1. Viggo Mortensen, photo Suki Dhanda

    Viggo Mortensen: ‘Often people are desperate, so I do what needs to be done’

    Captivating interview with Viggo covers Jauja, his preparation and work as an actor, family, Perceval Press, and activism. Interviewer Alice Fisher concludes: "Whether he’s stumbling through a desert looking for life’s answers, bringing his own tea set to an interview or flying across the country for a 20-minute chat, the man knows what he wants.”
  2. Viggo Mortensen, photo by Jerome de Perlinghi for Elle Sep 2009

    Beautiful Dreamer

    Holly Millea catches Viggo Mortensen in a silly mood, sharing vivid dreams, playing the piano, bearing gifts published by Perceval Press. They talk about his childhood, travel, and relationships. About The Road, he says, "Even if you haven't read the book, you have the gut feeling that it's probably not going to end well." Millea also shares quotes from several of Viggo's co-stars.
  3. I Still Ask Why

    Viggo Mortensen talks about his youth and how felt he was affected by it, and about the paths he followed before becoming an actor. He concludes, "We each have only a limited amount of time here. We have to do more with it—pay attention, explore, be open to all of life. Because we have only one chance, we have to make life seem longer than it really is."
  4. The Hero Returns

    Tom Roston spent two days driving from Montana to Idaho with Viggo Mortensen and his son Henry. The resulting article includes conversations on LOTR, fame, commitment, exhaustion, sex appeal, eating roadkill, and philosophy. "You know, there are freakish and unexpected events that make up our lives. You have to be open to suffering a little."
  5. Viggo from Hollywood

    In a land without mountains, you have to be happy with the few mountains there are. It can be reflected in a relaxed and well-balanced acceptance of the conditions of things, but it can also – sometimes – be reflected in a “sturm-und-drang”, an attempt to be more than you are. Reaching for the sky […]
  6. Viggo Mortensen, InStyle June 2001

    Viggo Mortensen photographed by son Henry, 13

    Feature on actors and their children includes a page about Viggo Mortensen, with photographs taken by his son Henry and quotes from both. "What's the most special thing about being a father? Everything," says Viggo. And Henry echoes, "What's special about my dad is... everything." (scan)
  7. Scarred for life

    Viggo explains the origin of the scar on his upper lip, and comments on steamy sex scenes with Paltrow and Walken. Excerpt: "It was a combination of a fist and a barbwire fence on a particularly bad Halloween night. I was 17 and so drunk that I didn't even need an anesthetic when the doctor sewed me up."
  8. Wanted: Alive

    A full-page photograph of Viggo and Exene, Viggo on crutches, with brief, smart-aleck resumés for each. "These married desperadoes were last heard of traveling cross country with their four-year-old varmint, Henry. Approach with a sense of foreboding."