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Viggo Mortensen

Mortensen at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Born Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.
October 20, 1958 (1958-10-20) (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Poet, Musician, Photographer, Painter
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) Exene Cervenka (1987–1998)
.Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.^ Interview - Viggo Mortensen, actor .
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^ He speaks several languages and is also an accomplished poet, musician, photographer and painter.
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^ You’re a painter, a musician, a photographer, an actor, a poet and you’re a natural at swordplay.
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.His film roles include Aragorn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Frank T. Hopkins in Hidalgo, Tom Stall in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence, and his Academy and Golden Globe Award-nominated role as Nikolai Luzhin in Cronenberg's Eastern Promises.^ The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers [DVD] (2002) DVD With the Fellowship of the Ring splintered, the war for Middle Earth continues in the second Tolkien tale from Peter Jackson.

^ But it certainly doesn't validate or invalidate the "Lord of the Rings" or Peter Jackson if it wins or loses any of the 11 nominations it has.
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^ Q: You have been criticized for wearing anti-war T-shirts while promoting your films, particularly The Lord of the Rings .
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He also stars in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road as "The Man".

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Early life

.Mortensen was born in New York City.^ I currently live in New York City.
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^ View recent entries Born in New York (20th October, 1958) to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan.
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^ Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen split his childhood between Manhattan and places like Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark.
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.His American mother, Grace Gamble (née Atkinson), and Danish father, Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr., met in Norway.^ Has dual citizenship, American and Danish, as his father is a Danish citizen and his mother American.
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^ His Danish father met his mother in Norway.
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^ Viggo is the oldest son of Grace and Viggo Mortensen.
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[1][2] His maternal grandfather was from Nova Scotia, Canada.[3][4] .His family moved to Venezuela, Denmark, and Argentinian cities Córdoba and Buenos Aires, where he learned Spanish.^ His family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina, and Denmark.
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^ Here they would shift between Buenos Aires in Argentina and Venezuela, where dad would manage chicken farms and cattle ranches, often spending holidays back in Denmark on the Mortensen family farm.
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^ In his peripatetic youth, the poet/artist/musician moved around the globe, from Argentina and Venezuela to his father’s native Denmark to his mother’s base in New York State.
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.His father managed chicken farms and ranches in Argentina.^ He spent much of his childhood in Venezuela and Argentina where his father managed chicken farms.

^ Mortensen's distinctive angular look is a combination of an American mother and Danish father, and he grew up mostly in Argentina, where his father managed a large farm in the Pampas.
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^ Before they divorced when he was 11, his American mother and Danish father trooped their three boys (Viggo's the eldest) through Argentina, Venezuela, and Denmark, where his father managed farms.
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[5] .They remained there until Mortensen was eleven, when his parents divorced and his mother moved back to New York.^ After his parents divorced when he was eleven, he moved to new York with his mother and two younger brothers.
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^ After his parents divorced when he was 11, he moved back with his mother and two younger brothers, Walter and Charles, to New York.

^ After his parents divorced when he was eleven, he moved to new York with...
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.He moved with his father to Copenhagen, Denmark.^ In his peripatetic youth, the poet/artist/musician moved around the globe, from Argentina and Venezuela to his father’s native Denmark to his mother’s base in New York State.
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.Mortensen and his father eventually went back to the United States, where he graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, New York.^ He went to school in Watertown, New York, just south of the Canadian border.
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^ By the early 1970s, Viggo was going gangbusters at school, kicking goals both on and off the field with his keen ability and quick-witted mind, and after graduating from high school, he went on to study Politics and Spanish at the St. Lawrence University.
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^ After his parents divorced, Mortensen and his two brothers went with their mother back to the US. "We arrived in Northern New York near the Canadian border, and there were no Spanish-speaking people at all, one black person in the whole county, some French-Canadians, and no tradition of football.
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.After high school, he returned to Denmark and became a truck driver in Esbjerg, Denmark, before again returning to the United States to pursue an acting career.^ Born in New York on October 20, 1958, Viggo Mortensen grew up in South America and Denmark, returning to New York to study acting.
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^ Mortensen was born in New York City, although spent some childhood years in Venezuela, Argentina, and his father's native Denmark, before returning to high school in Watertown, New York (where Viggo Mortensen was captain of the swim team).

^ Born on October 20, 1958 in New York City, Viggo lived in the U.S., Argentina, Venezuela, and Denmark before he was 18, eventually graduating from Watertown High School in New York.
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He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish. .He chose that subject because he could get good grades without a lot of study, leaving him free to be in a lot of plays.^ By the end of the shoot we got so good at playing with each other that I felt we could do just about anything, or that we were capable of a lot more than when we started out.
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^ A keen horseman and outdoorsman, he took the role in Appaloosa, a classic western with bad guys, Indians and laconic lawmen, because the subject matter appealed to him.
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^ Well, it's true because it seems like a lot of filmmakers or actors don't want to take the time to really study .
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.At his commencement, he refused to wear an academic gown because they were made by sweatshop workers.^ Wear an academic gown because they were made by sweatshop workers.However,after the Lord of the rings trilogy,when he was granted an honorary doctorate by his Alma mater,he did appear in the appropriate robes.
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^ They were good sports about it but I made sure to wear it around the set a lot.
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^ "Yes, because they were into the book and it's kind of like seeing it being made," Kodi said.

.However, after the Lord of the Rings trilogy, when he was granted an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, he did appear in the prescribed robes.^ Wear an academic gown because they were made by sweatshop workers.However,after the Lord of the rings trilogy,when he was granted an honorary doctorate by his Alma mater,he did appear in the appropriate robes.
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^ Any number of moments from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

^ Certainly it's a long way from his dashing, almost swashbuckling turn as the sword-wielding horseman Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Career

Acting career

.After several years of experience in live theater, Mortensen made his first film appearance playing an Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness.^ In 1985, Mortensen debuted in Peter Weir's Witness , playing a young Amish farmer.
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^ Viggo Mortensen mini-biog : After several years of experience in live theater, he made his first movie appearance playing an Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness.
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^ After several years in theatre, he made his film debut in Witness (1985).
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.(Mortensen had actually acted in two prior films, Swing Shift[citation needed] and The Purple Rose of Cairo, but his scenes in both of these films were deleted from the final cuts.^ Had roles in "Swing Shift" (1984) and "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985); both cut before release of film .
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^ (Mortensen had actually been cast in two prior films — Swing Shift and The Purple Rose of Cairo — but his scenes in both of these films were deleted from the final Cuts).
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^ Filmed scenes for The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), but they were all cut out.
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) Also in 1985, he was cast in the role of Bragg on Search for Tomorrow. .Mortensen's 1987 performance in Bent at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, won him a Dramalogue Critics' Award.^ Mortensen's 1987 performance in Bent at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, won him a Dramalogue Critics' Award.
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^ One of Mortensen’s earliest film roles was in Peter Weir ’s “Witness,” and in 1987 he received a Dramalogue Critics’ Award for starring in a production of “Bent” at the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles.
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^ His first real recognition came when he won a Dramalogue Critics Award for his performances as a sadistic Nazi in Bent at the Coast Playhouse.
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.Coincidentally, the play, about homosexual concentration camp prisoners, was originally brought to prominence by Ian McKellen, with whom Mortensen later costarred in The Lord of the Rings.^ Coincidentally, the play, about homosexual concentration camp prisoners, was originally brought to prominence by Sir Ian McKellen, with whom Mortensen later co-starred in The Lord of the Rings.
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^ Viggo Mortensen on playing a Nazi and surviving the Lord of the Rings .
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^ Lord of the Rings movie, while stories did the rounds of Mortensen camping out under the stars, refusing to remove his sword from his back during mealtimes, and requesting that a displaced tooth be glued back into his mouth.
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.During the 1990s, Mortensen appeared in supporting roles in a variety of films, including Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, Young Guns II, Prison, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Sean Penn's The Indian Runner, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, G.I. Jane, Daylight, A Walk on the Moon, American Yakuza, Charles Robert Carner's remake Vanishing Point, Philip Ridley's two films The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon, A Perfect Murder and Gus Van Sant's Psycho (1998 remakes of two Alfred Hitchcock's movies Dial M for Murder and Psycho), 28 Days, and The Prophecy, with Christopher Walken.^ Peter 'Weps' Ince The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) ....
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^ Entertainment Weekly issue 834/835 August 19, 2005 The Hero Returns His legions of fans swooned during his love scenes in A Walk on the Moon and clung to his every word in such films as A Perfect Murder and 28 Days .

^ Keith Staskiewicz Categories: Movies Viggo Mortensen may have galloped his way into our collective pop-culture consciousness as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings , but he was already mesmerizing a full decade earlier in Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner .
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.Of these roles, Mortensen was probably best-known for playing Master Chief John Urgayle in G.I. Jane.^ Before Mortensen took the role of Aragorn, he was probably best known for playing Master Chief John Urgayle in G.I. Jane.
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^ We suspect that anyone who has seen Viggo Mortensen in his wide range of roles, from the whiny Lalin in Carlito's Way to the seductive hippie Walker in Walk on the Moon to the tough, disciplined and even brutal Master Chief Urgayle in G.I. Jane , would not be at all surprised at his ability to play this character—or any character, for that matter.
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^ Best known for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, modern-day Renaissance man Viggo Mortensen knows all about the fine arts: acting, singing, painting and cheering on his Canadiens.
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[6]
Mortensen at the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, December 1, 2003.
.Mortensen's major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.^ He is best known for his role as Aragorn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

^ Mortensen is perhaps best known for his work as Aragorn/Strider in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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^ Playing Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy prepared him for similar physical tests.
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.According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Mortensen was a last-minute replacement for Stuart Townsend, and would not have taken the part of Aragorn had it not been for his son's enthusiasm for the J. R. R. Tolkien novel.^ Replaced Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn/Strider in The Lord of the Rings, after filming began.

