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Viggo Mortensen

Born: October 20, 1958, New York City, New York - USA

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is an American-Danish actor, poet, musician, photographer, and painter.

He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller “Witness”, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including “The Indian Runner” (1991), “Carlito's Way” (1993), “Crimson Tide” (1995), “The Portrait of a Lady” (1996), “G.I. Jane” (1997), “A Perfect Murder” (1998), and “A Walk on the Moon” (1999).

Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with 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”. In 2007, another Cronenberg film “Eastern Promises” (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Other well-received films in recent years have included “Appaloosa” (2008) 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. Mortensen is politically active. He campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, and later endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Mortensen has one son from his previous marriage to musician Exene Cervenka.

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Green Book (2018)

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Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

0 2018 130
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Captain Fantastic (2016)

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Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

79 2016 118
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The Two Faces of January (2014)

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A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.

62 2014 96
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Jauja (2014)

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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

64 2014 108
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Far from Men (2014)

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A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.

73 2014 110
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On the Road (2012)

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Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for \It\ results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

61 2012 137
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A Dangerous Method (2011)

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Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker David Cronenberg directs this adaptation of Christopher Hampton's acclaimed play The Talking Cure, which examines the complex relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, the founding fathers of psychoanalysis. This probing drama casts Academy Award®-nominee Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Michael Fassbender as Jung, two doctors whose lives are thrown into disarray by a troubled and beautiful patient (Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightly).

65 2011 99
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The Road (2009)

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A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they dont know what, if anything, awaits them there.

56 2009 111
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Appaloosa (2008)

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Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

68 2008 115
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Good (2008)

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The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of \good\ people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

62 2008 96
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Eastern Promises (2007)

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A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

77 2007 100
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A History of Violence (2005)

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An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

75 2005 96
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Hidalgo (2004)

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Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

67 2004 136
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

89 2003 201
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

87 2002 179
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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| 178 Min

James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.

88 2001 178
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28 Days (2000)

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After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she has an alcohol addiction.

60 2000 103
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A Walk on the Moon (1999)

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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

66 1999 107
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A Perfect Murder (1998)

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Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory.

65 1998 107
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Psycho (1998)

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Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his \mother.\ Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister and a private investigator. They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious \mother\ at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in an all new version of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense… Psycho.

46 1998 105
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G.I. Jane (1997)

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A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

59 1997 125
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

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Ms. Isabel Archer isn t afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father s will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.

63 1996 144
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Daylight (1996)

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Sylvester Stallone is back in his biggest action epic yet! Stallone plays a disgraced emergency services worker given his chance at redemption when a New York City commuter tunnel begins to collapse! Stallone must find a way inside and rescue the trapped commuters before it's too late! Dazzling action and special effects are par for the course as Stallone leads the commuters on a wild and dangerous adventure! A must for action fans!

58 1996 115
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Albino Alligator (1996)

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Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to get hold of the situation inside.

61 1996 97
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The Prophecy (1995)

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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

66 1995 98
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Crimson Tide (1995)

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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

73 1995 116
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Carlito's Way (1993)

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Brian De Palma directs this devastating crime-drama about a gangster (Academy Award®-winner Al Pacino) determined to go straight - in a world that won't let him! Highlighted by a magnificent cast which features Academy Award®-winner Sean Penn in what many consider to be his best role. De Palma's direction sizzles with his signature flashy directing at its most effective. Simply stunning.

79 1993 144
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American Yakuza (1993)

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When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and Nick rescues and saves the life of Shuji Sawamoto, who is the representative of Yakuza interests in America. Shuji hires Nick to work for Yakuza and becomes his godfather in the family after his oath to join Yakuza. However, Nick is a lonely FBI undercover agent assigned to penetrate in the criminal organization. When the FBI discovers that Campanela is organizing a massive attack to destroy the Yakuza, Nicks boss Littman calls off the operation to leave the dirty work to the Italian Mafia. But the connection of Nick with Shuji and his goddaughter Yuko forces him to help his Japanese family.

57 1993 96
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The Reflecting Skin (1990)

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A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her.

71 1990 95
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Young Guns II (1990)

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Only three of the original five \young guns\ -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett

64 1990 132
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Prison (1988)

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After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn t commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself.

59 1988 102
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Witness (1985)

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A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child s beautiful mother.

75 1985 113



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