June 14, 2001
On Aragorn and Arwen
Certainly, as I read on the last sumbission, Viggo Mortensen
has been the object of many doubts. First of all, I felt disappointed to see he wasn't
dark haired nor thin, as the role of Aragorn requires. It was a pitty that Daniel
Day-Lewis turned down the role. He would have been a more than perfect Aragorn, as I think
would say anyone who saw him as Hawkeye in "The Last of the Mohicans". He has
the physical type and the apparent age, and, people, this man can act!!! On Mortensen I
would say nothing can be said until he's seen in his role. But, if there's something to
have for sure, itīs that he isn't an exact match fot Tolkien's description ofthe Dunadan.
I'm a bit worried he looks to much as a biker. I hope this to be seriously solved by his
acting. Good wishes, Viggo.