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.
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.
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.
After the death of his like-minded wife, he is forced to re-enter society and square off with his disapproving father-in-law (Frank Langella).
For the next few years the actor took time out to focus on other projects he was passionate about, briefly returning to theatre, as well as launching his own publishing press, through which he published many of his personal works of literature, poetry, and photography.
He is also an accomplished painter., for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actor.
All of that's good." Walking red carpets with the film's six child actors (with co-thanks to Netflix series , this has been quite the year for youngsters), it's clear this film gifted Mortensen the opportunity to have something promotional trails rarely offer: fun. "I’ve never actually adhered to the dictum 'never work with children.' I find they’re more unpredictable than most adult actors." He stops.
He took up acting and later moved to Los Angeles, where he earned critical praise for his stage performance in (2007).
25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Ben and Leslie Cash have long lived largely off the grid with their offspring - Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai - in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state.
Starring opposite Naomi Watts, Mortensen has attracted a lot of critical attention for his work on the film, winning a British Independent Film award for Best Actor and garnering an Academy Award nomination in the same category.
Mortensen collaborated with Cronenberg for a third time in the film in 2011.
The children are also non-registered home schooled, meaning that they have no official academic records.