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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 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Jauja
Gunnar Dinesen
 2012 Everybody Has a Plan
Agustín / Pedro
 2009/I The Road
 2008 Good
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game)
Aragorn (voice)
 1997 La pistola de mi hermano
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Jimmy Kowalski
 1995 Gimlet
Hombre (Man)
 1995 Black Velvet Pantsuit
Worthless Junkie
 1994 The Crew
 1994 Floundering
Homeless Man
 1993 American Yakuza
Nick Davis / David Brandt
 1993 The Young Americans
Carl Frazer
 1992 Ruby Cairo
John E. 'Johnny' Faro
 1991 The Indian Runner
Frank Roberts
 1990 Once in a Blue Moon (TV Short)
 1990 The Reflecting Skin
Cameron Dove
 1989 Tripwire
 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)
- 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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Play: "Purgatorio", by Ariel Dorfman. Dir. Josep Maria Mestres. Teatro Español, Madrid. See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I was on my way out of a Sunday rehearsal. When I was walking out of the gym, all sort of sweaty, half in street clothes and half in Aragorn's clothes, waiving the sword around, trying to keep a mental picture of what we've just done. Just walking down the street, down to where my car was parked, on a Sunday afternoon, waiving the sword around, looking like some desperate Rasputin character. Cops... See more »


For his role in Eastern Promises (2007), he stated that part of his performance was inspired by Russian hockey player Alexei Kovalev. See more »


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