October 20, 1958
62 years old
Denmark - U.S.
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
81 kg | 179 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
10 US | 43 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, on October 20, 1958, is a Danish-American actor.
Young Viggo Mortensen first started acting on the New York stage, he appeared in several plays.
He won a Dramalogue Critics' Award for his performance in a play "Bent", at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles (1987).
He made his big screen debut in crime thriller film Witness (1985) in role as Moses Hochleitner, opposite Harrison Ford.
Viggo's breakthrough performance came as Aragorn in epic fantasy adventure film Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), directed by Peter Jackson.
He directed, wrote and starred in lead role as John Peterson in drama movie Falling (2020).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards, a BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Eastern Promises (2007) gangster drama in role as Nikolai Luzhin
Captain Fantastic (2016) comedy drama in role as as Ben Cash
Green Book (2018) comedy drama in role as Tony Lip
He played Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sigmund Freud in drama thriller film A Dangerous Method (2011).
He was nominated for the Empire Award for Best Actor for his role as Thomas "Tom" Stall / Joseph "Joey" Cusack in crime thriller movie A History of Violence (2005).
The Indian Runner (1991) crime drama directed by Sean Penn
Carlito's Way (1993) crime drama directed by Brian De Palma
Appaloosa (2008) Western opposite Ed Harris and Renée Zellweger
A Walk on the Moon (1999) drama opposite Diane Lane and Liev Schreiber
Crimson Tide (1995) thriller drama with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman
The Prophecy (1995) fantasy horror thriller opposite Christopher Walken
Psycho (1998) horror with Vince Vaughn and Julianne Moore
Hidalgo (2004) western opposite Omar Sharif and Zuleikha Robinson
A Perfect Murder (1998) crime thriller with Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow
G.I. Jane (1997) action drama opposite Demi Moore
The Road (2009) post-apocalyptic drama with Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce
The Two Faces of January (2014) thriller romance opposite Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac
Graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown in 1976.
Graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies and Politics, in Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York (1980).
Has two younger brothers, Walter and Charles.
He is also a painter, photographer and jazz musician.
Has released three jazz CDs.
Has collaborated with guitarist Buckethead on several albums.
He writes poetry, published his first collection of poetry "Ten Last Night" (1993).
He founded publishing company the Perceval Press in 2002.
Fan of soccer and hockey.
Big fan of the New York Mets and the Montreal Canadiens.
He often performed his own stunts.
He loves horse riding, purchased horses that he rode on in the films Lord of the Rings and Hidalgo.
Speaks fluent Danish, English, French and Spanish.
He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2010.
Lives in Spain.
He was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka (1987-1997), they have one son, Henry Blake Mortensen.
He dated Ariadna Gil (2009), Lola Schnabel (2004), Donita Sparks (1998) and Josie Bissett (1997).