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It was a Canadian interview, I think

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Sep 21 2013, 2:37am


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I agree that actors' work shouldn't be judged by personality (Orlando Bloom - great engaging personality, plank of wood actor) but I'm really not impressed with Mortensen. He's a hit and miss for me. Works better in shady type of roles, and quirky supporting parts. Stoic heroes are his least impressive incarnations, IMO.

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Other actors who could have played Aragorn Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 10 2013, 6:42pm
    I always wanted Eastwood for Gandalf. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 10 2013, 7:20pm
        Clintagorn vs Ruffians in San Bree Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 10 2013, 8:27pm
            BTW, Mortensen was seventh choice. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 10 2013, 9:14pm
                Talk about the minefield averted! Other than Daniel Day Lewis, Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 10 2013, 10:39pm
                    Agreed Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 11 2013, 1:00am
                    Indeed, although... Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 11 2013, 11:56am
                    Vin Diesel with or without the see-in-the-dark eyes? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 11 2013, 6:11pm
                Why did DDL say no? Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Sep 11 2013, 1:07am
                    Well, as I recall... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 11 2013, 1:41am
                        Knowing DDL's working style... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 11 2013, 2:03am
                Kenau would be perfect for...Figwit! Lala Send a private message to Lala Sep 11 2013, 12:54pm
                I could see Russell Crowe as Aragorn. // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 11 2013, 6:13pm
                    I agree, I think Russell Crowe could have, but he was just Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 11 2013, 6:36pm
    That first image of Eastwood isn't bad Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 11 2013, 1:01am
        Fantasy rendering of Sir Clintagorn Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 11 2013, 6:45pm
        Seeing this article brings to mind why I thought Eastwood was a Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 17 2013, 5:12am
    Daniel Day Lewis ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Sep 12 2013, 9:37am
    So, what if you had to cast Aragorn young? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 12 2013, 12:45pm
        Difficult as there are a lot of unknown actors who could Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 12 2013, 2:50pm
            Ironically... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 12 2013, 2:54pm
                I never thought he had the right look. His face is too sinister in so Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 12 2013, 3:14pm
                    Quite possibly true. However... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 12 2013, 3:16pm
                        Townsend as Aragorn. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 12 2013, 3:23pm
                            So why shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Sep 12 2013, 4:15pm
                                Well, when they say "it just was not working" either he was not Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 12 2013, 4:27pm
                                    Bizarre Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Sep 12 2013, 10:51pm
                                        Oops! Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Sep 13 2013, 12:33am
                                        I will try and be tactful glor Send a private message to glor Sep 18 2013, 12:22pm
                                            Being difficult is no reason to cheat him of his wages. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 25 2013, 11:35pm
                                    Sean Astin's book "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale" had some insights into the situation. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 25 2013, 11:34pm
                                        Right, I recall that section.... Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 25 2013, 11:59pm
                                            Astin made so many gaffes before the book Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 26 2013, 1:18pm
                            That photo is often used to show Townsend in makeup as Aragorn Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 18 2013, 12:41pm
                                Good to know. I think the photo, whatever its origin, at least Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 4:26pm
            Chris Helmsworth Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 14 2013, 1:03am
                he's a major charisma Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 10:31am
    Sean Bean would've rocked it too Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 13 2013, 10:42pm
        That is my only disappointment with Viggo's ability Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 13 2013, 11:03pm
            Reluctant king ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Sep 14 2013, 4:46am
                Scribes aren't the only one to blame Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 10:42am
        Except for... Misto Send a private message to Misto Sep 14 2013, 9:11am
    I'm not saying others wouldn't have worked RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Sep 14 2013, 4:50pm
        I agree, my post was not meant to show any displeasure Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 14 2013, 5:03pm
        I always thought that Aragorn was a role for someone who'd break out Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 5:08pm
            breakouts Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 14 2013, 5:23pm
                IMO,only real breakout star of LOTR is Peter Jackson Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 5:43pm
                    while i Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 14 2013, 5:47pm
                    Here, here! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 15 2013, 3:15am
                Of course, I have to agree with you Kim Send a private message to Kim Sep 14 2013, 6:49pm
                    I want him to be Roland Deschain the Gunslinger Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 11:19pm
                Thinking about it...... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Sep 15 2013, 9:49pm
                    Couldn't agree more to be honest. ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Sep 16 2013, 12:02am
            Well... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 15 2013, 3:11pm
                ROTK won SAG for Ensemble Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 15 2013, 5:41pm
                    Never recovered? How do we know what kind of plans, offers etc. he had/has? Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 15 2013, 7:47pm
                        he hasn't been in anything relevant since LOTR Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 15 2013, 11:06pm
                            I would still say... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 15 2013, 11:49pm
                                Oh I agree that those movies are not star vehicles for actors Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 16 2013, 12:05am
                                    charisma Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 16 2013, 12:45am
                                        Some actors have great charisma off screen in interviews but not on it Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 16 2013, 12:56am
                                            I beg to differ Starling Send a private message to Starling Sep 16 2013, 1:14am
                                                True, my definition is boxoffice power Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 16 2013, 10:41am
                                            charisma Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 16 2013, 1:15am
                                                Charisma and drawing power are not limited to predictability Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 16 2013, 10:39am
                                                    not limited Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 16 2013, 7:13pm
