Viggo Mortensen


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Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American, and his maternal grandfather was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 123 nominations. See more awards »

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  Unabomb (pre-production)
Jim Freeman
 2022 Eureka (filming)
Murphy
 2022 Thirteen Lives (post-production)
Richard Stanton
 2020/I Falling
John Peterson
 2019 Darrylgorn (Short)
Viggo
 2018 Green Book
Tony Lip
 2016 Captain Fantastic
Ben
 2014 Far from Men
Daru
 2014 Jauja
Gunnar Dinesen
 2014 The Two Faces of January
Chester
 2012 Everybody Has a Plan
Agustín / Pedro
 2012 On the Road
Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Sigmund Freud
 2009/I The Road
Man
 2008 Good
Halder
 2008 Appaloosa
Everett Hitch
 2007 Eastern Promises
Nikolai
 2005 A History of Violence
Tom Stall
 2004 Hidalgo
Frank Hopkins
 2002/I The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game)
Aragorn (voice)
 2000 28 Days
Eddie Boone
 1999 A Walk on the Moon
Walker Jerome
 1998 Psycho
Sam Loomis
 1998 A Perfect Murder
David Shaw
 1997 La pistola de mi hermano
Juanito
 1997 G.I. Jane
Master Chief John James Urgayle
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Jimmy Kowalski
 1996 Daylight
Roy Nord
 1996 Albino Alligator
Guy
 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
Caspar Goodwood
 1995 Gimlet
Hombre
 1995 Black Velvet Pantsuit
Worthless Junkie
 1995 Crimson Tide
Weps
 1995 The Prophecy
Lucifer
 1994 Oh, What a Day! 1914 (Short)
 1994 The Crew
Phillip
 1994 Floundering
Homeless Man
 1993 American Yakuza
Nick Davis / David Brandt
 1993 Carlito's Way
Lalin
 1993 The Young Americans
Carl Frazer
 1993/I Boiling Point
Ronnie
 1992 Deception
Johnny Faro
 1991 The Indian Runner
Frank Roberts
 1991 Once in a Blue Moon (TV Movie)
 1990 The Reflecting Skin
Cameron Dove
 1990 Young Guns II
John W. Poe
 1989 Tripwire
Hans
 1988 Fresh Horses
Green
 1987 Prison
Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Detective Eddie Trumbull
- Red Tape (1987) ... Detective Eddie Trumbull
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Tim
- High School Narc (1985) ... Tim
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Bragg
- Episode #1.8837 (1985) ... Bragg (as Viggo Mortenson)
 1985 Witness
Moses Hochleitner
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini Series)
Lieutenant at LeBoeuf
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Other Works:

Play: "Purgatorio", by Ariel Dorfman. Dir. Josep Maria Mestres. Teatro Español, Madrid. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 18 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Viggo Mortenson | Vigo Mortenson

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Exene Cervenka  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Mortensen, Henry | See more »

Parents:

Mortensen (Atkinson), Grace Gamble | Mortensen Sr., Viggo Peter

Relatives:

Walter Mortensen (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Life is short... I like to pay attention while I'm going through it. Whatever I see, like anyone else, I'm going to filter it and create my own idea of what it is. - on painting, creating music, writing poetry, and taking photographs in addition to acting. See more »

Trivia:

He became good friends with the close-knit stunt men on the "Lord of the Rings" films, but they were wary of doing fight scenes with him because, carried away with the intensity of his character Aragorn, he would frequently "really go at them" and leave the other combatants in bruises. Massive actor Lawrence Makoare, playing Lurtz under heaps of make-up which restricted his vision, also got ... See more »

Trademark:

Quiet, methodical style of speaking See more »

Nickname:

Vig See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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