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Viggo Mortensen net worth:
$30 Million

Viggo Mortensen information

Viggo Mortensen information

Birth date: October 20, 1958
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Profession:Actor, Poet, Musician, Photographer, Painter, Singer, Author
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Ariadna Gil (2009–)
Spouse:Exene Cervenka (m. 1987–1998)
Children:Henry Mortensen

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Viggo Mortensen is a well known actor, musician, poet, painter and a photographer. He is mostly known for acting in such movies as “The Lord of the Rings” series, “The Portrait of a Lady”, “A Dangerous Method” and many others. What is more, Viggo is the founder of the publishing company called “Perceval Press”. Mortensen has also released a lot of books, which have made him acclaimed not only as an actor but also as an author. Viggo has been nominated for and won many awards. For example, Chicago International Film Festival Award, Empire Award, MTV Movie Award, Sant Jordi Award and many others. You might consider how rich is Viggo Mortensen. Viggo’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Mortensen continues working on different projects so there might occur some changes regarding Viggo Mortensen’s wealth.

 

Viggo Mortensen Net Worth $30 Million

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr., or simply known as Viggo Mortensen, was born in 1958 in New York. Viggo attended Watertown High School but before that he and his family had an opportunity to live in Denmark, Venezuela and also in Argentina. This is why Viggo can speak Spanish fluently. Mortensen studied at the St. Lawrence University, where he graduated with a degree in Spanish Studies and Politics. When he finished university Viggo travelled around Europe and only after some time came back to the United States. Viggo’s career in the movie industry began when he appeared in the movie called “Witness”, in which he worked with Harrison Ford, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer, Danny Glover and many other actors. This movie not only added to Mortensen’s net worth, but also helped him to gain more experience and get accustomed to the movie industry and its peculiarities.

Later Mortensen appeared in different movies. Some of them include, “The Reflecting Skin”, “Psycho”, “G.I. Jane” and others. In 1999 Viggo received a suggestion to act in “The Lord of the Rings” movies. Of course he accepted it and this decision changed is life completely. Ge became popular all around the world and gained a lot of fans from many different countries. “The Lord of the Rings” movies had a huge impact on the growth of Viggo Mortensen’s net worth. Other movies that Viggo appeared in include “Alatriste”, “The Two Faces of January”, “Everybody Has a Plan” and others.

As it was said before, Mortensen has also released many books. For example, “Ten Last Night”, “Hole in the Sun”, “The Horse is Good”, “Canciones de Invierno – Winter Songs” and many more. All these books also made Mortensen’s net wort grow. In addition to this, Viggo has also released some CDs, such as “Please Tomorrow”, “Recent Forgeries”, “At All”, “Reunion” and others. All in all, we should admit that Viggo Mortensen is one of the most talented personalities. He is not only an incredible actor, but also a writer, musician and photographer. Undoubtedly his net worth will grow even more as he will continue his activities in the future.

 


