Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. Born in New York to a Danish father and American mother, he was a resident of Venezuela and Argentina during his childhood. Mortensen received international attention in the early s with his role as Aragorn in the epic fantasy adventure trilogy The Lord of the Rings — Other well-received films include Appaloosa and Far from Men Aside from acting, Mortensen's other artistic pursuits include fine arts , photography, poetry, and music.
In the Bathhouse: Collective Violence and Eastern Promises
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And that's fine—the female body is beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of. But female nude scenes are often written and directed by men, and created with a distinctly male gaze. Meanwhile, it's still a pretty rare occurrence to see a man's genitalia in films. So, in the interest of leveling the playing field and embracing the female gaze, here are 18 times male celebrities got naked on camera.
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The reason the bathhouse scene is so powerful, however, has less to do with special effects or extraneous bloodshed and more to do with the impact of violence on the body in establishing the autonomy of the individual. Cronenberg portrays the heroic individual as a moral being, who offers his vulnerable naked body as proof of his loyalty to Scotland Yard. Considering cruelty as one of the most defining aspects of the twentieth century, Badiou evaluates the effect of collective cruelty on both the perpetrators and the victim. Rather than individually dealing with conflict, hostile acts are executed by large numbers of people because it is unlikely that, in placing the blame, an individual will be singled out of an entire group.