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Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
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October 20, 1958
Birth Name:
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
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Vig
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Awards:
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 44 nominations.
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Some Facts
Speaks fluent English, Spanish, Danish, and French, but he also speaks Swedish and Norwegian reasonably well.
In London shooting the movie Eastern Promises (2007) by David Cronenberg. [November 2006]
Broke two toes during the filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), in the scene where he kicks an Orc helmet.
Lived in South America from age 2 to age 11.
Filmed scenes for The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), but they were all cut out.
Personal Quotes
Seeing who you are playing with is a relief. In The Lord of the Rings we did a lot of things when there was nothing there.
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(On his research for Eastern Promises (2007)) I found some materials, some books and also a documentary a friend of mine made called "The Mark of Cain". It's a hard thing to do but she went into maximum-security prisons in Russia and spoke to people like Nikolai. And I went to Russia as well. I read and listened to and looked up anything I could that had to do with Russians even loosely connected with this story. The more Russian I could be and seem authentically, the better it would be.
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Photography, painting or poetry those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things, they are my way of communicating.
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I don't plan [my career]; I wait and hope the right thing will find me.
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Some people will say, 'Ahhh, he's over the top, it's gratuitous,' [but] I disagree completely. He's one of the most responsible filmmakers today as far as showing violence - which there's very little of compared to other movies. It just stays with you because he shows very little of it. It just stays with you and he's very direct about it. He shows you what happens, and what the consequences are physically and emotionally, in some cases; certainly he does in A History of Violence (2005), and also here [in Eastern Promises (2007)], that makes him very honest - on David Cronenberg.
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