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The Yankees killed the Mets and then Viggo killed orcs

[from Contact Music]

Viggo Mortensen was so ferocious in the Lord of the Rings trilogy battle sequences because he channeled his baseball frustration into fight scenes.

The actor is a devoted New York Mets fan, after becoming enamoured with the team in 1969 when he arrived in America, and he made the mistake of having the 2000 Subway Series between his team and rivals the New York Yankees videotaped for him in New Zealand.

He explains, "A guy taped the Subway Series games and I watched them late at night.

"God, that was hard to watch. Just crushing. Horrible. It made me want to kill some more in the next scene."

Published August 8, 2004

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