by American Empire Project
The New York Times featured a profile of Viggo Mortensen who stars in the new movie ‘Captain Fantastic.’
His character Ben Cash “a former college professor raising his six children in a yurt somewhere in the woodsy Pacific Northwest… For transportation, they have an old hippie school bus, and instead of Christmas they celebrate Noam Chomsky Day… It’s hard to imagine a part tapping more deeply into the inner Viggo. Mr. Mortensen is himself not a back-to-the woods survivalist, exactly, but he knows his Chomsky and lives about as far off the grid as a major movie star can and still get work.”
In 2008, Viggo Mortensen, narrated the trailer for the graphic novel edition of Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of American Empire’:
Watch the trailer for ‘Captain Fantastic’:
Learn more about “Gnome” Chomsky’s! (this photo of “Gnome” Chomsky is courtesy of Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books).