Knowledge Identifier: +Viggo_Mortensen
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1958.
Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (18%), (6%)
Linked to: St. Lawrence University, Denmark national football team, Argentina national football team, Fangoria
In 1987 Mortensen guest starred as a corrupt police detective on the hit series Miami Vice
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
Another major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy
In 2005, Mortensen starred in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
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
Other well-received films in recent years have included "Appaloosa" and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road"
After two decades, Mortensen returned to theatre in 2011, starring in Ariel Dorfman's "Purgatorio" in Madrid
Buckethead - On September 26, 2011, actor Viggo Mortensen released a new instrumental collaboration with Buckethead titled "Reunion"
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
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"
As of 2019, he has received three Academy Award nominations