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Cannes 2022 Photos: Austin Butler, Priscilla Presley, Tom Hanks, Kaia Gerber & Elon Musk’s Mom Celebrate Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’

Click here to read the full article. Everyone but the King himself seemed to turn out for the premiere of director Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited Elvis biopic, Elvis, in Cannes. Among those walking the red carpet were stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge as well as Luhrmann, Priscilla Presley, Kaia Gerber, Shakira, Sharon Stone, Conor McGregor and even Elon Musk’s mom Click on the photo above to see a gallery of images from the premiere and many other Cannes 2022 red carpets. More from DeadlineFull List Of Cannes Palme d'or Winners Through The Years: Photo GalleryCannes Review: Claire Denis' 'Stars At Noon'Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' Rocks Cannes With 10-Minute Standing OvationBest of Deadline2022-23 Awards Season Calendar - Dates For The Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Guilds & MoreOscars 2023 Telecast And Nomination Dates SetAwards Season Red Carpet Photos: Grammys, Oscars, SAG Awards & More
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Crimes of the Future: Kristen Stewart ‘really f***ing proud’ of improvised scene with Viggo Mortensen

Kristen Stewart has opened up about an improvised scene shared between her and co-star Viggo Mortensen in their new film Crimes of the Future.The pair star alongside Léa Seydoux and Scott Speedman in David Cronenberg’s forthcoming sci-fi horror movie. Their characters live in a dystopian future where humans no longer experience pain or infection and begin merging with their synthetic environment.In a new interview with Vulture, Stewart spoke about a moment, midway through the film, when her character attempts to seduce Mortensen by sticking her hands directly into his mouth and peering inside.When asked whether it was written in...
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Viggo Mortensen Dispels “Bullsh*t” Myth That Cronenberg’s Cannes Jury “Deprived” Pedro Almodóvar Of 1999 Palme d’Or Win

It’s a Cannes Film Festival legend. Supposedly, at the 1999 festival, when David Cronenberg headed the competition jury, he swayed his jury cohorts to award the Palme d’Or to the Dardennes’ “Rosetta” over Pedro Almodóvar‘s festival favorite, “All About My Mother.” Now, at this year’s festival, “Crimes Of The Future” star Viggo Mortensen put the myth to bed, stating that it’s a “bullshit” rumor and that the jury’s choice for “Rosetta” was unanimous.
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Viggo Mortensen (eventually) gets excited for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel

Soon, dwarves and elves and hobbits will grace our television sets as Amazon Prime Video gears up to take us back to Middle-earth in its Lord of the Rings prequel show, The Rings of Power. Except this won’t be the Middle-earth we know. The Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the adventures of Frodo and his pals, back when Galadriel was a wandering warrior and Sauron was just exploring the exciting field of jewelry making.
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Cannes Flashback: Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg’s History Began at the Fest

Director David Cronenberg first met Viggo Mortensen at a party at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, where Mortensen was celebrating the unveiling of preview footage from The Lord of the Rings, in which the actor starred as Aragorn. Striking up an immediate rapport, the two vowed to work together one day. They returned to the festival four years later with Cronenberg’s A History of Violence playing in competition, and it was clear that a lifelong professional love affair had begun. At a photocall for the film, in which Mortensen plays a family man who is forced to kill two men in self-defense, triggering revelations...
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Viggo Mortensen ran into a minefield while making Lord of the Rings

We all know that The Lord of the Rings series of fantasy movies are full of epic death scenes, bloody battles, and dangerous situations. But, turns out Viggo Mortensen was actually in genuine danger while filming the third movie in the adventure movie trilogy, when he ran into a minefield.
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Cannes’ American Pavilion Sets Lineup: Eva Longoria, Viggo Mortensen, Letitia Wright Among In Conversation Guests

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: The American Pavilion has set its 2022 lineup ahead of Tuesday’s opening of the Cannes Film Festival, with industry-focused panels and discussions including conversations with Eva Longoria, Viggo Mortensen, Scott Speedman, Emily Watson and Letitia Wright. AmPav opens its doors Tuesday and kicks off its lineup of panels and presentations Wednesday. Each morning will begin with film screenings as part of the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, followed by a day of talks and panels, with additional screenings, parties and receptions taking place in the evenings during the run of the festival. The AmPav venue includes...
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Ron Howard Says Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen Trained With Real Divers From Thai Cave Rescue for ‘Thirteen Lives’

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen trained with the real divers from the Thai cave rescue mission for Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives about the incident in which 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped inside a flooding cave system in Thailand in 2018 for 18 days. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Howard says, “The same divers were there with us during our prep and as we were shooting, and Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell in particular, but the other guys as well, trained with them and copied their style. So we had a couple of weeks where they were...
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‘Crimes Of The Future’ Trailer: David Cronenberg Goes Back To Body Horror With Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux & Kristen Stewart

There is no better way to say it: The king of body horror is back. “Crimes of the Future” is not just the first film David Cronenberg has made since “Map to the Stars” from 2014. More poignantly, it is his first dive into the horror subgenre since “Existenz” from 1999. With its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month rapidly approaching, excitement is at its peak. After a short teaser from April, the first full trailer for “Crimes of the Future” is now available to better showcase the return of Cronenberg.
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From ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to ‘Captain Fantastic’: 9 Essential Performances by Viggo Mortensen

There isn’t much Viggo Mortensen won’t try his hand at. His interest in all things art has allowed him to add writer, musician, painter, and photographer (to name but a few) to his job titles, but towering above them all are his talents as an actor. Ever since his debut in the classic 1985 thriller Witness, Mortensen has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, with his versatility as an artist extending to his choice of roles. With performances in projects ranging from big blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings movies to indie films like Captain Fantastic, Mortensen's career shows impressive range. Despite this, many of them lack the recognition they rightfully deserve, so an examination of his most essential performances throughout his nearly forty-year career is long overdue.
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