Mortensen, Viggo

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Name
Mortensen, Viggo Gender: M
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.
born on 20 October 1958
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif



Viggo Mortensen
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Biography

American actor, he became a sex symbol after starring as Aragorn in the movie trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." His "overnight" success for his performance in the trilogy came after two decades of acting and 39 films, including Demi Moore's sadistic drillmaster in "G.I. Jane," an alcoholic in "28 Days," a hippie lover in "A Walk on the Moon" and Gwyneth Paltrow's homicidal boyfriend in "A Perfect Murder." In March 2004, a movie in which he plays the lead role, "Hidalgo" opened to positive reviews.

The multi-talented star has written three books of poetry, published collections of his photography, performed jazz on three CDs and has shown his paintings at galleries in New York, Copenhagen and Havana. He co-founded and runs Perceval Press, which publishes art and poetry books.

Mortensen is the eldest son of Grace and Viggo P. Mortensen. His father grew up on a farm in Denmark and met Viggo's Mom, a New Yorker working at the American consulate, in 1954. When he was 7, his parents sent Viggo to a boarding school in Argentina. His parents divorced when he was 11, and his mother moved with the children to northern New York. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and, after graduation, he moved to Denmark, where he wrote poetry and short stories, supporting himself in odd jobs. He moved to New York in 1982 and began acting classes, making his film debut with a small part in "Witness" in 1985. He moved to Los Angeles in 1987 and married his co-star, Exene Cervenka, a member of the punk-rock group X; together they have a son Henry, age 16 in early 2004. The couple divorced in 1997; Mortensen, who shares in the upbringing of their son, considers himself a devoted father.

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Events

  • Work : New Career 1985 (film debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1987 (married Exene Cervenka)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1997 (divorced Exene)
  • Work : Gain social status 2001 (as star of "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy)

Source Notes

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Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (eldest of three)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (when he was 11)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (one child, Henry, from only marriage)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (as a child and as an adult)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (co-owns a publishing house for poetry and art collections)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (owns a press)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (movies)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
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