^ According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Mortensen was a last-minute replacement in the role of Aragorn for Stuart Townsend, and wouldn't have taken the part if it hadn't been for his son's enthusiasm for J. R. R. Tolkien's trilogy.
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^ I love him as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.
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In the Two Towers DVD extras, the film's swordmaster, Bob Anderson, described Mortensen as "the best swordsman I've ever trained." Mortensen performed all of his own stunts, insisting it would look more authentic, and even the injuries he sustained during several of them did not dampen his enthusiasm. At one point during shooting of Two Towers, Orlando Bloom's, John Rhys-Davies's stunt double, and Mortensen all had fairly serious injuries, and during a shoot of them, running in the mountains, Peter Jackson jokingly referred to the three as "the walking wounded."
.In 2004, Mortensen starred as Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo, the story of an ex-army courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous desert race for a contest prize.^ In 2004, he starred as Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo, the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize.
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^ In 2004, he starred as Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo , the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize.
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^ Viggo would move on to star in Hidalgo, supposedly the true story of Frank T. Hopkins, a courier rider for the Pony Express who claimed that, in 1890, he'd travelled with his titular horse to Saudi to enter the Ocean of Fire, a dangerous 3000-mile marathon with a huge prize at stake.
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.In 2005, Mortensen starred in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence.^ But the most intriguing thing about Viggo Mortensen, who played King Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and who recently won critical acclaim for his leading role in the latest David Cronenberg release, A History of Violence , is how much he loves to talk politics.
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^ Eastern Promises and Viggo Mortensen David Cronenberg is back in A History of Violence territory with Eastern Promises , and Viggo Mortensen is back to bring this new incarnartion to ambiguous, shadowy life.
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^ Cinema Confidential News: 09/22/05 - INTERVIEW: Viggo Mortensen on "A History of Violence" .
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.He was nominated for a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for this role.^ So, it's very much a word-of-mouth movie, and there's no better word-of-mouth than reading in the newspaper, "Nominated for Best Picture, or Best Director, or Best Actor, or Best Supporting Actor."
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^ His leading role in Eastern Promises (2007) landed him a lead-actor Oscar nomination.
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^ He was nominated for a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for this role.
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.In the DVD extras for A History of Violence, David Cronenberg relates that Mortensen is the only actor he'd come across who would come back from weekends with his family with items he had bought to use as props on the set.^ "On A History of Violence, David Cronenberg and I would be doing the grimmest scenes and laugh a lot."
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^ Viggo Mortensen is already confirmed and David Cronenberg is set...
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^ Mortensen has played a family man with a History of Violence and his horsemanship was displayed in the Western Hidalgo , but it is Viggo's emotional portrayal of a shattered and dying dad trying to save his son after a world-wide apocalypse in The Road that might be the actor's most heart-rending and effective performance to date.
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Interviewed by eTalk Daily at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, for A History of Violence
.In 2006, he starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in Alatriste, based on the series of novels The Adventures of Captain Alatriste, written by the Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte.^ In 2006, he starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in Alatriste, a Spanish film based in the series of novels The Adventures of Captain Alatriste written by the Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte.
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^ Starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in "Alatriste" a Spanish film based in the series of novels written by Arturo Perez-Reverte .
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^ Don’t let the father-son storyline fool you: “The Road,” based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy and starring Viggo Mortensen , is a grim piece of business.
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.In September 2007, the film Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg, was released to critical acclaim for the film itself and for Mortensen's performance as a Russian gangster on the rise in London.^ Eastern Promises (2007) as Nikolai Luzhin (credited as Viggo Mortensen) .
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^ David Cronenberg and ultraviolence with Eastern Promises.
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^ Cronenberg working on Eastern Promises sequel .
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His nude fight scene in a steam room, wherein his genitals were visible on screen for a full seven minutes, was applauded by Roger Ebert: "Years from now, it will be referred to as a benchmark."[7] Mortensen's performance in Eastern Promises resulted in his winning the Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film award from the British Independent Film Awards.[8] .He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.^ So, it's very much a word-of-mouth movie, and there's no better word-of-mouth than reading in the newspaper, "Nominated for Best Picture, or Best Director, or Best Actor, or Best Supporting Actor."
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^ He was nominated for a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for this role.
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^ Valerie Macon / AFP-Getty Images Viggo Mortensen, who received an Academy Award best actor nomination for his work in “Eastern Promises,” said the Oscars are like politics.
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[9]
.In 2009, Mortensen appeared as himself in the film Reclaiming The Blade,[10] in which he discussed his passion for the sword and his sword-work in films such as The Lord of the Rings and Alatriste.^ Reclaiming the Blade (2009) as Himself (credited as Viggo Mortensen) .
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^ Top 10 Horror Films of 2009 .
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^ The actor (best known as Aragorn in the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), in Oregon to film "The Road," adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel, has appeared in a "Voices" reading in Los Angeles.
  • Viggo Mortensen and Eddie Vedder sing the revolution on a hot Portland night | Oregon Books - OregonLive.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

[10] Mortensen also talked about his work with Bob Anderson, the swordmaster on The Lord of the Rings, Alatriste, Pirates of the Caribbean and many others[10]
.In April 2009 Mortensen revealed in an interview that he has, at least temporarily, retired from film acting as the schedule required for promoting a film is too stressful.^ Mortensen has been working steadily since beginning his acting career in 1985, but the toll his schedule takes might signal the end.
  • Viggo Mortensen is Hanging Up His Cape | PopEater.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: General]

^ In an interview with Kevin Maher published April 2, 2009, in the London Times , Viggo Mortensen talked about the grueling schedule of travel associated with film promotion and stated that he is taking an indefinite break from movie acting: .
  • Viggo Mortensen: Movies, Art, Politics at Brego.net 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.brego.net [Source type: General]

