Viggo Mortensen

Birthday:

10/20/1958

Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:

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



Credits

Captain Fantastic (2016)
as Ben Cash
Jauja (2014)
as Gunnar Dinesen
Loin des hommes (2014)
as Daru
The Two Faces of January (2014)
as Chester MacFarland
Todos tenemos un plan (2012)
as Agustín / Pedro
On the Road (2012)
as Old Bull Lee
A Dangerous Method (2011)
as Sigmund Freud
The People Speak (2009)
as Himself
The Road (2009)
as Father
Reclaiming the Blade (2009)
as Himself
Good (2008)
as Halder
Appaloosa (2008)
as Everett Hitch
Slacker Uprising (2007)
as Himself
Eastern Promises (2007)
as Nikolai Luzhin
Alatriste (2006)
as Diego Alatriste
A History of Violence (2005)
as Tom Stall
Ringers - Lord of the Fans (2005)
as Himself
The Appendices: Part Five (2004)
as Viggo Mortensen
The Appendices: Part Six (2004)
as Viggo Mortensen
Hidalgo (2004)
as Frank Hopkins
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
as Aragorn
The Appendices: Part Three (2003)
as Viggo Mortensen
The Appendices: Part Four (2003)
as Viggo Mortensen
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
as Aragorn
The Appendices: Part One (2002)
as Viggo Mortensen
The Appendices: Part Two (2002)
as Viggo Mortensen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
as Aragorn
Quest for the Ring (2001)
as Himself
28 Days (2000)
as Eddie Boone
Psycho Path (2000)
as Himself
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
as Walker Jerome
Psycho (1998)
as Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
A Perfect Murder (1998)
as David Shaw
La pistola de mi hermano (1997)
as Juanito
G.I. Jane (1997)
as Master Chief John James Urgayle
Vanishing Point (1997)
as Jimmy Kowalski
Daylight (1996)
as Roy Nord
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
as Caspar Goodwood
Albino Alligator (1996)
as Guy Foucard
The Prophecy (1995)
as Lucifer
Crimson Tide (1995)
as Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
as Clay
Gospel According to Harry (1994)
as Wes
Carlito's Way (1993)
as Lalin
The Young Americans (1993)
as Carl Frazer
Boiling Point (1993)
as Ronnie
American Yakuza (1993)
as Nick Davis / David Brandt
Ruby Cairo (1992)
as Johnny Faro
The Indian Runner (1991)
as Frank Roberts
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
as Cameron Dove
Young Guns II (1990)
as John W. Poe
Tripwire (1990)
as Hans
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
as Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer
Fresh Horses (1988)
as Green
Prison (1988)
as Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Salvation! (1987)
as Jerome Stample
Witness (1985)
as Moses Hochleitner
Loin des hommes (2014)
Co-Producer