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Mortensen, Viggo

Viggo Mortensen has been starring in films since the mid-1980s. He gained a whole new group of fans with his appearance as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Multi-talented, Viggo is also an accomplished actor, poet, painter, and photographer.
  1. "A Dangerous Method"
  2. "A History of Violence"
  3. "Appaloosa"
  4. "Eastern Promises"
  5. "Good"
  6. "Hidalgo"
  7. "LOTR: Return of the King"
  8. "LOTR: The Two Towers"
  9. "The Road"

Viggo Mortensen on "The Road"
"The Road" star Viggo Mortensen discusses losing weight for the role, the book that inspired the film, and his acting career.

Viggo Mortensen Interview - "Appaloosa"
Viggo Mortensen reunites with his "A History of Violence" co-star Ed Harris for "Appaloosa," a Western drama based on the Robert B Parker book. At a special LA screening, Mortensen joined actor Luce Rains and composer Jeff Beal to discuss the film.

Viggo Mortensen Interview - "A History of Violence"
Viggo Mortensen on "A History of Violence," director David Cronenberg, sex scenes, the violence, and preparing for his role.

Casting News
(June 2012) Viggo Mortensen could be going on a 'voyage' with Dracula. Read on...

Viggo Mortensen Interview-"The Return of the King"
Actor Viggo Mortensen talks about wrapping up the "Lord of the Rings" movies while at the film's US premiere. Mortensen discusses "Lord of the Rings," working with the fellowship, favorite moments, and what makes "The Lord of the Rings" so special.

2008 SAG Awards
Viggo Mortensen earned a SAG nomination for his role in "Eastern Promises."

2008 Academy Awards
Viggo Mortensen earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in "Eastern Promises."

Top 10 Actors of 2009
Viggo Mortensen earned a spot on my Top 10 Actors of 2009 list for his performance in "The Road."

Top 10 Best Actors of 2007
Viggo Mortensen made my list of the Best Actors of 2007 for his performance in "Eastern Promises."

Mortensen Sees "Two Faces"
(Oct 2012) Viggo is teaming up with Kirsten Dunst for a drama based on Patricia Highsmith's book.

Viggo Mortensen's Not Doing "Snow White and the Huntsman"
(Mar 2011) Talks have apparently completely broken off and Viggo Mortensen will not be taking on the role of the Huntsman in Universal Pictures' "Snow White and the Huntsman," one of the 800 "Snow White" projects currently in the works.

Viggo Mortensen as General Zod?
(Feb 2011) This is absolutely unofficial and Warner Bros is keeping mum about it, but The Hollywood Reporter says "Superman" director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are interested in bringing Viggo Mortensen in to play the film's main villain. And who might that character be? Well, THR says Mortensen is being eyed for the role of General Zod. Zod? Yes, General Zod could once again be a part of a "Superman" film.

Viggo Mortensen Wanted for "Snow White"
(Jan 2011) Viggo Mortensen is in negotiations to take on the role of the Huntsman in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and The Hollywood Reporter says Universal Pictures is interested in "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart to play Snow White.

Viggo Mortensen's Done with Movies
(Apr 2009) Is Viggo Mortensen ready to leave the glamorous world of acting behind?

Viggo Mortensen Goes "On the Road"
(Aug 2010) Viggo Mortensen has nabbed the role of Old Bull Lee (based on the real William S. Burroughs) with Amy Adams set to play his wife, Jane, in "On the Road."

Viggo Mortensen Will Star in "Eastern Promises"
Viggo Mortensen will star in the movie "Eastern Promises" for director David Cronenberg.

Movie Review - "The Two Towers"
The journey to destroy the One Ring continues with this second film of the trilogy. Can the middle film stand up to the success of the first? Here’s my review of Peter Jackson’s second outing to the land of hobbits, elves and assorted creatures.

"A Dangerous Method" Photos
Photos of Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel, and Sarah Gadon in "A Dangerous Method."

"The Road" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "The Road" starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smith-McPhee and Michael K Williams.

"Appaloosa" Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the Los Angeles Premiere of the New Line Cinema movie "Appaloosa" featuring Renee Zellweger, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Cerris Morgan-Moyer, David Arquette, Amy Madigan, Marg Helgenberger, and Alan Rosenberg.

Biography and acting credits for the multi-talented Viggo Mortensen.

"Appaloosa" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "Appaloosa" starring Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris.

"Eastern Promises" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the Focus Features movie, "Eastern Promises," starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts.

"A History of Violence" Photos
Gallery of photos from the New Line Cinema movie, "A History of Violence," starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ashton Holmes.

"A History of Violence" Premiere Photos
Photos from the Premiere of "A History of Violence" featuring pics of Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, David Cronenberg, Camryn Manheim, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt, Benjamin McKenzie, Wes Craven, Edgar Ramirez, Aisha Tyler, Kyle Schmid and Mena Suvari.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Photo Gallery
Large collection of production stills featuring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler and Billy Boyd.

2nd Set of Photos From "The Two Towers"
Second gallery of production photos featuring Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Ian McKellen, and Bernard Hill.

"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Premiere Photos
Gallery of original photos from the North American Premiere of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," featuring photos of Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Peter Jackson, David Wenham, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, and John Rhys-Davies.

"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Photo Gallery
Gallery of production photos from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," featuring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Gollum, Miranda Otto, Billy Boyd, David Wenham and Karl Urban.

"Hidalgo" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from Touchstone Pictures' dramatic movie, "Hidalgo," featuring photographs of Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Zuleikha Robinson and Peter Mensah.

"Hidalgo" Premiere Photos
Small collection of photos from the World Premiere of "Hidalgo."

"A Perfect Murder"
This twisted tale of love and deceit stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen.

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