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Movie: 'Captain Fantastic'
“Captain Fantastic” features Viggo Mortensen, center, in a wonderful role.

Viggo Mortensen is one of those actors who commands attention by his contradictions. He is both hard and surprisingly reasonable, resolved yet doubtful of the rightness of his decisions. Even in his 2007 Oscar-nominated role as a Russian gangster in David Cronenberg’s terrific “Eastern Promises,” he was a man questioning the violence and ruthlessness of his boss’s orders with his eyes and body language.

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