Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. is a renowned Danish American musician, actor, author, producer, poet, painter, and photographer. Mortensen would make his debut in a thriller by the name, ‘Witness.’ His excellent skills and experiences have made him be among the best actors in the world, and he would gain international attention in the early 2000s, with a role in an epic film trilogy known as ‘The Lord of Rings.’ Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Viggo Mortensen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mortensen was born in the year 1958 on October 20th, and his place of birth is in New York City. His parents are Grace Gable and Viggo Mortensen Sr. The mother had an American Nationality while the father had Danish Nationality. The maternal grandmother hailed from England, and the family moved to Venezuela and later Denmark before settling in Argentina.
When he was eleven years old, the parents divorced and together with his mother that was when they returned to New York, and it is here where he had spent a large portion of his childhood and also graduated from Watertown High School. Later on, he attended St. Lawrence University which was located in Canton, and this is where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Politics and also in Spanish Studies. After he graduated, he was residing in England and also Spain before moving to Denmark.
Mortensen has dual citizenship and speaks very fluent English, Danish, French, and Spanish. He understands Italian and also Norwegian and Swedish. He has at many times stated that he grew up speaking English and Spanish. The first time they got married in the year 1987 to a singer and an actress by the name Exene Cervenka, and they had a son by the name Henry Blake Mortensen. They got divorced in the year 1997 and from the year 2009, he has been dating a Spanish actress by the name Ariadna Gil.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the early 1980s, Mortensen came back to the New York and landed his first job as a waiter and a bartender. Also, he also took acting classes simultaneously. Viggo would later move to Los Angeles and also performed in Coast Playhouse that earned him the Critic Award. The first movie that he featured in was titled ‘Witness.’ Other movies that followed was called ‘The Indian Runner’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady.’
The breakthrough would come after he featured in ‘Lord of Rings’ in the year 1999 and in this movie he played the role of ‘Aragorn.’ He has remained in all the sequels from the year 2001 to the year 2003. The movies that followed included ‘A History of Violence’ and ‘Hidalgo.’ In the year 2009, he has also appeared in ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ and in this movie, he was able to discuss the sword work in the previous films. After his rising career in acting, he would later take some time off to publish other projects that he had a passion for.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Viggo Mortensen is estimated to be over $35 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as an actor and also, the release of various songs for the Lord of Rings soundtracks. Also, he has worked as a guitarist with Buckethead. His creativity when it comes to painting and photography is what has seen him feature in the various galleries globally.
Mortensen has a vast knowledge in numerous languages out of which he is very fluent when it comes to Danish, French and also Spanish. Also, he has a clear understanding when it comes to the Italian, Denmark and Norwegian languages.