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain Fantastic 2016 Ben
Loin des hommes 2014 Daru
Jauja 2014 Gunnar Dinesen
The Two Faces of January 2014 Chester
Everybody Has a Plan 2012 Agustín / Pedro
On the Road 2012 Old Bull Lee William S. Burroughs
A Dangerous Method 2011 Sigmund Freud
The Road 2009/I Man
Good 2008 Halder
Appaloosa 2008 Everett Hitch
Eastern Promises 2007 Nikolai
Alatriste 2006 Diego Alatriste
A History of Violence 2005 Tom Stall
Hidalgo 2004 Frank Hopkins
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Aragorn
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Aragorn
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Video Game Aragorn (voice)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Aragorn
28 Days 2000 Eddie Boone
A Walk on the Moon 1999 Walker Jerome
Psycho 1998 Sam Loomis
A Perfect Murder 1998 David Shaw
La pistola de mi hermano 1997 Juanito
G.I. Jane 1997 Master Chief John James Urgayle
Vanishing Point 1997 TV Movie Jimmy Kowalski
Daylight 1996 Roy Nord
Albino Alligator 1996 Guy Foucard
The Portrait of a Lady 1996 Caspar Goodwood
Gimlet 1995 Hombre (Man)
Black Velvet Pantsuit 1995 Worthless Junkie
The Passion of Darkly Noon 1995 Clay
Crimson Tide 1995 Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince
The Prophecy 1995 Lucifer
The Crew 1994 Phillip
Gospel According to Harry 1994 Wes
Floundering 1994 Homeless Man
American Yakuza 1993 Nick Davis / David Brandt
Carlito's Way 1993 Lalin
The Young Americans 1993 Carl Frazer
Boiling Point 1993/I Ronnie
Ruby Cairo 1992 John E. 'Johnny' Faro
The Indian Runner 1991 Frank Roberts
Once in a Blue Moon 1990 TV Short
The Reflecting Skin 1990 Cameron Dove
Young Guns II 1990 John W. Poe
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990 Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer
Tripwire 1989 Hans
Fresh Horses 1988 Green
Prison 1987 Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today? 1987 Jerome Stample
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Detective Eddie Trumbull
ABC Afterschool Specials 1985 TV Series Tim
Witness 1985 Moses Hochleitner
George Washington 1984 TV Mini-Series Lieutenant at LeBoeuf
Search for Tomorrow 1951 TV Series Bragg (1985)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loin des hommes 2014 co-producer
Jauja 2014 producer
Everybody Has a Plan 2012 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 music: "Aragorn's Coronation" / performer: "Aragorn's Coronation"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jauja 2014

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 featured soloist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alacrán enamorado 2013 thanks
Medianeras 2011 thanks
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Thumbsucker 2005 special thanks: for support
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
The Thin Red Line 1998 thanks
A Perfect Murder 1998 thanks: for genereous cooperation in allowing their artwork created in this film

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Commercial for Cannes 2006 Short Himself
Acts of Violence 2006 Video documentary Himself
Violence's History: United States Version vs. International Version 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Pikme-Up 2006 Documentary
Continuar 2005 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Dagens Danmark 2005 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2002-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Eddie
The Ring Comes Full Circle 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Comme au cinéma 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
As Smart As They Are: The Author Project 2005 Documentary Himself
Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes 2005 Video short Himself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005 Documentary Himself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Big-atures 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Home of the Horse Lords 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Music for Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Passing of an Age 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2004 Video documentary Himself / Aragorn
Aragorn's Destiny 2004 Video documentary short Aragorn (uncredited)
Ringens disipler 2004 Documentary short
Eigo de shabera-night 2004 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
4Pop 2003-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Filmland 2003-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2004 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lo + plus 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
America's First Horse: Hidalgo and the Spanish Mustang 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled 2003 TV Special documentary short Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Frids film 2003 TV Series Himself
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary Himself / Aragorn
From Book to Script: Finding the Story 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over... 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones 2003 TV Series Himself
1st Annual Spaceys 2003 TV Movie Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Making the Movie 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Return to Middle Earth 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' 2002 Video documentary Himself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary Himself / Aragorn
Costume Design 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
From Book to Script 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Scale 2002 Video documentary Aragorn
The Fellowship of the Cast 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
The Road Goes Ever On... 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Weta Workshop 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Aragorn
Viggo Mortensen Profile 2002 Video documentary short Himself
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Houghton Mifflin Welcomes You to Middle-Earth 2001 Video documentary short Himself
El informal 2001 TV Series Himself
Troldspejlet 2001 TV Series Himself
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Quest for the Ring 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
Orientations: Chris Doyle - Stirred But Not Shaken 2001 Documentary Himself
'Psycho' Path 1999 Video short documentary Himself
The Making of 'Crimson Tide' 1995 Video documentary short Himself
All Access: On the Set of 'Crimson Tide' 1995 Video short Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
C 2016 TV Series Himself
Aftenshowet 2016 TV Series Himself
Go' morgen Danmark 2005-2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Democracy Now! 2015 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2007-2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Tria33 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Días de cine 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Àrtic 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
7 Impressions of Viggo 2014 Short Himself
Los lemmings contraatacan 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Colbert Report 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Starring Sigmund Freud 2012 Documentary short
In Studio: Genie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Versión española 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2003-2012 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cine español: Las claves del éxito 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2011 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Mi reino por un caballo 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wild Horses and Renegades 2010 Documentary Speaker
Gomorron 1998-2010 TV Series Himself - Om The Road / Himself
Guión busca estrella 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The People Speak 2009 Documentary Himself
At the Movies 2009 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
100 Years of the Montreal Canadiens 2009 Video documentary Narrator
Reclaiming the Blade 2009 Documentary Himself
Appaloosa: Bringing the Characters of Appaloosa to Life 2009 Video short Himself
Appaloosa: Dean Semler's Return to the Western 2009 Video short Himself
Historical Accuracy of Appaloosa 2009 Video short Himself
An Evening at the Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Caiga quien caiga 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Himself
Eastern Promises: Marked for Life 2007 Video short Himself
Eastern Promises: Secrets and Stories 2007 Video short Himself
Eastern Promises: Two Guys Walk Into a Bathhouse 2007 Video short Himself
Save the American Wild Horse 2007 Documentary short Himself - Host
Go' aften Danmark 2005-2007 TV Series Himself - Actor / Nikolai
Ceremonia de apertura - 55º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
El blog de Cayetana 2007 TV Series Himself
Slacker Uprising 2007 Documentary Himself
Noche Hache 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
XXI Premios Anuales de la Academia 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Lead Actor
Susana Giménez 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Telefé noticias a las 19 2014 TV Series Himself
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game 2012 Video Game Aragorn
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Aragorn
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2010 TV Series documentary Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest 2010 Video Game Aragorn
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Gala 20 aniversario 2010 TV Movie Capitán Alatriste
España, plató de cine 2009 TV Movie documentary Diego Alatriste (uncredited)
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
XXII Premios Anuales de la Academia 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Casting: El camino del éxito 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Today Tonight 2007 TV Series Aragorn
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Juanito
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Aragorn
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age 2004 Video Game Aragorn
Cheshmane John Malkovich 1: Viggo Mortensen 2004 Himself
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself / Aragorn
The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Editorial: Refining the Story 2003 Video documentary short Aragorn
Music for Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Aragorn
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Aragorn
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Video Game Aragorn
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Aragorn
Lord of the Piercing 2002 TV Short Aragorn
Gomorron 2001 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Honorary Award Bodil Awards
2014 Premio Fénix Premios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards) Best Actor Jauja (2014)
2014 Prix d'interprétation Masculine Sarlat International Cinema Festival Loin des hommes (2014)
2012 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 Honorary Award Lleida Latin-American Film Festival
2009 Icon Award Empire Awards, UK
2009 Honorary Grand Prize Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2009 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
2009 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2008 Special Award Camerimage Actor with Unique Visual Sensitivity
2008 Career Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
2008 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor in a Canadian Film Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Unforgettable Moment Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity or Sexuality Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male Eastern Promises (2007)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Austin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best SF or Fantasy Film Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Austin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Premio Fénix Premios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards) Best Music Jauja (2014) · Buckethead
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role A Dangerous Method (2011)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Road (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2010 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor The Road (2009)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 Goya Goya Awards Best Lead Actor (Mejor Actor Principal) Alatriste (2006)
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor A History of Violence (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Scream Award Scream Awards Most Heroic Performance A History of Violence (2005)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Movie Star
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama A History of Violence (2005)
2005 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance A History of Violence (2005)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Coolest Character of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Billy Boyd
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood
2001 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense A Perfect Murder (1998)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight G.I. Jane (1997) · Demi Moore
1997 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Most Annoying Fake Accent G.I. Jane (1997)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Road (2009)
2007 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Eastern Promises (2007)
2001 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Coolest Character of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor A Dangerous Method (2011)
2005 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor A History of Violence (2005)

