Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner (1991), Carlito's Way (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Daylight (1996), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998), and A Walk on the Moon (1999).
Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Viggo Mortensen, Witness (1985 film), Salvation!, Prison (1988 film), Fresh Horses, Tripwire (film), Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Young Guns II, The Reflecting Skin (film), The Indian Runner, Boiling Point (1993 film), Ruby Cairo, Carlito's Way, American Yakuza, Crimson Tide (film), The Passion of Darkly Noon, The Prophecy, Albino Alligator, Daylight (film), The Portrait of a Lady (film), Vanishing Point (1997 film), G.I. Jane, A Perfect Murder, Psycho (1998 film), A Walk on the Moon, 28 Days (film), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Hidalgo (film), A History of Violence, Alatriste, Eastern Promises, Slacker Uprising, Appaloosa (film), Good (film), Reclaiming the Blade, The People Speak (film), The Road (2009 film), A Dangerous Method, On the Road (film).