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Viggo Mortensen

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In the Navy

Viggo Mortensen

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Synopsis: Viggo provides a thoughtful look at his role in G.I. Jane: "[The master chief is] a pretty isolated kind of character. He can't afford to let the people he's training know him very well or know what he's thinking. There's always a distance—you have to earn their respect, and also keep it by mentally being careful of how you deal with people." The interview also touches on Viggo's other films, his poetry, and what he wants from life.

Credits: By Joy Ray
Photographs by Paul Jasmin

Source: Detour, September 1997