^ The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Garret Dillahunt, is now scheduled for an October 16th, 2009, release.
  • Viggo Mortensen: Movies, Art, Politics at Brego.net 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.brego.net [Source type: General]

[11]

Perceval Press

.With part of his earnings from The Lord of the Rings, Mortensen founded the Perceval Press publishing house — named for the knight from the legend of King Arthur — to help other artists by publishing works that might not find a home in more traditional publishing venues.^ On top of all that, he founded the independent publishing house Perceval Press .
  • Viggo Mortensen Loves Politics | | AlterNet 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Owner of publishing company Perceval Press.
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^ On top of all that, he founded the independent publishing house Perceval Press.
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[12]
.Perceval Press is also the home of Viggo's many personal artistic projects in the area of fine arts, photography, poetry, song, and literature (see below).^ He's a published poet, painter, fine arts photographer, and dabbler in musical projects—including Intelligence Failure , a collaboration with weirdo-guitarist Buckethead .
  • Viggo Mortensen, King of The Road | Mother Jones 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ A book is handed over, page after page filled with his photography and poetry and published by his own Perceval Press imprint back in Los Angeles (which he calls home).
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^ I didn`t see "The Lord of the Rings" this movie and I know viggo at "The History of Violence.Many people say he is an Artist,Actor...many faces of Viggo.
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Bibliography

.Mortensen is also an author, with various books of poetry, photography, and painting published.^ ST: From your poetry, photography, painting.
  • Morphizm.com -- "A Religious Moment Where Something Might Happen": An Interview With Viggo Mortensen 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.morphizm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He's dedicated to artistic passions - he writes poetry, runs a small publishing house that has produced art and anthropology books, plays the piano, occasionally plays and records with Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead, paints and is a keen photographer.
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^ A book is handed over, page after page filled with his photography and poetry and published by his own Perceval Press imprint back in Los Angeles (which he calls home).
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His bibliography includes:
.
  • Ten Last Night — (1993), his first collection of poetry.
  • Recent Forgeries — (1998), ISBN, 5th Edition, documents Viggo's first solo exhibition and includes a CD with music and spoken-word poetry.^ Re: Viggo's Poetry Where did you find Ten Last Night?...
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    ^ Included with this publication is an Audio CD with music and spoken-word poetry.

    ^ Re: Viggo CD's I was able to get Recent Forgeries, a book of poetry, photos and paintings.
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    .Introduction by Dennis Hopper.
  • Errant Vine — (2000), limited edition booklet of an exhibit at the Robert Mann Gallery.
  • Hole in the Sun — (2002, ISBN), color and black & white photographs of a back yard swimming pool.
  • SignLanguage — (2002 ISBN), a catalog from an exhibition of his works, combining photographs, paintings, and poetry into a multimedia diary of his time in New Zealand while filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.^ The canvases in the film were his own, painted in Dennis Hopper's studio.

    ^ A true man of many trades, Mortensen is an accomplished photographer and musician, who writes poetry, paints and even admits to being a New York Mets fan.
    • ESPN.com: Page 3 - 10 Burning Questions with Viggo Mortensen 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Viggo Mortensen , the actor best known for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, returned to his native North Country to open an exhibition of photographs and read poetry at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York .
    • Viggo Mortensen vs Evil Elf « raincoaster 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC raincoaster.com [Source type: General]

    Introduction by Kevin Power.
  • Coincidence of Memory — (2002, ISBN Third Edition. .In this book, the artist combines photographs, paintings, and poems that cover his artistic output from 1978 to 2002.
  • Mo Te Upoko-o-te-ika/For Wellington — (2003), ISBN, a book to accompany the joint exhibitions at Massey University and the Wellington City Gallery during the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
  • 45301 — (2003), ISBN. Abstract images, fragments, and phrases from poems comprise this photography book.^ "Mo Te Upoko-o-te-ika/For Wellington is a book to accompany the joint exhibitions currently on at Massey University and the Wellington City Gallery, in New Zealand.

    ^ This handsome book combines photographs, paintings, and poems that span his artistic output from 1978 to 2002.

    ^ Reportedly dating as of December 2003; joined Mortensen at the premiere of "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King".
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    .Many of the photographs were shot during travels to Morocco, Cuba, and the northern plains of the United States.
  • Un hueco en el sol — (2003), a small booklet published to accompany the exhibition "Un hueco en el sol" at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana.^ Many of the photographs were shot during Mortensen's recent travels to Morocco, Cuba, and the northern plains of the United States, but could have been shot in your backyard.

    ^ Mortensen is a part-time musician, a published poet, and a photographer and painter who has had exhibitions at art galleries such as the Robert Mann Gallery, Track 16 Gallery, Fototeca de Cuba, and Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark.
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    • Viggo Mortensen | Progressive, The | Find Articles at BNET 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]
    • Viggo Mortensen Loves Politics | | AlterNet 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Not only has he climbed to the top of the Hollywood heap, he's had a variety of accomplishments, including starting his own publishing house, exhibiting his photographs, and recording a number of jazz CDs.
    • Viggo Mortensen Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com Australia 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    .In Spanish.
  • Miyelo — (2003), ISBN-X), a series of panoramic photographs of a Lakota Ghost Dance.^ "Miyelo is comprised of a series of large-scale, panoramic photographs of a Lakota Ghost Dance, taken from a single roll of film in March of 2003.

