Viggo Mortensen Audio & Video Clips
Links to these video clips are located on the various topical pages and movie pages throughout the site; we've also linked to them from here just for convenience.
Late Show with David Letterman, March 2004 «5-Mar-05» - A lively interview in which Dave grills Viggo about why he wasn't at the Oscars and why he has no TV. Viggo tells a story of a youthful adventure in Argentina, and talks about the terror of Henry learning to drive. If it's too large for your modem, enjoy the sound clips instead. You'll find still photos and a full transcript at Obsession Viggo Mortensen.
Late Show with David Letterman, September 2005 «2-Oct-05» - Viggo Mortensen's guest appearance on the Late Show, September 23, 2005, focuses on A History of Violence. Letterman says the film starts out "creepy" and gets creepier as it goes along ... but in a good way. Viggo talks about working with David Cronenberg and the filming of the staircase sex scene, along with a childhood story about duck hunting with his father. Many thanks to splatnext for the video capture.
WMV video 320x240 (12'16, 25.83MB)
Viggo Mortensen on David Letterman: 12-Sept-2007 «20-Sep-07» - Scroll down to "Act 3" for a summary of the interview topics, including the goatee (for Appaloosa), Viggo as street vendor, Viggo's "H" tattoo, an early role as a smuggler in Search for Tomorrow, and of course, Eastern Promises. There is a video excerpt of the Search for Tomorrow conversation.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 27-Sep-05 «16-Oct-06» - Viggo Mortensen relaxes in this short, silly interview with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, pulling rubber snakes from his cup and tossing them to the audience. Jon says, "I've never seen someone this handsome go this lowbrow."
Video Clips: Charlie Rose Show
Charlie Rose Show, December 3, 2002 «2-Oct-05» - Viggo Mortensen, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood were guests on the PBS talk show, Charlie Rose, to discuss their upcoming movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Viggo wore a T-shirt emblazoned with "No More Blood On Oil" which provoked a dialogue on current events. The first video and audio links below include the political discussion but not the discussion of The Two Towers. The third (created by Dina for OBM & War of the Ring) is a 2-part clip of the entire show.
Purchase from Charlie Rose Shop: DVD/VHS (60'00)
Political discussion only: Quicktime video 320x240 (08'28, 15.19MB)
Political discussion only: MP3 audio (08'31, 1.9MB)
Full interview (in 2 parts): Quicktime video 240x180 (34'57, 50MB)
Charlie Rose Show, September 23, 2005 «2-Oct-05» - Click the above link for compact Quicktime and WMV video clips of the political discussion between Viggo Mortensen and Charlie Rose on the Charlie Rose Show, September 23, 2005. A few quotes. "I think if [the people of Iraq] are left to take care of their own affairs, I think they'll do better in the long run." When asked if he thought the United States should pull out right now, he answered, "Absolutely. I support our troops, and the best way to support them is to bring them home immediately. This is the wrong place to be." Speaking of Bush: "Fiscal responsibility. Moral values. Fiscal responsibility. All of the planks of his political platforms have proved to be rotten and unstable."
In a broader sense, he comments, "In some sense, there is no such thing as 'national security' any more than there is 'individual security.' You have to keep working on it." Discussion goes on to cover Perceval Press and the roots of Viggo's activism.
If you are looking for the full interview, including discussion of A History of Violence, thank the awesome splatnext for the (LARGE) full-length download below.
Political discussion only: Quicktime video 240x180 (11'47, 4.48MB)
Political discussion only: WMV video 160x120 (11'48, 6.96MB)
Full interview: WMV video 320x240 (26'03, 46.82MB)
Video Clips: Viggo Political Interviews
Stephanie Miller Radio Interview 13 Sept 2005 «13-Oct-05» - Los Angeles radio talk show host Stephanie Miller conducts a call-in interview with Viggo Mortensen, in which he talks about Bush administration policies and his call for impeachment. She also teases him about being "hot."
