Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Oct. 20th, 1958
Born in
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
5' 11"

Viggo Mortensen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Tinseltown TV (UK) TV Show
Tinseltown TV (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Two Faces of January
2014 - Jauja
2013 - Gospel According to Harry
2012 - On the Road
2012 - On the Road
2011 - A Dangerous Method
2009 - The People Speak
2009 - Reclaiming the Blade
2008 - Appaloosa
2008 - Good
2007 - Eastern Promises
2006 - Alatriste
2005 - Ringers - Lord of the Fans
2005 - A History of Violence
2004 - Hidalgo
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000 - 28 Days
1999 - A Walk on the Moon
1998 - A Perfect Murder
1998 - Psycho
1997 - G.I. Jane
1996 - The Portrait of a Lady
1996 - Daylight
1995 - Crimson Tide
1995 - The Passion of Darkly Noon
1995 - The Prophecy
1994 - Floundering
1993 - American Yakuza
1993 - The Young Americans
1993 - Carlito's Way
1993 - American Yakuza
1991 - The Indian Runner
1990 - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
1990 - Young Guns II
1990 - The Reflecting Skin
1988 - Fresh Horses
1985 - Witness

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Detective Eddie Trumbull
Himself - Guest
[Complete List]


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. 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 (I)'s The Indian Runner (1991), Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way (1993), Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane (1997), Tony Scott (I)'s Crimson Tide (1995), Andrew Davis (I)'s A Perfect Murder (1998), Ray Loriga's La pistola de mi hermano (1997), and Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon (1999).

Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan. His family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark. He began acting in New York, studying with Warren Robertson (I). 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. Mortensen is also an accomplished poet, photographer and painter.

  • It is well-known that his father is Danish and his mother American, but also his grandmother was from Trondheim, Norway.
  • Was in remakes of two 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv) films in the same year: _A Perfect Murder (1998)_ (qv) - a remake of _Dial M for Murder (1954)_ (qv) - and _Psycho (1998)_ (qv).
  • After his parents divorced when he was eleven, he moved to new York with his mother and two younger brothers.
  • Ranked #10 on VH1's Hottest Hotties.
  • Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings," with 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv). He starred with Ford in _Witness (1985)_ (qv). Ford starred with 'John Rhys-Davies' (qv) (Gimli) in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv) and _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv), 'Sean Bean' (qv) (Boromir) in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv) and 'Miranda Otto' (qv) (Eowyn) in _What Lies Beneath (2000)_ (qv).
  • Owner of publishing company Perceval Press.
  • In 2003 he visited Denmark and had a booksigning, an art exhibition opening and The Lord of The Rings premiere.
  • Ranked #17 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sex Symbols in the world.

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