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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:
63
First Appeared:
In the movie Unabomb
Latest Project:
Movie Green Book 2019-01-09
Known For
Poster of Psychos
Poster of Too Commercial for Cannes
Poster of The Early Show
Poster of Search for Tomorrow
Filmography
Movie Green Book Tony Lip 2019-01-09
Movie Unabomb 2019
Movie Captain Fantastic Ben Cash 2016-07-08
Movie Psychos Sam Loomis 2014-02-24
Movie Far from Men Daru 2014-08-30
Movie Jauja Gunnar Dinesen 2014-11-27
Movie The Two Faces of January Chester MacFarland 2014-05-16
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 Good Halder 2008-12-11
Movie Appaloosa Everett Hitch 2008-09-12
Movie Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin 2007-09-14
Movie Slacker Uprising Himself 2007-09-27
Movie Alatriste Diego Alatriste 2006-09-01
Movie Too Commercial for Cannes himself 2006-03-17
Movie A History of Violence Tom Stall 2005-09-23
Movie Ringers - Lord of the Fans Himself 2005-01-21
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 28 Days Eddie Boone 2000-04-06
Movie Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome 1999-01-29
Movie A Perfect Murder David Shaw 1998-06-05
Movie Psycho Samuel 'Sam' Loomis 1998-12-04
Movie My Brother's Gun Juanito 1997-11-14
Movie Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski 1997-01-01
Movie Albino Alligator Guy Foucard 1997-01-17
Movie G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle 1997-08-22
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Daylight Roy Nord 1996-12-06
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Caspar Goodwood 1996-10-17
Movie Gimlet Gimlet 1995-01-01
Movie The Prophecy Lucifer 1995-09-01
Movie The Passion of Darkly Noon Clay 1995-01-02
Movie Crimson Tide Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince 1995-05-12
Movie Floundering Homeless Man 1994-01-01
Movie Gospel According to Harry Wes 1994-05-12
Movie The Crew Phillip 1994-10-01
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 Boiling Point Ronnie 1993-04-16
Movie Ruby Cairo Johnny Faro 1992-10-29
Movie The Indian Runner Frank Roberts 1991-05-19
Movie Tripwire Hans 1990-03-21
Movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer 1990-01-12
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 1988-03-04
Movie Salvation! Jerome Stample 1987-09-11
Movie Witness Moses Hochleitner 1985-02-08
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Search for Tomorrow Bragg 1951-09-03
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