“There were a few expletives.”Mortensen was eating lunch in Spain when he learned that he’d been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. The project was a labor of love for the star, who’s spent months traveling the country doing Q&A’s and promoting the picture’s hopeful message, which he finds both timely and timeless.“Years down the line, I think this movie will still hold up.In fact, I think it could be a cultural marker for this year in a way,” he says.Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. was born, before moving to South America, where Viggo, Sr.You’ll suddenly start noticing what the color of the sky is and what people’s faces look like as you walk down the street.Strider: “I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.”Frodo: “Who are you? ”Frodo: “Yes.”Strider: “Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you.”Watching his bold heroics in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, it’s clear the camera loves Viggo Mortensen. It’s this mute, hawkeyed friend that doesn’t know how to keep a secret,” he laughed. Making friends with the camera has turned Mortensen into a respected movie star, with roles ranging from blockbuster king to art house villain, with some sparks along the way.In 1982, he fell in love and followed his girlfriend back to New York City, hoping for a long romance and a writing career. In New York, Viggo found work waiting tables and bar tending and began taking acting classes, studying with Warren Robertson. In 1999, Viggo got a phone call about a movie he did not know anything about: The Lord of the Rings.He appeared in several plays and movies, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where his performance in "Bent" at the Coast Playhouse earned him a Drama-logue Critic's Award. At first, he didn't want to do it, because it would mean time away from his son.
It wasn’t a lot of money, but I don’t have enough to do it myself." He added: "But someone else is interested in a different screenplay, so I’m hoping I can do that next year." What is the project?The only complication is that he’s also planning “a Hobbit reunion,” bringing together Elijah Wood, Sean Astin__, and other Middle Earth dwellers.“Maybe we can make them a combined event, I’m hoping,” he says.Despite its underdog status, as Hooli boss Gavin Belson), Mortensen plays a hippie-anarchist dad who raises his kids in the woods, home-schooling them in everything from phys ed to anarcho-syndicalism.But the soft-spoken actor isn’t so sure whether the feeling is mutual. “But it’s like this person that’s there that doesn’t talk. But his most recent movie, “Captain Fantastic,” finds Mortensen -- who has a 28-year-old son -- playing a part he says he’s more comfortable with these days: a dad.“I play a father of six children, and we live off the grid; we live in the middle of the forest in the northwest of the United States,” he said.