40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Viggo Mortensen Deflected a Real Dagger On Set
Yet another case of Viggo Mortensen doing something insane, this fact comes from Aragorn’s battle with Lurtz. Lurtz is the chief Uruk-hai who kills Boromir and is then defeated by Aragorn. During the fight, Lurtz throws a dagger at Aragorn, and Aragorn deflects it.
Apparently, Viggo Mortensen actually deflected that dagger on set, and on the very first take. It’s no wonder that he ultimately bested Lurtz in battle. If the actor playing Aragorn is that committed to deflecting actual daggers with his sword, Lurtz doesn’t stand a chance. Viggo Mortensen clearly wanted to become Aragorn as much as possible, even when it meant putting his life in danger.