Viggo Mortensen

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/20/1958, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Viggo Mortensen Fast Facts:
  • Speaks English, Spanish and Danish; his father is Danish, his mother American, and the family lived in South America for several years when he was young.
  • Made his film debut as an Amish farmer in 1985's Witness.
  • Appeared with his son and then-wife as a homeless family in the 1994 comedy Floundering.
  • His paintings were featured the 1998 thriller A Perfect Murder, in which he portrayed an artist.
  • His son Henry convinced him to accept the role of Aragorn in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Formed the independent publishing company Perceval Press in 2002.
  • Has published his own works of photography, painting and poetry, and has recorded several jazz albums.
  • Viggo Mortensen Relationships:
  • Viggo P. Mortensen Sr. - Father
  • Henry Mortensen - Son
  • Exene Cervenka - Ex-wife
  • Grace Atkinson - Mother
  • Charles Mortensen - Brother
  • Walter Mortensen - Brother
  • Viggo Mortensen Awards:
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2007 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (BA in Spanish and Government, 1980)

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