TitleSalary
Hidalgo (2004) $2,000,000

#Fact
1 As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Witness (1985), 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), with the latter being a winner in the category.
2 He is an avid NY Mets fan.
3 Has worked with the two actors who have played the character of Magneto in the X-Men saga, Ian McKellen (the Lord of the Rings) and Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method (2011)).
4 In London shooting the movie Eastern Promises (2007) by David Cronenberg. [November 2006]
5 Filming Alatriste (2006) in Spain. [April 2005]
6 Presented a book by Perceval Press on Argentine poetry at the Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires on August 11, 2009, and, together with the featured poets, autographed books afterwards. [August 2009]
7 Appeared at the Miami International Film Festival with Ariadna Gil and 'Augustin Diaz Yanes' at the showing of Alatriste (2006), where they all answered questions from the audience, afterward. [March 2007]
8 Arrived in Toronto to promote Hidalgo (2004) on the 2nd. [February 2004]
9 Buenos Aires, Argentina, to promote the thriller Everybody Has a Plan (2012) in which he plays twins. [August 2012]
10 At Rome film Festival to promote his 2 new movies: Appaloosa (2008) and Good (2008). He is here between 23rd and 28th October. [October 2008]
11 He's in Spain to promote and attend to the premiere of his film Alatriste (2006). [September 2006]
12 He visited Argentina for four days [November 2003]
13 Istanbul, Turkey: Filming The Two Faces of January (2014) [November 2012]
14 Filmed several readings for "The People's History" (a miniseries based on the books by Howard Zinn) in Boston, Massachusetts. [January 2008]
15 He visited Argentina for five days. [November 2005]
16 Visited Denmark to attend the A History of Violence (2005) premiere. [November 2005]
17 He did all of his own stunts in the 1988 horror thriller "Prison". Stunt coordinator Kane Hodder even gave him a "Stunt Crew" t-shirt after filming wrapped.
18 Was on April 16th 2010 knighted by Queen Margarethe II of Denmark. He is now one of five knights from The Lord of the Rings production; the others being Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Peter Jackson.
19 Met ex-wife Exene Cervenka on the set of Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today? (1987).
20 Replaced Christoph Waltz in the role of Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method (2011) after Waltz backed out of the project in order to film Water for Elephants (2011).
21 On December 4th, 2009, for the Montréal Canadiens centennial celebration at the Bell Center, Viggo Mortensen - a long-time Canadiens fan - came out in his red Habs jersey to introduce Guy Lafleur, "my all-time hero," in French.
22 Wore a Montreal Canadiens jersey under his costume during the filming of The Lord of the Rings films.
23 His grandfather was from Canada.
24 A skilled horseman, he did all his own stunts in Hidalgo (2004), including a breakneck bareback ride that even the stuntman couldn't handle.
25 For his role in Eastern Promises (2007), he stated that part of his performance was inspired by Russian hockey player Alexei Kovalev.
26 In Eastern Promises (2007) his Russian/Ukrainian dialect coach was Olegar Fedoro.
27 Spent a couple weeks in Russia prior to filming Eastern Promises (2007) to research his role and better understand his character.
28 Filmed scenes for The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), but they were all cut out.
29 Admitted in an interview that when he first started out as an actor his agents encouraged him to change his name to "Vic Morten", obviously he refused.
30 Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#69) 2007.
31 Older brother of Walter Mortensen.
32 Voted #14 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).
33 Is a big fan of the New York Mets and the Montreal Canadiens. When filming A History of Violence (2005), he showed up on the Toronto set wearing a Canadiens' jersey.
34 He received the scar on his upper lip after scratching his face on a barbed wire fence at a Halloween party.
35 After his parents divorced when he was eleven, he moved to new York with his mother and two younger brothers.
36 His father's name is also Viggo. His mother's name is Grace.
37 Although their divorce only became final in 1998, he and his former wife, Exene Cervenka, separated in late 1990/early 1991 after less than 3 years of marriage but remain close friends often working together and co-parenting their son.
38 Ranked #19 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