MP3 audio (03'52, 1.32MB)
Viggo Mortensen at Anti-War Protest, October 2003 «2-Oct-05» - Viggo Mortensen spoke at a Washington D.C. protest of the war and occupation of Iraq, 25 October 2003. Viggo read his poem "Back To Babylon" at the rally and dedicated it to the people of Afghanistan, Iraq and the US. Photos and more details. Thanks to JoannaP for sending us this archived clip of his speech. The MP3 is an interview by a reporter at the event.
Viggo Mortensen in the Movies
Albino Alligator Video Clips
aa-03: Your friend's awake «26-Apr-05» - "Excuse me," Guy Foucard (Viggo Mortensen) says with his French Canadian accent and halting voice. "Your friend... he is awake."
aa-05: My name is Guy «26-Apr-05» - Asked rudely for his name, Guy Foucard (Viggo Mortensen) replies, "Guy...my name is Guy."
aa-07: Asking for relief «26-Apr-05» - Guy Foucard (Viggo Mortensen) asks permission to visit the men's room, though he cannot bring himself to uttering the words.
aa-09: Guy's plan «26-Apr-05» - Guy Foucard (Viggo Mortensen) offers the hostage takers a way out of their dilemma. "Tell them you will let go the hostage, one by one. Then instead of releasing us ... release yourself."
aa-11: Who is Guy? «26-Apr-05» - A black and white photograph and flashback to an overheard conversation give the viewers a clue about Guy Foucard (Viggo Mortensen).
Appaloosa Video Clips
Appaloosa Movie Trailer «10-Aug-08» - Watch the official trailer on MSN. Runtime 02:17. Options for low or high res. The high res is labeled "HD" but isn't anywhere near the magnificent resolution of the high-def trailer offered by ComingSoon.net (below).
Appaloosa Trailer High Def «10-Aug-08» - ComingSoon.net has the Appaloosa trailer in a dozen different resolutions and formats, including super high definition (1080p) files for both QuickTime and Windows Media Player. It whets the appetite with lots of scenes of Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons and Renee Zellweger.
YouTube: Appaloosa Trailer «9-Aug-08» - Watch the Appaloosa trailer on YouTube.
Crimson Tide Video Clips
When I think of Crimson Tide, I think first of the sweating--Viggo in his crewcut, saying nothing, jaw muscles twitching, with giant beads of sweat gathering on his stress-laden face. Then I think of the ironing, and break out in a grin. Who can resist a man who irons with such precision and grace?
crim-01: At the birthday party «14-Sep-04» - Lt. Peter Ince (Viggo Mortensen) is at the birthday party for the young daughter of Commander Hunter (Denzel Washington). With Ince is his son, played by Viggo's real-life son, Henry Blake Mortensen.
crim-02: The only nation «14-Sep-04» - In a senior staff meeting, someone comments, "[the enemy is] a dangerous lunatic and he's threatening nuclear war...." Lt. Peter "Weps" Ince (Viggo Mortensen) responds, "What's that make us, since we're the only nation ever dropped a nuclear bomb on anyone?"
crim-04: Ironing «14-Sep-04» - While doing a beautiful job of ironing his shirt, "Weps" (Viggo Mortensen) offers advice to Commander Hunter. Hunter listens, then asks, "you do pants, too?"
crim-05: Countdown «14-Sep-04» - As chief weapons officer, "Weps" (Viggo Mortensen) regularly reports the launch status of the submarine's weapons. "Con, Weapons. Estimated time to One SQ for strategic launch is 14 minutes, sir." Note the photo of Henry tucked under the upper right corner of the clock.
crim-06: He's in command «14-Sep-04» - After Hunter takes command, "Weps" (Viggo Mortensen) is asked to assist the captain in retaking control of the ship. Initially, he backs Hunter: "He's in command now! If they order him to launch, we'll launch. And we'll blow 'em all to hell! But I'd rather go down myself than get this one wrong."
Eastern Promises Video Clips
Eastern Promises Trailer «20-Sep-07» - Official QuickTime trailers from Focus Features, hosted by Apple. Options range from a lower-resolution embedded version to downloads in 480x260 (44MB), 720x (105 MB), and 1080x (176 MB). There is also an iPod version that drops itself directly into iTunes.
