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Viggo Mortensen in The Road
We know Viggo Mortensen best as the noble dreamboat Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, but he brought a fascinating moral ambiguity to his split-selved roles in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Those shades of gray also color the film adaptation of Oprah's Book Club pick The Road, in which he plays the devoted father who stops at nothing to protect his son from a savage postapocalyptic world.