One of Hollywood’s most underrated actors is Viggo Mortensen. He did a sensational job in “A History of Violence” and “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. We are so happy that he is nominated for a Academy Award for "Best Actor In A Leading Role" as Nikolai Luzhin in “Eastern Promises”.
We all know he is a great actor but did you know the following facts?
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. was born October 20, 1958 in New York City.
Viggo has many jobs besides acting, he is known to be a poet, musician, photographer and painter.
Mortensen has a son, Henry Mortensen from his ex-wife Exene Cervenka.
Mortensen is fluent in English, Danish, and Spanish, and conversant in Norwegian. He also speaks French, Italian, and Swedish reasonably well.
Viggo is politically active and has spoken out against militarism and U.S. foreign policy.
His closest peers call him "Chooba" which originated during his role as a wheelchair-ridden snitch in "Carlito's Way".
Viggo Mortensen will be running up against George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp and Tommy Lee Jones this coming Sunday at the 80th Annual Academy Awards.