MovieWeb: Eastern Promises Behind-the-Scenes Footage «20-Sep-07» - Go behind the scenes to see David Cronenberg examining Viggo Mortensen's tattoos. "I like it ... it's not too cluttered but it's full." Other scenes feature the meeting between Nikolai and Anna with her motorcycle, and banter between cast members. (total running time 5:23)
MovieWeb: Eastern Promises Exclusive Interviews «20-Sep-07» - Three exclusive one-on-one interviews discussing Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, and director David Cronenberg. Viggo talks about learning the background information he needed in order to create his Russian character, tattoos, the sex trade, working with Cronenberg, and why he was willing to film the naked scenes. (total run time of Viggo's interview: 5:40)
Floundering Video Clips
Viggo Mortensen's role in Floundering, along with his then-wife Exene Cervenka and son Henry, is so short as to be almost a cameo. The minute-and-a-half clip below is their only appearance. But then the credits roll, and you are treated to a brief glimpse of the people behind the roles.
flnd-01: Homeless family «18-Sep-04» - Late in the film Floundering, a homeless man, woman, and child (Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka, Henry Peter Mortensen), packed into their vehicle with belongings tied to the top, appear in front of John Boyz' (James LeGros) apartment. John offers his apartment to them as he leaves town. The woman (Exene) accepts gladly; the man (Viggo) whines that it was probably a crack house.
flnd-02: Credits «18-Sep-04» - During the Floundering credits, the cast sings along in a rendition of "Nothing Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding," as the camera pans through the crowd. Here it finds Exene Cervenka and Viggo Mortensen. Viggo is holding Henry and a piece of paper with illegible writing on it.
Fresh Horses Video Clips
Viggo Mortensen is undoubtedly the best thing about Fresh Horses. I'm particularly fond of the first clip, where he simply sits and removes his hat. But his later lines, delivered with an edgy cynicism, are also worth watching. It is said that it was this role that led Sean Penn to consider him for the role of Frank in Indian Runner.
fh-01: Sitting at the counter «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) enters a small diner and sits at the counter, asking for coffee. He looks tired and maybe a bit sad, and looks toward the camera as he removes his hat. The stills capture his face better, but there is something very graceful about his gesture with the hat.
fh-03: Wash your mouth «16-Nov-04» - After Matt criticizes Green's soap carvings and destroys one of them, Green (Viggo Mortensen) says with a slight edge of anger, "Maybe I ought to wash your mouth out with it."
fh-04: Be the prince? «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) cynically questions Matt, asking what he thinks he's doing. "You're going to be the prince, is that it? You're going to carry her off on a big white horse?"
fh-05: Too good for her «16-Nov-04» - After Matt (Andrew McCarthy) says he wants to get Jewel away from Green (Viggo Mortensen), even though he doesn't want her himself, Green laughs. "But you're too good for her, is that it? I ain't good enough, but you're too f*cking good."
fh-06: Bag of tricks «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) says of Jewel (Molly Ringwald), "She's one bag of tricks, isn't she? Between you and me, reach in, don't know what you're gonna get."
fh-08: Black magic «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) describes one night when he came home to Jewel (Molly Ringwald). "She had some kind of black magic going on. Had them g*ddamn cards spread all over the floor. Candles burning all over the house. Frightening scene. Honey, what was it you was trying to find in the cards that night? Your future?"
fh-11: Complete scene at Green's house «14-Aug-05» - This 5-minute clip is the complete scene between Viggo Mortensen as Green, Andrew McCarthy as Matt Larkin and Molly Ringwald as Jewel. It includes the footage from all the short clips fh-03 to fh-08 above ... and by the way please note it's 30MB in size.
Quicktime video 320x240 (05'16, 30.4MB)
Hidalgo Video Clips
Unfortunately a lot of the Hidalgo promotional video clips have disappeared this past year. We're posting the ones we had archived. If you know of other video clip locations or have something archived that you would like to share, please contact us.
CineMovies.fr Hidalgo Clips «6-Jun-05» - French film site offers an assortment of Hidalgo trailers, interviews and clips (extraits) in QuickTime and RealVideo formats.
hid-05: Far Rider «17-Oct-06» - This clip was captured from DVD for a friend who wanted to hear Viggo speaking the Lakotah language. It is the scene between Frank and the old chief in which the chief explains why he calls Frank "Far Rider." The video quality isn't the greatest because the scene was at night ... very dark!
