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Viggo Mortensen

Knowledge Identifier: +Viggo_Mortensen


Viggo Mortensen

Half American half Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (18%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: David Cronenberg, Cormac McCarthy, Ed Harris

Linked to: St. Lawrence University, Denmark national football team, Argentina national football team, Fangoria




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Viggo Mortensen was born in 1958 add something


Also in 1985, he was cast in the role of Bragg on "Search for Tomorrow" add something


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" , "Carlito's Way" , "Crimson Tide" , "Daylight" , "The Portrait of a Lady" , "G.I. Jane" , "A Perfect Murder" , and "A Walk on the Moon" add something


In 1987 Mortensen guest starred as a corrupt police detective on the hit series Miami Vice add something


Mortensen's 1987 performance in "Bent" at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, won him a Dramalogue Critics' award add something


David Warner (actor) - He starred in cult classic "Waxwork" , and featured alongside a young Viggo Mortensen in the 1990 film "Tripwire"


John Allen Nelson - Nelson co-wrote the screenplay for the martial arts-yarn "Best of the Best 2," which was released in 1993, as well as "American Yakuza" starring Viggo Mortensen


A Perfect Murder - "'A Perfect Murder"' is a 1998 American crime thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Viggo Mortensen


Another major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy add something


Mortensen's career rose to new heights in the early 2000s with his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" add something


Buckethead - He has collaborated extensively with a wide variety of high profile artists such as Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Iggy Pop, Les Claypool, Serj Tankian, Bill Moseley, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, That 1 Guy, and was a member of Guns N' Roses from 2000 to 2004


Alan Tudyk - In 2000, Tudyk played Gerhardt, a homosexual German drug addict, alongside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen in "28 Days"


Elijah Wood - His most hotly anticipated project, the 2001 film gave Wood top billing as Baggins, alongside a cast that included Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and John Rhys-Davies


In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors add something


In 2004, Mortensen starred as Frank Hopkins in "Hidalgo", the story of an ex-army courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous desert race for a contest prize add something


In 2005, Mortensen starred in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" add something


In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller "A History of Violence" add something


David Newsom - He is best known for his various critically acclaimed US television appearances, and for his work in 2005 and 2006 with Viggo Mortensen and Perceval Press


Following his appearance in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, in 2006 he was granted an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, St. Lawrence University add something


In 2006, he starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in the Spanish language film "Alatriste", based on the series of novels "The Adventures of Captain Alatriste", written by the Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte add something


On October 13, 2006, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Province and the City of León, Spain add something


Noam Chomsky - Actor Viggo Mortensen with avant-garde guitarist Buckethead dedicated their 2006 album, called Pandemoniumfromamerica, to Chomsky.


In September 2007, the film "Eastern Promises", directed by David Cronenberg, was released to critical acclaim for the film itself and for Mortensen's performance as a Russian gangster on the rise in London add something


Other well-received films in recent years have included "Appaloosa" and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road" add something


CineVegas - Celebrities honored at the 2008 Festival include James Caan, Don Cheadle, Rosario Dawson, Anjelica Huston, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell


Jeremy Irons - In 2008, Irons co-starred with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen in "Appaloosa", directed by Harris


Renee Zellwegger - In 2008, she starred in the western Appaloosa with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen and the period comedy Leatherheads with fellow Oscar-winner George Clooney.


Renee Zellweger - In 2008, she starred in the western "Appaloosa" with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen and the period comedy "Leatherheads" with George Clooney


He was one of the signees of the "Toronto Declaration" protesting against spotlighting Tel-Aviv at the TIFF in 2009 add something


In 2009 he joined the cast of "The Road", a film adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, and collaborated with David Cronenberg for a third time on "A Dangerous Method" add something


In 2009, Mortensen performed in "The People Speak", a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" add something


While it was reported in April 2009 that Mortensen had, at least temporarily, retired from film acting, Mortensen said he was misquoted add something


Joe Penhall - Penhall however adapted a Cormac McCarthy's book "The Road" in 2009 for film which starred Viggo Mortensen for which he revieved wide praise and he says is his best produced screen work


On April 16, 2010, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog add something


Dennis Hopper - Surrounded by friends including Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, David_Lynch, Michael Madsen, family and fans, he attended its addition to the sidewalk on March 26, 2010.


David Cronenberg - In July 2010, Cronenberg completed production on "A Dangerous Method", an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play "The Talking Cure", starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen


After two decades, Mortensen returned to theatre in 2011, starring in Ariel Dorfman's "Purgatorio" in Madrid add something


Mortensen was a good friend of Icelandic painter Georg Guðni Hauksson up until his death in 2011 add something


A Dangerous Method - "'A Dangerous Method"' is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael_Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel


Buckethead - On September 26, 2011, actor Viggo Mortensen released a new instrumental collaboration with Buckethead titled "Reunion"


In a 2012 interview, he denied that he ever said he was retiring, only that he didn't have "plans to do another movie" at the time and that he was "taking a little break now add something


Garrett Hedlund - He appears as Dean Moriarty in the 2012 film "On the Road", along with Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Terrance Howard, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen


Robert Pattinson - In November 2012, it was announced that Pattinson will appear alongside Viggo Mortensen and Rachel Weisz in David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars", which is described as a darkly comic look at Hollywood excess


David Oelhoffen - His next film was "Far from Men" from 2014, which is based on the short story "The Guest" by Albert Camus and stars Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb


Quentin Tarantino - In late September 2014, Viggo Mortensen was in talks to join as villain for the film


Bourne (film series) - In June 2015, Variety reported that Stiles will reprise her role as Nicky Parsons and Viggo Mortensen is in talks to appear in the film as an assassin who's tracking down Bourne


"Toronto Star", Michael O'Sullivan, July 16, 2016 add something


Captain Fantastic (film) - "'Captain Fantastic"' is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen


He was nominated as Best Actor again in 2017, at the 89th Academy Awards, for his role in "Captain Fantastic" add something


As of 2019, he has received three Academy Award nominations add something