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Viggo Mortensen

Actor
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Born Oct 20, 1958
Age 57
Hometown City of New York
Alma Mater St. Lawrence Univ...
Other Names Mortensen, Viggo ...

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is an 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).… Read More

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Viggo Mortensen
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parents

  • Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr.
    Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr.
    Father
  • Grace Gamble Atkinson
    Grace Gamble Atkinson
    Mother

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  • Walter Mortensen
    Walter Mortensen
    Brother
  • Charles Mortensen
    Charles Mortensen
    Brother

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  • Henry Mortensen
    Henry Mortensen
    Son, Age 28

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born in 1958.

TWENTIES

1980 22 Years Old He then attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, earning a degree in Spanish Studies and Politics in 1980. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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), A Walk on the Moon (1999) and 28 Days (2000). … Read More
Mortensen's 1987 performance in Bent at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, won him a Dramalogue Critics' Award. … Read More

THIRTIES

1988 30 Years Old On January 28, 1988, Cervenka gave birth to a son, Henry Blake Mortensen. … Read More
1992 34 Years Old Mortensen and Cervenka separated in 1992, and were divorced in 1997. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 46 Years Old In 2004, Mortensen starred as Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo, the story of an ex-army courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous desert race for a contest prize.
2005 47 Years Old In 2005, Mortensen starred in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, he starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in the Spanish language film Alatriste, based on the series of novels The Adventures of Captain Alatriste, written by the Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
2007 49 Years Old In September 2007, the film Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg, was released to critical acclaim for the film itself and for Mortensen's performance as a Russian gangster on the rise in London. … Read More

FIFTIES

In 2009, Mortensen appeared as himself in the film Reclaiming The Blade, in which he discussed his passion for the sword and his sword-work in films such as The Lord of the Rings and Alatriste. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old On April 16, 2010, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog.
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
After two decades, Mortensen returned to theatre in 2011, starring in Ariel Dorfman's Purgatorio in Madrid. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old In a 2012 interview, he denied that he ever said he was retiring, only that he didn't have "plans to do another movie" at the time and that he was "taking a little break now. … Read More
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