Quicktime video 320x240 (01'56, 8.2MB)
hid-101: Hidalgo Trailer «6-Jun-05» - Official movie preview trailer has lots of great sequences. Resolution is good enough for clips. These are BIG files, so please download once (right-click and save), thanks.
hid-102: Hidalgo Super Bowl ad «6-Jun-05» - Thirty-second television spot packs a punch with lots of action and nice crisp resolution. First aired during the January, 2004 Super Bowl football game.
Quicktime video 640x480 (00'30, 6.2MB)
hid-103: Interview with Viggo Mortensen about Hidalgo «6-Jun-05» - In this promotional video from Touchstone Pictures, Viggo Mortensen talks about the film, Frank's story, and the story's relevance to today's political situation.
Quicktime video 480x360 (01'28, 16.3MB)
hid-105: Muslim Round Table Interview with Viggo about Hidalgo «17-Oct-06» - If you are interested in Viggo Mortensen's perspective on the inter-cultural issues present in Hidalgo (cowboys, native Americans, Muslims), we highly recommend this video interview with Viggo about Hidalgo by Zaki Hasan of Muslim Round Table. We also enjoyed Zaki's interview with Hidalgo director Joe Johnston. Thanks to Zaki and Mr. Boy Productions for giving us permission to host these clips. Visit Zaki's Corner for commentary on current events and pop culture.
Hollywood.com: Hidalgo Interview Video «25-Jul-05» - This 4'27" video clip interweaves scenes from the film in between interviews with Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson and director Joe Johnston. View at Hollywood.com in Quicktime, Real or Windows Media format, or download our copy of the Quicktime version.
Quicktime video 320x240 (04'27, 17.3MB)
Sachie's Hidalgo Links «25-Jul-05» - Sachie has links to Hidalgo video clips from around the world, including Spain, Scandinavia, Mexico, Argentina and of course Japan.
History of Violence Video & Audio Clips
Clips, reviews and interviews.
'A History of Violence' Through a Man's Story «26-Sep-05» - Audio clip from NPR's Fresh Air from WHYY, September 23, 2005. Review by David Edelstein: Director David Cronenberg has made a movie [A History of Violence] that many viewers will likely find easier to approach than his other movies.
'A History of Violence': A Ticking Timebomb «26-Sep-05» - Audio clip from NPR Morning Edition, September 23, 2005. Film critic Kenneth Turan reviews director David Cronenberg's latest work, A History of Violence. Cronenberg directed films that many consider bizarre, such as Crash, The Fly and Naked Lunch. Turan says this film is less strange, but more disturbing.
hov-01: Who's Joey? «18-May-05» - Tom (Viggo Mortensen) is serving at the diner counter when the bad guy (Ed Harris) sits down and starts calling him "Joey" to see his reaction. Posted on the official History of Violence web site. Once the Flash entry has finished showing off, it will allow you to click on the "watch the clip" link, where there are downloads in WMV and QuickTime formats, large/small resolution. Or you can download the large QT version from here.
Quicktime video 320x176 (00'54, 2MB)
SOTBK: History of Violence Video Clips «26-Sep-05» - Great collection of video clips from A History of Violence publicity and interviews.
History of Violence Video Clips: Cannes
From Cannes Film Festival, May, 2005: interviews, press conferences and video excerpts from the film. These are all available for download on the official Cannes Film Festival web site, in WMV and RealMedia formats, high/low resolution.
hov-cannes: Photo Call & Interview «20-May-05» - Begins with a photo session for the press, then continues with an interview. David Cronenberg is most vocal, but Viggo Mortensen and Ashton Holmes also contribute. Download from official Cannes Film Festival web site or from here:
hov-cannes: Press Conference «20-May-05» - At Cannes press conference, David Cronenberg talks about the film. William Hurt, Viggo Mortensen & Maria Bello talk about how it was to work with Cronenberg and with each other. Download from official Cannes Film Festival web site or from here:
hov-cannes: Red Carpet «20-May-05» - David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt and Ashton Holmes stroll down the red carpet at the History of Violence premiere, playing to the crowd. Download from official Cannes Film Festival web site or from here:
Passion of Darkly Moon Video Clips
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Viggo Mortensen play Clay, a man who cannot speak, in The Passion of Darkly Moon. He expresses himself with his hands and facial expressions. And we must admit that the scenes between Clay and Callie (Ashley Judd) are smoldering!
