Viggo Mortensen Believes An Actor’s Performance Can Be Rui…

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen


(born October 20, 1958) is an American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. Mortensen made his major breakthrough in 2001 with his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Aside from acting, his other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. His maternal grandfather was from Nova Scotia, Canada, and his maternal grandmother’s family was from New England. After several years of experience in live theater, Mortensen made his first film appearance playing an Amish farmer in Peter Weir’s Witness (Mortensen had actually acted in at least one prior film, The Purple Rose of Cairo, but his scenes in the latter film were deleted from the final cuts). Mortensen’s major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Mortensen was a last-minute replacement for Stuart Townsend, and would not have taken the part of Aragorn had it not been for his son’s enthusiasm for the J. R. R. Tolkien novel.

Viggo Mortensen blasts editing Viggo Mortensen says a poor performance by an actor can often be the result of bad editing. Viggo Mortensen believes an actor’s performance can be rui… [link]