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Left-Wing idiot Viggo Mortensen of PBS now

Posted on 09/26/2005 1:56:41 PM PDT by tdice7

Is anyone else watching this hollywierdo make a complete ass of himself? Probably the most ignorant psuedo-intellectual lib I've ever seen.


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1 posted on 09/26/2005 1:56:42 PM PDT by tdice7
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To: tdice7

I'm in the shower.


2 posted on 09/26/2005 1:57:35 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best things happen just before the thread snaps.)
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To: tdice7

I've never heard him speak without a script but 'A History of Violence' was great.


3 posted on 09/26/2005 1:57:53 PM PDT by Borges
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To: tdice7
Is anyone else watching this hollywierdo make a complete ass of himself?

No.

4 posted on 09/26/2005 1:57:54 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: tdice7

But he's destined to become King of Gondor...


5 posted on 09/26/2005 1:58:20 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: tdice7

A moose stuned my beeber.


6 posted on 09/26/2005 1:58:27 PM PDT by TheBigB (I will punch the next person who confuses "you're" and "your". Seriously. Don't test me.)
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To: tdice7

Amazing, isn't it, how he makes a great movie about standing up to evil, and in real life he is an appeaser.


7 posted on 09/26/2005 1:59:25 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: tdice7

I bet Hugo thinks he's hughly series.


8 posted on 09/26/2005 1:59:40 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Well, another movie person I will henceforth ignore.

The only reason I can watch The Lord of the Rings is that he really didn't have that big a part.

9 posted on 09/26/2005 1:59:44 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I'm surprised he didn't go to the UN to stop Saron.


10 posted on 09/26/2005 2:00:24 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: tdice7
I'm a huge LOTR fan (the book). The movie was reasonably good. The chief weakness of the movie, IMO, was the characterization of Aragorn (Viggo M.). In the movie, he is full of doubts, reluctant to fulfill his destiny, and not sure he wants to marry the most beautiful woman in the world.

I can understand why Viggo was dying to play the part.

11 posted on 09/26/2005 2:00:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Miss Marple

Aragon wasn't a big part?!


12 posted on 09/26/2005 2:01:05 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: raybbr
I bet Hugo thinks he's hughly series.

I bet Viggo thinks he's hughly series.

Aleksander (my three year old son) stop hitting those keys. Let me concentrate.

13 posted on 09/26/2005 2:01:17 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: tdice7
During the promotion of one of the "Lord of the Rings" triologies, around the time of the Iraq War, he showed up at a press conference in Tokyo wearing a "No blood for oil." He commented that he didn't like some people making analogies between both his LoR character and the US fighting evil in the world.

Another Hollywad Lefty displaying his geopolitical genius.

14 posted on 09/26/2005 2:04:04 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: tdice7

He's a hero in Dummyland.


15 posted on 09/26/2005 2:04:39 PM PDT by Pondman88
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To: mainepatsfan
I'm surprised he didn't go to the UN to stop Sauron.

That's because the UN is in Mordor. "Not with 10,000 men could you do this."

16 posted on 09/26/2005 2:06:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: tdice7

Wasn't he in a horror movie called Ghostbusters?


17 posted on 09/26/2005 2:07:29 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: tdice7
I wonder what Exene ever saw in him.


18 posted on 09/26/2005 2:10:13 PM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: tdice7

You're talking about Aragunt?


19 posted on 09/26/2005 2:10:16 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: tdice7

These Hollywood commies are laughing all the way to the bank. Vigo Mortensen's latest is very violent. The liberal movie reviewers love the movie.


20 posted on 09/26/2005 2:10:19 PM PDT by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: tdice7

He even said that Bush was as evil as Saddam Hussein


21 posted on 09/26/2005 2:13:11 PM PDT by tdice7
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To: ZULU
"Wasn't he in a horror movie called Ghostbusters?"

Not sure about that, but I think B*ttbusters would be more appropriate.
22 posted on 09/26/2005 2:13:22 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: ClearCase_guy

I loved the LotR movies... But I thought Viggo/Aragon always had this pained look on his face like someone suffering severe long term constipation.


23 posted on 09/26/2005 2:15:02 PM PDT by Trampled by Lambs (This Tagline is on hiatus as I think of a new one.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He already did the "No Blood for Oil" tour when he was on Charlies Rose' show with Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood. I think he likened Saruman to G.W. Bush at one time.