pdn-06b: After-dinner talk «16-Sep-07» - After dinner, Clay (Viggo Mortensen) charms Callie (Ashley Judd) with magic tricks. In turn, Callie asks him to let Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) stay with them.
pdn-07: Working in the shop «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) is working in his shop, planing boards to be used for making coffins. Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is helping him. But when Darkly starts asking questions about Clay's relationship with Callie, Clay gets annoyed.
pdn-08a: Clay and Darkly «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) and Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) take a break from work; Clay shows Darkly a magic trick.
pdn-10: Fixing the radio «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) fixes the broken radio, much to the delight of Callie (Ashley Judd). The two of them then start dancing, leading to discomfort for Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser).
pdn-14a: Evening smoke «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) walks out onto the front porch and sits down for a quiet smoke.
pdn-14b: Kissy face «16-Sep-07» - Callie (Ashley Judd) joins Clay (Viggo Mortensen) on the porch for some sweet moments.
pdn-14c: Smoldering «16-Sep-07» - Callie (Ashley Judd) and Clay (Viggo Mortensen) get passionate. In the film, scenes of the loving couple are interspersed with ever more disturbing images of Darkly Moon. After editing out Darkly, I had about 2.5 minutes of Callie and Clay, which I cut to just under a minute. Rating for this clip is probably PG-13. There's more in the film, including the famous tabletop bit.
Prison Video Clips
Whatever you might think about the plot or special effects in Prison, any Viggo Mortensen fan can see that the cameraman and director had a great appreciation for Viggo's looks and talent.
pris-01: Condemned hands «27-Apr-05» - In a flashback scene at the beginning of the film, the prisoner (Viggo Mortensen) curls his hands after being cuffed.
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'12, 976KB)
pris-03: Picking up the poster «27-Apr-05» - Dressed only in his tighty whities, Burke (Viggo Mortensen) surreptitiously picks up a poster that was confiscated from another prisoner.
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'11, 996KB)
pris-04: Meeting Lasagna «27-Apr-05» - Burke (Viggo Mortensen) gives the retrieved poster to Joe "Lasagna" Lazano (Ivan Kane) and they introduce themselves. Lasagna is clearly impressed with car thief Burke: "I hear you can take anything on four wheels, man, and fly it away to heaven." Burke replies quietly, "Well don't believe everything you hear."
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'23, 1.6MB)
pris-06: Old locks «27-Apr-05» - When Burke hints that he might try to break out of prison, Lasagna says, "I thought bustin' cars was your thing." Burke (Viggo Mortensen) replies, "Well a car ain't nothing but a series of locks. Older the lock, easier it is. And this place...is old."
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'13, 896KB)
pris-08: First aid «27-Apr-05» - A bloodied Burke (Viggo Mortensen) gets his wound treated by Katherine (Chelsea Field). After she questions the wisdom of the work the warden had them doing, Burke replies, "Maybe he's got special plans for us."
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'23, 1.7MB)
pris-10: Shower «27-Apr-05» - The warden looks on, baiting Burke (Viggo Mortensen) as he takes a shower. Burke ignores the harassment, asking only for his towel.
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'54, 3.6MB)
pris-12: Football «27-Apr-05» - When the prison yard bully (Tom 'Tiny' Lister, Jr.) takes Burke's football and tries to threaten him, Burke (Viggo Mortensen) grabs the fellow by the nuts and quietly tells him, "Let me tell you something. I was making it a real point to mind my own business. Maybe you oughta try that for a while. Start right now. You give me back my ball, I'll give you yours."
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'54, 3.9MB)
pris-14: Cresus falls «27-Apr-05» - The prisoners have been kept standing in the yard overnight, stripped to their undies. Burke's cellmate, Cresus (Lincoln Kilpatrick) falls to the ground. Burke (Viggo Mortensen) catches Cresus and stands up to the guard who is threatening to break Cresus' glasses.
