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    Berlin Review: ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Viggo Mortensen, Is Not Your Typical Patricia Highsmith Adaptation

    Patricia Highsmith's novels have provided fodder for more than two dozen film adaptations, a pantheon that now includes "The Two Faces of January." This 1964 suspense thriller has been memorably realized by writer-director Hossein Amini with an eye for film noir tropes. While it won't knock Anthony ...

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    Berlin Review: 'The Two Faces Of January' With Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac And Kirsten Dunst

    On paper, there are any number of reasons to be excited for "The Two Faces of January," which screens during the Berlin Film Festival this week. The three leads, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac are all actors we admire, the director may be a first-timer in this role, but Hossein Amini...

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    Watch: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst Heat Up First Trailer For 'Two Faces Of January'

    While "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Nymphomaniac" and "The Monuments Men" have largely taken the spotlight at the Berlin Film Festival, that's not the only star power walking the red carpet. The thriller "The Two Faces Of January" is getting set to unspool and the first trailer is here for the sun ba...

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    Watch: 37-Minute Interview With Viggo Mortensen On Creativity, Working With David Cronenberg & More

    Viggo Mortensen was at the height of his popularity when the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out over ten years ago. Instead of capitalizing on that fame by starring in more high profile projects, he has since become incredibly selective, having appeared in only ten films since 2004 with many of th...

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    Inaugural AMFM Showcases Film, Music, Art (and Viggo Mortensen) In The Coachella Valley This June

    Six world premiere films and a showcase of paintings by Viggo Mortensen are among the highlights of the inaugural AMFM Fest, a mix of film, music and art that will occur in California's Coachella Valley this June 13-16.

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    Viggo Mortensen Says He Turned Down 'The Hobbit,' Gearing Up Directorial Debut With 'The Horsecatcher'

    There are few actors around as discerning, interesting and talented as Viggo Mortensen. As he's gained success in career, he's become choosier about this roles, usually going for something that stirs his heart or brain (or both), rather than the obvious star vehicle or blockbuster franchise. But of ...

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Sean Penn's Overlooked and Underrated Directorial Debut, 'The Indian Runner'

    Overlooked and Underrated Week continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Sean Penn's directorial debut "The Indian Runner," starring Viggo Mortensen.

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    From 'Trance' to 'Spring Breakers,' Is This the Golden Age of Film Noir?

    Technically speaking, film noir's heyday ended when fedoras and chain smoking were still chic without irony. However, the qualities that made noir distinctive suggest that its spirit is more alive in new movies than ever before.

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    LatinoBuzz: Viggo Mortensen On Playing Twins, His Love of Argentina, and Soccer

    Viggo Mortensen, best known for his roles in Eastern Promises and The Lord of the Rings, is a huge soccer fan. He almost got thrown out of an airport once after loudly celebrating a goal by his favorite Argentinian club team, San Lorenzo. Coincidentally, it’s his love of soccer that brought him to h...

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