Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American-Danish 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), 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. Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen is politically active. He campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, and later endorsed Barack Obama for President. Mortensen has one son from his previous marriage to musician Exene Cervenka. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Floundering (1994)

When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter McCarthy
CAST:  James Le Gros  •  John Cusack  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Steve Buscemi

When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter McCarthy
CAST:  James Le Gros  •  John Cusack  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Steve Buscemi

The Road (2009)

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A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Robert Duvall  •  Guy Pearce

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Robert Duvall  •  Guy Pearce

Appaloosa (2008)

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Ed Harris  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Jeremy Irons

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Ed Harris  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Jeremy Irons

The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Ridley
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Ashley Judd  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Lou Myers

Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Ridley
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Ashley Judd  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Lou Myers

Prison (1987)

After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Chelsea Field  •  Lane Smith  •  Lincoln Kilpatrick

After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Chelsea Field  •  Lane Smith  •  Lincoln Kilpatrick

Salvation! (1987)

A troubled young woman hooks up with a money-crazed televangelist and becomes a rich, heavy-metal Christian rock star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth B
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Dominique Davalos  •  Exene Cervenka  •  Viggo Mortensen

A troubled young woman hooks up with a money-crazed televangelist and becomes a rich, heavy-metal Christian rock star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth B
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Dominique Davalos  •  Exene Cervenka  •  Viggo Mortensen

Psycho (1998)

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. Although this version is in color, features a different cast, and is set in 1998, it is closer to a shot-for-shot remake than most remakes, Gus Van Sant often copying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Anne Heche  •  Julianne Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. Although this version is in color, features a different cast, and is set in 1998, it is closer to a shot-for-shot remake than most remakes, Gus Van Sant often copying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Anne Heche  •  Julianne Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen

The Young Americans (1993)

Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris navigates London's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Iain Glen  •  John Wood  •  Thandiwe Newton

Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris navigates London's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Iain Glen  •  John Wood  •  Thandiwe Newton

Captain Fantastic (2016)

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A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Ross
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  George MacKay  •  Samantha Isler  •  Annalise Basso

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Ross
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  George MacKay  •  Samantha Isler  •  Annalise Basso

Green Book (2018)

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Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Mahershala Ali  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Don Stark

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Mahershala Ali  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Don Stark

Falling (2020)

John Peterson lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. When he is visited by his aging father Willis from Los Angeles who is searching for a place to retire, their two very different worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Viggo Mortensen
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Sverrir Gudnason  •  Laura Linney

John Peterson lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. When he is visited by his aging father Willis from Los Angeles who is searching for a place to retire, their two very different worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Viggo Mortensen
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Sverrir Gudnason  •  Laura Linney

Boiling Point (1993)

Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Harris
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Viggo Mortensen

Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Harris
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Viggo Mortensen

Gimlet (1995)

Julia runs a trendy bar in Barcelona. She treats men with caution, believing one can love too much and invite pain. She's been dating Pablo, one of her waiters. After his grisly murder (his heart is cut out), she receives anonymous messages and video tapes from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Luis Acosta
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Ángela Molina  •  Abel Folk

Julia runs a trendy bar in Barcelona. She treats men with caution, believing one can love too much and invite pain. She's been dating Pablo, one of her waiters. After his grisly murder (his heart is cut out), she receives anonymous messages and video tapes from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Luis Acosta
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Ángela Molina  •  Abel Folk

Vanishing Point (1997)

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Robert Carner
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Christine Elise  •  Jason Priestley  •  Steve Railsback

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Robert Carner
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Christine Elise  •  Jason Priestley  •  Steve Railsback

Psycho Path (2000)

Documentary on the making of Gus Van Sant's "Psycho."  (more)

DIRECTION:  D-J
CAST:  Christopher Doyle  •  Danny Elfman  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Anne Heche

Documentary on the making of Gus Van Sant's "Psycho."  (more)

DIRECTION:  D-J
CAST:  Christopher Doyle  •  Danny Elfman  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Anne Heche

Quest for the Ring (2001)

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DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Greg O'Neill  •  Ian McKellen  •  Elijah Wood  •  Peter Jackson

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DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Greg O'Neill  •  Ian McKellen  •  Elijah Wood  •  Peter Jackson

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DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Peter Jackson  •  Ian McKellen  •  Richard Taylor

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DIRECTION:  Dan Arden
CAST:  Phil Crowley  •  Peter Jackson  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Orlando Bloom

Ringers - Lord of the Fans (2005)

'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlene Cordova
CAST:  Dominic Monaghan  •  Elijah Wood  •  Peter Jackson  •  Viggo Mortensen

'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlene Cordova
CAST:  Dominic Monaghan  •  Elijah Wood  •  Peter Jackson  •  Viggo Mortensen

Too Commercial for Cannes (2006)

A day in a life tour diary with David Cronenberg, as he brings his film "A History of Violence" to the Cannes Film Festival (2005) for its first public screening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carolyn Zeifman
CAST:  David Cronenberg  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Josh Olson

A day in a life tour diary with David Cronenberg, as he brings his film "A History of Violence" to the Cannes Film Festival (2005) for its first public screening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carolyn Zeifman
CAST:  David Cronenberg  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Josh Olson
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