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Bio For: Viggo Mortensen
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Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in director Peter Weir's Witness, VIGGO MORTENSEN's movie-acting career has been marked by a steady string of diverse performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in more than 40 films, including The Road, Good, Appaloosa, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, Alatriste, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Walk on the Moon, Portrait of a Lady, La Pistola de Mi Hermano, Carlito's Way, The Indian Runner, and The Reflecting Skin, to name a few.

Mortensen will next be seen in the The Two Faces of January opposite Kirsten Dunst. A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger, who tries to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer set which will be released by Magnolia Pictures in August 2014.

He was last seen in the Argentine thriller Everybody Has a Plan playing dual roles. Mortensen's other recent film credits include A Dangerous Method, his third collaboration with David Cronenberg.

John Hillcoat's The Road, the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's best-selling novel, Appaloosa, directed by Ed Harris and Good, directed by Vicente Amorim. Mortensen's performance in David Cronenberg's, Eastern Promises, garnered him an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA nominations for Best Performance by a Leading Actor.

Born in New York to an American mother and a Danish father, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan. His family traveled extensively, and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina, and Denmark. He began acting in New York, studying with Warren Robertson, and appeared in several plays and movies before moving to Los Angeles. He is also an accomplished poet, photographer, and painter. He exhibited his photographic series "Skovbo" in Iceland, at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, and "The Nature of Landscape and Independent Perception" with George Gudni at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Mortensen has also shown his work at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, as well as in New Zealand, Denmark, and Cuba.

In 2002, he founded Perceval Press, an independent publishing house specializing in art, poetry, and critical writing. Perceval's mission is to publish texts, images, and recordings that might not otherwise be presented. Mortensen's books of photography and writing are available through Perceval Press.

Movies For: Viggo Mortensen
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ON THE ROAD (R) On Video: 8/6/2013 At Theaters: 3/22/2013
A DANGEROUS METHOD (R) On Video: 3/27/2012 At Theaters: 11/23/2011
THE ROAD (R) On Video: 5/25/2010 At Theaters: 11/25/2009
APPALOOSA (R) On Video: 1/13/2009 At Theaters: 9/19/2008
EASTERN PROMISES (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/14/2007
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (R) On Video: 3/14/2006 At Theaters: 9/30/2005
HIDALGO (PG-13) On Video: 8/3/2004 At Theaters: 3/5/2004
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (PG-13) On Video: 5/25/2004 At Theaters: 12/17/2003
THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE TWO TOWERS
(PG-13)
On Video: 8/26/2003 At Theaters: 12/18/2002
28 DAYS (PG-13) On Video: 9/19/2000 At Theaters: 4/14/2000
A WALK ON THE MOON (R) On Video: 10/19/1999 At Theaters: 4/16/1999
PSYCHO (R) On Video: 6/8/1999 At Theaters: 12/4/1998
A PERFECT MURDER (R) On Video: 10/6/1998 At Theaters: 6/5/1998
G.I. JANE (R) On Video: 2/3/1998 At Theaters: 8/22/1997
THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY (PG-13) At Theaters: 9/26/2014
DAYLIGHT (PG-13) At Theaters: 12/6/1996
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