Their On the Road, a big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's famous work, screened at both the Cannes and Toronto film festivals, and will also have a gala premiere at the AFI Film Festival in LA next month.
I'm not trying to justify what I said but in that interview, I also did not fail to say - and not because I was obliged to - that I owe a lot of the opportunities I got, working with [David] Cronenberg and all these things, to those films."It's personal taste.
I personally like the extended version of the first movie because it was less computer generated, had more scenes one-on-one and [there were] lesser liberties taken, let's say - that happens to be my preference.
Mention of this shines a light on the elephant in the room, specifically which saw ensuing reports suggest he had criticised the CGI-heavy methods of New Zealander filmmaker Peter Jackson.
I broach the subject and it's immediately clear he'd like to set the record straight. "It's just the age we live in; as it travels the internet, it changes and becomes 'Viggo hates Lord of the Rings,' 'Viggo throws Peter Jackson under the bus.' It's not what I did.
Ben lives in the wild with his six children isolated from a society plagued with fast food, video games and disrespect.
He trains them, educates them and scolds them regardless of their age, a way of living which is endangered when life forces them into the outside world.I told him, 'He’s not in the book; it’s 60 years before and he would have been an infant.He says, "Yeah, we can take certain liberties' and I said I'd look forward to reading it and that if he’s going to reappear. I later heard - I don’t know if it's true - that they talked to other actors about playing him.Mortensen was born in New York City on October 20, 1958, the son of Grace Gamble (née Atkinson; July 8, 1928 – April 25, 2015) and Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr. His mother was American, while his father was Danish; they met in Norway.The family moved to Venezuela, then Denmark, and eventually settled in Argentina in the provinces of Córdoba, Chaco, and Buenos Aires, where Mortensen attended primary school and acquired a fluent proficiency in Spanish while his father managed poultry farms and ranches. Lawrence University in Canton, earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies and Politics in 1980.Also in 1985, he was cast in the role of Bragg on Search for Tomorrow.