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Links to Viggo Mortensen Resources
There are hundreds of Viggo Mortensen fan sites, discussion boards, articles and interviews on the Net. Many, unfortunately, are repetitive or just junk; it takes time and patience to find the nuggets. So here is a short list of what I consider to be the best Viggo Mortensen sites and movies, along with some audio and video downloads. If you want the comprehensive list, you will find it all on the Viggo Obsession site. (See link below under Fan Sites.)
Viggo - Active Sites
Viggo fan sites flourished during the Lord of the Rings era, but many have been neglected or abandoned since then. This category is for the ones that are still active and regularly updated.
IMDb: Viggo Mortensen - In addition to their extensive movie database and list of appearances on television and in other media, the IMDb has a biography, links to other sites, a photo gallery, and agent contact information. (Don't expect an answer if you send fan mail to that address.)
LiveJournal: Viggo Daily - Think of viggo_daily as a dynamic gallery. This community of Viggo-lovers post pictures of Viggo Mortensen—lots of pictures, large pictures—and swoon over the photos and the man himself. Friendly and uninhibited group, high drool factor. (Still active as of December, 2017. Many of the older photos are no longer accessible.)
Twitter - ViggoWorks - News updates and daily Viggo photo posts from the folks at Viggo-Works.
Viggo-Works - Viggo-Works is the best source for the latest news about Viggo Mortensen. Active forum, links, and an impressive archive of interviews and articles. Well curated and moderated, friendly, supportive, low drool factor.
Wikipedia: Viggo Mortensen - Extensive resource, including biography, filmography, bibliography, visual arts, discography, awards and references.
Viggo - Fan Sites
Thank You, Viggo - A fresh, original new site that celebrates Viggo's creativity and zest for life.
The Corner of Viggo Mortensen - An early site, no longer actively updated, but with a good archive of older articles going back to 1998, plus some art-related resources.
Viggo Daily - News Community - This off-shoot of Viggo Daily (at LiveJournal) was dedicated to news posts about Viggo Mortensen. (Last update in 2008.)
Viggo - Forums
I'm fairly certain Viggo never set out to become a muse, but for many people that's exactly what he has become. Most of the forums in this list are communities of people who have been inspired by Viggo's art and life. I have chosen not to list forums that allow or promote discussion of Viggo's private life, though you will find fans swooning here and there. All of them are supportive and welcoming; their "personalities" vary so I recommend lurking for a while at each to see which suits you best.
Errant Vines Art Forum - The Errant Vines provides a space for members to share their original poetry, photography, and other works, and to discuss other artists and art in general. Seems less likely to go off-topic than some of the other forums in this list, this could be a plus or minus depending on what you're seeking. Last active in 2013.
Viggo-Works - Born in May 2004 from the ashes of the House of Telcontar forum, Viggo-Works is the best source of the latest news about Viggo Mortensen. Forum discussion topics range from Viggo news, arts and movies to left of center politics. Group is friendly, low-key and intelligent. Low hubba-hubba factor. They also have an impressive and expanding archive of interviews and articles.
Viggo - More Resources
Official Lord of the Rings Cast Bio - The bio is skimpy, but follow the link to the character Aragorn and you will find both video and written interviews with Viggo in which he discusses his interpretation of Aragorn. The Aragorn page also links to several nice desktop pictures (wallpapers), posters and other downloads.
Viggo - Photo Galleries
TheOneRing.net: Viggo Mortensen Scrapbook - Hundreds of cataloged images of Viggo Mortensen in non-Aragorn settings. See also their Aragorn Scrapbook, which has hundreds of pictures of Viggo as Aragorn. Most images are annotated and searchable, high resolution and of good quality.
Val's Too Many Screencaps - Hundreds of screen captures of Viggo Mortensen in American Yakuza, Boiling Point, Psycho, The Reflecting Skin, Carlito's Way and more. Mostly full-screen, some cropped. Larger than the average screencap, good clarity.
Viggopicspam - Not really a photo gallery, but an substantial source of Viggo Mortensen pictures. High drool factor and don't go there if slashy talk bothers you. But not to miss if you enjoy looking at and dishing about Viggo photos. Many at high resolution. (Members only, request to join. Last updated 2005. Many photos are no longer available.)
Viggo - Public Appearances
Viggo at SLU - Half a dozen first-person accounts from fans at a poetry reading and book signing at Viggo's alma mater, St. Lawrence University on March 1, 2003. See also a mention of his St. Lawrence visit, and more pictures from TheOneRing.net.
Viggo Corner Email Bag - Page of writings from site visitors includes several detailed stories of Viggo's gracious behavior with fans at various signings.
Viggo Mortensen at Snowtown Film Festival 2017 - Photos by Justin Sorensen Photography.
Viggo Downloads: Late Show with David Letterman
The David Letterman video and audio clips have been moved to the Viggo Audio/Video Clips page.
Viggo - Sites on Life Support
We've been trying to clean up some of our ancient links, and have removed a lot of dead sites. The sites in this category are still accessible, but are suffering from broken navigation or missing photos. In some cases the site owners have indicated that the site won't be around much longer.
SotBK.net - A collection of video and audio clips from Viggo's films, interviews and other sources. You must join a Live Journal group for access.
Viggo Chronicles - Sadly, the forum is no longer active and parts of the site are broken. However it still offers a biography and filmography, plus an archive of Viggo Mortensen articles and interviews.
Viggo Heaven Eyes - News, photo gallery, collage-style wallpapers, links to audio and video clips. Interviews downloadable in Word format. (No longer updated, some links broken.)
Zillie Tillie - Tillie shares some lovely LiveJournal icons featuring Viggo and friends. She also has an "Errant Vines" wallpaper and some nifty colorbars. Please note her request for credit if you use any of the graphics. (No longer updated, links to graphics broken.)