It can seem like Viggo Mortensen went off the grid after donning his Aragorn crown. Mortensen’s highest-grossing movie since “Lord of the Rings” is the one he made directly following the trilogy’s end in 2003: the western “Hidalgo,” which topped out at a decent $108 million worldwide. Show More Summary
Viggo Mortensen throws voters a third option – Celebitchy Donald Trump just gave Omarosa a job – Dlisted Yard Crashers has a new host – Starcasm Melania Trump really, really liked Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech or was it coincidence? –...Show More Summary
The ageless actor discusses his award-worthy turn as a hippie father in new film Captain Fantastic, male versus female nudity, and the 2016 presidential election.
by Julia Raban Raising the perfect family is tough, but Ben (Viggo Mortensen) in Captain Fantastic seems to have it figured out. In an idyllic Washington State forest—filmed south of Seattle, at the foot of Mount Rainier—he raises his children on the land. Show More Summary
The actor says that the movie’s themes speak to the social turmoil that Americans are grappling with this presidential election cycle, which makes many people perhaps wish they could move off the grid.
In the admirably anarchistic family saga Captain Fantastic, a father named Ben (Viggo Mortensen) makes a valiant stab at keeping his six children out of the clutches of our corporate-capitalist oligarchy and the mindless consumerism it promulgates. That’s why Ben and his wife have moved their brood to the forests ... More »
Delightfully odd, Captain Fantastic touches upon thought-provoking themes in an entertaining, touching and funny fashion, while it's effortlessly elevated by a captivating Viggo Mortensen.
After mostly taking a pause on Fourth of July weekend, specialty distributors appear to be kicking in with summer alternatives for the second weekend of the month. Bleecker Street is heading out with Sundance debut Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen. Show More Summary
There’s a moment early on in “Captain Fantastic” when Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), while driving his six kids around in a lovingly refurbished old school bus, catches one of his teenage daughters reading “Lolita.” For Ben, a fount of erudition and progressive thinking, this discovery is not cause for...
Viggo Mortensen attempts to raise a wolf pack of philosopher-kings in this indie about a father's efforts to keep his family outside mainstream society.
Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) doesn’t just live his values. He passes them on to his children like a gospel, molding their minds and bodies to his perfect ideal. Deep within the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, the man raises a small...Show More Summary
"My goal was to create a movie that was intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving." One of my favorite films of the year is called Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen as the father of a family he is raising to be "philosopher kings" without the toxic influences of modern society. Show More Summary
Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart. Written and directed with scrappy grace by Matt Ross (an actor best known for playing vengeful CEO Gavin Belson of HBO's Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic takes turns you don't see coming. Mortensen...
Since breaking through to stardom as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Viggo Mortensen has largely spurned the blockbuster route in favor of more idiosyncratic fare like David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” and “Eastern Promises.” It’s fitting, then, that in his latest movie, “Captain...
Andy Muschietti's IT remake will be shooting in Toronto this July, so they're wrapping up casting. The latest addition is Nicholas Hamilton, a young Australiana actor who will be appearing alongside Viggo Mortensen in CAPTAIN FANTASTIC later this year. Show More Summary
1. "Why Viggo Mortensen Is Off the Grid": An excellent profile of the actor from Esquire's Lisa DePaulo. “We're here to talk about Mortensen's new movie, a subversive and surprising family drama called ‘Captain Fantastic,’ and we'reShow More Summary
In a world where people are more connected than ever, the family in Captain Fantastic stands apart: Led by idealistic patriarch Ben (Viggo Mortensen), they live off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, hunting their own game, voraciously reading, and interacting with no one but each other. After Ben's wife ... More »
Captain Fantastic star Viggo Mortensen covers the June/July 2016 issue of Esquire, photographed by Marc Hom. Shooting the breeze with the magazine, Mortensen reveals aspects of his personal life such as his father suffering from dementia. Show More Summary
Actor Viggo Mortensen takes the cover of Esquire magazine’s June/July 2016 issue, on newsstands May 31. Here’s what the 57-year-old Captain Fantastic actor had to share: On why he and his partner Ariadna Gil live in Madrid: “Because I fell in love and she lived there.” On turning down lots of roles after Lord of [...]
Okay, let’s just get into it: Viggo Mortensen is hot. He has impeccably chiseled features, and he has received just enough commercial success that we know who he is, but we don't know enough about him to ruin his artistic appeal. Oh, and he has a chin dimple that would ... More »