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Viggo Mortensen Chipped a Tooth and Continued Filming That Day

Viggo Mortensen Chipped Tooth

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Viggo Mortensen is an incredibly talented actor. Part of that gift comes from his commitment to roles, and he’ll go for the performance at any cost. During the battle at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn leaps off a roof into a group of Uruk-hai.

Because Mortensen is so committed, he filmed that jump himself and broke one of his front teeth in the process. Reportedly, Mortensen went to the dentist on his lunch break, and was back filming by the end of the day. Some might call that kind of commitment a bit too much, but the results speak for themselves.

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