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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 New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
61
First Appeared:
In the series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Latest Project:
Series Filmland 2018
Known For
Poster of Filmland
Poster of Jauja
Poster of Far from Men
Poster of Search for Tomorrow
Filmography
Series Filmland Unknown 2018
Movie Captain Fantastic Ben Cash 2016-07-02
Movie The Two Faces of January Chester MacFarland 2014-05-16
Movie Far from Men Daru 2014-08-30
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 Fakers Himself 2010-01-14
Movie The Road Father 2009-11-25
Movie Reclaiming the Blade Himself 2009-04-15
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 Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
Movie 28 Days Eddie Boone 2000-04-06
Movie A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome 1999-01-29
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie A Perfect Murder David Shaw 1998-06-05
Movie Psycho Samuel 'Sam' Loomis 1998-12-04
Movie Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski 1997-01-01
Movie G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle 1997-08-22
Movie My Brother's Gun Juanito 1997-11-14
Movie Albino Alligator Guy Foucard 1996-09-09
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Caspar Goodwood 1996-10-17
Movie Daylight Roy Nord 1996-12-06
Movie Crimson Tide Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince 1995-05-12
Movie The Passion of Darkly Noon Clay 1995-01-02
Movie The Prophecy Lucifer 1995-09-01
Movie Floundering Homeless Man 1994-01-01
Movie Gospel According to Harry Wes 1994-05-12
Movie Boiling Point Ronnie 1993-04-16
Movie American Yakuza Nick Davis / David Brandt 1993-01-01
Movie The Young Americans Carl Frazer 1993-10-08
Movie Carlito's Way Lalin 1993-11-10
Movie Ruby Cairo Johnny Faro 1993-10-29
Movie The Indian Runner Frank Roberts 1991-05-19
Movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer 1990-01-12
Movie Tripwire Hans 1990-03-21
Movie The Reflecting Skin Cameron Dove 1990-08-28
Movie Young Guns II John W. Poe 1990-08-01
Movie Fresh Horses Green 1988-11-18
Movie Prison Burke / Forsythe Electrocution 1987-12-08
Movie Salvation! Jerome Stample 1987-09-11
Movie Witness Moses Hochleitner 1985-02-08
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 1984-05-28
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Flag in the Mist Himself 1965-05-28
Series Search for Tomorrow Bragg 1951-09-03