He was only barely adequate as Aragorn IMO. He did well as "Strider" in film one, but never reached heroic dimensions in the later films, IMO. The Two Towers was the weakest film IMO because it wasted a lot of time on the whole Aragorn self-doubt thing, and a silly subplot suggesting that Aragorn might have died (which fooled no one). All in all, I loved the films, but not because of the Viggster. Personally, I think there will be little career for him after LOTR.

24 posted on 09/26/2005 2:16:01 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Meadows Place, TX- just S of 59 & the Beltway....)
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To: tdice7

Another courageous cue-card reader standing up and boldly
repeating what every other BB-brain in Hollywood is saying.


25 posted on 09/26/2005 2:17:42 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
But he's destined to become King of Gondor...

He used an illegal war against the innocent kingdom of Mordor to gain power. For the oil of course. There is no Ring. That was cooked up by the real power broker in Gondor, Gandalph. ;-)

He even said that Bush was as evil as Saddam Hussein

I would be offended except he's Hollywood. Fruit flies have more intellectual capacity.
26 posted on 09/26/2005 2:18:16 PM PDT by kb2614 ("Speaking Truth to Power" - What idiots say when they want to sound profound!!)
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To: tdice7

I'm really glad there wasn't an article here, so I wouldn't have to decide not to read what that idiot might be saying!


27 posted on 09/26/2005 2:19:00 PM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality - Miami)
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To: tdice7

What show?


28 posted on 09/26/2005 2:23:26 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Skooz

Well he is hot. That's funny you mentioned her. Nobody can ever say that freepers aren't egdy.


29 posted on 09/26/2005 2:24:28 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: tdice7

Mr. Mortensen needs to be reminded that entertainers and prostitutes are on the same level. They both give you a certain amount of pleasure in exchange for money. That's as far as the relationship goes. No self-respecting person would ever be seen in the company of either an entertainer or a prostitute.


30 posted on 09/26/2005 2:24:30 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: faithincowboys

I like to think that I am as edgy as they come.


31 posted on 09/26/2005 2:25:37 PM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: tdice7

I liked the movies, but had several complaints about them. One was Faramir, who was stupidly made into a Boromir clone instead of a complete contrast to his brother as in the books. Another was Gimli, who was made into a one-liner joke instead of the rather complex role he plays in the books. Another was Aragorn, who was made into a typical Hollywood style pretty boy instead of a strong, kingly aristocrat in disguise. Another was Merry and Pippin, who were also played for cuteness and laughs without any concept that they both belonged to proud ancient families in the Shire. Another was Theoden, who remains a decrepit fool for far too long, instead of recovering his majestic heroism as in the book. Another was . . .

Well, most of these problems arose because the movie was too Hollywoodish, too modern-egalitarian, too ignorant of the heroic world of the Anglo-Saxons on which Tolkien drew, with NO IDEA of what it means to be a noble hero--stress on nobility, honor, duty, and knightly courage. The director was pressed hard by Tolkien fans to be true to the books, but he only partly succeeded. Where he departed from them, it was always for the worse.

Actually, it's not entirely a joke to say that Aragorn plays a minor role in the movie, because he does. He never really rises to the challenge.


32 posted on 09/26/2005 2:25:43 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tdice7
I really enjoyed the movie "Hidalgo". But now I have more respect for the horse actor that had to do the real work. Some men portray cowboys like they should be. Some make us look like irresponsible drunks.
33 posted on 09/26/2005 2:25:47 PM PDT by OldBullrider
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To: kb2614

LOL!


34 posted on 09/26/2005 2:26:54 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
But he's destined to become King of Gondor Gonorrhea...
35 posted on 09/26/2005 2:29:34 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (Are liberals born stupid, or do they have to work at it???)
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To: tdice7

He's pretty hunky but he does speak with a nasal annoying voice. Fortunately, they didn't give him a lot of lines.


36 posted on 09/26/2005 2:31:38 PM PDT by Mercat (God loves us where He finds us.)
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To: Cicero

Stop beating around the bush and tell us why exactly you didn't like the LOTR movie?


Heee hee


37 posted on 09/26/2005 2:38:02 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tdice7
Probably the most ignorant psuedo-intellectual lib I've ever seen.

