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Viggo Mortensen

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's Perfect Murder, A (1998), Ray Loriga's Pistola de mi hermano, La (1997), and Tony Goldwyn's Walk on the Moon, A (1999).

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.

Filmography
Hidalgo (2004) .... Frank T. Hopkins
Live Freaky Die Freaky (2003) (voice) .... Hoyteck
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) .... Aragorn
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (2003/II) (VG) (archive footage) .... Aragorn
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) .... Aragorn
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002/II) (VG) (voice) .... Aragorn
Lord of the Piercing (2002) (TV) (archive footage) .... Aragorn
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) .... Aragorn
28 Days (2000) .... Eddie Boone
Walk on the Moon, A (1999) .... Walker Jerome
Psycho (1998) .... Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
Perfect Murder, A (1998) .... David Shaw
Pistola de mi hermano, La (1997) .... Juanito
G.I. Jane (1997) .... Master Chief John James 'Jack' Urgayle
Vanishing Point (1997) (TV) .... Jimmy Kowalski
Daylight (1996) .... Roy Nord
Portrait of a Lady, The (1996) .... Caspar Goodwood
Albino Alligator (1996) .... Guy Foucard
Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1996) .... Clay
Gimlet (1995) .... Hombre (Man)
Prophecy, The (1995) .... Lucifer
Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995) .... Worthless Junkie
Crimson Tide (1995) .... Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince
American Yakuza (1994) .... Nick Davis/David Brandt
Crew, The (1994) .... Phillip
Desert Lunch (1994)
Floundering (1994) .... Homeless Man
Ewangelia wedlug Harry'ego (1993)
Young Americans, The (1993) .... Carl Frazer
Carlito's Way (1993) .... Lalin
Ruby Cairo (1993) .... John E. 'Johnny' Faro
Boiling Point (1993/I) .... Ronnie
Indian Runner, The (1991) .... Frank Roberts
Once In a Blue Moon (1990) (TV)
Tripwire (1990) .... Hans
Reflecting Skin, The (1990) .... Cameron Dove
Young Guns II (1990) .... John W. Poe
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) .... Tex
Prison (1988) .... Burke/Forsythe Electrocution
Fresh Horses (1988) .... Green
Salvation! (1987) .... Jerome Stample
"Search for Tomorrow" (1951) TV Series .... Bragg (1985)
Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985) (scenes deleted)
Witness (1985) .... Moses Hochleitner
Swing Shift (1984) (scenes deleted)
"George Washington" (1984) (mini) TV Series .... Lieutenant at LeBoeuf









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