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 ceremony honoured his acting work in films including the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, A History Of Violence and the Oscar-winning Green Book.Mortensen’s directorial debut Falling premiered at Sundance in January and was selected for the Cannes 2020 official selection label.


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