Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet and painter Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. was born on October 20, 1958, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. His mother, Grace Gamble was American and his father, Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr. was Danish. His parents met in Norway.
After moving to Venezuela and then Denmark his family finally settled in Argentina where he attended primary school and there he got a fluent proficiency in Spanish. His father managed poultry farms and ranches there. When he was 11 years old his parents divorced. After the separation of his parents, he returned to New York with his mother and he spends the rest of his childhood there.
Education and Career
Viggo Mortensen, after separation of his parents, returned to New York with his mother Grace Gamble attend Watertown High School. In the Watertown school, he became a very good student and athlete. In 1976, he graduated then he went on to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he got a bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies and Politics in 1980. After then, he went to Europe and lived in Spain, England and Denmark. He began writing poetry and short stories and also he took various jobs such as driving trucks in Esbjerg and selling flowers in Copenhagen. In 1982, he fell in love and he decided to follow his girlfriend back to New York City, hoping for a long romance and a writing career and also to pursue an acting career. In New York, he began taking acting classes, studying with Warren Robertson. He appeared in several plays and movies, and then finally moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he had a part in a television mini-series(George Washington) and started landing film roles. From the first two films, his scenes were deleted, but the director of Witness liked Viggo well enough to expand his small role as Daniel Hochleitner’s brother into a speaking part. In Los Angeles, he was success to earn a Drama-Logue Critic’s Award for his performance in “Bent”.
Viggo Mortensen has a good body structure with a height of 5 Feet 11 Inches and a weight of 75 kg. Viggo has a dual citizenship of America and Denmark. He is multilingual and can speak fluently in English, Spanish, Danish, and French, but he also speaks yet not fluently Catalan, Swedish and Norwegian. He stated that he feels more comfortable expressing himself in Spanish.
In1986, when he was shooting in the Salvation for the first time he met his wife, actress/singer, Exene Cervenka on the set of the comedy "Salvation!," a parody of "televangelism". Exene Cervenka is an American singer in the California punk rock band X. After dating each other for about a year, Viggo Mortensen and Exene Cervenka finally married on 8th of July, 1987. On January 28, 1988, Viggo and Mortensen became parents for the first time when Cervenka gave birth to a son, Henry Blake Mortensen. They lived in Idaho for three years. In 1992, they were separated and they were divorced in 1997. From 2009, he started his romantic relationship with the Spanish actress Ariadna Gil. Ariadna Gil is the famous actress from Spain. She is popular in the world for playing her role in the movies like Belle Epoque and Laurimar Negros.
Viggo Mortensen till now appeared in more than two dozens of the movie. For his role in Hidalgo, he earned the salary of $2,000,000. It is rumoured that his net worth is to be around $30 million dollars.
Awards and Achievements
. Viggo Mortensen was awarded by 32 awards and 93 nominations.His nominations and the awards which we won are:
1. He was nominated for Academy Awards USA in the years 2008 and 2017.
2. He was nominated for Golden Globes USA in the years 2008, 2012 and 2017.
3. He was nominated for BAFTA Awards in the years 2008 and 2017.
4. He was nominated for AARP Movies for Grownups Awards in the years 2010 and 2017.
5.He was nominated for Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA in the years 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
6.He was nominated for Alliance of Women Film Journalists the year 2007 for EDA Award and he won the EDA Special Mention Award in the same year.
7.He was nominated for Circuit Community Awards in the years 2002and 2007 and he won the awards in the years 2003 and 2001.
8.He was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in the year 1999.
9.He won the Bodil Awards in the years 2015.
10, awardsHe was nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards in the years 2008, 2010 and 2016 and he won the award on 2004.
11.He won the British Independent Film Awards in the years 2007.
12.He won the CamerAwards in the years 2008.
13.He was nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Awards in the year 2007.
14.He won the Chicago International Film Festival in the years 2008.
15.He was nominated for Chlotrudis Awards in the year 2017.
16.He was nominated for Denver Film Critics Society in the year 2010.
17.He was nominated for Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards in the years 2007, 2015 and 2016.
18.He was nominated for Empire Awards, the UK in the years 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009 and won in the year 2002.
19.He was nominated for Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in the year 2010.
20.He was nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards in the year 2017.
21.He was nominated for Florida Film Critics Circle Awards in the year 2016.
22.He was nominated for Genie Awards in the year 2008 and won on 2012.
23.He was nominated for Gold Derby Awards in the years 2017 and 2003 and won in the year 2004.
24.He won the Golden Boot Awards in the years 2007.
25.He was nominated for Golden Schmoes Awards in the years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007.
26.He was nominated for Goya Awards in the year 2007.
Filmography and Television series
Movies and Television series where Viggo Mortensen was engaged are:
Out There With Melissa DiMarco (TV Show) (2017), A Dangerous Method (Movie) (2011), The Road (Movie) (2009), Appaloosa (Movie)(2008), Good (Movie) (2008), Eastern Promises (Movie)(2007), A History Of Violence (Movie)(2005), Hidalgo (Movie) (2004) , The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Movie) (2003), The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Movie) (2002), The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Movie) (2001), 28 Days (Movie)(2000), A Walk On The Moon (Movie)(1999) , A Perfect Murder (Movie)(1998), Psycho (Movie) (1998), Albino Alligator (Movie)(1997) , G.I. Jane (Movie)(1997), The Portrait Of A Lady (Movie)(1996), Daylight (Movie)(1996), The Passion Of Darkly Noon (Movie) (1996), American Yakuza (Movie)(1995) , The Prophecy (Movie)(1995) , Crimson Tide (Movie) (1995), Floundering (Movie)(1994) ,The Young Americans (Movie)(1994), The Crew (Movie)(1994), Carlito's Way (Movie)(1993), Deception (Movie)(1993),BoilingPoint(Movie)(1993), The Indian Runner (Movie)(1991), Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Movie)(1990), Young Guns II (Movie) (1990), The Reflecting Skin (Movie) (1990), Fresh Horses (Movie) (1988) , Prison (Movie)(1988), Let's Get Lost (Movie)(1988), Salvation! (Movie) (1987), Witness (Movie) (1985).
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