Viggo Mortensen

Posted on Dec 28 2010 - 11:50am by GJ Staff

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated Danish American theater and movie actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.

He is perhaps best known for his roles as Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Frank T. Hopkins in Hidalgo, David Shaw in A Perfect Murder, Tom Stall in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence and as Nikolai Luzhin in Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

 Filmography
Year     Film     Role     Other notes
1985     Witness     Moses Hochleitner     
The Purple Rose of Cairo     (scenes deleted)     
1987     Salvation!     Jerome Stample     
1988     Prison     Burke/Forsythe Electrocution     
Fresh Horses     Green     
1990     Once in a Blue Moon         TV
Tripwire     Hans     
Leatherface: 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     
American Yakuza     Nick Davis/David Brandt     
1994     The Crew     Phillip     
Floundering     Homeless Man     
Ewangelia wedlug Harry’ego     Wes     
1995     Gimlet     Hombre     
Crimson Tide     Lt. 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     
1997     Vanishing Point     Jimmy Kowalski     TV
G.I. Jane     Master Chief John James ‘Jack’ Urgayle     
Pistola de mi hermano, La     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     
2002     The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers     
2003     The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King     
2004     Hidalgo     Frank Hopkins     
2005     A History of Violence     Tom Stall/Joey Cusack     
2006     Alatriste     Diego Alatriste y Tenorio     
2007     Eastern Promises     Nikolai Luzhin     Won – Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film (British Independent Film Awards)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama