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Viggo Mortensen
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Date of Birth: Oct 20, 1958

Country: USA

Biography: Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan. His family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark. He began acting in New York, studying with Warren Robertson. He appeared in several plays and movies, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where his performance in "Bent" at the Coast Playhouse earned him a Drama-logue Critic's Award...(imdb)

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 47

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Titles You've Ranked (47)
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Appaloosa Appaloosa (2008)
Summary: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. (imdb)
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Good Good (2008)
Summary: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now
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Fresh Horses Fresh Horses (1988)
Summary: A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. (imdb)
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The Road The Road (2009)
Summary: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.
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Boiling Point Boiling Point (1993)
Summary: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills an undercover secret service agent, his partner Jimmy Mercer vows revenge and is given one week to catch the killers before being transferred. (imdb)
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Lord of the Piercing Lord of the Piercing (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: A short parody of the Council of Elrond scene in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Eastern Promises Eastern Promises (2007)
Summary: The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon--whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold, brutal core--the family is tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill, who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. (Focus Features)
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Floundering Floundering (1994)
Summary: In this scathing and subversive social comedy, life in post riot Los Angeles is dissected under the sardonic eye of John Boyz, an unemployed thirty nothing flounderer on Venice Beach who is trying to figure out what to do with his life... (imdb)
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Deception Deception (1993)
Summary: A widowed woman travels around the world to recover money that was hidden by her husband.
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The Passion of Darkly Noon The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Summary: While driving through the forest to the isolated house of the lovers Callie and Clay, the driver Jude finds a young man fainted on the road. He rescues the stranger, Darkly Noon, and the sensual Callie welcomes him while Clay is retired in the woods. He explains that his religious parents had been killed in their house by the furious locals and he had successfully escaped with his bible. Darkly becomes sexually obsessed by the sexy Callie and uses flagellation to punish himself for his desire. (imdb)
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The Young Americans The Young Americans (1993)
Summary: The London police is having trouble with organized crime commited by juvenile delinquents. Their leader is an American who is an expert at turning young men into ruthless gangsters. American cop John Harris is asked to help the London police to break up the organization. (imdb)
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The Crew The Crew (1994)
Summary: Reluctantly Bill agrees to spend a weekend on his brother-in-law's boat in the Bahamas. But he and his wife are not the only invited passengers, and instead of a few relaxing days at sea Bill experiences something that shakes his whole existence. (imdb)
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Jauja Jauja (2014)
Summary: A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization. (imdb)
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Far from Men Far from Men (2015)
Summary: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident is ordered to turn in to the authorities.. (imdb)
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Captain Fantastic Captain Fantastic (2016)
Summary: In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. (imdb)
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Crimson Tide Crimson Tide (1995)
Summary: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. (imdb)
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The Two Faces of January The Two Faces of January (2014)
Summary: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer. (TMDb)
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Everybody Has A Plan Everybody Has A Plan (2012)
Summary: In this dazzling thriller from first-time feature filmmaker Ana Pitebarg, Viggo Mortensen (in his third Spanish-language film) is twice the badass as twin brothers whose deadly pact plunges them into the sordid depths of the Argentinean underworld. (tiff.net)
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The People Speak The People Speak (2009)
Summary: A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".
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A Dangerous Method A Dangerous Method (2011)
Summary: On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. (beyondhollywood.com)
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Tripwire Tripwire (1990)
Summary: A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another. (imdb)
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On the Road On the Road (2012)
Summary: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S. (imdb)
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Ringers: Lord of the Fans Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)
Summary: 'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years. (imdb)
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American Yakuza American Yakuza (1993)
Summary: An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film. (imdb)
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Psycho Psycho (1998)
Summary: Intrigued by the notion of taking an intact, undeniable classic and seeing what would happen if it were made again - with a nearly identical shooting script - but with contemporary filmmaking techniques, Gus Van Sant recreates the motion picture Psycho. (Universal Studios)
