Viggo Mortsensen has shaggy, graying hair in Cannes: would you still hit it?


Damn, bruh, when did Viggo Mortensen get so old? He is 57 years old, and all of a sudden he looks his age instead of looking like a roguish, ageless heartthrob. These are photos of Viggo at Cannes, promoting his new film Captain Fantastic (more on the film in a moment). Just look at these photos of Viggo. For everybody else (literally, everyone else), the light in the South of France is particularly kind. But not in this instance. I will give Viggo credit for not being Botoxed and tucked and stretched. For that, I am thankful, because that would absolutely be worse. But I don’t know? Maybe some moisturizer? A different, less-youthful haircut might be in order as well.

As for his new movie, it looks really, really good. Viggo plays a father raising a pack of children in the wilderness in an attempt to allow the kids to grow up without any modern influences or corruptions. When his wife dies, Viggo brings his kids back to civilization and chaos ensues. Here’s the trailer:

The film debuted at Sundance and it’s been very well-received all-around, with even some mentions of a possible awards-season campaign. The trailer reminds me strongly of Little Miss Sunshine, and that did go on to win Best Picture, so I don’t know. Viggo told Indie Wire/Variety: “I guess you could call the movies I do off the beaten track. I’m not willfully ignoring studio movies. I’m just looking for stories that I think are worth telling. I’m happy to make one really good movie a year.” Which reminded me of the fact that Marvel has allegedly gone to Viggo with offers a few times, and for whatever reason, he’s always said no (allegedly). I wonder if he’s just happier doing these smaller films these days.



Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. QQ says:

    No, sorry but in these pics and I suspect is light btw he looks like Voldemort having a Midlife crisis and you know, doing hair and a few cosmetic things

  2. Stella says:

    The dark (cheap-looking) shirt is washing him out, and he could use a haircut, but I think he looks fine. He is looking a little like Mark Rylance!

  3. Locke Lamora says:

    He looks exactly like my high school gym teacher. He just needs to put on a red adidas tracksuit.

    Eh, he looks his age. I never found him that hot, not even in LOTR, because I read a few interviews and he came across as very pretentious.

    • V4Real says:

      I still love Viggo because he’s such a nice guy. Not one person he has worked with had anything bad to say about him. His nickname used to be Viggo with no ego. I never found his interviews pretentious at all.

      And what do you know, a Hollywood actor who is not fighting aging with plastic surgery, Botox, nip / tuck and all that other stuff.

      • Celebwatch says:

        Don’t think he is pretentious at all, he is simply artsy, as in actually interested in making art (film, photography, poetry). And therefore very different from most of Hollywood.

        But the answer is unfortunately no. I knew this day would come. I think early fifties is the final chapter of hotness for nearly all men. After that, unless you’re the wife/mistress you probably don’t want to go there.

      • V4Real says:

        Oh I would still go there with Pierce Brosnan, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford and Liam Neesom.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    A good colorist and a better shirt and he’ll look fine

  5. Tifygodess24 says:

    It’s his hooded eyelids. They age the face so much faster. Some of us are born with them, and they get worse as we age, others gain them when they hit their 50s/60s. Time caught up with him in that’s area for sure. Imagine if they weren’t so droopy he would look 10 years younger because the rest of his face is still in ok shape.

  6. LBJMFA says:

    The older he gets, the more he looks like Glenn Close.

  7. Pamels says:


  8. NeNe'sWig says:

    To me, the way the light is washing out his hair coloring makes it almost the exact same shade/tone as his skin, especially in that first photo. Definitely makes anyone look off when your face matches your hair! Love Viggo though <3

  9. manta says:

    I don’t see why he wouldn’t be happy with his smaller projects, because yes, they’re good.
    Hope he meets Dunst there and we’ll have a Two faces of January reunion!
    I still think The Road should have earned him some nominations but he doens’t seem the type eager to engage in the campaigning. He gives the same vibes as his pal Ed Harris, looking his age, not that attractive in still pictures, but fine in a role.
    On a sidenote, Little Miss Sunshine never won a Best Picture award (neither Oscar nor Globe). Arkin and the writers did I think. I just remember it because, yeah, The Departed that year.

    • lilacflowers says:

      It won Best Screenplay and Arkin won Best Supporting. The film did win a SAG award for Best Ensemble, which is basically best picture. Arkin, Carrell, and Dano carried Abigail Breslin on their shoulders to accept the award.

  10. BB says:

    He might not look had hot as he normally does, but I’ll always have a soft spot for him. From all that I’ve heard about him he’s a humble, intelligent (al those languages he speaks fluently!) and genuinely nice person, and top of that he’s one of the best actors out there. So yeah, I would still tap that (but maybe give him a haircut first and let him grow out his beard :P )

  11. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I have two things to say:

    Like the DeBeers slogan, a Dong is Forever, and Viggo is my forever dong ( he just needs a haircut).

    I want to see this film, but I think I had better wait until menopause completely settles in, because tear-jerker.

  12. Aysla says:

    He looks fine to me. He’s losing his eyebrows which help frame the face and give a more youthful appearance…. but other than that, I think he still looks handsome.

  13. HeidiM says:

    Looks like Stellan Skarsgard to me, but less sexy. Perhaps if he combed his hair back?

  14. Starkiller says:

    I never thought I would take a pass on Viggo, but here we are. He’s giving me Olivier Martinez vibes.

  15. Stella in NH says:

    That movie looks fantastic. Looking forward to it.

  16. What was that says:

    To quote the fabulous Alan Rickman..Always..
    I was very lucky to meet him once and he is intelligent,courteous and kind..and that was at the height of the LOTR publicity ..I wish so many others I come across were like him
    He is tall too as I remember and has a very lovely way about him which probably does jig translate to a spotlight red carpet event…

  17. Jane says:

    Had the hots for him when he played Aragorn in LOTR, but it has been going down hill from there ever since. As for the movie, I’m sure it will have some high points, but I won’t see it. Sorry Viggo, I’ve lost that “lovin feeling”.

  18. Twinkle says:

    Wow! What happened to Aragorn?

  19. Rae says: