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Viggo Mortensen Tells Men's Journal Magazine He Will Quit Acting

Do You Believe Viggo Mortensen Will Quit Acting?

Another one bites the dust? Viggo Mortensen recently dropped a bombshell about the future of his career, telling Men's Journal in an interview that he's going to quit acting altogether.

Mortensen is currently promoting his film The Road with Charlize Theron, but I'm not sure what will become of his rumored two projects in the pipeline, A Wing and a Prayer and Vanikoro.

He did mention that he would come back for a possible sequel to Eastern Promises and The Hobbit prequels, which says to me that he's not exactly quitting acting, he's taking a break. It would be sad to see Mortensen bid farewell to Hollywood, and it would be even more depressing to see him follow in Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre footsteps. What do you make of Mortensen's declaration — will he really quit acting?

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jercasper jercasper 7 years
Did anyone actually READ the article? He never said he was quitting acting "altogether"! He said he didn't know what his future held, he wanted to explore some other creative endeavors, and he had no plans to act at the present time. That's a FAR CRY from "quitting acting altogether." Having read every word of the article, I never once got the impression that Viggo was out of the acting game... yet again, someone overzealous reporters just looking for drama!
weffie weffie 7 years
If he gets fat and grows a hobo beard, I think I will actually cry.
pargie pargie 7 years
I love Viggo, especially in Eastern Promises. If I were an actor of his caliber I would definitely take a break and just enjoy life for a little. He can come back later on down the line.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I think it's a break after doing some seriously intense projects that required a lot of traveling.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I think and hope it's just a long break, and nothing permanent.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i wouldn't be surprised if a break is coming up but i'm not always so quick to believe that folks 'quit' acting all together. i wonder if there's something going on in his life or if he's just not overly thrilled with the roles that he's getting and wants to take a step back for a little bit. we'll just have to wait and see i guess.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Kiefer Sutherland took a break (and became a rodeo cowboy!) and then came back better than ever. Sometimes it's a good thing.
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I see him taking a break, maybe even a long one but then coming back when he misses it. I've never seen him as someone in it for the money.
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