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Viggo Mortensen Says Universal ‘Retreated for Too Long’ During ‘Green Book’ Backlash

The 2019 Best Picture Oscar winner “Green Book” is back in the conversation as the film’s star Viggo Mortensen starts rolling out his directorial debut “Falling,” where he plays a gay man taking care of his homophobic, ailing father. In “Green Book,” he played the driver of Dr. Don Shirley, the concert pianist played by […]

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‘Falling’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen’s Directorial Debut is About a Father and Son at Odds

Viggo Mortensen makes his directorial debut with Falling, the story of a gay man dealing with his estranged, conservative father who is suffering from dementia. Mortensen also stars in the pic, which features great character actor Lance Henriksen as the antagonistic father. Falling played at both Sundance and at TIFF last year, where it was […]

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‘Falling’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen Makes His Directorial Debut With a Father-Son Drama

Viggo Mortensen is the latest high-profile actor to make his directorial debut, with the father-son drama Falling. Mortensen stars in Falling as a middle-aged gay man whose conservative and homophobic father Willis (Lance Henriksen) starts to exhibit symptoms of dementia, forcing him to sell the family farm and move to Los Angeles to live with […]

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Viggo Mortensen Says ‘Green Book’ Criticism Is ‘Based on a Load of Bullsh*t’

Viggo Mortensen has some strong words for critics of the 2019 Best Picture Oscar winner “Green Book.” In a new interview with The Independent, the actor railed against controversy that director Peter Farrelly’s movie played into a white savior narrative. Mortensen is currently promoting his new film “Falling,” in which he plays a gay man […]

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Macao Festival Unveils Lineup for Fully Online Edition

Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut “Falling” and the already acclaimed Chinese film “The Cloud in her Room” form part of the 11-title competition section announced by the International Film Festival & Awards Macao. The festival will take place entirely online this year, running Dec. 3-8.The competition, which focuses on first and second films, also includes: Wang […]

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David Cronenberg Shows Up In The Latest ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer Because Why Not?

While we haven’t had a David Cronenberg feature since 2014, over that time, the filmmaker has been flexing his acting muscles in several roles, with two just in the last year alone, “Disappearance at Clifton Hill” and “Falling,” respectively. And it appears his 2020 acting journey isn’t over yet, as fans of “Star Trek: Discovery” […]

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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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Viggo Mortensen to Receive 2020 San Sebastian Donostia Award

Viggo Mortensen is the first announced recipient of San Sebastian’s prestigious Donostia Award for this year’s 68th edition. In addition to picking up the career recognition award, Mortensen will also present his directorial debut “Falling” for its European premiere at the festival.A three-time Oscar nominee for his work in David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises,” Matt Ross’ […]

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Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney Join ‘The Miracle Club’

Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”) and Laura Linney (“Ozark”) will headline the cast of “The Miracle Club,” to be directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan (“Silent Witness”).Based on an original screenplay by Jimmy Smallhorne (“2by4”), Timothy Prager (“Crossing Lines”) and Josh Maurer, the film will follow the journey of a group of riotous working-class […]

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