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Viggo Mortensen


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. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American, and his maternal grandfather was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Revolution Televised (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
 2014 Jauja
Gunnar Dinesen
 2012 Everybody Has a Plan
Agustín / Pedro
 2009/I The Road
Man
 2008 Good
Halder
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game)
Aragorn (voice)
 1997 La pistola de mi hermano
Juanito
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Jimmy Kowalski
 1995 Gimlet
Hombre (Man)
 1995 Black Velvet Pantsuit
Worthless Junkie
 1994 The Crew
Phillip
 1994 Floundering
Homeless Man
 1993 American Yakuza
Nick Davis / David Brandt
 1993 The Young Americans
Carl Frazer
 1992 Ruby Cairo
Johnny Faro
 1991 The Indian Runner
Frank Roberts
 1990 Once in a Blue Moon (TV Short)
 1990 The Reflecting Skin
Cameron Dove
 1989 Tripwire
Hans
 1987 Prison
Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Detective Eddie Trumbull
- Red Tape (1987) ... Detective Eddie Trumbull
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Tim
- High School Narc (1985) ... Tim
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
Lieutenant at LeBoeuf
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Bragg (1985)
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Other Works:

Book: "Signlanguage", Small Art Press (painting and photography, with essay by art critic Kevin Power). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 16 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Life is short... I like to pay attention while I'm going through it. Whatever I see, like anyone else, I'm going to filter it and create my own idea of what it is. - on painting, creating music, writing poetry, and taking photographs in addition to acting. See more »

Trivia:

Speaks fluent English, Spanish, Danish, and French, but he also speaks yet not fluently Catalan, Swedish and Norwegian. See more »

Trademark:

Soft mellow voice See more »

Nickname:

Guido See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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