|Name:||Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.|
|Birthdate:||October 20, 1958|
|Films appeared in:||Tripwire|
Philip (The Crew)
Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince (Crimson Tide)
Roy Nord (Daylight)
Guy Foucard (Albino Alligator)
Master Chief John James Urgayle (G.I. Jane)
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (Danish: [viɡ̊o ˈmɒːdnsn]; October 20, 1958) is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness (with Harrison Ford), and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner (with Dennis Hopper), Boiling Point (again with Hopper and with Wesley Snipes), Carlito's Way (with John Leguizamo), Crimson Tide (with Denzel Washington), G.I. Jane (with Morris Chestnut), Andrew Davis' A Perfect Murder, A Walk on the Moon and 28 Days (with Sandra Bullock).
Mortensen grew in prominence in the early 2000s with his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence (with Ed Harris). Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him further critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. A third teaming with Cronenberg in A Dangerous Method (2011) resulted in a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nomination. Other well-received films in recent years have included Appaloosa (again with Harris and also with Lance Henriksen) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.
Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors.