favorite movies: 15/?
→ Eastern Promises (2007)
“Forget any of this happened. Stay away from people like me.”
"Forget any of this happened. Stay away from people like me."
— Eastern Promises (2007), dir. David Cronenberg
What do you do when you have ask drabbles to fill? Why procrastinate and hunt down cool photos. This is Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises portraying a Russian hit man. His face was my inspiration for Gerhardt (Sophie’s infamous tutor) and his position the inspiration for Katya’s past profession. (I never realized until now how much he resembles Cadogan with his hair slicked back. There should be a drabble there somewhere when Sophie notices and freaks out.)
We can thank Viggo for the accurate portrayal of the Bratva tattoos. Rumor has it they were so realistic that a number of diners at a NYC Russian restaurant grew frightened and started to leave until he explained he was just an actor. Mind you, that could all be publicity hype, but it’s a fun story.
The movie also has an awesome steam room fight scene between a naked Viggo and his assassins. I should find a clip.