The very handsome Viggo Mortensen stars on T’s Holiday 2011 issue cover. While we’ve never complained about Viggo’s appearance (or Aragorn’s, as he is known in my brain…) Gabe Delahaye at Videogum has pointed out that Viggo is looking a little weird, like 30 years younger weird. You should read his full rant, but here’s a sampling:
I didn’t realize Delia’s was doing catalogues for boys now…The dude is 53 years old. 53 YEARS OLD! So we’re not even just talking about the age-inappropriate outfit, which makes him look like he’s not sure if he’s going to make it to Jacob’s bar mitzvah this weekend because the new skate park opened two towns over and if he can convince his mom to drive him and Brad then the two of them are going to go shred. It’s also the FACE HE IS MAKING. He looks like he’s asking to borrow your lip balm as a pretext to fingerbang you under the bleachers.
He is looking a little Jordan Catalano-ish, right? I mean he’s 53 years old, and he’s dressed as a 20-something hipster, right down to the flannel and knit hat. T editor Sally Singer just gave an interview to the Cut where she said, “I do tend to photograph people — or maybe more, celebrate people — to look like themselves.” But we’re thinking he looks more Catalano than Viggo here.
Do you prefer the Viggo version of Jordan Catalano or the original?