Viggo Mortensen is a renowned and versatile American Actor, painter, musician, photographer and a poet. Born on 20th October, 1958 as Viggo Peter Mortenson Jr, in New York, he has appeared in a number of super hit films and has established his credentials as a multi-talented actor.
Viggo Mortensen started his acting career from theater and his first movie role came after years of live theatre acting in “Witness” playing the role of a farmer. He appeared in “Search for Tomorrow” followed by Bent in 1987, which helped his acting career a great deal. During 1990’s Viggo Mortensen played a few supporting roles in “The Portrait of a Lady”, “The Crew”, “Prison”, “The Indian Runner” and “Young Guns II”.
These movies proved successful and won him critical acclaim and world-wide fame. He also appeared in “The Reflecting Skin”, “G.I Jane”, “A Walk on the Moon”, “A Perfect Murder” and “28 Days” to establish his name as an actor who is capable of playing diverse roles.
Viggo Mortensen’s major breakthrough came in “The Lord of The Rings” Trilogy, in which he played the central role of Aragorn. “A History of Violence”, “Eastern Promises”, “A Dangerous Method” and “The Road” are some other movies, which brought a number of nominations for some prestigious awards in Hollywood, including Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor, Screen Actor Guild Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and many others.
Best Movies of Viggo Mortensen
- Young Guns II
- The Indian Runner
- The Prophecy
- The Portrait of a Lady
- 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
- A History of Violence
- Green Book
- Eastern Promises