ArticleKing of Gondor
On a Sunday morning residents of a quiet neighbourhood in the middle of Wellington were woken up by blood-curdling battle cries. As they looked out their windows they saw a man attacking an imaginary enemy with a sword in the middle of a completely empty street. No wonder that somebody called the police. When the police arrived, the following dialogue took place.
“You must surrender your sword and follow me to the police station”.
“I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn. I am the king of Gondor and I can’t take orders from a cop”!
That dialogue helps to explain, why the "King of Gondor"s sword instructor regarded him as the best student he had ever had. If you also consider that the swordsman learned Sindarin, the Elvish language, and practiced it daily with Liv Tyler who played Aragorn’s sweetheart Princess Arwen, you'll fully appreciate why the Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson was so keen to have certain Viggo Mortensen on his team.