‘Green Book’ Director Credits Viggo Mortensen After Winning Best Picture Oscar

Variety | 2/24/2019 | Kristopher Tapley
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Universal’s “Green Book” was the last film standing Sunday night at the 91st Academy Awards, wrapping up a mud-slinging season that saw critics and rival campaigns alike take aim at the film.

“We made this film with love, tenderness, and respect,” said producer Jim Burke. “And it was all done under the direction of Pete Farrelly.”

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Taking over, Farrelly gave special thanks to Viggo Mortensen, who faced controversy on the campaign trail.

“He’s right, this is, the whole story is about love, it’s about loving each other, despite our differences, and finding out the truth about who we are, we’re the same people,” he said. “This doesn’t start, by the way, without Viggo Mortensen. All these awards are because Viggo and Mahershala and Linda, but it started with Viggo.”

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Producer Charles B. Wessler added, “I want to dedicate this to our great friend Carrie Fisher.”

Directed by comedy helmer Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”), the...
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