He also practiced sword work in many films like The Lord of the Rings, Alatriste, Pirates of Carribean and many others. He has published many books of poetry, paintings, and Photography. Mortensen's art have been featured in galleries worldwide.
Some names of books published by him are Ten Last Night, Errant Vine, Hole in the Sun, Sign Language, Miyelo, The Horse is Good, Linger etc. It is amazing to think how this talented actor can manage time to all the talents he has. Mortensen has an attractive personality, perfect athletic body built with an amazing height. His pictures can be found in various internet sites. Mortensen is one of the talented as well as highest paid actor of Hollywood. Mortensen also had a tattoo for his role in Movie eastern promises.
He first appeared in the movie Witness playing the role of an Amish farmer. His role as Master Chief John Urgayle touched the heart of many viewers.Besides acting, he is equally interested in poetry, painting, photography and music.Viggo has also campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election.Viggo Mortensen was born on October 20, 1958 in New York, United States.He is known as a Danish- American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.