Viggo Mortensen

 

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Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American-Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. 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 (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G. I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), and A Walk on the Moon (1999). Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road. Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music

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Viggo Mortensen

Born 1958-10-20 (61 years ago) in New York City, New York, USA.
Height 180 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (A Dangerous Method) 32nd Genie Awards 2012 A dangerous method
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Eastern Promises) 2007 Eastern Promises
British Independent Film Award for Best Actor (Eastern Promises) British Independent Film Awards 2007 2007 Eastern Promises
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Eastern Promises) 12th Satellite Awards 2007 Eastern Promises
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) 10th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 Sagan om konungens återkomst
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) 9th Critics' Choice Awards 2003 Sagan om konungens återkomst
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor (The Road) 15th Critics' Choice Awards 2009 Vägen
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Eastern Promises) 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 Eastern Promises
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Eastern Promises) 61st British Academy Film Awards 2008 Eastern Promises
Academy Award for Best Actor (Eastern Promises) 80th Academy Awards 2007 Eastern Promises
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Eastern Promises) 12th Satellite Awards 2007 Eastern Promises
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor (Eastern Promises) 13th Critics' Choice Awards 2007 Eastern Promises
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (Eastern Promises) 65th Golden Globe Awards 2007 Eastern Promises
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Action Star 31st People's Choice Awards 2005
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 Sagan om de två tornen
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) 7th Golden Satellite Awards 2003 Sagan om de två tornen
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Ariadna Gil(Sambo: 2009–) 2009 Sambo
Exene Cervenka(Gifta: 1987-07-08–1998-03-13) 1987-07-08 1998-03-13 Gifta
Child

Henry Mortensen

Parents

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Grace Gamble Atkinson

Siblings

Charles Mortensen, Walter Mortensen

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Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American-Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. 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 (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), and A Walk on the Moon (1999).

Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.

Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen is politically active. He campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, and later endorsed Barack Obama for President. Mortensen has one son from his previous marriage to musician Exene Cervenka.

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