    ^ I was initially inspired to do it partly from what I heard about the Ghost Dance, but more by the serious way that the dancers and singers had prepared for the scene.
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    .It also tells about the events leading up to the massacre at Wounded Knee.
  • Nye Falsknerier - (2003).^ Accompanying these and other related images is extensive literary and historical documentation of the period during which the Ghost Dance originated, leading up to and beyond the tragic massacre at Wounded Knee.

    ^ The film touched on the topic of the unjust treatment of the Native Americans at the massacre of the unarmed village at Wounded Knee.
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    .Paintings and poems translated into Danish from Ten Last Night, Recent Forgeries, Coincidence of Memory.
  • The Horse is Good — (2004), ISBN, a photography book, partly shot during his work on the film Hidalgo, about horses as partners, teachers, and fellow travelers.^ You got a good horse to work with.
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    ^ Let's talk about Coincidence of Memory .
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    ^ Whereas lesser actors might have cashed in on THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by making a few vapid Michael Bay films, he chose to make HIDALGO , a movie about a mans relationship with his horse.
    • INT: Viggo Mortensen - JoBlo.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Images from Morocco, South Dakota, Montana, California, Iceland, New Zealand, Denmark, Brazil, and Argentina.^ Viggo Mortensen Born in New York on October 20, 1958, Viggo Mortensen grew up in South America and Denmark, returning to New York to study acting.
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    ^ Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen split his childhood between Manhattan and places like Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark.
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    ^ Born in New York on October 20, 1958, Viggo Mortensen grew up in South America and Denmark, returning to New York to study acting.
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    This book reflects Mortensen's fondness for horses. .In fact, he bought Uraeus—the horse who played Brego, Aragorn's steed (Roheryn in the books) in The Lord of the Rings movies—as well as TJ, one of the horses who played Hidalgo.^ Book vs. Movie Aragorn by emvan .
    • Capone has a GOOD chat with Viggo Mortensen about politics, THE ROAD, APPALOOSA, and THE HOBBIT!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Fun Fact: One of the factors in Viggo's decision to play Aragorn in Lord of the Rings was his son's deep love for the books.
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    ^ I love him as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.
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    .He also purchased the stallion that played Arwen's horse, a grey Andalusian stallion named Florian, and gave it to the stunt woman, Jane Abbott, who rode the horse in place of Liv Tyler.
  • Linger - (2005).^ Purchased the horses he rode in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and HIDALGO (2004) after the films were completed.
    • Viggo Mortensen Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In another realm, elf Arwen (Liv Tyler) begins her journey to immortal life in the Grey Havens, on her way to leave Middle-earth -- and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) -- forever, but has a vision that causes her to once again reconsider her decision.

    ^ Purchased the horses he rode in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Hidalgo (2004) after the films were completed.
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    In this book, the artist combines black and white photographs and prose poems. .Images from Spain (partly shot during his work on the film Alatriste), Morocco, Iceland, United States, Denmark…
  • I Forget You For Ever - (2006).^ Mortensen returned to period adventures in 2006 when he played the titular solider-turned-mercenary in Agustín Díaz Yanes ' Spanish-language film Alatriste, set during Spain's 16th century imperial wars.

    ^ Of all the presidents in the history of the United States, it's hard to think that there's anything other than public relations -- getting people to swallow huge lies so you can get your dirty work done -- that this president will be considered remarkable for.
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    ^ ''You can spend your whole life looking at movies made outside the United States [alone] and never see them all,'' he marvels.

    Texts and photographs.
  • Skovbo - (2008). .Collection of photographs, poems (in English, Spanish and Danish) and quotes.^ Word is, you speak fluent Spanish, Danish and English and you’re pretty well versed in French, Swedish, Italian and Norwegian.
    • The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC canadiens.nhl.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But I appreciate it for the languages I know (he's fluent in English, Spanish and Danish but also speaks Norwegian, Italian, French and Swedish) and the places I know.
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    ^ Danish father and American mother, Mortensen was raised in both Manhattan and South America, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish and Danish as well as English.
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    .The book is dedicated to Howard Zinn and Dennis Kucinich and functions as a companion to the photo exhibit Skovbo at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography (2008).
  • Sådanset - (2008).^ "This book functions as a partial companion to the photography exhibit entitled "Skovbo" (which roughly translates from Danish as "home in the forest") by Viggo Mortensen at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography (Ljosmyndasafn Reykjavikur), opening on 31st May, 2008 and running until 31st August, 2008.

    ^ Dedicated to Howard Zinn and Dennis Kucinich, this substantial publication from actor/artist/musician/poet/activist Viggo Mortensen combines his recent images of foliage and greenery with the occasional prose-poem to create one of the loveliest surveys of his photography to date.

    ^ You wanna read a real history book, read Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.

    A small booklet published to accompany the exhibition Sådanset (October 18 - November 16, 2008) at the Palæfløjen in Roskilde (Denmark).

Visual arts and discography

.Mortensen is a painter and photographer.^ Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American theater and film actor, poet, musician, photographer, and painter.
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His paintings are frequently abstract and often contain fragments of his poetry in them. .His paintings have been featured in galleries worldwide, and the paintings of the artist he portrayed in A Perfect Murder are all his own.^ He then made another strong impression as Demi Moore's rough, tough, and buff training instructor in G.I. Jane (1997) and, the following year, he was one of the few redeeming features of A Perfect Murder, in which he supplied sexy menace (as well as his own art work) as Gwyneth Paltrow's murderous artist lover.

