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Viggo Mortensen Recalls Why He Turned Down The Wolverine Role In ‘X-Men’ & Took His Young Son To The Meeting

Despite having appeared in one of the biggest franchises of the ’00s, Viggo Mortensen has never appeared in a superhero movie (though the fantastic “A History of Violence” is based on a comicbook). That being said, it’s not for a lack of offers. During a recent interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Mortensen recalls […]

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Viggo Mortensen on choosing projects, working with David Cronenberg and moving behind the camera

”’I’m a bad poker player; it would show if I didn’t believe in what I do.”Viggo Mortensen accepted the honorary Donostia award with a speech in perfect Spanish at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this week. The award was presented to him by Agustín Díaz Yanes who directed Mortensen in Alatriste in 2006. The […]

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David Cronenberg: Directing Franchise Films Like ‘Star Wars’ Is Not Creative Enough, More Like Playing ‘Traffic Cop’

David Cronenberg is famous for crafting body horror nightmares like “The Fly” and “Scanners” and hard-hitting dramas such as “Eastern Promises” and “A History of Violence,” but one thing the director has never done is join a franchise behind the camera. Cronenberg got close when he received a call from Lucasfilm for the directing gig […]

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Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award

Director David Cronenberg will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.The Canadian horror auteur, known for a wide range of edgy films such as “Videodrome,” “Dead Ringers,” “A History of Violence,” “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps to the Stars,” was last on the Lido in 2011 with psychological thriller “A […]

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