Viggo Mortensen

Biography

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American-Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), and A Walk on the Moon (1999).

Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.

Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen is politically active. He campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, and later endorsed Barack Obama for President. Mortensen has one son from his previous marriage to musician Exene Cervenka.

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Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American-Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), and A Walk on the Moon (1999).

Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.

Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen is politically active. He campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, and later endorsed Barack Obama for President. Mortensen has one son from his previous marriage to musician Exene Cervenka.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Viggo Mortensen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1958-10-20

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.viggo-online.com/

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Captain Fantastic as Ben
2014 Jauja as Gunnar Dinesen
2014 Far from Men as Daru
2014 The Two Faces of January as Chester MacFarland
2012 Everybody Has a Plan as Agustín / Pedro
2012 On the Road as Old Bull Lee
2011 A Dangerous Method as Sigmund Freud
2009 The Road as Father
2009 Reclaiming the Blade as Himself
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2008 Good as Halder
2008 Appaloosa as Everett Hitch
2007 Slacker Uprising as Himself
2007 Eastern Promises as Nikolai Luzhin
2006 Alatriste as Diego Alatriste
2005 A History of Violence as Tom Stall
2005 Ringers - Lord of the Fans as Himself
2004 The Appendices: Part Five as Viggo Mortensen
2004 The Appendices: Part Six as Viggo Mortensen
2004 Hidalgo as Frank Hopkins
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Aragorn
2003 The Appendices: Part Three as Viggo Mortensen
2003 The Appendices: Part Four as Viggo Mortensen
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Aragorn
2002 The Appendices: Part One as Viggo Mortensen
2002 The Appendices: Part Two as Viggo Mortensen
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Aragorn
2000 28 Days as Eddie Boone
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 A Walk on the Moon as Walker Jerome
1998 Psycho as Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
1998 A Perfect Murder as David Shaw
1997 My Brother's Gun as Juanito
1997 G.I. Jane as Master Chief John James Urgayle
1997 Vanishing Point as Jimmy Kowalski
1996 Daylight as Roy Nord
1996 The Portrait of a Lady as Caspar Goodwood
1996 Albino Alligator as Guy Foucard
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 The Prophecy as Lucifer
1995 Crimson Tide as Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince
1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon as Clay
1994 Gospel According to Harry as Wes
1993 Carlito’s Way as Lalin
1993 The Young Americans as Carl Frazer
1993 Boiling Point as Ronnie
1993 American Yakuza as Nick Davis / David Brandt
1992 Ruby Cairo as Johnny Faro
1991 The Indian Runner as Frank Roberts
1990 The Reflecting Skin as Cameron Dove
1990 Young Guns II as John W. Poe
1990 Tripwire as Hans
1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III as Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer
1988 Fresh Horses as Green
1988 Prison as Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
1987 Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today? as Jerome Stample
1985 Witness as Moses Hochleitner
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1984 Cinema 3(0 episodes)
1951 Search for Tomorrow(260 episodes) as Bragg
1900 Filmland(0 episodes)

Production

2014 Far from Men … Co-Producer

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