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'43, 3.6MB)
pris-16: Escape «27-Apr-05» - This is for the hand and foot fetishists (you know who you are). The escape of Burke (Viggo Mortensen) from his prison cell is captured in three brief vignettes of hands and feet.
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'32, 2.1MB)
Prophecy Video Clips
In the strange world of The Prophecy, Viggo Mortensen plays Lucifer as petty and impetuous, arrogant and superior one minute and losing himself to blood lust and jealousy the next.
pro-03: We must talk «11-May-05» - Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) appears to Katherine (Virginia Madsen), stating that they must talk. When she backs off, he quietly threatens her, "I can lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces, or we can talk."
pro-04: First angel «11-May-05» - When Katherine (Virginia Madsen) asks Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) whether he is an angel, he answers, "I am the first angel, loved once above all others. A perfect love." He then sings cynically, "But like all true love, one day it withered on the vine."
pro-08: Yellow rose «11-May-05» - As he methodically strips a yellow rose of its petals, Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) explains the heavenly battle to Katherine (Virginia Madsen), beginning, "Gabriel has a plan. Humans (and how I love you talking monkeys for this) know more about war and treachery of the spirit than any angel."
pro-10: Little Tommy Daggett «15-May-05» - Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) works his persuasive abilities on Thomas Daggett (Elias Koteas). "Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night, so afraid I was under there.... And I was!"
pro-14: Native tongue «16-May-05» - In a strange precursor to Hidalgo, Viggo Mortensen as Lucifer speaks in a Native American tongue at the medicine ceremony.
pro-15: Lucifer confronts Gabriel «16-May-05» - Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) confronts Gabriel (Christopher Walken) after licking the blood from his wounded forehead. Gabriel warns him away, saying, "This war is mine." Lucifer replies, "Your war is arrogance. That makes it evil. And that's mine."
pro-20: Eating the heart «16-May-05» - If you're squeamish you may want to pretend that it's chocolate sauce instead of blood. Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) eats Gabriel's bloody heart, then bleats his satisfaction.
pro-22: It's done «16-May-05» - Thomas (Elias Koteas) tells Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) that the war is over and it's time for him to leave. Lucifer tries to convince Thomas and Katherine (Virginia Madsen) to come with him. "I love you. I love you more than Jesus," he pleads. When that ploy fails, he threatens Katherine: "You owe me one. You're going to ask me to take me home...because anything else will be worse than you ever imagined it."
Prophecy: More Video Clips
This is a first for Brego.net -- I enjoyed the performances of Christopher Walken, Amanda Plummer, and the actors so much that I just had to capture a few clips of their performances.
pro-w-03: That dent in your top lip «10-May-05» - Gabriel (Christopher Walken) to Thomas Daggett (Elias Koteas): "You know how you got that dent in your top lip? Way back, before you were born, I told you a secret. Then I put my finger there and I said, 'Shh.'"
pro-w-05: Trumpet «10-May-05» - Gabriel (Christopher Walken) shows a young boy how to blow his special celestial trumpet. When the sound shatters the school window, Gabriel tells the lad, "Very good!"
pro-w-06: Talking to the kids «10-May-05» - Confronted by the children's teacher (Virginia Madsen), Gabriel (Christopher Walken) tells the kids to "study your math... key to the universe."
pro-w-07: You have no idea «10-May-05» - An irritated Gabriel (Christopher Walken) tells Katherine, "You have no idea what's going on."
pro-w-10: Profanity «10-May-05» - When Thomas (Elias Koteas) takes the Lord's name in vain, Gabriel (Christopher Walken) chides him, "You're gonna have to watch it with that profanity."
