Viggo Mortensen


Viggo Mortensen


Date of birth: 20 October 1958

Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, USA

His father: Viggo, Danish

His mother: Grace, American

His brothers: Charles and Walter

Viggo Mortensen lived in Manhattan, Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark.

1964 Viggo was sent to a boarding school in Argentina.

1976 Viggo attended the St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York

Viggo Mortensen’s first appearance in the big screen was in the film Peter Weir’s Witness, where he played the role of a farmer.

1987 He married his co-star of the film Salvation, Erene Cervenka, and they had a son, Henry.

1993 One of Viggo’s most important films is Carlito’s Way, directed by Brian de Palma

1996 Jane Campion offered him a role in his film The Portrait of a Lady, Viggo performed amazingly.

1997 He divorced Exene Cervenca.

1998 Being a painter, he painted the murals of his artist’s studio in the film A Perfect Murder.

1999 Viggo was invited to participate in the film The Lord of the Rings.

2000 He made a photograph exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York.

2002 Viggo Mortensen filmed  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Viggo Mortensen broke up with Lola Schnabel, daughter of painter and film director Julian Schnabel, with whom he had been going out for two years.

2004 He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2005 Actor Viggo Mortensen will star in the next film directed by David Cronenberg: A History of Violence