read about this movie and it definitely sounds intriguing.

      • Kiltdntiltd

         I refer to that sort of personal style as Ireallydon’tgiveashitwhatIwearish, style

    • alyce1213

      Viggo cleans up nice.

    • decormaven

      Happy sigh! Minor quibble- the fingers on the gloves in shot #5 look unusually large. I would think the gloves’ fingers would be more tapered, with seaming in them. These look like mitten fingers. Other than that, the costuming is gorgeous. Who is the cinematographer for this film? The light should be amazing. 

    • Vanja

      That light is so flattering. I love his suit, it’s a great colour.

    • marlie

      Gorgeous! I want her dress!

    • Anathema_Device

      A little Viggo before breakfast? Talk about the breakfast of champions! Thank you T Lo!

      These shots almost look like a beautiful editorial. The palette and setting are gorgeous.

    • Donna Tabor

      I so wish people would still dress this way every day, instead of in baggy shirts, ass-crack jean/jamas, and flip-flops. Sigh. 

      • Lilithcat

        I so agree!  But then, I got my idea of what to wear when traveling from Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest.

    • aristida_girl

      Impeccable styling, beautiful clothes, and Viggo! I am so there….

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Perfection. They both look amazing. And yes, I’m swooning over the ever-delicious Viggo. 

    • Little_Olive

      Not the best hat for her face but all in all… just  :)

      • l_c_ann

        I would guess that a major part of the audience will glance at her, say “really nice dress” and then zero in on Viggo.  And stay zeroed in on Viggo.

    • Tanya Wade

      He hasn’t looked that good in forever. She looks like a delicious cone of lemon sherbet. My ticket is bought.

    • mjude


    • Dot

      Lovely pictures! They seem to have great chemistry. Having been to the Acropolis, I’m impressed that Kiki is traipsing about up there in heels. Surely she didn’t make the trek up while wearing them, but its impressive nonetheless.

    • Elena

      When I saw these photos yesterday, I knew T Lo had to comment on them! The clothes are fabulous.

    • miagain

      Can you imagine climbing all over the Acropolis in those shoes….
      But man alive, don’t they look fantabulous!! 

    • Judy_S

      Well, they’re actors, so they make climbing around the Acropolis in the sunshine in white clothes and heels into something you wish you were doing. On the other hand, from what I’ve read of Patricia Highsmith, I suspect  they will in other scenes be making you wish very much you were NOT them, wardrobes and all…

    • gillian holroyd

      Have already posted this on my To See list but Patricia Highsmith? This will not end well.

    • Scott Cooper

      She has never looked lovlier.

    • Baditude

      *Gasp* They got to actually walk through the Parthenon!!!! So jealous! 

      Oh and the clothes are beautiful too. 

    • Cathy S


    • RzYoung

      Kim Catrall, i swore it was Kim Catrall!

    • Shawn EH

      Those are outfits just waiting for some stains.

    • jenno1013

      Her shoes!  So ladylike, dainty. 

    • StellaZafella

      Gorgeous…both of them.
      I think it’s the hats and the suit but, not being familiar with the novel itself, my narrow frame of reference asks me:”When does David Suchet make his entrance as Hercule Poirot?” It’s meant as a compliment, the costumes, lighting and all put me in mind of any of the A Christie star turns like Death on the Nile.

    • Christina Diaz

      she looks lovely and he is sex personified.  

    • librarygrrl64

      Well, HE certainly cleans up well, doesn’t he? They both look delicious.

    • anotherkate

      She should do her hair like that all the time!

    • MinAgain

      I think I actually owned those shoes in the late 70’s.

    • tereliz

      WOW! Viggo has totally restored my faith in him. Last red carpet pics of him that were featured here were NOT pretty. 

    • viridian61

      Oh my look at the texture in that marble, says the geologist here.
      OK great clothes and movie stars too. 
      Must look for this novel.

    • studioslave

      LORD! look at that jawline in the last pic! 

    • Gabriella M

      So, is this a throwback to the midcentury movies where the woman’s husband is old enough to be her father? 

      • Heather

        Are they meant to be husband and wife? Or just lovers?

        • Gabriella M

          I wiki’d the book it’s based on and it seems like they’re married. 
          Even if they were just lovers, a 53 year old and a 30 year old is still kind of a large age difference. 
          ETA: Then again, I can never really see him as sexy again since going to college with his son.

    • kschwarting

      I am coveting that sheath!  I have just the accessories to go with it.

    • kimmeister

      LOVE her hat, dress, and hairstyle.  I couldn’t pull off that dress, but the hat, heck yeah!

    • littlemac8

      Right on brothers, TLo!   Location – costumes – starts…all reasons to hit the opening!!

    • Fatima Siddique

      She looks so much like Kim Cattral in these pics. Weird. 

    • Julie Chase

      That purse is causing me serious ennui because I don’t have one.

    • baxterbaby

      I am always struck by (here I am, channeling my mother) what a lovely figure K. Dunst has.  I usually shows up best when she’s well costumed, but she has great proportions!

    • ChelseaNH

      My main complaint about the clothes is that Viggo is wearing too many of them.

    • neofashionista


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Who cares about the plot when Viggo’s in the cast? MIrite?

    • PrunellaV

      I like him a little more rough-hewn, but that’s the best she has ever looked.

    • Wendi126

      Just watched Melancholia the other night in which she starred and had a few upper body nude shots . She can really act, and well, well her tits are spectacular.

    • IraKi

      The Acropolis is such a beautiful place! *sigh* 

    • Vera

      Lovely.  Just lovely.

    • Pamela

      The only thing that could make me like the Acropolis more is Viggo standing beside it.

    • PeaceBang

      I just died the death. Kiki looks amazing but Viggo is a freaking revelation!!

    • BayTampaBay

      I love that dress!  I want that dress.  Does anyone know who made it and/or where I can get it.

    • guest2visits

      I’m for anything Viggo is appearing in. Never disappoints.
      I want better shoes for Kirsten, otherwise everyone looks great.

    • Esz

      I would like Kirsten’s entire outfit plz.


    • rebecca

      Kirsten looks the best I have seen her in ages. I mean to say, she looks unbelievably beautiful. Wow.

    • AngelaGreen

      That girl, I swear.  She and I have the same exact birthdate to the year, and she keeps getting to make out (or at least interact with) all the male stars I want to snuggle up on.

    • Nadineydoll Theowlfacedgirl

      Kirsten looks fucking radiant in these shots. Like…god damn. 

    • VicD

      SWOON!  Jayzus, he’s gorgeous.  She looks fab too.  Recently watched Marie Antoinette again – she was so good in that.

    • ccm800

      Dunst looks amazing in her pale yellow top to bottom hair included monochrome. 

    • Judi Townsend

      Did Kiki get a new head of hair? Her hair looks so much thicker than what it looks like in real life

    • lalahartma

      SO nice to see Viggo cleaned up!

    • Alfred For

      You’re right they are beautiful together.

      ~Al For

    • LinXGUA

      Her sandals … perfect.