Viggo Mortensen’s net worth career achievements and other interesting facts about the vetetan American actor
What Viggo Mortensen’s net worth is estimated at without doubt should interest fans given that he is one of the most celebrated and famous entertainers in America’s creative industry.
Viggo Mortensen is a househol3d name in the creative industry globally – He is a veteran. Viggo Mortensen is not just an actor, he is also a poet, an aut2hor, a photographer as well as a painter. Impressive? Indeed! Little wonder why fans are curious as regards what Viggo M2ortensen’s net worth stands at as at 2020/2021
Well, for someone who can who has been active in the creative industry for more than two decades, Viggo Mortensen’s net worth should be quite huge, isn’t it? Most likely.
In the subsequent paragraphs, we shall be discussing the background, education, career as well as the net worth of Viggo Mortensen.
Background and Education
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr on the 20th of October 1958 in New York City to Grace Gamble, an American citizen and Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr, a Danish national. They both met in Norway. He spent his childhood in South America (Argentina precisely) with his parents and two younger siblings.
Unfortunately, his parents separated in 1969 when he was only 11 years old for reasons best known to them. This move promoted the mother to move him and his siblings back to the United States shortly after.
Viggo Mortensen attended Watertown high school in New York and he graduated in 1976. He proceeded to Lawrence University where he bagged a degree in Spanish and Politics in 1980. He lives in the United Kingdom, Spain and Denmark before he moved back to the United States to pursue a career in acting after doing some odd jobs like selling flowers and truck driving.
Viggo Mortensen is probably best known for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
He got his first movie role in the movie The Purple Rose of Cairo in 1985 but his roles in the movie were deleted before the final release of the movie. He went on to appear in another movie known as The Witness that same year where he featured as Moses Hochleitner. Two years later, he played a role in a play titled Bent, winning a Dramalogue Critics’ Award.
In the 1990s Viggo Mortensen appeared in a variation of films including “The Young Americans” The Indian Runner” “Young Guns II,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Crimson Tide, ” The Crow”, “G.I. Jae”, “Leatherface” “A Walk on the Moon,” Among these films, his role in John Urgayle in “G.I. Jane” opposite Demi Moore is considered the most memorable.
Without an iota of do, but Viggo Mortensen’s role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in 1999 brought him inthe to limelight and it earned him an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, St. Lawrence University in 2006.
Viggo Mortensen has also featured in other films such as:
Eastern Promises (2007) – Nikolai
Appaloosa (2008) – Everett Hitch
The Road (2009) – Man
A Dangerous Method (2011) – Sigmund Freud
Far from Men (2014) – Daru
Captain Fantastic (2015)
Green Book (2018) – Tony Lip
Falling (2020) – John Peterson
Publications and Paintings
With the huge success of The Lord of the Rings, Viggo Mortensen used to some of his earnings from the movie to set up a printing press known as Perceval Press. Aside from publishing his works through his company, he also helped young artist and writers in publishing their works as well.
Viggo Mortensen’s first book, Ten Last Night – a collection of his poems was published in 1993. His poetry are mostly written in English, Spanish and Danish.
Paintings and Discography
Viggo Mortensen is such a role model. Aside from being successful in his acting and writing career, he also exiled in painting and music. One of is his famous art work is A Perfect Murder which has been displayed in many galleries globally.
Some of his music albums include;
2004: Please Tomorrow
2004: This, That, and the Other
2005: Intelligence Failure
2006: 3 Fools 4 April
2007: Time Waits for Everyone
2008: At All
2010: Canciones de Invierno
2015: Under the Weather
2016: Seventeen Odd Songs
2017: Preguntas Desde la Orilla
2018: Godzilla Sleeps Alone
He has received over 40 awards and nominations in his career.
As of last year, Celebrity Net Worth estimates Viggo Mortensen net worth to be $40 million.
He’s currently married to Spanish actress, Ariadna Gil
He was previously married to Exene Cervenka. She is a singer, actress, and poet. They divorced in 1997 – after a decade of marriage. However, they had a son together- Henry Mortensen. He was born on 28th January 1988. He is will be 33 years old this year.
He is an actor and he featured in The Crimson Tide (1995) as Henry Ince alongside his dad.