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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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    Carrie Preston


    A Good Man is Hard to Find

    Flannery O'Connor 

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    Isabelle Huppert

    From: $160.87


    William Shakespeare

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    Kathy Najimy

    From: $137.92

    Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters

    edited by Lily Pond and Richard Russo

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    Christopher Guest


    Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

    Garry Wills

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    Amber Tamblyn


    Autobiography of Red

    Anne Carson

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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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    Hugh Dancy


    The Tremor of Forgery

    Patricia Highsmith

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