                                                        Agreed about Mckellen Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 16 2013, 7:41pm
                                            Not true simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 2:00am
                                        I for one simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 1:58am
                                    Mortensen has plenty of charisma walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 19 2013, 6:36pm
                                        I respect your opinion Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 19 2013, 8:05pm
                                            I have to disagree walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 20 2013, 9:18am
                                                team player... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 20 2013, 2:37pm
                                                    Nicely Said walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 20 2013, 3:03pm
                                                    Saying that ROTK sacrificed character for ramping up acton Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 20 2013, 4:35pm
                                                        can you point me to a source/citation on that comment? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 20 2013, 4:50pm
                                                            it was from an interview where he also said that Seabiscuit Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 20 2013, 6:41pm
                                                                I've done some digging and I can't find it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 20 2013, 10:20pm
                                                                    It was a Canadian interview, I think Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 21 2013, 2:37am
                                                                        For all my criticism of movie Aragorn ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Sep 21 2013, 8:55pm
                                                                            One thing I loved about Viggo's Aragorn Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Sep 22 2013, 4:48pm
                                                                                Except that his face didn't look like he thought he earned it Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 22 2013, 5:01pm
                                                                                    I connected that with Arwen's absence Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Sep 22 2013, 5:21pm
                                                                                        Great point Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 22 2013, 8:19pm
                                                                                            I.. Faleel Send a private message to Faleel Sep 22 2013, 8:27pm
                                                                    I can't find it either, but I do remember it Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 22 2013, 5:22pm
                                                                        thanks for sharing your recollection. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 22 2013, 7:00pm
                                                                            I don't know him and cannot say what he was thinking Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 22 2013, 8:33pm
                                                                                I'll call your remembered, unfindable quote with my can-find quotes. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 24 2013, 12:17am
                                                                            I certainly understand where you are coming from Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 22 2013, 9:34pm
                                                                            "Quod non est in actis, non est in mundo." Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 23 2013, 5:23pm
                                                                                Same here simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 2:30am
                                                                        Thank you! Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 22 2013, 8:12pm
                                                        The whole film trilogy sacrificed character for ramped up action. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 25 2013, 11:31pm
                                            Sorry, have to add some specific examples... walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 20 2013, 12:18pm
                                                well said. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 20 2013, 2:39pm
                                                    Thanks, Magpie!!!!!!!!!! walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 20 2013, 3:15pm
                                        Hidalgo is the reason Viggo left blockbusters sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Sep 19 2013, 11:47pm
                                            Hidalgo boxoffice facts Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 20 2013, 4:17pm
                                                Boxoffice does not tell the whole story Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 20 2013, 4:53pm
                                                    That's true but if you want a big opening for a big movie Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 20 2013, 6:36pm
                                        Absolutely simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 2:11am
                                    Viggo simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 1:55am
            Christopher Ecclestone glor Send a private message to glor Sep 18 2013, 12:50pm
                I am not really familiar with Eccleston, but Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 4:25pm
                    prominent nose is one of reasons why Cate doesn't work as Galadriel for me Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 18 2013, 4:56pm
                        Very few humans have a "perfect nose" but I do see your Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 5:29pm
                            he didn't describe ears either Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 18 2013, 5:35pm
                                Well, maybe he did suggest elven ears Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 6:05pm
                            Elves got Roman noses. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 25 2013, 5:47pm
                        i have no idea Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 18 2013, 6:16pm
                            Agreed Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Sep 18 2013, 6:35pm
                            I think the Golden Ratio and Pi are being used for proportions Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 6:45pm
                                golden spiral Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 18 2013, 6:54pm
                                    Indeed! Nautilus nose. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 6:57pm
                Viggo is majestic walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 19 2013, 6:41pm
                    I agree here Walkman - and Welcome! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Sep 19 2013, 7:16pm
                        Thanks, Brethil!!!! walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 19 2013, 7:37pm
                    I second that! simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 2:12am
    Thoughts: malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Sep 14 2013, 5:08pm
        They did have the right idea when they pondered Daniel Day Lewis Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 14 2013, 5:21pm
    My choices for Aragorn frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Sep 18 2013, 6:27pm
        Hmmm, Abelforth Dumbledore Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 18 2013, 6:32pm
            He wasn't much older than Viggo frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Sep 18 2013, 6:42pm
    The Treasure we did get walkman87 Send a private message to walkman87 Sep 19 2013, 6:43pm
    James Purefoy Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 22 2013, 12:12pm
    None simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Dec 28 2013, 1:41am

 
 
 

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