Viggo Mortensen on 'Green Book' and the fight against racism

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  • Published on Jan 8, 2019
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    His latest film, "Green Book", just scooped three awards at the Golden Globes. It recounts the true story of the white chauffeur who accompanied a celebrated black musician on a tour of America's segregated southern states. From a small-town guy with a very dark past in "A History of Violence" to the fantasy fictional king of the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Viggo Mortensen has long been applauded for bringing social, political and psychological complexity to his roles.
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Comments • 41

  • MAY MAY
    MAY MAY 2 days ago

    Beautiful story. SAD BUT TRUE. 💚💚💚💚💚

  • MAY MAY
    MAY MAY 2 days ago

    💋💋I love this movie. Great job 👍👍
    EXTRAORDINARY 💖💖

  • Shannon Huber
    Shannon Huber 4 days ago

    I just saw this movie today! Awesome, loved every second. I understand he made a mistake in explaining a "racst" word. In my opinion, forgiving and moving forward is being a kind human being!

  • brainsareus
    brainsareus 6 days ago

    very very woke man!!

  • T 57'
    T 57' 8 days ago +1

    and the oscar goes to...

  • isaac cotton
    isaac cotton 10 days ago +3

    I'm African-American and not every African-American got mad when he use the word because we understood the context of what he was using the word for I'm a big fan of this man like them in every film he's ever played in and I think both characters were excellent

  • Son Of Songhai
    Son Of Songhai 13 days ago

    I like this guy👍🏼

  • Nancy Booboo
    Nancy Booboo 14 days ago +5

    What’s not to love about Viggo ?

  • Sandy Newman
    Sandy Newman 15 days ago

    Excellent movie!
    I just wish they had shown ONE white person in the South who didn't follow the racist narrative, who didn't see color first. (except the one naked white man in the YMCA shower and the bar owner with the shotgun-he just didn't want any trouble and kicked everyone out). They were out there.

    • Sandy Newman
      Sandy Newman 14 days ago

      Since it was snowing, I felt that was illustrating the differences between northern (helpful/protective) and southern (racist/biased) police.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 14 days ago +1

      The cop who helped them change the tire at the end?

  • alice ore
    alice ore 16 days ago

    Que gane el Oscar se lo merece Viggo gran actuación 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • SuperBullaMan
    SuperBullaMan 16 days ago +1

    Mahershala should have been nominate for Best Actor not best supporting Actor. Reminds me Denzel Washington in Philadelphia!

    • John Smith
      John Smith 14 days ago

      It's just because the studio doesn't want its 2 actors up against each other..

  • Rosemary Castro Solano
    Rosemary Castro Solano 17 days ago +9

    THIS is an interview with an intellectual who is also socially committed and a true humanist.
    Shame on those who tried to trash him because he used the N-word to refer to its previous use as the most visible trait of racism as opposed to now when - although it is hardly ever said in public - racism is still present despite this apparent political correctness: they couldn't trash him because this is a man of dignity, his and others' who is also very clever and exquisitely educated.
    In brief: Hollywood and social media just do not deserve his class and morals.

  • ChristianVS
    ChristianVS 17 days ago

    Viggo is class

  • Strider Ocnarf
    Strider Ocnarf 17 days ago +22

    I’m hoping that both Viggo and Mahershala win Oscars

  • Sophie Morin
    Sophie Morin 18 days ago +8

    GREAT FILM !

  • keith tiong
    keith tiong 20 days ago

    Maintain dignity and don't sink to low level with reverse racism

  • Rainbow Bright
    Rainbow Bright 23 days ago

    G.I. Jane

  • john smith
    john smith 24 days ago +12

    Best story for any movie of the whole year! 👍

  • Marissa Tamayo
    Marissa Tamayo Month ago +30

    GREEN BOOK is the best film of the year 2018. Viggo Mortensen is a wonderful actor.

  • Efra Bros
    Efra Bros Month ago +24

    The best Américan actor Viggo mortensen

  • d4ydr34m3r420
    d4ydr34m3r420 Month ago

    These are the same Hollywood sleazebags who want to abolish the electoral college and turn us into the United States of California, right?

    • Hugh Walker
      Hugh Walker 8 days ago

      +Bob Murphy Don't be dumb. New York City and Los Angeles by virtue of their populations shouldn't be allowed to dictate policy on all other people of the country.

    • Bob Murphy
      Bob Murphy 19 days ago +3

      Representation by population equals democracy

  • maaz amjad
    maaz amjad Month ago +15

    Racism is a curse on mankind!

  • Levy Shillberg
    Levy Shillberg Month ago +3

    another jewish crap

  • Sandra mack
    Sandra mack Month ago +15

    I love his movies

  • Thomas Wallace
    Thomas Wallace Month ago

    take a look at South Africa right now if you want to see the future of your racist fear pedaling divide and conquer ideology that is petal to the masses

  • Brian Fuller
    Brian Fuller Month ago +22

    Racism is not possible if we actually see people as individuals.

    • brainsareus
      brainsareus 6 days ago

      that's a step, but it needs some more action, too.

  • James Smith
    James Smith Month ago

    What kind of name is "Viggo?" Anyone? Anyone? 🤔

    • Claire McDaniel
      Claire McDaniel 17 days ago +4

      His family moved to Venezuela and then Argentina where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. He speaks several languages and currently lives in Spain with his Spanish actress girlfriend. I also like the fact that she is 50 years old. It's rare for male celebrities to date older women, no matter how old they are themselves. Viggo is a rare breed. I adore him.

    • Remnant Soldier
      Remnant Soldier 25 days ago +1

      Scandinavian, specifically, Danish.. he is "
      Danish-American"

    • A. S.
      A. S. Month ago +1

      yes, it is danish... its origin lays with the vikings... he explained it in an interview with letterman i believe...

    • Brego.net
      Brego.net Month ago +9

      It's Danish. His father was Danish and it was a common family name.

    • Neel Moudgil
      Neel Moudgil Month ago +6

      James Smith the name of a legend