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PostSubject: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:13 pm

From the London Free Press

I'd like to thank my wang
by Dan Brown, Online Editor


If Viggo Mortensen wins an Oscar, it will be in large part because of his wang.

Providing thereís an Oscar ceremony, we can all look forward to seeing the Eastern Promises star deliver a speech that goes ďIíd like to thank director David Cronenberg. Iíd like to thank my agent. And last, but not least, Iíd like to thank my wang.Ē

Why will Mortensen give a shout-out to his wang? Because itís the reason he was nominated in the first place.

Donít get me wrong. Iím not saying Viggo isnít a great actor. He is.

But the reason his performance stands out in the dark mob drama is that he was willing to let it all hang out. Literally.

If youíve seen the movie, youíll know what I mean.

The filmís climactic scene is a knifefight in a London bathhouse. The reason itís so tense is that Mortensenís chauffeur character, Nikolai, is taken by surprise by two assassins.

He has no way to defend himself since heís naked, as exposed as one man can be.

Itís a difficult scene to watch ó not because the full-frontal nudity is offensive in any way, but because the audience can see Nikolai is clearly in danger. One little slip and he could take a sharp blade to the family jewels.

Mortensen was applauded by critics for being willing to bear all in front of the camera and, by extension, the audience.

His character is a man of secrets, so I suppose the nudity represents a feeling of being unprotected for all to see.

Regardless of the symbolism, those few tense moments are the reason reviewers urged movie enthusiasts to see Eastern Promises, and why the Academy nominated the former Lord of the Rings star.

The prominence of Viggoís wang is, of course, part of a larger trend.

Somewhere along the line, the measure of an actor became how willing he or she is to expose or abuse their body.

It may have been Robert De Niro who started it all, back in Raging Bull. Movie fans still rave about how he purposely expanded his gut to play a boxer gone to seed.

Maybe you remember the buzz when Sigourney Weaver shaved her head for the second Alien sequel. Not many people remember that movie, but they remember she was bald. Natalie Portman did the same in V for Vendetta.
And then there was Tom Hanks. Remember how he starved himself for Cast Away?

For actors today, the question is ďWhat are you willing to do to or with your body?Ē

Forget having a body of work, itís now all about working your body, as the accolades showered on Viggo Mortensen demonstrate.

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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:08 am

There's always going to be this kind of response. And I'm sure Viggo knew it too. The guy probably has a microscopic one himself. Tee hee Did I say that? affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:18 am

Shocked Shocked Shocked You most certainly did say it! Shocked Shocked Shocked

Oh yes, this is not even the first such article like this I have read. If out of the entire movie and excellent performance, that is the only thing someone can find to write about, I am afraid I do not see much hope for them! Clothed or not, Viggo gave an excellent and very convincing performance in this movie, and deserves to be recognized for the same.

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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:48 am

Yes I did. And I'd say it again.... hell

As for me, I would like to thank each and every part of Viggo who brought the character of 'Nikolai' to the screen. Well done! th_b
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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:41 am

Phoenix wrote:
Shocked Shocked Shocked You most certainly did say it! Shocked Shocked Shocked

Oh yes, this is not even the first such article like this I have read. If out of the entire movie and excellent performance, that is the only thing someone can find to write about, I am afraid I do not see much hope for them! Clothed or not, Viggo gave an excellent and very convincing performance in this movie, and deserves to be recognized for the same.

It is time for total male nudity to take it's place in the films and art of our age. The male body is as equally beautiful as the female's. If not more so. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:43 pm

Thanks for the article!

Can somebody tell me where the slang dictionary link is posted, thanks! I can't find it.

But I have an idea what they are writing about.

I prefer to look at Viggo wearing clothes. But if an actress can be naked I guess an actor can, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:08 pm

Vigs Thy girl wrote:


I prefer to look at Viggo wearing clothes. But if an actress can be naked I guess an actor can, too.

Why not
Male's body is more beautiful than the woman's body! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:13 pm

You mean the Urban Dictionary, Vigs. See link.

Maybe we could post a permanent link to it in a Link section. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Viggo articles which may be offensive to some people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:37 pm

Yes, that's the one I was searching for! Thanks!

You could make a topic -for instance in the "Suggestion" topic and call it "Online helping links". We could also have online translator links there.

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