01:46 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 04/19/2012 06:40AM
The carpet will be red hot – with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson,Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, and new parents Emma Heming and Bruce Willis, turning this year's Cannes Film Festival into a two-week A-lister date night.
Add in Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – and the possibility of a Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith sighting – and you might forget they also show movies at the world's most glamorous film event.
The 65th Cannes fest, which will run from May 16 to 27, formally announced its schedule in Paris on Thursday, and organizers haven't stinted on star power.
Originally posted 03/26/2010 03:25PM
Hollywood bestowed an honor upon the ailing Dennis Hopper on Friday, as the veteran Easy Rider and Blue Velvet leading man received the 2,403rd star along Hollywood Boulevard at a midday celebration in front of the landmark Egyptian Theatre.
"I love all of you,” the actor told a cheering crowd. "I just want to thank you, and that's all I can do."
Viggo Mortensen, who costarred with Hopper in 1991's The Indian Runner and 1993's Boiling Point, participated in the ceremony for the legendary rebel, 73, who appears thin from his debilitating battle with prostate cancer.
Producer Mark Canton called Hopper "the coolest guy on the planet," while Mortensen told the audience what sets Hopper apart is "his ability to instill … fearlessness … as an artist and friend."
Originally posted 01/22/2008 12:00PM
If Viggo Mortensen's mother saw his movie Eastern Promises, she saw her son onscreen completely naked and fighting off knives. But will she be able to see him at the Oscars?
"If there's a strike I will not go," the Best Actor nominee told the Associated Press on Tuesday, shortly after this year's nominations were announced, "but I have a feeling they'll solve it. I hope they do. I'm sure my mom would like to see me on TV."
The ongoing Hollywood writers strike – which effectively closed down the Golden Globes – was on the minds of a lot of Tuesday's nominees as word of the nominations spread throughout the world.
Originally posted 01/08/2008 12:45PM
The stars are shining over New Hampshire – at least as far as Tuesday's presidential primaries are concerned.
Stumping for former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards on Monday were Desperate Housewives hunk James Denton, Madeleine Stowe and the couple Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, while Viggo Mortensen has thrown his support – and physical presence – to the Democratic campaign of Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich.
Originally posted 12/13/2007 03:00PM
Keira Knightley is ready to party – with her cast and crew of Atonement, which topped the list of Golden Globe nominees on Thursday, with seven nods, including one for herself and another for her leading man, James McAvoy, as well as for the WWII drama itself, as best picture.
"It's just so exciting that we've got nominated in so many categories," the British actress, 22, tells the Associated Press. "There's such a big group of us that can get to go together. It will be a real celebration for the film. It will be a wonderful night."
Originally posted 02/27/2004 12:52PM
February 28, 2004SPECIAL OSCARS EDITION While filming the Oscar-nominated film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Viggo Mortensen was so captivated by New Zealand's natural beauty that he wanted to make sure the crew appreciated it, and not from a helicopter window. "He wanted to drive five, six, eight hours – sometimes two days – to get (to certain locations)," says producer Barrie Osborne. On one occasion, Mortensen (who is also an accomplished painter and photographer), costar Orlando Bloom and Osborne thought the sunrise on the South Island was so incredible that Mortensen persuaded the crew to camp out so it could be captured on film the next morning. "We got some steaks and barbecued, had big campfires and a lot of red wine, and told stories all night long," says Osborne.
Originally posted 12/12/2003 10:00AM
One poor actor's bad luck turned out to be Viggo Mortensen's fortune as far as landing the role of the king in director Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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