39 He became good friends with the close-knit stunt men on the "Lord of the Rings" films, but they were wary of doing fight scenes with him because, carried away with the intensity of his character Aragorn, he would frequently "really go at them" and leave the other combatants in bruises. Massive actor Lawrence Makoare, playing Lurtz under heaps of make-up which restricted his vision, also got carried away during their fight scene at the conclusion of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and, for once, Mortensen was left more bruised than the other actor.
40 While working on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he asked writer/director Peter Jackson to revise scripts so that his character Aragorn would be speaking in the Elvish language in several scenes of all three movies.
41 Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings," with Harrison Ford. He starred with Ford in Witness (1985). Ford starred with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Sean Bean (Boromir) in Patriot Games (1992) and Miranda Otto (Eowyn) in What Lies Beneath (2000).
42 At first, turned down the part of Aragorn of Lord of the Rings. His son convinced him to do the part.
43 Ranked #10 on VH1's Hottest Hotties.
44 Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
45 While filming "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy in New Zealand, he would go surfing with the other actors in their spare time. One day he suffered an accident which left a bruise on the right side of his face. As a result, director Peter Jackson had to shoot only the left side of his face in the entire Moria sequence.
46 Worked as a translator for the Swedish hockey team during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and was at the 'miracle' game between the Soviet Union and United States.
47 His father is Danish. His mother is American, and has English, and more distant Scottish, ancestry. His maternal grandfather was from Nova Scotia, Canada, and his maternal grandmother was from New York.
48 Purchased the horses he rode in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Hidalgo (2004) after the films were completed.
49 Was in remakes of two Alfred Hitchcock films in the same year: A Perfect Murder (1998) - a remake of Dial M for Murder (1954) - and Psycho (1998).
50 In 2003 he visited Denmark and had a booksigning, an art exhibition opening and The Lord of The Rings premiere.
51 Owner of publishing company Perceval Press.
52 Broke two toes during the filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), in the scene where he kicks an Orc helmet.
53 As Viggo lived in Argentina as a child, he is a fan of Argentine soccer team San Lorenzo (real name of the team: "San Lorenzo of Almagro", from Buenos Aires City).Viggo usually wear clothes and accessories with this team's colors (red & blue) the last time in public, at the Rome Festival, in the "Alatriste" Premiere.
54 An accomplished horseman in his spare time, Mortensen requested that his "Rings" character Aragorn be given more saddle time than was originally scripted. He also kept his on-screen horse nearby during the entire principal photography schedule in order to ride in his off-hours and strengthen his relationship with the horse.
55 Graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1980 with a degree in Government and Spanish.
56 Has two younger brothers, Walter and Charles. They are both geologists.
57 Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
58 Got so into his character of Aragorn that director Peter Jackson once addressed him as Aragorn for over half an hour, and Mortensen didn't even realize it.
59 Replaced Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn/Strider in The Lord of the Rings, after filming began.
60 Broke a tooth while filming a fight sequence for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002); he asked the crew if they would glue it back on so he could finish the scene.
61 Worked as a truck driver while living in Denmark
62 Is also a jazz musician - he has released three CDs so far.
63 Writes poetry in his spare time.
64 Has been photographing for years, recently debuted with an exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery in NYC. -- American Photo, July/August 2000.
65 Lived in South America from age 2 to age 11.
66 He actually painted the large murals in his artist's studio in the film A Perfect Murder (1998).
67 Became a father for the 1st time at age 29 when his [now ex] wife Exene Cervenka gave birth to their son Henry Mortensen on January 28, 1988.
68 Speaks fluent English, Spanish, Danish, and French, but he also speaks Swedish and Norwegian reasonably well.
69 Had a book of poetry printed before he was known. The title: "Ten Last Night."
70 He is the ex-husband of Exene Cervenka, the singer of the punk band X.

