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  1. Viggo Mortensen. Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. R [2] ( Danish: [ˈviko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) [3] is an American actor, writer, director, producer, musician, and multimedia artist. Born and raised in the State of New York to a Danish father and American mother, he also lived in Argentina during his childhood.

  2. Take a look at Viggo Mortensen through the years, including throwback pics to his reign as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. See the gallery Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 124 nominations. See more awards » Photos 768 photos | 98 videos » Known For The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Aragorn (2003)

  3. Getting his start in grade-B movies and so-called "other man" roles, actor Viggo Mortensen made a slow, steady climb up the ranks to become one of Hollywood's most reliable and in-demand talents....

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    • Who Is Viggo Mortensen?
    • Early Years
    • 'Witness' and Other Early Films
    • 'The Lord of The Rings' Trilogy
    • 'A History of Violence' and Collaborations with David Cronenberg
    • 'Captain Fantastic' and 'Green Book'
    • Wife and Son

    Actor Viggo Mortensen made his film debut in Witness (1985). He became well known for his role as the brave warrior Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03), and went on to star in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). After a screen hiatus, Mortensen returned with Oscar-nominated roles in the comedy...

    Viggo Peter Mortensen was born in 1958 in Manhattan, New York, to a Danish father and an American mother. He spent much of his early childhood traveling with his family and spent several years in Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark before returning to New York, where he studied at St Lawrence University.

    Moving to Los Angeles to take up acting, Mortensen earned critical praise for his stage performance in Bent. His film debut was in Witness (1985), and he went on to appear in projects that included The Indian Runner (1991), Portrait of a Lady (1996) and 28 Days(2000).

    Mortensen firmly planted himself in leading man territory with the role of Aragorn, a warrior with regal lineage, in The Lord of the Ringstrilogy (2001-03). Although he claimed no individual honors, he shared several ensemble awards as the fantasy films went on to gross nearly $3 billion globally.

    After starring in the western Hidalgo (2004), Mortensen took center stage as a gangster trying to forget his past in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence(2005). He reunited with Cronenberg for the Russian organized crime drama, Eastern Promises(2007), opposite Naomi Watts. Mortensen attracted critical attention for his work on the film, winning...

    After a few years away from the screen, Mortensen returned with a bang in the much praised comedy-drama Captain Fantastic(2016), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actor. Mortensen found his way onto the awards circuit once again after starring in Green Book (2018). Based on a true story, the film featured Mortensen...

    Mortensen married singer Exene Cervenka in the late 1980s, but they later divorced. The couple had one child together, a son named Henry. Mortensen has since been involved in a long-term relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil. During his film hiatus, the actor took time out to focus on other projects he was passionate about, launching a publ...

  4. 6.7 Rate In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area. Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper, Sheila Moore Votes: 8,505 9. The Indian Runner (1991)

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