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Viggo Mortensen Reveals Why He Turned Down Lots of Roles After 'LOTR'

Viggo Mortensen Reveals Why He Turned Down Lots of Roles After 'LOTR'

Actor Viggo Mortensen takes the cover of Esquire magazine’s June/July 2016 issue, on newsstands May 31.

Here’s what the 57-year-old Captain Fantastic actor had to share:

On why he and his partner Ariadna Gil live in Madrid: “Because I fell in love and she lived there.”

On turning down lots of roles after Lord of the Rings: “I mean, how much f*cking money do you need?”

On his obsession with death: “I think about death all the time. I mean, when I was a little kid, some of my first memories are waking up and going, ‘Ugh, I’m gonna die.’ I guess living in the countryside, I might’ve learned about it earlier. That idea of mortality, you know? Once I realized that animals are gonna die, hence I’m going to die….”

For more from Viggo, visit Esquire.com.

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  • Ash

    That’s interesting. The more I know about this man, the more I love him.

  • fromanotherplanet

    “I mean, how much f*cking money do you need?”

    HAHAHA. That is such a brilliant response. Paycheck actors like Johnny Depp need to take note.

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