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Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen


Date of Birth:
Oct 20, 1958

Place of Birth:
New York City, New York, United States

Actor, Producer, Author, Musician, Photographer, Poet, Painter

Exene Cervenka, (m. 1987; Div. 1998)

Exene Cervenka, (m. 1987; Div. 1998)


Years active:

Viggo Mortensen - Summary Details

Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (; Danish: [viːɡo ˈmɒːdn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American actor, producer, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter.

Mortensen made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness and appeared in many notable films of subsequent years, including The Indian Runner (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Daylight (1996), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), A Walk on the Moon (1999), and 28 Days (2000).

Mortensen received international attention in the early 2000s with his role as Aragorn in 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 further critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. A third teaming with Cronenberg in A Dangerous Method (2011) resulted in a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. Other well-received films have included Appaloosa (2008) and Far from Men (2014). He received a second Best Actor nomination in 2017 at the 89th Academy Awards for his role in Captain Fantastic.

Aside from acting, Mortensen's 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.

Viggo Mortensen Articles on

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Viggo Mortensen Lord of the Rings - More Horsing Around

It has been quite the year - or rather years - for 45-year old Viggo Mortensen. The quietly-spoken silver-haired actor loves nothing more to push himself to the limit.


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Garrett Hedlund , Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley On the Road

On the Road is based on the seminal beatnik novel by Jack Kerouac, about a young man who sets out to travel the roads and railways of America.

JTR Ride

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On The Road DVD

A story about a handful of hipsters who, very much against the grain of a conformist period, readily embraced drugs, experimental sex, alterative culture, jazz and...

Lord of the Rings - The Album

Audiences everywhere will be taken on a journey unlike anything they have ever witnessed with the epic adventure, "THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING".

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