History Creator / ViggoMortensen

6th Sep '15 7:49:35 PM Adept
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* CloudCuckoolander: According to a lot of his co-stars. ElijahWood said that while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Mortensen called him and left him a five minute rambling voice-mail in a fake German accent. Wood went on to say, "Everyone talks about how much integrity he has and how brilliant he is. And itís true. Heís also completely insane."
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* CloudCuckoolander: According to a lot of his co-stars. ElijahWood Creator/ElijahWood said that while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Mortensen called him and left him a five minute rambling voice-mail in a fake German accent. Wood went on to say, "Everyone talks about how much integrity he has and how brilliant he is. And itís true. Heís also completely insane."
9th Jan '15 7:10:44 AM Elkhound
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Mortensen grew up in Argentina as well as in New York and lived in his father's native Denmark for several years; he speaks Spanish and Danish fluently.
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Mortensen grew up in Argentina as well as in New York and lived in his father's native Denmark for several years; he speaks Spanish and Danish fluently. (He majored in Spanish at St. Lawrence University in New York because he wanted to be an actor, and figured as a Spanish major he could get good grades without having to study much, which would allow him to be in lots of plays.)
6th Jul '14 10:01:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/CrimsonTide'' (1995)
2nd Feb '14 7:02:07 AM m8e
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* ''The Indian Runner'' (1991) * ''American Yakuza'' (1993) * ''CarlitosWay'' (1993) * ''The Portrait of a Lady'' (1996) * ''GIJane'' (1997) * ''APerfectMurder'' (1998) * ''{{Psycho|1998}}'' (1998)
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* ''The Indian Runner'' ''Film/TheIndianRunner'' (1991) * ''American Yakuza'' ''Film/AmericanYakuza'' (1993) * ''CarlitosWay'' ''Film/CarlitosWay'' (1993) * ''The Portrait of a Lady'' ''Film/ThePortraitOfALady'' (1996) * ''GIJane'' ''Film/GIJane'' (1997) * ''APerfectMurder'' ''Film/APerfectMurder'' (1998) * ''{{Psycho|1998}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho|1998}}'' (1998)

* ''{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004) * ''AHistoryOfViolence'' (2005) * ''Alatriste'' (2006) * ''EasternPromises'' (2007) * ''Good'' (2008)
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* ''{{Hidalgo}}'' ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004) * ''AHistoryOfViolence'' ''Film/AHistoryOfViolence'' (2005) * ''Alatriste'' ''Film/{{Alatriste}}'' (2006) * ''EasternPromises'' ''Film/EasternPromises'' (2007) * ''Good'' ''Film/{{Good}}'' (2008)
10th Dec '13 10:29:19 AM hullflyer
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** His ex-wife (who he's still friends with) has said that she what first endeared him to her was the fact that he keeps most of his poetry in his refrigerator.
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** His ex-wife (who he's still friends with) has said that she what first endeared him to her was the fact that he keeps most of his poetry in his refrigerator.
29th Nov '13 12:32:56 PM Willbyr
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* TheOtherMarty: Mortensen was cast as Aragorn when ''Lord of the Rings'' had already started filming; Stuart Townsend was originally cast in the role but was deemed too young, while Jackson wanted to keep from having to work with DanielDayLewis at all, if possible.
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* TheOtherMarty: Mortensen was cast as Aragorn when ''Lord of the Rings'' had already started filming; Stuart Townsend was originally cast in the role but was deemed too young, while Jackson wanted to keep from having to work with DanielDayLewis Creator/DanielDayLewis at all, if possible.
10th Aug '13 8:12:22 PM Premonition45
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'''Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.''' is a Danish-American actor ([[RenaissanceMan and poet, painter, musician, and photographer]]) born on October 20, 1958 in New York City. He has been acting in movies since 1985, but is probably best known for his role as Aragorn in Creator/PeterJackson's film version of ''[[Film.TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy, a role in which he was cast at the last minute and accepted without having read the books, at the insistence of his son.
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'''Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.''' (October 20, 1958-) is a Danish-American actor ([[RenaissanceMan and poet, painter, musician, and photographer]]) born on October 20, 1958 in New York City. He has been acting in movies since 1985, but is probably best known for his role as Aragorn in Creator/PeterJackson's film version of ''[[Film.TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy, a role in which he was cast at the last minute and accepted without having read the books, at the insistence of his son.

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'''Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.''' is a Danish-American actor ([[RenaissanceMan and poet, painter, musician, and photographer]]) born on October 20, 1958 in New York City. He has been acting in movies since 1985, but is probably best known for his role as Aragorn in Creator/PeterJackson's film version of ''[[Film.TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy, a role in which he was cast at the last minute and accepted without having read the books, at the insistence of his son. * ''Film/{{Witness}}'' (1985)
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