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An actor lured by western promise

Mortensen talks about 'Appaloosa'

Viggo Mortensen, who grew up riding horses, says he feels an affinity for the western genre. Viggo Mortensen, who grew up riding horses, says he feels an affinity for the western genre. (getty images)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / September 28, 2008

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TORONTO - The surprising thing about Viggo Mortensen is how talkative the guy is. Seriously: The smolderingly still presence of "Eastern Promises," "A History of Violence," and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy turns out to be a regular Chatty Cathy in person. (Full article: 1223 words)

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