^ He was in his element as the painter-lover sleazebag in A Perfect Murder - and that was at least one picture that used his own paintings.
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^ He then made another strong impression as Demi Moore 's rough, tough, and buff training instructor in G.I. Jane (1997) and, the following year, he was one of the few redeeming features of A Perfect Murder , in which he supplied sexy menace (as well as his own art work) as Gwyneth Paltrow 's murderous artist lover.

[citation needed]
.Mortensen experiments with his poetry and music by mixing the two art forms.^ December 2006 - Perceval Press/Viggo Mortensen (also released through TDRS, where it was mixed & mastered) You can pick up a copy either at Perceval Press or TDRS Music.
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^ September 2004 - Perceval Press/Viggo Mortensen (also released through TDRS, where it was recorded, mixed & mastered) You can pick up a copy either at Perceval Press or TDRS Music .
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^ Mortensen also published two books of poetry, and exhibited his photographs and paintings (some of which even appeared in A Perfect Murder ) during this time.
  • Viggo Mortensen Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com UK 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]

.He has collaborated with guitarist Buckethead on several albums, mostly released on his own label (Perceval Press) or TDRS Music.^ He's published several books via his own company Perceval Press.
  • Viggo Mortensen: The invisible man - Features, Films - The Independent 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ He's a published poet, painter, fine arts photographer, and dabbler in musical projects—including Intelligence Failure , a collaboration with weirdo-guitarist Buckethead .
  • Viggo Mortensen, King of The Road | Mother Jones 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ He says that, anyway, movies should be viewed as art and that he’s an artist and that his many photographic exhibitions, his paintings, his poetry and his music CDs (his most recent album, At All , is a collaboration with the Guns N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead), are all ultimately part of the same creative impulse.

.Viggo was first introduced to Buckethead's work while working on sounds for an educational CD on Greek mythology.^ Jan 10 2010 2:24 AM Dear Viggo, I’m proud to announce the release of the first Solo CD devoted entirely to my music for Guitar!
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.The finished product included a guitar part by Buckethead, which caught Viggo's ear and led him to initiate contact with the guitarist.^ He's a published poet, painter, fine arts photographer, and dabbler in musical projects—including Intelligence Failure , a collaboration with weirdo-guitarist Buckethead .
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^ Here, perhaps because of the nature of the film, my initial contacts with him were limited to the context of filming.

^ If you expand too much or leave the job in other people's hands, then you're not taking the book from concept to finished product, including supervising the printing and everything else.
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The collaboration grew from there.[13]
Viggo's discography includes:
.Mortensen is featured on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King soundtrack, singing "Aragorn's Coronation" (the name of the extended version of this song in the 3rd original sound track is "The Return of the King"), the words by Tolkien and the music composed by Mortensen.^ Again starred as Aragorn in the third and final installment "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" .
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^ According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Mortensen was a last-minute replacement in the role of Aragorn for Stuart Townsend, and wouldn't have taken the part if it hadn't been for his son's enthusiasm for J. R. R. Tolkien's trilogy.
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^ Viggo Mortensen , the actor best known for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, returned to his native North Country to open an exhibition of photographs and read poetry at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York .
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In the extended DVD edition of the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, he sings the song "The Lay of Beren and Lúthien." His poems are written in English, Danish, and Spanish.

Personal life

Mortensen while campaigning in New Hampshire for Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich
.Mortensen has a son, Henry Blake Mortensen (b.^ As a maker and patron of underground art, she was a perfect match for the restlessly creative Mortensen, and the pair would marry in 1987, Exene bearing a son, Henry Blake, the next year.
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^ On a coast-to-coast road trip when Henry was 11, Mortensen says, his son made a homemade map ahead of time to chart their itinerary, a map Mortensen has kept.
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^ SON: Henry Mortensen.
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.28 January 1988), with ex-wife Exene Cervenka, singer in the punk band X.^ Henry Mortensen (born on January 28, 1988; mother: Exene Cervenka) .
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^ There, he earned a Dramalogue Critics Award for his performance in a Coast Playhouse production of Bent and became a familiar figure on the L.A. punk scene (something that was aided by his brief marriage to Exene Cervenka, lead singer of the punk band X).

^ He is the founder of Perceval Press, ex-husband of X lead singer Exene Cervenka.
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.Henry and Viggo have done public father/son poetry readings together as recently as April 2006. Mortensen is fluent in English, Danish, and Spanish, and conversant in Norwegian.^ Viggo is the eldest son of Grace and Viggo P. Mortensen.
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^ Viggo was great at the poetry reading.
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^ Speaks fluent English, Spanish and Danish, but he also speaks Swedish and Norwegian reasonably well.

