Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 13% Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1958

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Getting his start in grade-B movies and so-called "other man" roles, actor Viggo Mortensen made a slow, steady climb up the ranks to become one of Hollywood's most reliable and in-demand talents. Though he had little trouble finding work, Mortensen spent a good deal of time looking for that one breakthrough that would catapult his career. That springboard came with a leading role in the epic "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03), in which he played a heroic but displaced king in a fictional land beset by evil. Because of his being a central character in one of the biggest, most beloved trilogies in cinema history, Mortensen had a wealth of opportunities open up to him, including the critically acclaimed "A History of Violence" (2005), the Russian Mob drama "Eastern Promises" (2007), post-apocalyptic philosophical drama "The Road" (2009) and indie family comedy-drama "Captain Fantastic" (2016). Exceedingly humble about success and uncharacteristically un-Hollywood, Mortensen managed to stay somewhat reclusive and focused on other interests outside of acting, namely painting and writing poetry, despite becoming one of the most recognizable stars in the world.

Highest rated movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Witness
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Eastern Promises
Crimson Tide
Jauja
The Reflecting Skin

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 95% Thirteen Lives Richard Stanton (Character) - 2022
79% 50% Crimes of the Future Saul Tenser (Character) $2.0M 2022
67% 60% Falling John Peterson (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 2020
77% 91% Green Book Tony Lip (Character) $85.1M 2018
83% 85% Captain Fantastic Ben (Character) $5.9M 2016
88% 50% Jauja Gunnar Dinesen (Character),
Producer,
Original Music
- 2014
84% 73% Far From Men Daru (Character) - 2014
79% 48% The Two Faces of January Chester McFarland (Character) $506.1K 2014
34% 24% Everybody Has a Plan Agustín/Pedro (Character),
Producer
- 2012
45% 34% On the Road Old Bull Lee/William S. Burroughs (Character) $717.8K 2012
78% 50% A Dangerous Method Sigmund Freud (Character) $5.7M 2011
74% 68% The Road The Man (Character) $8.1M 2009
33% 32% Good John Halder (Character) $23.1K 2008
76% 55% Appaloosa Everett Hitch (Character) $20.2M 2008
89% 83% Eastern Promises Nikolai (Character) $17.1M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pikme-Up Unknown (Character) - 2006
17% 47% Alatriste Diego Alatriste y Tenorio (Character) - 2006
87% 76% A History of Violence Tom Stall (Character) $31.5M 2005
46% 64% Hidalgo Frank T. Hopkins (Character) $67.3M 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Aragorn (Strider) (Character) $377.8M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn (Strider) (Character) $342.6M 2002
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn (Character) $315.5M 2001
33% 50% 28 Days Eddie Boone (Character) $37.0M 2000
72% 71% A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome (Character) $4.7M 1999
56% 51% A Perfect Murder David Shaw (Character) $67.5M 1998
38% 28% Psycho Samuel 'Sam' Loomis (Character) $21.5M 1998
No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point Jimmy Kowalski (Character) - 1997
51% 53% G.I. Jane Master Chief John James Urgayle (Character) $48.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet La pistola de mi hermano Juanito (Character) - 1996
26% 37% Daylight Roy Nord (Character) $32.9M 1996
50% 42% Albino Alligator Guy Foucard (Character) $326.3K 1996
44% 55% The Passion of Darkly Noon Clay (Character) - 1995
89% 83% Crimson Tide Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince (Character) $91.4M 1995
46% 64% The Prophecy Lucifer (Character) $15.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimlet Hombre (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 25% The Crew Phillip (Character) - 1994
67% 55% Floundering Homeless Man (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gospel According to Harry Wes (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 26% Ruby Cairo John E. "Johnny" Faro (Character) $299.8K 1993
No Score Yet 42% American Yakuza Nick Davis / David Brandt (Character) - 1993
33% 41% The Young Americans Carl Frazer (Character) - 1993
81% 91% Carlito's Way Lalin (Character) $36.5M 1993
17% 21% Boiling Point Ronnie (Character) $9.0M 1993
74% 80% The Indian Runner Frank Roberts (Character) $152.9K 1991
88% 77% The Reflecting Skin Cameron Dove (Character) $6.0K 1990
13% 31% Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Tex (Character) $5.8M 1990
No Score Yet 14% Tripwire Hans (Character) - 1990
40% 34% Prison Burke/Forsythe Electrocution (Character) - 1987
93% 80% Witness Moses Hochleitner (Character) $65.3M 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2021-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2007 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987