Viggo Mortensen

20 Oct 1958

Actor, Producer

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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Filmography (45 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Green Book
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga)
(movie, 2016)
···Captain Fantastic
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Cash)
(movie, 2015)
···Loin des hommes
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gunnar Dinesen)
(movie, 2014)
···The Two Faces of January
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chester MacFarland)
(movie, 2012)
···Todos tenemos un plan
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Agustín · Pedro)
(movie, 2012)
···On the Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Old Bull Lee)
(movie, 2011)
···A Dangerous Method
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sigmund Freud)
(movie, 2009)
···The Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Father)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Halder)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama, Western, Crime
Role: Actor (as Everett Hitch)
(movie, 2007)
···Eastern Promises
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Nikolai Luzhin)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Diego Alatriste)
(movie, 2005)
···A History of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Tom Stall)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Frank Hopkins)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
(movie, 2000)
···28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Eddie Boone)
(movie, 1999)
···A Walk on the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Walker Jerome)
(movie, 1998)
···A Perfect Murder
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as David Shaw)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam Loomis)
(movie, 1997)
···G.I. Jane
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Master Chief John James Urgayle)
(movie, 1997)
···Vanishing Point
Genre: Action, Romance, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Kowalski)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Roy Nord)
(movie, 1996)
···The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Caspar Goodwood)
(movie, 1995)
···The Prophecy
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lucifer)
(movie, 1995)
···Crimson Tide
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hombre (Man))
(movie, 1995)
···The Passion of Darkly Noon
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clay)
(movie, 1993)
···Carlito's Way
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lalin)
(movie, 1993)
···Ruby Cairo
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Johnny Faro)
(movie, 1993)
···The Young Americans
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Carl Frazer)
(movie, 1993)
···Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ronnie)
(movie, 1993)
···American Yakuza
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Nick Davis · David Brandt)
(movie, 1991)
···The Indian Runner
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Roberts)
(movie, 1990)
···The Reflecting Skin
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cameron Dove)
(movie, 1990)
···Young Guns II
Genre: Adventure, Western
Role: Actor (as John W. Poe)
(movie, 1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Crime
Role: Actor (as Burke · Forsythe Electrocution)
(movie, 1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Moses Hochleitner)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)