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One of the Most Powerful Scenes in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Was the Result of Some Actual Agonizing Pain

In a scene from The Two Towers, Viggo Mortensen’s character, Aragorn, and his companions find what seems like the charred remains of two of their Hobbit friends. In the script, the moment calls for Aragorn to simply kick a helmet on the ground and scream out of rage and grief … but Mortensen had a painful way of getting there.


Viggo Mortensen’s Insane Method Acting in LOTR
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