Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen Films

Lord of the Rings


The New Hollywood Male

Viggo Mortensen on the cover of Arena Homme. Photo by Terry Richardson.

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Synopsis: Extensive in-depth article on Viggo's film career, his role as Aragorn, the challenge of dealing with new-found fame, creative pursuits, his relationship with Henry, the filming of Hidalgo, and philosophy of life. Wonderful photos by Terry Richardson. Excerpt: "Throughout an hour of conversation, these themes are woven into the fabric of every thought: an open mind; humility; doing your best; a constant quest to learn and enrich your life. 'There is only one kind of actor, and that's a supporting actor,' he says, meaning that even in a lead role you are always supporting the vision of the director. 'In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some colour and the director makes the painting.'"

Credits: By Charles Gant
Photography by Terry Richardson

Source: Arena Hommes Plus #18, Autumn/Winter 2002/2003, October 2002

Note: Published at House of Telcontar with "Special thanks to ElrondsMom for sending me the magazine and to Chrissie for donating her word processing skills! Email the publisher at

Other reprints:   [scans at Lilith]