Man considering the amount of competiton from Joe Biden and Bill Maher alone, this guy MUST be staggeringly stupid.

38 posted on 09/26/2005 2:38:32 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
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To: Cicero
I liked the movies, but had several complaints about them. One was Faramir, who was stupidly made into a Boromir clone instead of a complete contrast to his brother as in the books. Another was Gimli, who was made into a one-liner joke instead of the rather complex role he plays in the books. Another was Aragorn, who was made into a typical Hollywood style pretty boy instead of a strong, kingly aristocrat in disguise. Another was Merry and Pippin, who were also played for cuteness and laughs without any concept that they both belonged to proud ancient families in the Shire. Another was Theoden, who remains a decrepit fool for far too long, instead of recovering his majestic heroism as in the book. Another was . . .

Exactly! You forgot only that Aragorn looked like he combed his hair with a pork chop (and that was AFTER he was supposed to be cleaned up). His eyes are too vulpine for my tastes, and he has that unattractively weak chin and mouth (that I now know spouts unattractive things, LOL!). Just think what James Purefoy, to name just one example, could have done with this role!

39 posted on 09/26/2005 3:24:43 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (Don't make me use my caps lock button!)
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To: alwaysconservative

Just so. Aragorn is supposed to look a bit ragged and disheveled when we first meet him, because he has been wandering in the wilderness and he is exiled royalty in disguise. But beneath that he is strong, handsome, and kingly. The idea of Viggo Mortensen looking kingly is laughable. He looks like a typical Hollywood narcissist in love with himself and certain that the more he dresses down and disorders his hairdo, the more his fans will swoon at him.


40 posted on 09/26/2005 3:43:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: diamond6

On balance, I actually liked the movies. And I think they served the useful purpose of drawing a lot of new readers to Tolkien's books. But I couldn't help being disappointed by some aspects. I think Mortensen was miscaste as Aragorn; they could have done better with someone else.


41 posted on 09/26/2005 3:51:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tdice7

Has he washed his hair yet? I spent all nine hours watching LOTR laughing because this guy never washed his hair.


42 posted on 09/26/2005 4:10:26 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (2,4,6,8 - a burka makes me look overweight!)
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To: tdice7

Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!! To be expected from the 'Hollywood Types' I guess............


43 posted on 09/26/2005 4:49:39 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: TheBigB

Am I logged in?


44 posted on 09/26/2005 4:50:28 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they have to.)
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To: Cicero

Just out of curiosity, who do you think would have been a better choice? I heard they had someone else originally, but it didn't work out. I forget his name (he was in one of Anne Rice's movies)


45 posted on 09/26/2005 5:17:04 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6

I don't really follow movie actors that closely, but I think you need someone more along the lines of Mel Gibson. I don't mean a Mel Gibson look alike, but someone more cleancut, someone who looks a bit more like he's on the side of goodness and truth, someone who looks more comfortable playing the part of a noble hero.


46 posted on 09/26/2005 6:14:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: diamond6; Cicero

As I mentioned up thread, I would have liked to see someone like James Purefoy (A Knight's Tale, Vanity Fair)do the role. James Caviziel (spelling? The Passion of the Christ) would have been a good choice as well (more clean cut and noble looking). I also happen to think Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera, Dear Frankie, Attila) would have been awesome, but then again, I'm going through a GB "phase", LOL! Heck, I'm not a huge Russell Crowe fan, but even he would have brought more physical heft and presence to the role.

Viggo just never managed to project the wisdom, strength, or nobility that was needed in the role; it just came off snarky, IMO.


47 posted on 09/27/2005 4:44:07 AM PDT by alwaysconservative (Don't make me use my caps lock button!)
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To: Cicero

The three writers (Jackson, Boyens and Jackson's wife) deserve the blame for the corruption of the movie.


48 posted on 09/27/2005 7:56:16 AM PDT by fishtank
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To: Skooz

I believe you man.... I'm just glad I know who Exene is.


49 posted on 09/27/2005 5:30:17 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: SlowBoat407
I'm in the shower.
 

Sorry...I just flushed the toilet.


50 posted on 09/27/2005 5:32:20 PM PDT by Fintan (If this tagline lasts longer than 4 hours, please consult a physician.)
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