.He also speaks French, Italian, Catalan and Swedish reasonably well.^ He also speaks French,Italian and Swedish reasonably aswell.
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^ Speaks fluent English, Spanish and Danish but he also speaks Swedish Italian and French reasonably well.
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^ Word is, you speak fluent Spanish, Danish and English and you’re pretty well versed in French, Swedish, Italian and Norwegian.
  • The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC canadiens.nhl.com [Source type: General]

.Mortensen is a hockey fan, particularly of the Montréal Canadiens.^ The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine Anaheim Ducks .
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.He wore a Montréal Canadiens t-shirt underneath his armour all through the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.^ Whereas lesser actors might have cashed in on THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by making a few vapid Michael Bay films, he chose to make HIDALGO , a movie about a mans relationship with his horse.
  • INT: Viggo Mortensen - JoBlo.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Best known for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, modern-day Renaissance man Viggo Mortensen knows all about the fine arts: acting, singing, painting and cheering on his Canadiens.
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^ It is said that when he played Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, he didn't even notice when director Peter Jackson addressed him by the character's name for part of a day.
  • Viggo Mortensen Makes His Eastern Promises | Times Square New York City 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC timessquare.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.On December 4, 2009, wearing a Montréal Canadiens jersey underneath a blazer, Mortensen introduced his idol Guy Lafleur at the Montréal Canadiens 100th Anniversary Ceremony on ice at the Bell Centre.^ Viggo Mortensen introduced Guy Lafleur to the Bell Centre crowd on December 4.
  • The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC canadiens.nhl.com [Source type: General]

^ When filming A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2005), he showed up on the Toronto set wearing a Canadiens' jersey.
  • Viggo Mortensen Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JervisTetch - December 11th, 2009 at 11:20 pm Would he be one of the guys receiving Universal Healthcare?
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » FLASHBACK: Viggo Mortensen’s Bush Bash Blunder 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is also a fan of soccer and is a fan of Argentine star Diego Maradona, Héctor "Bambino" Veira, and both the Argentine and Danish national teams as well as Argentine club San Lorenzo de Almagro.^ There were also pennants and emblems from San Lorenzo de Almagro, the soccer team for which Viggo is a fanatic supporter.

^ 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.
  • Viggo Mortensen - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In both hockey and soccer, I’m a fan of players who lead by example.
  • The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC canadiens.nhl.com [Source type: General]

[15] .In 1993, Mortensen went to Ireland during a break in shooting (without the consent of the production company) to watch Denmark play in a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification match.^ In Watertown, Morten-sen swam competitively and played soccer, and often visited his father back in Denmark during summer vacations.
  • A History of Defiance: Viggo Mortensen | Men’s Journal 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.mensjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Theron will play Mortensen's wife in the movie and appear in flashbacks since the movie is set in the aftermath of the end of the world.
  • Viggo Mortensen: Movies: UGO 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, there was this kid during the break on the first day of shooting, this little Hungarian kid about five years old, playing with the little swastika flag.
  • PopEntertainment.com: Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs interview about 'Good.' 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: General]

.He is also a fan of the New York Mets, and recently appeared in an interview promoting 2009 film "The Road" wearing apparel indicating his support of the Australian Football League's Collingwood Magpies football club.^ "The Road" New York Premiere 11/16/2009 .

^ A true man of many trades, Mortensen is an accomplished photographer and musician, who writes poetry, paints and even admits to being a New York Mets fan.
  • ESPN.com: Page 3 - 10 Burning Questions with Viggo Mortensen 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We caught up with the 2008 Oscar nominee for Best Actor during a break from promoting his new blockbuster, The Road, to learn more on how he became one of Hollywood’s biggest Habs fans.
  • The Last Word : Viggo Mortensen - Montréal Canadiens - CANADIENS magazine 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC canadiens.nhl.com [Source type: General]

[16]
He endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency.[17] He was also one of the signees of the so called "Toronto Declaration" protesting against spotlighting Tel-Aviv at the TIFF in 2009.[18]
.Mortensen has owned property near Sandpoint, Idaho since the mid-1980s, and spends time there when not filming movies.^ Viggo Mortensen Filmography Find movie reviews for major Viggo Mortensen films, available from various nationwide critics.
  • Viggo Mortensen Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For actor Mortensen, the real attraction of this latest movie, coming off Lord of the Rings, was "at the time it was just a story that was interesting to me for several reasons.
  • Viggo Mortensen Lord of the Rings - More Horsing Around 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Zellweger's co-star Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris , who acted in the film that he also produced and directed were there as well on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of the movie in Beverly Hills.
  • Viggo Mortensen Archives - Celebrity News, Photos and Gossip - Socialite Life 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1985 Witness Moses Hochleitner Film Debut
The Purple Rose of Cairo Unknown Role Scenes Deleted
1987 Salvation! Jerome Stample
1988 Prison Burke/Forsythe Electrocution
Fresh Horses Green
1990 Once in a Blue Moon TV film
Tripwire Hans
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Tex
Young Guns II John W. Poe
The Reflecting Skin Cameron Dove
1991 The Indian Runner Frank Roberts
1993 Boiling Point Ronnie
Ruby Cairo John E. "Johnny" Faro
Carlito's Way Lalin
The Young Americans Carl Frazer
1994 The Crew Phillip
Floundering Homeless Man
Gospel According to Harry Wes
American Yakuza Nick Davis/David Brandt
1995 Gimlet Hombre
Crimson Tide Lieutenant Peter "WEAPS" Ince
The Passion of Darkly Noon Clay
Black Velvet Pantsuit Worthless Junkie
The Prophecy Lucifer
1996 Albino Alligator Guy Foucard
Daylight Roy Nord
The Portrait of a Lady Caspar Goodwood
1997 Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski TV
G.I. Jane Master Chief John James "Jack" Urgayle
My Brother's Gun Juanito
1998 A Perfect Murder David Shaw
Psycho Samuel "Sam" Loomis
1999 A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome
2000 28 Days Eddie Boone
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2004 Hidalgo Frank Hopkins
2005 A History of Violence Tom Stall/Joey Cusack Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2006 Alatriste Diego Alatriste y Tenorio Nominated — Goya Award for Best Actor
2007 Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2008 Slacker Uprising Himself Mortensen speaks at a 2004 "Slacker Uprising" rally in Columbus, Ohio.
Appaloosa Everett Hitch
Good John Halder
2009 Reclaiming The Blade Himself
The Road The Man Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor
Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2011 The Talking Cure Sigmund Freud in development

