Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen
Birthday: 20.10.1958 Year
Age: 56 years
Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, United States

Citizenship: US
Height: 180 cm

American actor of Danish origin, best known for his role as Aragorn in the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.”

Mortensen was born to a Dane and an American, grew up in Argentina and Venezuela, which enabled him to master the Spanish language. For this reason, it is quite in demand in the Spanish-language films. He started his acting career in the early 1980s on Broadway, and his early works were awarded the positive reviews of theater critics. In 1987 he married the lead singer of the punk band X, with whom he has a son.
In the movie, Mortensen made his debut relatively late – at 26 years old, playing with Alexander Godunov in the drama “Witness.” During the 1990s, he has been regularly engaged in supporting roles of negative characters: it can be seen in Sean Penn in “The Indian Runaway” (1991), with Al Pacino in “Carlito’s Way” (1993), and in the movie “The Prophecy “(1995) he played Lucifer himself, which extracts from the chest of the character Christopher Walken heart and devours it.
In the second half of the 1990s Mortensen gets increasingly less character roles, often with romantic flair. They allowed him to fully disclose his acting talent. Among the films of this period can be noted “Portrait of a Lady” (1996) with Nicole Kidman and “GI Jane” (1997) with Demi Moore. His most famous role – Aragorn – Mortensen got chance. Project Director (Peter Jackson), he changed his mind to take the role of Aragorn actor Stuart Townsend, arguing that he is too young to fulfill this role. After working in the three films of the “Lord of the Rings” Mortensen has become so popular that it is officially published on the Internet and the media a letter of apology to fans and asking them not to expect him to answer their letters, because letters are too many.
In 2005, Mortensen began working with David Cronenberg, the result of their work was the film “A History of Violence.” Later this cooperation successfully continued last significant film works Mortensen – the main role in the film “Eastern Promises” (2007), which many critics were quick to proclaim the best in his film career. For his role as Russian mobster Viggo Mortensen went to Russia to study the Russian language and understand Russian. He lived in Russia for two months, incognito visit to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and the Urals.
In addition to working in the film industry, Viggo Mortensen founded the publishing house «Perceval Press», publishes books with her poems and stories, enjoys photography and singing (released several albums, where he sings and reads his poetry). Mortensen is also engaged in drawing (in the movie “A Perfect Murder,” where he played the artist, it was shown his paintings).

1984 – Miami, Department of manners
1984 – George Washington
1985 – Witness
1985 – In search of tomorrow
1987 – Rescue – Jerome Stample
1988 – Prison
1988 – fresh horses – Green
1990 – Once In A Blue Moon
1990 – Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 – Tex
1990 – Reflecting Skin – Cameron Dove
1990 – Young Guns
1990 – Trap – Hans
1991 – The Indian Runner – Frank Roberts
1993 – Boiling point … Ronnie
1993 – Young Americans … Charles Frazier
1993 – / Ewangelia Wedlug Harry’ego – Wes
1993 – Carlito’s Way – Lalin
1993 – Ruby Cairo – John “Johnny” Faro
1994 – Wandering – Homeless Man
1994 – The crew – Phillip
1994 – American Yakuza … Nick Davis / David Brendt
1994 – Crimson Tide
1995 – Black Velvet Pantsuit – Worthless Junkie
1995 – Prophecy Lucifer …
1995 – Dark noon … Clay
1995 – Gimlet … Hombre (Man)
1996 – Albino Alligator … Guy Foucard
1996 – Portrait of a Lady … Casper Goodwood
1996 – Daylight Roy Nord …
1997 – Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski …
1997 – GI Jane
1997 -? (La Pistola De Mi Hermano … Juanito
1998 – A Perfect Murder … David Shaw
1998 – Psycho (Psycho) … Samuel “Sam” Loomis
1999 – Walking on the moon … Walker Jerome
2000 – 28 days (28 Days) … Eddie Boone
2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn …
2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn …
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Aragorn …
2003 – Live freak, freak die! – M / f; Viggo’s character was not included in the final version of the cartoon
2004 – Hidalgo … Frank Hopkins
2005 – History of Violence … Tom Stoll
2006 – Captain Alatriste
2007 – Eastern Promises … Nikolai Luzhin
2008 – Appaloosa – Everett Hitch
2008 – Good
2009 – Road

Interesting facts
In the film Eastern Promises (Eastern Promises) during a fight in the bath with the “Chechen” on the shoulder of Nikolai Luzhin is clearly visible elf tattoo Nine, which made all the actors who took part in the campaign for the ring in the movie Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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