Viggo Mortensen

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Age: 55
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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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.

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Movie Character Year
Kd6lc2sq4yo4f8pqyapcp1axvwy Witness Moses Hochleitner 1985
Avb5yrxmmgffmsdmvjvkk1imcrq Prison Burke / Forsythe Electrocution 1988
Qnrgnlq3fggx6jgnjhl5q2rgn9d Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer 1990
Wlhmbfl43uvvilbmbsyvtizmuem Young Guns II John W. Poe 1990
Jfw0esoremtaamuqyzt6ptqub6k The Indian Runner Frank Roberts 1991
86mynr3qbgbe8h0teulf2gvau6f Ruby Cairo Johnny Faro 1993
P433td7xlplyapl1rhyyv7niegq Carlito's Way Lalin 1993
Car8jwwwjepyngcuktsh7vhvrlm Gospel According to Harry Wes 1994
Odjydx11hw4j565vujmfagkxdtq Crimson Tide Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince 1995
Qdknyiqizidmewcegj8fdnx6mpa Daylight Roy Nord 1996
Yf4zjg6acahh4fkhsdedrbuueyg G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle 1997
3qvjpm6tyilp3x3cksbb3l4nyze A Perfect Murder David Shaw 1998
Xonkxgxlfn23ubt9avsdb2ify2p 28 Days Eddie Boone 2000
9hg6pinw1koftaky3ldybkookam The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn 2001
9mbjbuumbbgngjv1jz2uciybaph The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn 2002
J6ncju6zh7skfien5zdaotmbn4m The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Aragorn 2003
Mz1qchxxtujm2aqodw3iipwydo3 A History of Violence Tom Stall 2005
Py4xprz0z6pu5n3bs06hlz7fsy Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin 2007
Wz8wcwngahbuiuvz2xvtk4z02sm Captain Mike Across America Himself 2007
Y9bak8cyzwis628jm3ksnkmfyj5 Appaloosa Everett Hitch 2008
O34ariel8kqgzcmnsksj6ogprk2 The Road Father 2009
Jbdybhzugqjnco3vlptnsvigmeo A Dangerous Method Sigmund Freud 2011
Uoruwlgddfka4buu9b9nuhtkuy On the Road Old Bull Lee 2012
3q0izxc7omclzh6dnutunoh2hsr Everybody Has a Plan Agustín / Pedro 2013