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American actor '''Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.''' (born 1958) played [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] film trilogy. He was a last-minute replacement for [[Stuart Townsend]], as director [[Peter Jackson]] did not believe Townsend looked old enough to play the part convincingly. Mortensen was considering turning down the part, but his son, who loved the books, encouraged him to take the role. His son, Henry Mortenson, also appears as a child of Rohan in [[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers|The Two Towers]] and as a soldier extra in [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King|The Return of the King]].
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American actor '''Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.''' (born 1958) played [[Aragorn]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] film trilogy. He was a last-minute replacement for [[Stuart Townsend]], as director [[Peter Jackson]] did not believe Townsend looked old enough to play the part convincingly. Mortensen was considering turning down the part, but his son, who loved the books, encouraged him to take the role. His son, Henry Mortenson, also appears as a child of Rohan in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|The Two Towers]] and as a soldier extra in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|The Return of the King]].
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{quote|There were plenty of reasons not to go. I didn't feel I could do a good job and I didn't want to be away from my son for that length of time. But my son was familiar with the books, he talked about them with his school friends and he knew about the character of Aragorn. He said, 'Oh, that's pretty cool. You should do that.|Viggo Mortensen, Empire Magazine Australia}}
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{{quote|There were plenty of reasons not to go. I didn't feel I could do a good job and I didn't want to be away from my son for that length of time. But my son was familiar with the books, he talked about them with his school friends and he knew about the character of Aragorn. He said, 'Oh, that's pretty cool. You should try that.|Viggo Mortensen, Empire Magazine Australia}}
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
===[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]===
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
* [[January 29]], [[2002]] - [http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with [[Sean Astin]], [[Sean Bean]], [[Cate Blanchett]], [[Orlando Bloom]], [[Billy Boyd]], [[Ian Holm]], [[Christopher Lee]], [[Ian McKellen]], [[Dominic Monaghan]], [[John Rhys-Davies]], [[Andy Serkis]], [[Liv Tyler]], [[Hugo Weaving]], [[Elijah Wood]])
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* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]===
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* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[January 6]], [[2003]] - [http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award], Best Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, [[Brad Dourif]], [[Bernard Hill]], Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, [[Miranda Otto]], John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, [[Karl Urban]], Hugo Weaving, [[David Wenham]], Elijah Wood)
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* [[2004]] - '''[http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''
* [[January 7]], 2003 - PFCS Award, Best Acting Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award]''', Best Acting by an Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]===
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award]''', Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[January 10]], [[2004]] - [http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, [[John Noble]], Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood)
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* [[January 13]], 2004 - [http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award], Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* [[February 22]], 2004 - [http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award], Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with see previous)
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viggo_Mortensen Wikipedia Profile]
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* {{WP|Viggo Mortensen}}
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001557/ IMDb Profile]
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* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001557/ Viggo Mortensen] at IMDb
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Viggo Mortensen
LifetimeOctober 20, 1958
PortrayedAragorn II
InThe Lord of the Rings (film series)
IMDbProfile

American actor Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born 1958) played Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings (film series) film trilogy. He was a last-minute replacement for Stuart Townsend, as director Peter Jackson did not believe Townsend looked old enough to play the part convincingly. Mortensen was considering turning down the part, but his son, who loved the books, encouraged him to take the role. His son, Henry Mortenson, also appears as a child of Rohan in The Two Towers and as a soldier extra in The Return of the King.

Quotes

"There were plenty of reasons not to go. I didn't feel I could do a good job and I didn't want to be away from my son for that length of time. But my son was familiar with the books, he talked about them with his school friends and he knew about the character of Aragorn. He said, 'Oh, that's pretty cool. You should try that."
― Viggo Mortensen, Empire Magazine Australia

Awards

External Links