References

  1. ^ Film Reference website
  2. ^ Viggo Mortensen gets nude for 'Eastern Promises' fight scene | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
  3. ^ Rootsweb Celebrities website
  4. ^ http://www.vg.no/film/artikkel.php?artid=578600
  5. ^ Pearlman, Cindy. "Superstar Viggo's a serious soul at heart." Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Applebaum, Stephen (2002-12-05). "Mortensen's battle scars". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2544149.stm. 
  7. ^ "Eastern Promises". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 22, 2007.
  8. ^ "British Independent Film Awards 2007 nominations". British Independent Film Awards. http://www.bifa.org.uk/film/917/Eastern_Promises.html. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  9. ^ "80th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. http://www.oscars.org/80academyawards/nominees/index.html. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  10. ^ a b c Reclaiming the Blade at the Internet Movie Database, 2009-01-22
  11. ^ "Rigorous Promotions Have Viggo Mortensen Considering Retirement". starpulse.com. April 6, 2009. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/04/06/rigorous_promotions_have_viggo_mortensen_1. 
  12. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2004/mar/03/entertainment/et-susan3
  13. ^ "Viggo & Buckethead", March 5, 2004, IGN Music". http://music.ign.com/articles/496/496645p1.html. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  14. ^ "Hockey is my religion, the Canadiens are my god." Globe And Mail. January 23, 2009]
  15. ^ Interview with Clarín (Spanish)
  16. ^ "Best of ABC Online". ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/bestofabc.htm?file=http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/homepage/video/atm_theroad_edit.flv. 
  17. ^ Viggo backs Obama
  18. ^ "The Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation". Blogspot.com. http://torontodeclaration.blogspot.com/2009/09/toronto-declaration-no-celebration-of.html. 
  19. ^ "A Visit with Viggo." Sandpoint Magazine. Winter 2004 Edition.

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You have a moral obligation to finish the job you said you would do.
.Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American theater and movie actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.^ Interview - Viggo Mortensen, actor .
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^ Not only is he a poet, photographer, musician and actor but he is also fluent in four languages.
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^ Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American movie actor.
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  • There's no excuse to be bored.^ "There's no excuse to be bored.
    • Viggo Mortensen - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's no excuse to be bored.
    • Viggo Mortensen quotes 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In this day and age, there’s just no excuse for poorly choreographed fight scenes.
    • VIGGO MORTENSEN | FilmDrunk: Movie news you can make fun of 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC filmdrunk.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. .But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.^ "There's no excuse to be bored.
    • Viggo Mortensen - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's no excuse to be bored.
    • Viggo Mortensen quotes 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In this day and age, there’s just no excuse for poorly choreographed fight scenes.
    • VIGGO MORTENSEN | FilmDrunk: Movie news you can make fun of 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC filmdrunk.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Quoted by Alex Kuczynski, Vanity Fair, Finding Viggo (January 1, 2004)
  • You have a moral obligation to finish the job you said you would do.^ "I said to [director] John Hillcoat, 'If we don't find a genius to play the boy, you're not going to get what you got in the book, where the boy breaks your heart.'
    • Viggo Mortensen Walks (and Talks) The Road 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.dose.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ Case in point, Viggo Mortensen really is a lot shorter than you would expect.
    • IGN Inteviews Viggo Mortensen - feature - at IGN 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I bet you could find many Iraqis, probably more than you know, that would say Bush is a dictator!!
    • c u l t u r e k i t c h e n: Viggo and the impeachment buzz 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.culturekitchen.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Quoted by Allison Glock, GQ, Twenty-one Reasons to Dig Viggo Mortensen (November 1, 2003)

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  • It is all one thing, there are different ways of expressing yourself.
  • You don't have to make something that people call art.^ Other people do different things.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Viggo Mortensen . November 30, 2009 | PBS 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Greeniespex, You see there's this thing called globalization.
    • c u l t u r e k i t c h e n: Viggo and the impeachment buzz 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.culturekitchen.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it's overcoming those things that makes the difference, that helps you grow.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Viggo Mortensen . November 30, 2009 | PBS 10 January 2010 18:33 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day.
  • I agree with the Native American author Black Elk who said that "any man who is attached to things of this world is one who lives in ignorance and is being consumed by the snakes of his own passions."
  • Adapt and overcome.

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Viggo Mortensen
Born Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
October 20, 1958 (1958-10-20) (age 52)
New York City, New York, USA
Years active 1984 - present
Spouse Exene Cervenka (1987 - 1998)

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958, in New York City) is an American theater and movie actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He is best known for his role as Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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