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Viggo Mortensen

1958-10-20 Manhattan, 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. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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A Dangerous Method Sigmund Freud 2011-09-30
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
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The People Speak Self 2009-12-13
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Good Halder 2008-12-11
Appaloosa Everett Hitch 2008-09-19
Captain Mike Across America Himself 2007-09-07
Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin 2007-09-14
Slacker Uprising Self 2007-09-07
Alatriste Diego Alatriste 2006-09-01
Too Commercial for Cannes himself 2006-03-17
Ringers - Lord of the Fans 2005-01-21
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Hidalgo Frank Hopkins 2004-02-04
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn 2002-12-18
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn 2001-12-18
Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
28 Days Eddie Boone 2000-04-06
A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome 1999-01-29
Psycho Samuel 'Sam' Loomis 1998-12-04
A Perfect Murder David Shaw 1998-06-05
Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski 1997-01-01
La pistola de mi hermano Juanito 1997-11-14
G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle 1997-08-19
Albino Alligator Guy Foucard 1996-09-09
The Portrait of a Lady Caspar Goodwood 1996-10-17
Daylight Roy Nord 1996-12-06
The Passion of Darkly Noon Clay 1995-01-02
Crimson Tide Weps 1995-05-12
Gimlet Gimlet 1995-01-01
The Prophecy Lucifer 1995-09-01
The Crew Phillip 1994-10-01
Gospel According to Harry Wes 1994-05-12
Floundering Homeless Man 1994-11-04
The Young Americans Carl Frazer 1993-10-08
Ruby Cairo Johnny Faro 1993-10-29
American Yakuza Nick Davis / David Brandt 1993-01-01
Boiling Point Ronnie 1993-04-16
Carlito's Way Lalin 1993-11-10
The Indian Runner Frank Roberts 1991-09-20
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer 1990-01-12
Young Guns II John W. Poe 1990-08-01
The Reflecting Skin Cameron Dove 1990-08-28
Tripwire Hans 1989-11-30
Fresh Horses Green 1988-11-18
Salvation! Jerome Stample 1987-09-11
Prison Burke / Forsythe Electrocution 1987-12-08
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Crimes of the Future Saul Tenser