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Viggo Mortensen
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Biography

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. Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including such diverse projects as Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady, The (1996), Sean Penn's Indian Runner, The (1991), Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way (1993), Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane (1997), Tony Scott's Crimson Tide (1995), Andrew Davis' Perfect Murder, A (1998), Ray Loriga's Pistola de mi hermano, La (1997), and Tony Goldwyn's _Walk on the Moon, A (1999)_ (qv).

Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan. His family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina, and Denmark. He began acting in New York, studying with Warren Robertson. He appeared in several plays and movies, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where his performance in "Bent" at the Coast Playhouse earned him a Drama-logue Critic's Award. Mortensen is also an accomplished poet, photographer, and painter.

Viggo Mortensen stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Boiling Point 1993 w/ Suzy on Starz **
The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 w/ 11 others at Showcase North Haven DVD *** 1/2
The Two Towers 2002 w/ 15 other at Showcase North Haven DVD ***
The Return of the King 2003 w/ 18 others at Showcase North Haven on opening night ***
Hidalgo 2004 w/ Family on DVD **
Captain Fantastic 2016 Suzy Digital *** 1/2