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  1. Viggo Mortensen - Wikipedia

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    Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (/ ˈ v iː ɡ oʊ ˈ m ɔːr t ən s ən /; [citation needed] Danish: [ˈviko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) is an American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father and American mother, he lived in Argentina during his childhood.

  2. Viggo Mortensen - IMDb

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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...

  3. Viggo Mortensen - Biography - IMDb

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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 Canadian. His parents met in Norway. They wed and moved to New York, where Viggo, Jr. was born, before moving to South America, where Viggo, Sr. managed chicken farms and ranches in Venezuela and Argentina. Two more sons were born, Charles and Walter, before the marriage grew increasingly unhappy. When Viggo was seven, his parents sent him to a a strict boarding school, isolated in the foothills of the mountains of Argentina. Then, at age eleven, his parents divorced. His mother moved herself and the children back to her home state of New York. Viggo attended Watertown High School, and became a very good student and athlete. He graduated in 1976 and went on to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. After graduation, he moved to Denmark - driven by the need for a defining purpose in life. He began writing poetry and short stories while working many odd jobs, from dock worker to flower seller. In 1982, he fell in love and followed his girlfriend back to New York City, hoping for a long romance and a writing career. He got neither. In New York, Viggo found work waiting tables and bar tending and began taking acting classes, studying with Warren Robertson. He appeared in several plays and movies, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where his performance in \\"Bent\\" at the Coast Playhouse earned him a Drama-logue Critic's Award.

    He made his film debut with a small part in Witness (1985). He appeared in Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today? (1987) and married his co-star, Exene Cervenka. The two had a son, Henry Mortensen. But after nearly eleven years of marriage, the couple divorced.

    In 1999, Viggo got a phone call about a movie he did not know anything about: The Lord of the Rings. At first, he didn't want to do it, because it would mean time away from his son. But Henry, a big fan of the books, told his father he shouldn't turn down the role. Viggo accepted the part and immediately began work on the project, which was already underway. Eventually, the success of Lord of the Rings made him a household name - a difficult consequence for the ever private and introspective Viggo.

    Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including such diverse projects as Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Sean Penn's The Indian Runner (1991), Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way (1993), Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane (1997), Tony Scott's Crimson Tide (1995), Andrew Davis's A Perfect Murder (1998), Ray Loriga's La pistola de mi hermano (1997), Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon (1999), and Peter Farrelly's Green Book (2018).

  4. Viggo Mortensen - Movies, Son & Age - Biography

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    Sep 01, 2020 · Viggo Mortensen is an award-nominated actor best known as Aragorn from 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Who Is Viggo Mortensen? Actor Viggo Mortensen made his film debut in Witness (1985).

  5. Viggo Mortensen - Rotten Tomatoes

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    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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  6. Viggo Mortensen Filmography - IMDb

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    A troubled young woman hooks up with a money-crazed televangelist and becomes a rich, heavy-metal Christian rock star. Director: Beth B | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Dominique Davalos, Exene Cervenka, Viggo Mortensen Votes: 158 3.

  7. Viggo Mortensen Movies List: Best to Worst

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    Sep 24, 2019 · Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke.

  8. Top 12 Best Movies with Viggo Mortensen - IMDb

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    Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández Votes: 12,528 10.

  9. Viggo Mortensen Suggests He May Not Be 'Completely Straight'

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    Dec 02, 2020 · Viggo Mortensen suggested the possibility that he might not be "completely straight" in response to criticism that he is playing gay. The Lord of the Rings star portrays a gay role, John, in a new ...

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