Quicktime video 320x240 (00'03, 580KB)
pro-w-14: Why? «12-May-05» - When Katherine (Virginia Madsen) asks Gabriel (Christopher Walken) why he is attacking a child, he replies, "I'm an angel. I kill first-borns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls and from now until kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why."
pro-w-16: Gabriel, Rachel & Madge «10-May-05» - Because he cannot drive a car, Gabriel (Christopher Walken) has temporarily turned Rachel (Amanda Plummer) into a zombie at the moment of her death so that she can serve as his chauffeur. In this scene, they have stopped at a roadside diner to ask the waitress, Madge (Sandra Lafferty), for directions. Rachel is having trouble handling the transition from hospital to living dead, and refuses to go on with Gabriel. He replies, "Eternity, here, in that sagging skin suit, or one more day with me." When she asks why, he replies, "Can't drive. But I can wait until the stars burn out for you to make up your mind." I know this doesn't sound funny but Walken, Lafferty and Plummer are perfect and it cracks me up every time.
Witness Video Clips
Viggo Mortensen's first movie, and he steals the scenes with that wide-open grin. It is said that his role (Moses Hochleitner) was originally smaller, but the director liked what he saw and expanded Viggo's part.
wit-03: Moses at the Funeral «14-Oct-04» - Viggo Mortensen's first on-screen speech. Moses Hochleitner (Viggo) and several other Amish men are chatting after a funeral, talking about the deceased. Took a few listens, but I think I finally caught all the dialogue. Older Amish men: "Jake was a good farmer, none better. But not the man to buy a horse for you. Hochleitner, wasn't it your father sold him the horse with the ruptured testicle?"
Moses' response: "He told him it was a bee sting made him limp that way."
Moses' older brother, Daniel Hochleitner (Alexander Godunov): "That horse had one good ball. That's all it takes."
wit-05: Meeting Book «14-Oct-04» - Detective Book (Harrison Ford) is introduced to the Amish men, including Moses Hochleitner (Viggo Mortensen) before the barn raising. You must see the movie or at least check the stills for Moses' wonderful smiles as this small format doesn't do them justice.
wit-09: Barn-raising «14-Oct-04» - One of several agreeable barn-raising fragments, in which Detective Book (Harrison Ford) and Daniel Hochleitner (Alexander Godunov) pound and saw things, and Moses Hochleitner (Viggo Mortensen) holds big boards and grins.
Young Americans Video Clips
Carl Frazer is one of Viggo Mortensen's most thoroughly evil characters. These clips illustrate the way that he uses his charm and charisma to convince teenaged boys to commit crimes for him.
ya-02: Strobes «1-May-05» - Strobe lights flash on Carl Frazer's face as he watches from the shadows at a disco.
ya-03: You're special «1-May-05» -
ya-06: Giggling «1-May-05» - Tiny two-second clip in which Viggo Mortensen (as Carl Frazer) emits a very silly giggle.
ya-09: I never worry, Jack «1-May-05» - A cocky Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen) tells his friend, "I never worry, Jack. Makes me look ugly."
ya-15f: What's up? «1-May-05» - Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen) uses a combination of good humor and threats to try to reassure the teens working for him. Finally he cajoles them, "Come on fellows, loosen up. You make me look bad. It's a party. You want something, take it. It's free."
Young Guns II Video Clips
Viggo Mortensen plays John W. Poe as a fastidious, cold-blooded detective. After days on the trail, his cravat is still spotless, his hat always at the proper angle. The only thing he's missing is a heart.
yg-01: Drinking tea «20-Oct-04» - John W. Poe (Viggo Mortensen) daintily drinks tea, pinky finger raised, and sucks the tea back out of his nicely barbered mustache. See the slow motion version for the full effect.
yg-02: John W. Poe «20-Oct-04» - John W. Poe (Viggo Mortensen) introduces himself to Pat Garret and his posse. "We met at the Governor's. John W. Poe, Cattlemen's Association."
yg-04: Have a movement «20-Oct-04» - John W. Poe (Viggo Mortensen) complains to Pat Garret (William L. Petersen) that the journalist he's dragged along is hindering the investigation.
yg-06: Muskrats in a trap «20-Oct-04» - John W. Poe (Viggo Mortensen) comments on the gang they are pursuing as he observes blood on the ground. "Hurt pretty good. Looks like the muskrats are in a trap. Chewing their own legs off."
yg-08: Movement mimic «20-Oct-04» - John W. Poe (Viggo Mortensen) mimics the newspaperman brought along by Pat Garret (William L. Petersen): "Sheriff, I think I need to have a movement."