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Viggo Mortensen goes 'extreme' in 'Captain Fantastic' (and clears up that Peter Jackson CGI thing)

Viggo Mortensen goes 'extreme' in 'Captain Fantastic' (and clears up that Peter Jackson CGI thing)

Since breaking through to stardom as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Viggo Mortensen has largely spurned the blockbuster route in favor of more idiosyncratic fare like David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” and “Eastern Promises.” It’s fitting, then, that in his latest movie, “Captain Fantastic,” opening July 8, he plays a man determined to take the road less traveled, a single father who spurns the modern consumerist world to raise his six kids in the woods according to what he sees as purer, loftier values.

On a recent afternoon in Los Angeles, Mortensen,...

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