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Not really Wink Smilie He's no Ingrid Bergman
Woooo! All hail Viggo Mortensen! Big Smile Smilie
He surely aint a Heidi Klum
Aragorn was pretty cool. my mom really seems to like him...he's pretty hot although Legolas is hotter IMO.
yeah, well, i guess i can see where you are coming from. i liked the way he played Aragorn, but did not think he was the 'hottest babe'. His face seems a little ... squished out of shape?? Big Smile Smilie
But he does have that hunky male thing down.
Who is Heidi Klum?
Isn't Ingid Bergmen a woman? I don't understand the comparisson.

Still think Viggo is a hunk. Legolas too boyish for me. I like men. Wink Smilie
I was just sticking up for us blokes again and pointing out that Ingrid (most gorgeous creature ever to grace a screen) Bergman was really more my idea of a babe. Might have been a joke even Wink Smilie And Heidi Klum is a female supermodel.
I know..Orlando is a little too young, isn't he? i think he's turning 25 in about 4 days. But still a little too old for me, i reckon.
Viggo looked great as Aragorn, he has the right figure and face for it, but he's not the hottest hunk on earth, definetely not! (so yes, you were wrong... Big Smile Smilie)
I'm afraid I wouldn't recognise any of the actors if I saw them in another film. Weird huh? Smile Smilie
I saw Orlando in trailers for Black Hawk Down.. and recognised him..probably only because i'm a die-hard fan(or used to be) of his..
i'd go see the movie if it wasn't a Jerry Brukheimer production. *grimace* it's bound to be crap.
Viggo was in 28 days! *shock* i only figured it out after reading his name on the cridits roll. He was definitely not the "hottest babe on the planet.." He plays the sex addicted baseball player from Oklahoma.
[Edited on 9/1/2002 by Rosie]
Hmmm... I think I will narrow my comment down from hottest babe on the plannet to hottest babe in the movie. Only time I've ever found someone that filthy remotely attractive.
Viggo's the honorary fourth member of the danish mafia. *coughs and runs away*
So you ladies can get on with your drooling without stumbling over the rest of us. Big Smile Smilie
[Edited on 17/1/2002 by Grondmaster]
What drooling? Big Smile Smilie
Who the hell is Raistlin anyway? Smile Smilie
Poor Aragorn, abandoned since 19 January!
Well I only would like to tell what I like the most in him - he is just telling the plain truth in difficult moments. No "positive thinking" thank you! If things go ill (like at the beginning of the Battle of Hornburg) he says simply "Things go ill". If he is weary (as during the Orc-hunt in Rohan) he admits it. The same thing when his strength proved to be just sufficient to wrestle the Palantir out of power of Sauron.
Another short comment: in Boromir thread we came to discuss his past when he served in Gondor as Thorongil. We can read in the Appendix to the ROTK that he won renown mainly for destroying corsairs at Umbar. This makes a quite new Aragorn doesn't it? Makes one want to learn more about the details... (By the way, I like a lot old Corsair movies of Curtiz, Errol Flynn ones - "Captain Blood" and "Sea Hawk"...)
I always saw Aragorn as a kind of Errol Flynn type anyway. Is it just me?
I think so...I always saw him as a nice shaggy German shepard (if Disney were to do LotR, of course).
I've seen him almost exactly as in the Alan Lee painting of his depart from Edoras (drinking
a cup given to him by Eowyn). When I have first seen that painting I could not
believe my own eyes: he was exactly like I imagined him. But I have imagined Eowyn
(By the way, I like a lot old Corsair movies of Curtiz, Errol Flynn ones - "Captain Blood" and "Sea Hawk"...)
I liked all of Rafael Sabatini's novels.
And what about Karl May "Winnetou" novels? Pairs of close friends (brothers-in- arms) belonging to various races (Elendil + Gil Galad, Legolas + Gimli) always made me think about Winnetou and Old Shatterhand...[Edited on 13/2/2002 by Eryan]
I don't know what to say about all the off-topic things, so I'm gonna stay on-topic. :o

Aragorn is the shaggy, weathered-looking guy with a heart of gold and a fist of steel. How about that? Anyone with me? Big Smile Smilie
I once read in one of the biographies of Tolkien that the character of Aragorn had a real-life equivalent: an English traveller who also was a kind of a soldier of fortune (fought in Spain on the side of Franco - would you believe this?). I'd like to see the photograph of that man to see whether he was really Strider-like!
...a strange looking weather-beaten man, ... His legs were stretched out before him, showing high top boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen. ... Goes about at a great pace on his long shanks ... he threw back his hood, showing a shaggy head of dark hair flecked with grey, and in a pale stern face a pair of keen grey eyes.
Some one who looks foul, yet seems fair in other words? Big Smile Smilie

The above quote from FOTR Book I, about half-way in to Chapter 9 entitled at the sign pf the Prancing Pony.
You know, one thing that really irritated me about Strider/ Aragorn is that he apparently never wipes his feet before comming inside. So Angry Smilie Now I ask, is that any way for a king to behave? I bet that one will drive Arwen crazy for a while after they get married.Shaking Head Smilie
Ha Ha Ha Smilie Good one, Alyssa! But why would he wipe his feet being the king? It's his land, right? Why can't he bring that land into the houses of other people? It's just a way to show them that he's really the king! :P

No but since he's mostly on horseback, does he need to wipe his feet? Ignore Smilie
And besides that, Queen Arwen now has servants, so she doesn't have to clean up after King Elessar, all she has to do is ensure he takes off his boots before coming to bed. Big Smile Smilie

