Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Age
58
Birthday
Oct. 20th, 1958
Born in
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 11"

Viggo Mortensen's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • He received the scar on his upper lip after scratching his face on a barbed wire fence at a Halloween party.
  • Is a big fan of the New York Mets and the Montreal Canadiens. When filming _A History of Violence (2005)_ (qv), he showed up on the Toronto set wearing a Canadiens' jersey.
  • He is the ex-husband of 'Exene Cervenka' (qv), the singer of the punk band X.
  • Has dual citizenship, American and Danish, as his father is a Danish citizen and his mother American.
  • As Viggo lived in Argentina as a child, he is a fan of Argentine soccer team San Lorenzo (real name of the team: "San Lorenzo of Almagro", from Buenos Aires City).Viggo usually wear clothes and accessories with this team's colors (red & blue) the last time in public, at the Rome Festival, in the "Alatriste" Premiere.
  • Is also a jazz musician - he has released three CDs so far.
  • Ranked #17 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sex Symbols in the world.
  • Ranked #10 on VH1's Hottest Hotties.


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