… [Viggo Mortensen] had one of his front teeth knocked out when filming a sword-fighting scene in THE TWO TOWERS, but insisted on carrying on without it.
Taking no chances, producers on the set feared the tooth trouble would worsen and ordered him to visit a dentist.
He recalls, “I asked them to superglue the tooth so we could keep going but they didn’t think that was a good idea.
"It was getting close to lunchtime so we kept going and I was gumming it until lunch, and then they sent me to a dentist and after lunch we kept going.
"Anyway, now it’s replaced and it’s my proudest and strongest tooth."
(“Helm’s Deep,” 2000) Viggo Mortensen, from Flaunt Magazine
“These are some of the photographs taken in New Zealand while we were working on Peter Jackson’s film trilogy of Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” It was a long haul for all concerned, but I have never been part of a team as resilient and supportive as the one that was forged during that shoot. We visited many extraordinary places, met countless challenges together, and openly shared our excitement over each hard-won step made on the way to bringing “Middle Earth” to life. These and other images will be shown at Track-16 gallery, Santa Monica, in February and March. Hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did.