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    The Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen made his debut in 1985 in “Witness,” working alongside Harrison Ford. Mortensen went on to star in “A History of Violence,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “On the Road,” and several others, earning Academy Award nominations for “Captain Fantastic” and “Eastern Promises.” After a childhood growing up in New York City, Venezuela, Denmark and Argentina, (his varied upbringing revealing itself in his choices below,) he ventured to Hollywood. “The following are ten books I’d take with me if I were literally stranded indefinitely on a desert island at this time,” says Mortensen. Note the implicit flux.

    “We need to broaden our perspectives and our points of view to see what other people think—to consider the arguments of people we instinctively don’t agree with,” Mortensen told The Daily Beast last year. It’s a process that can be done, happily, with reading.

    Below are Viggo Mortensen's favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    Laura Linney


    The Complete Plays

    Anton Chekhov

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    Tilda Swinton


    Modern Nature

    Derek Jarman

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    Drew Barrymore


    All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    Robert Fulghum

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    Michelle Dockery


    The Lightless Sky

    Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

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    Isabelle Huppert



    William Shakespeare

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    Christopher Guest


    Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

    Garry Wills

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    Jamie Lee Curtis


    Angle of Repose

    Wallace Stegner 

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    Alan Cumming


    After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie

    Jean Rhys

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    James Franco


    Donkey Gospel

    Tony Hoagland

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