(biography, photos, videos) Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr
Viggo Mortensen : biography
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. – that is the full name of the actor – was born in October 1958 in new York. His path to glory was long and difficult, but led to the desired goal.
Viggo grew up in a multicultural family, where he has raised two sons. Mother grace Atkinson was English and his father Dane. Grandparents on the mother were of British and Scottish origin. Parents met in Norway, got married and changed their place of residence. First settled in South America, where he spent the first years of life Viggo, then moved to Denmark, where he lived for a couple of years. Then the family that after Viggo was born two boys, stayed in Argentina. Though Mortensen moved to different province.
Frequent moves and family helped Viggo Mortensen to master several languages and become a polyglot. He knows English, Danish and Spanish, and speaks well in French, Swedish and Norwegian languages.
In 1976 his parents divorced. The boys along with her mother moved to new York. Here Viggo graduated from high school. Higher education he received at the University of St. Lawrence, where he received a bachelor’s degree in hispanistics and politics.
Some time after graduation, Mortensen was looking for a place under the sun. He lived in Spain and Denmark. He worked as a truck driver and flower seller. But in 1982 I finally decided that would be an actor. To do this, Viggo returned to America.
Debut Mortensen in the movie took place, when the novice actor was 26 years old. The first small role was played in the drama «the Witness». But in the mid-1990s, the artist appeared in the secondary images of the acclaimed films «Carlito’s Way», «the Indian runaway», «the Prophecy» and «the Perfect murder». In these paintings Viggo Mortensen showed an increase of acting that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Hollywood Directors.
The second half of the 1990s was marked by romance: the actor appeared in the melodrama as the hero-lover. As it turned out soon, this role has opened Viggo Mortensen, many Directors. «GI Jane» with demi Moore and «portrait of a lady» with Nicole Kidman are the steps that helped the actor to begin a rapid ascent to true glory. Remakes of cult films, Alfred Hitchcock’s «Psycho» and «the Perfect murder» cemented Mortensen in the niche of new Hollywood stars.
Talent Viggo began to Shine with all its facets in a fantastic and popular mega-project «Lord of the rings». The role of Aragorn was truly stellar. Glory was such that Mortensen had to appeal to his supporters on TV, asking apologies for inability to answer all their letters. It is noteworthy that in «the Lord of the rings» Viggo Mortensen all the risky stunts performed by himself, which received several injuries.
A new round of stunning popularity has brought the artist a collaboration with renowned Hollywood Director David Cronenberg. Critical acclaim followed the release of the pictures «a history of violence». But fame came after the next project – a film «Eastern promises». Premiered in 2007. The fans of Viggo Mortensen, and critics unanimously proclaimed actor played the role of a Russian mobster strongest in his career. For the best occurrence in the image, Mortensen even visited Russia, lived incognito in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg is 2 months old.
The prestigious award «Golden globe» came to the Hollywood actor after the release of the biopic «a Dangerous method» where he got the image of Sigmund Freud.
In addition to the film, Viggo is the founder of the publishing house and he writes and publishes novels and poetry collections. Besides, he enjoys photography and sings beautifully (recorded 3 albums). And Mortensen is a good artist. The audience was able to see in the film «a Perfect murder» where the actor got the role of the artist.
The success of Viggo can be judged by the fact that in 2010 he was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Danebrog and the medal Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.
Hollywood star only once were legally married. Love of music brought him close to the composer and singer Eksen cervenka. They legalized their relationship in 1987. After a year the couple had a son Henry. But in 1997, when the boy was 10 years old, Eksen and Viggo broke up.
Personal life Viggo Mortensen has changed for the better in 2006 when the actor met on the set pictures of «Captain Alatriste» with a colleague Ariadna Gil. Since then the couple together, but their relationship is not burdened by the ties of wedlock.
- «Carlito’s Way»
- «The prophecy»
- «A perfect murder»
- «Soldier Jane»
- «Portrait of a lady»
- «The Lord of the rings»
- «A history of violence»
- «Eastern promises»
- «A dangerous method»