Viggo Mortensen young
October 20, 1958
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
81 kg | 179 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
10 US | 43 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Viggo Mortensen was born in Manhattan, United States, on October 20, 1958, is an Danish American actor. Young Viggo Mortensen made his big screen debut in the crime thriller movie Witness (1985) in role as Moses Hochleitner, opposite Harrison Ford. Viggo's breakthrough performance came as Aragorn in epic movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
He received nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances as Nikolai Luzhin in gangster drama film Eastern Promises (2007) directed by David Cronenberg and as Ben Cash in comedy drama film Captain Fantastic (2016).
A Dangerous Method (2011) drama thriller with Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender
The Indian Runner (1991) crime drama directed by Sean Penn
Carlito's Way (1993) crime drama directed by Brian De Palma
Appaloosa (2008) Western with Ed Harris and Renée Zellweger
A Walk on the Moon (1999) drama opposite Diane Lane and Liev Schreiber
Crimson Tide (1995) thriller drama with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman
The Prophecy (1995) fantasy horror thriller with Christopher Walken
Psycho (1998) horror with Vince Vaughn and Julianne Moore
Hidalgo (2004) western with Omar Sharif and Zuleikha Robinson
A Perfect Murder (1998) crime thriller with Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow
G.I. Jane (1997) action drama with Demi Moore
A History of Violence (2005) crime thriller directed by David Cronenberg
The Road (2009) post-apocalyptic drama with Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce
The Two Faces of January (2014) thriller romance with Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac
Green Book (2018) comedy drama opposite Mahershala Ali
He is also a painter, photographer, jazz musician.
He writes poetry.
He is a fan of soccer and hockey.
He often performed his own stunts.
He loves horse riding, purchased horses that he rode on in the films Lord of the Rings and Hidalgo.
He was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka (1987-1997), they have one son.
He is in a relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil, since 2009.
Lives in Spain.
I'm the one who said yes to these movies, and now I'm having to pay the price for it. I mean if I had my druthers, I wouldn't do any movies anymore, frankly.
Any ordeal that you can survive as a human being is an improvement in your character,and usually an improvement in your life.
I have never been in a natural place and felt that was a waste of time. I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile.
I'm just looking as always for something that's stimulating and I hope to find a good story that's a challenge, whether it's big or small. Or that it finds me. I don't have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don't.
Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is.
Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them.
I have a work ethic. If I say I'm going to do something, I do it.
You can't really divorce yourself and your life from the world you live in.
I really enjoyed working with New Zealanders as crew members, as teammates. They're great, and it's a beautiful country. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and I've traveled quite a bit.