David Cronenberg on 'A History of Violence'

Viggo Mortensen in Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence'

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He's been called the King of Venereal Horror. David Cronenberg directed the films M. Butterfly, The Fly, Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch, all of which tell a story of sexually deviant behavior.

In Crash, Cronenberg continued the theme, combining sex and car wrecks. But in his new film, A History of Violence, the director has crafted a psychological thriller about one man's potential for violence.

This interview originally aired on Oct. 3, 2005.

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