vendredi 2 décembre 2011

Who knew?

Who knew Viggo Mortensen (yum*) was such a proponent of the arts? Turns out he opened a small publishing house with the money he made with Lord of the Rings! He also "paints, writes poetry, plays piano, takes arty photographs" -- and likes art galleries, apparently.

Reading this piece on him in the NYTimes ("Viggo Talks and Talks") really makes me want to see his other movies (“On the Road”, “Everyone Has a Plan,” “A Dangerous Method,” Michael Fassbender’s "Carl Jung," and “Eastern Promises"). I loved him in "A History of Violence.”

"The brevity of life and the importance of grasping the day are, one quickly learns, big themes for Mortensen. The sound of time’s winged chariot is very loud in his ear, it seems, and the imperative to “use time well” crops up repeatedly in his conversation."

“I’m not afraid of death,” he said, wiping down a counter with a damp cloth, “but I resent it. I think it’s unfair and irritating. Every time I see something beautiful, I not only want to return to it, but it makes me want to see other beautiful things. I know I’m not going to get to all the places I want to go. I’m not going to read all the books I want to read. I’m not going to revisit certain paintings as many times as I would like. There’s a limit.” He paused. “I mean, I understand limits are good for character and all that, but I would rather live forever.”

*Yum, but don't worry, MB, my chances of meeting him are pretty much nil!

3 commentaires:

  1. Moi je vais m'arranger pour devenir le pilote personnel de Mila Kunis ou de Natalie Portmann ;)

  2. Pfft. T'as vraiment pas à t'inquiéter... en plus, il a 53 ans! 35, ça va, mais pas plus! ;P

  3. Part of me wouldn't care that he was 53 LOL. :) <3 I second that 'Yum' :)