1. Viggo Mortensen, Untitled Self-Portrait, 2012

    The Book of Viggo

    In-depth interview explores the roots of Viggo Mortensen's art, poetry, music, and publishing. The interviewer and Viggo talk about the scene at Beyond Baroque and other Venice venues in the 1980s, where he says, "musicians and poets mixed freely and performed together," his art exhibitions at LA galleries, and about the genesis and current activities of Perceval Press. And of course he is still creating, writing poetry, reverting to film photography, and writing the screenplay for Falling.
  2. 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.”
  3. Viggo Mortensen - Sublime magazine Jun 2007

    Knightly Virtues

    "Some actors inhabit a role so perfectly that it can go on to haunt their careers – Christopher Reeve’s Superman, Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and Sean Connery’s Bond, to take three examples. With Viggo Mortensen, it will be hard to shake his barnstorming performance as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings. He took a shadowy, unlikely hero from the pages of fairytale and created a fully formed man."
  4. Impeach, Remove, Jail

    Call to action from Viggo Mortensen, published on the Perceval Press home page and widely copied throughout the net. He begins, "In the often and rightly quoted words of Bill Clinton, 'There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America.' and concludes, "Please call or write your government representatives and help get the scoundrels out of government and in prison where they belong. Do not allow the subject to be changed, do not be distracted. The time to act is now. Take back your country."
  5. Small Press Is Beautiful

    Article on small independent presses includes a description of the output of Viggo Mortensen's Perceval Press and some speculation on its focus. Viggo is quoted as saying, "Perhaps the attention derived from the publication of Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation has given some people the mistaken impression that we concentrate on overtly 'political' or 'progressive' material." He goes on to state that Perceval "will remain open to publishing new and different material as well as points of view."
  6. “Life’s Too Short to Do All This Work and Not Do It Right”

    This interview mentions Miyelo and then moves into a discussion of the mission of Perceval Press and aspects of American and international politics. Viggo explains the main reason he decided to visit Cuba: "If you don't think of Cubans or Iraqis as actual human beings with jobs and day-to-day lives, if you don't see them or hear their voices, then it's easier to be against them. They're faceless." Follow the Along With the Ride link on the page for the full text of "Back to Babylon."
  7. The man who would be king

    In an exclusive interview, Viggo Mortensen, who plays Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, talks about Miyelo and his other photography, his indie publishing house, and why Bush will go down in history as the Sauron of American presidents. Some of the most extensive political statements we have seen from Viggo.
  8. Valiant effort

    The cutest guy in Middle-earth has an urge to smoke. Mumbling something about going to his car, Viggo Mortensen, the dashing human hero of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, heads out of Chez Jay, Hollywood’s favorite dive in spitting distance of the ocean. The Santa Monica place is pretty skeevy as Sunday brunch spots […]