Actor Viggo Mortensen is known as one of the best and most intense leading men in Hollywood. His co-star Kirsten Dunst has admitted that it was his reputation for bringing out the best in his fellow actors and his presence in their upcoming film "The Two Faces of January" that convinced her to accept the part she was initially very nervous about working with him. When she first met him he was very reserved and shortly afterward she was informed that he was very shy which made her even more nervous about working with him because her thought process was, this is going to be an incredibly intense experience.
What she learned is that Viggo Mortensen is without question one of the most talented actors in the film industry but he is not always serious and in fact has a comedic side that she believes would make him great in a comedy role.
Interestingly while this knowledge comes as a surprise to many of his fans it is not a surprise to the entertainment insiders and filmmakers who have met him or worked with him. Whether it be his role as Master Chief John James Urgayle in "G.I. Jane" or as Nikolai in "Eastern Promises" he has always found a way to inject some of his humour into his roles and is known to have a fun side to his personality.
Viggo Mortensen on and off screen at first may seem intense and foreboding but he has the rare ability to connect with an audience and find some dimension of his character that will appeal to the viewers. In the thriller "The Two Faces of January" he will connect with viewers and by the end of the movie will have them entranced with his character because that is what this exceptional acting talent is able to do when he acts in films and it is why he is considered one of the more exceptional actors in Hollywood.