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A Walk on the Moon A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Summary: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman. (imdb)
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28 Days 28 Days (2000)
Summary: For Gwen Cummings (Bullock), a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane, life is just an exercise in debauchery. That is, until Gwen's ungraceful display at her sister Lily's (Perkins) wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28 days in court-ordered rehab. (Columbia Tristar)
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A History of Violence A History of Violence (2005)
Summary: Tom Stall (Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife (Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, until one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. (New Line Cinema)
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A Perfect Murder A Perfect Murder (1998)
Summary: A powerful husband. An unfaithful wife. A jealous lover. All of them have a motive. Each of them has a plan. (Warner Bros.)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Summary: In the second chapter in J.R.R Tolkien's epic trilogy, the Fellowship faces unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. (New Line Productions)
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G.I. Jane G.I. Jane (1997)
Summary: Moore stars as gutsy Lieutenant O'Neil, the first woman ever given the opportunity to earn a place in the armed forces most highly skilled combat unit -- the elite Navy SEALS. But the already brutal rigors of training camp turn into an unimaginable test of courage and determination once it becomes clear that no one -- powerful politicians, top military brass, or her male Navy SEAL teammates -- wants her to succeed. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
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Hidalgo Hidalgo (2004)
Summary: Based on the story of long distance rider Frank T. Hopkins, Hidalgo is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. (Touchstone Pictures)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Summary: An epic adventure of good against evil, a story of the power of friendship and individual courage, and the heroic quest to pave the way for the emergence of mankind, J.R.R. Tolkien's master work brought to cinematic life. (New Line Cinema)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Summary: Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-earth rests on his broad shoulders. (New Line Cinema)
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Young Guns II Young Guns II (1990)
Summary: Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them... (imdb)
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The Indian Runner The Indian Runner (1991)
Summary: Sean Penn wrote and directs this poignant drama inspired by Bruce Springsteen's song "Highway Patrolman." When small-town deputy sheriff Joe Roberts (David Morse) takes in his troubled Vietnam vet brother, Frank (Viggo Mortensen), things get very rocky. Joe is determined to help Frank make a new life with his pregnant girlfriend, Dorothy (Patricia Arquette), but Frank's simmering anger threatens to ruin everything.
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The Reflecting Skin The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Summary: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her. He must deal with an abusive mother, a father with a charge of molestation, a band of youths creating havoc, and an unforgiving environment in general. (imdb)
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Alatriste Alatriste (2006)
Summary: Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. (imdb)
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Vanishing Point Vanishing Point (1997)  - TV Movie
Summary: When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native American reservation and reflects on his life, and his wife. He then heads off to break through an impenetrable police and FBI roadblock. (imdb)
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Prison Prison (1988)
Summary: When Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where it occured. Flash forward several years the prison is reopened, under the control of it's new Warden Eaton Sharpe. A former security guard who framed Charlie...(imdb)
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The Portrait of a Lady The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Summary: Isabel Archer, an American heiress and free thinker travels to Europe to find herself. She tactfully rebuffs the advances of Caspar Goodwood, another American who has followed her to England. Her cousin, Ralph Touchett, wise but sickly becomes a soulmate of sorts for her. (imdb)
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The Prophecy The Prophecy (1995)
Summary: Angels have no souls, but men do. And dark angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) -- angry because God has allowed humans into heaven -- descends to earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find, planning to use it to defeat his enemies in an apocalyptic battle. While a good-hearted angel (Eric Stoltz) hides the soul in the body of a little girl, a detective (Elias Koteas) on earth tracks Gabriel's every move.
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Witness Witness (1985)
Summary: A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (imdb)
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Carlito Carlito's Way (1993)
Summary: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of New York City.
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Summary: A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family. (imdb)
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Daylight Daylight (1996)
Summary: Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. (imdb)
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Albino Alligator Albino Alligator (1996)
Summary: Matt Dillon and Gary Sinise play brothers Dova and Milo ... a couple of small-time crooks suddenly in way over their heads. When a holdup goes terribly wrong, the robbers flee to a local bar, desperately taking everyone inside hostage. With nowhere to run and time running out, it's a deadly situation where every second counts! (Buena Vista)