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Viggo Mortensen

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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Born:
Oct 20, 1958 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
39
First Appeared:
In the series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Green Book 2018-11-16
Known For
Filmography
Movie Green Book Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga 2018-11-16
Movie Captain Fantastic Ben Cash 2016-07-02
Movie Far from Men Daru 2014-08-30
Movie The Two Faces of January Chester MacFarland 2014-05-16
Movie Jauja Gunnar Dinesen 2014-11-27
Movie On the Road Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs 2012-05-22
Movie Everybody Has a Plan Agustín / Pedro 2012-08-30
Movie A Dangerous Method Sigmund Freud 2011-09-30
Movie Reclaiming the Blade Himself 2009-04-15
Movie The Road Father 2009-11-25
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Movie Appaloosa Everett Hitch 2008-09-12
Movie Good Halder 2008-12-11
Movie Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin 2007-09-14
Movie Slacker Uprising Himself 2007-09-27
Movie Alatriste Diego Alatriste 2006-09-01
Movie Ringers - Lord of the Fans Himself 2005-01-21
Movie A History of Violence Tom Stall 2005-09-23
Movie Hidalgo Frank Hopkins 2004-03-05
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Aragorn 2003-12-01
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn 2002-12-18
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn 2001-12-18
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome 1999-01-29
Movie G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle 1997-08-22
Movie My Brother's Gun Juanito 1997-11-14
Movie Crimson Tide Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince 1995-05-12
Movie The Crew Phillip 1994-10-01
Movie American Yakuza Nick Davis / David Brandt 1993-01-01
Movie Carlito's Way Lalin 1993-11-10
Movie The Young Americans Carl Frazer 1993-10-08
Movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer 1990-01-12
Movie The Reflecting Skin Cameron Dove 1990-08-28
Movie Tripwire Hans 1989-11-30
Movie Prison Burke / Forsythe Electrocution 1987-12-08
Movie Salvation! Jerome Stample 1987-09-11
Movie Witness Moses Hochleitner 1985-02-08
Series Search for Tomorrow Bragg 1951-09-03