A Western starring Ed Harris (also director), Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons, & Renee Zellweger
Virgil Cole (Harris) and Everett Hitch (Mortensen) are long-time friends who make their living as lawmen (police for hire) in troubled, frontier towns like Appaloosa, New Mexico. Their lives are complicated by murdering landowner (Irons) and young widow (Zellweger).
First of all- WOW, what a talented cast! And Harris and Mortensen were TERRIFIC together in A History of Violence. You could clearly see that these two actors LOVED working together in that film. I also feel that they have similar style of acting (low-key). Their looks also suit the Western genre, especially in Harris’ case. I’m curious to see Irons as an American bad guy, too!
Excerpts from recent New York Times review:
“Mr. Harris can be an imposingly serious actor, his face hard and unyielding as quarried stone, but there is often a saving glint of mischief in his eye. …He leavens the atmosphere of costumed rigidity and somber stoicism with sly, relaxed humor.”
“…Mr. Mortensen’s performance resides almost entirely in his eyes, which register tiny, unmistakeable nuances of surprise, suspicion and amusement.”
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