It is so hard to get him break that age old habit, and I really do wish he would buy a new pair that didn't look so scruffy. I realize these are comfy, but surely he could endure a week's worth of blisters. It isn't like he's anymore required to go traipsing about in the wilderness for days on end. I just feel he ought to take the time to break in a more presentable pair, something that would go with that new set of robes that I finally forced him to buy. I swear, that man has no sense of fashion; he just couldn't understand why a king shouldn't be allowed to wear his smelly old ranger clothes. Sheesh! Grandmother said he would be set in his ways, but I didn't think it would be this bad.
Part of a conversation overheard in the Queen's quarters. Animated Wink Smilie
ROFLMAO!!! Ha Ha Ha Smilie
I feel for poor King Elessar. After their marriage, his wife has never been the same... Very Big Grin Smilie
Allyssa: No, I just made it up; making it a quote just gave it a little more credence. After re-reading our posts about Aragorn's boots, I sat staring at my monitor and it just came to me. I grabbed onto the tone from your 20 APR post, then I probably spent another half-hour playing with the wording and sentence structure.

So there isn't anything more; that is the entire thing. And I doubt if it was subconsciously plagiarized, but one never knows, what with the amount of sitcoms on TV, except I never watch them anymore. Smile Smilie

Of course maybe a little bit of 'Holy Wood' leaked out and glombed onto me--I had been reading TP's Moving Pictures during that time frame. Ha Ha Ha Smilie
Kinda figured you made it up Grondy Smile Smilie Just thought you might like to add some more.

Trying to drum up as much interest in the Writer's Guild as I can,Very Big Grin Smilie and this looked like fun to me.

Elf Smilie
ROFLMAO. Ha Ha Ha Smilie

This would be good for Eryan's LOTR Plays thread in the Writers Guild. Read Smilie Is there any more to that quote Grondy?

I guess Tommy is right. If he is the king, he can track mud all over the place if he wants to. As long as he is careful where he steps when he gets down off his horse.Shaking Head Smilie
It is! And with Grondy's enormous inspiration and no lack of brains, it shouldn't be a problem to come up with more! Big Smile Smilie
Shaking Head Smilie Poor Arwen sure won't like having him for a husband. I mean, Eowyn might like somebody who did'nt wipe his feet after tromping along in the mud, smoked a smelly pipe, put his feet up on the table, and spent the day at the tavern, but Arwen sure would'nt. She's an elf, after all.
Wanna hear a joke?


What kind of shampoo does Aragorn use to wash his hair?
He dosen't.
Haha. I just seem to think that Rangers just run around getting dirty all day, they never take a bath.
Tongue Smilie How come it always looks that bright and smooth and soft then eh?
Think you're mistaking the lank & greasy look for smooth & soft, Tommy.

From experience (now don't ever try this, young 'uns!), your hair will go past the tousled and grungy stage after 3-5 days, to being somewhat softer after being unwashed for more than a week. That's due to the accumulation of oil, sweat and dirt....stinks as well. Tongue Smilie
Yes, it is hard to wash your hair using only sand. A little rough on the scalp too. Big Smile Smilie
Sand Grondy? Washington DC had lots of water! I was talking about me in my old college days, where I walked around in a drunker stupor most of the time. Big Laugh Smilie
Oh! I thought your were talking about your field trips, when testing the pipelines. Smile Smilie
Naah...I was just a very grubby drunk. But I'm in good company now, what with Aragorn pracing around with greasy hair as well. Smoke Smilie
Very Big Grin Smilie

Now I'm very proud of and careful with my hair so I don't think I'll try that, Golly.

Very Big Grin Smilie
Ahaaaaaa...see? You're not a true fan then Tommy. Shame on you! Big Laugh Smilie
Big Laugh Smilie

Think I'll do without the true fan then... Tongue Smilie
Suit youself then. Smoke Smilie
I pictured him looking like he does in the Lee picture, too...I like his line in Bree in the movie 'You have drawn far too much attention to yourself, Mr. Underhill!' Now I say that to my sister all the time and she can't run far enough away!
I think the guy that played him, Viggo really-weird-last-name-I-can't-prnounce, was pretty good at it, but he didn't have any really good parts past Bree.
Viggo Mortensen you mean? I hope I spelled that right! Big Laugh Smilie

Aragorn was portrayed pretty well, yeah. But as you just said, Sam, I too liked him best in Bree. Witty, kinda humour in it as well, warrior-like. Stuff like that... Cool Smilie

But I heard somewhere this Viggo really did his best to get into the skin of his character. He even slept outside in a little tent at night, and he lost a tooth in one of the battle scenes. Or so I heard... Big Smile Smilie
Yeah, maybe, but he still had to go and say "Lets hunt some Orc" and ruin the whole movie with a stupid final line...
Agreed, PlasticSquirrel.
Yes, I read that too about Viggo who's-las-name-starts-with-m. Poor him, about the tooth. Sad Smilie
I thought Viggo had the best line in the whole movie:

"Are you frightened?...Not nearly frightened enough!"
Nope the best line was either "It comes in pints?" or "So, where are we going?" Both from the inimitable Pippin.

There must be someone of intelligence in the party.[/quote

or if you prefer PJ's version:
You need people of intelligence on this sort of mission, quest, thing....

ahh, sweet Pippin.

[Edited on 2/10/2002 by Grondmaster]
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