So, I was a pretty huge fan of the Lord of the Rings books as a kid (and adult), and I've had an ongoing debate with friends, family, and strangers about the movies since they came out. The point: Viggo Mortensen was a very bad choice for Aragorn.
Viggo Mortensen is a fine actor, but he is not the King of Men. His beard is weak, his voice is high, and he has too much of a quivering, uncertain nature to him. His casting was the major reason that the movies were somewhat unfulfilling for me.
For any LOTR fans among the U-M ranks, what do you think about Viggo as Aragorn, and who can you think of that would have been a better cast? My top choice, if they were to be shot again during the same era would be Daniel Day Lewis. What have you got?
This probably isn't the forum for this, but what the hell: people here are smart, articulate, and I like your opinions.
(The Road with Viggo came out this week)