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1 [on A History of Violence (2005)] If not the best, it's one of the best movies I've ever been in. There's no such thing as a perfect movie, but in the way that that script was handled, the way it was shot ... it's a perfect film noir movie, or it's close to perfect I should say.
2 [on awards] I don't' think awards make you better, they don't really have any effect. They can have a negative effect on your career, or they can have a positive effect in terms of business, but I don't think they can help you do the job better. I think it's kind of a crapshoot.
3 [on David Cronenberg] [He] has helped me do really good work, better than other directors. Maybe because he understands my process and because we have some things in common in terms of our sensibility - the kinds of books we like to read, our sense of humor is similar.
4 [on Peter Jackson] Peter, I was sure he would do another intimately-scaled film like Heavenly Creatures (1994), maybe with this project about New Zealanders in the First World War he wanted to make, but then he did King Kong (2005). And then he did The Lovely Bones (2009) and I thought that would be his smaller movie. But the problem is, he did it on a ninety million dollar budget. That should have been a fifteen million dollar movie. The special effects thing, the genie, was out of the bottle, and it has him.
5 [on The Lord of the Rings trilogy] In the first movie, yes, there's Rivendell, and Mordor, but there's sort of an organic quality to it, actors acting with each other, and real landscapes; it's grittier. The second movie already started ballooning, for my taste, and then by the third one, there were a lot of special effects. It was grandiose and all that, but whatever was subtle in the first movie, gradually got lost in the second and third. Now with The Hobbit, one and two, it's like that to the power of 10.
6 [on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)] I went on opening day to see it. I was actually in Argentina, and I went with a bunch of kids and their parents. It was kind of a party atmosphere, it was fun, it was in 3-D, and they had popcorn. I enjoyed it. In particular it was nice to see some of the landscapes I remembered. It was a nice trip down memory lane, where we'd shot near some of the places where I'd gone camping or fishing.
7 Y'know, I had a preconceived idea of Freud being very stiff, very formal, a wizened old man, a very rigid personality. And he was anything but. He was very gregarious. Great conversationalist. Someone who lived by his wits.
8 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.
9 (On his research for Eastern Promises (2007)) I found some materials, some books and also a documentary a friend of mine made called "The Mark of Cain". It's a hard thing to do but she went into maximum-security prisons in Russia and spoke to people like Nikolai. And I went to Russia as well. I read and listened to and looked up anything I could that had to do with Russians even loosely connected with this story. The more Russian I could be and seem authentically, the better it would be.
10 I'd like to, when it's all said and done, say that I have at least a few stories that I feel proud of. I don't just want to look back and say, 'I was on x number of magazines.' As far as money goes, there's a saying in Denmark: 'Your last suit doesn't have any pockets.' You can't take it with you. You can make all the money you want, but who cares?
11 Life is short... I like to pay attention while I'm going through it. Whatever I see, like anyone else, I'm going to filter it and create my own idea of what it is. - on painting, creating music, writing poetry, and taking photographs in addition to acting.
12 Some people will say, 'Ahhh, he's over the top, it's gratuitous,' [but] I disagree completely. He's one of the most responsible filmmakers today as far as showing violence - which there's very little of compared to other movies. It just stays with you because he shows very little of it. It just stays with you and he's very direct about it. He shows you what happens, and what the consequences are physically and emotionally, in some cases; certainly he does in A History of Violence (2005), and also here [in Eastern Promises (2007)], that makes him very honest - on David Cronenberg.
13 (On David Cronenberg) It's comforting to be working with someone you know will make a good movie.
14 There is no star in LOTR. The Fellowship is a union.
15 But I can also publish books by interesting painters and writers and I can afford to do so because my own books sell and there's a public that's interested in that. And the public have gone to see exhibitions I've had - more than they would have.
16 Seeing who you are playing with is a relief. In The Lord of the Rings we did a lot of things when there was nothing there.
17 Well, I certainly wouldn't be here and my face wouldn't be up there on a poster if it wasn't for the success of Lord of the Rings. It's just a fact: film-making, finance, life.
18 I'm not 23 years old and I don't have plans to make another 20 big Hollywood movies or something.
19 I was on my way out of a Sunday rehearsal. When I was walking out of the gym, all sort of sweaty, half in street clothes and half in Aragorn's clothes, waving the sword around, trying to keep a mental picture of what we've just done. Just walking down the street, down to where my car was parked, on a Sunday afternoon, waving the sword around, looking like some desperate Rasputin character. Cops car comes: there's been some report...
20 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.
21 Photography, painting or poetry those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things, they are my way of communicating.
22 I don't plan [my career]; I wait and hope the right thing will find me.
23 On the role of an actor in film: "It comes down to the fact that you supply the blue, and they supply the other colors and mix them with your blue, and maybe there's some blue left in the painting and maybe there isn't. Maybe there wasn't supposed to be any there in the first place. So have some fun and make a good blue and walk away."

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1 Frequently cast by David Cronenberg
2 Often plays rugged but reluctant heroes
3 Quiet, methodical style of speaking.
4 Cleft chin

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