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Viggo Mortensen

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,362,177,002 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #53)
Best-known acting roles: Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Frank T. Hopkins (Hidalgo), Weapons Officer Lt. Peter 'Wepps' Ince (Crimson Tide)
Best-known technical roles: Jauja (Composer), Loin des hommes (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Barrie M. Osborne, Liv Tyler

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading17$1,254,736,157$2,107,440,845$3,362,177,002
Supporting16$425,122,763$234,713,457$659,836,220
Lead Ensemble Member3$6,600,663$24,056,450$30,657,113
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesCo-Producer1$5,336$1,075,092$1,080,428
Composer1$58,403$0$58,403
Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Viggo Mortensen’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2016 - Awards Season - And the Oscar Goes to... La La Land Moonlight!

February 26th, 2017

Moonlight

It’s Oscar night and we were live blogging the show. Read on the the highlights of what turned out to be a crazy night. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations - Final Look

February 26th, 2017

La La Land

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Leading Actor

February 16th, 2017

Manchester by the Sea

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Leading Actor, which is a three-way race this year. This makes it one of the most competitive categories we will be talking about. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017

La La Land

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record. More...

2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Few Fantastic Limited Releases

July 8th, 2016

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is the only film on this week’s list that I think will do well in theaters. There are some films that are earning better reviews, like Our Little Sister, but no film on this week’s list has the same buzz as this film does. More...

Limited Releases: Looking Stylish

May 1st, 2015

Far From the Madding Crowd

Two points before we get to the films on this week's list. One, the column is late. Sorry. Two, anyone else noticing a decrease is stability with Firefox? It has been crashing a lot the past few days, hence the delay with this column. This week’s list is filled with many films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and are playing on Video on Demand. Iris is the best film coming out this week, but Far from the Madding Crowd is probably going to be the biggest hit. More...

Limited Releases You Can Take Pride In

September 26th, 2014

Pride poster

The list of new releases is a little calmer this week than it was last week. There are still a few movies that could do well. The Two Faces of January has some of the best reviews and has an impressive cast, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might not shine. On the other hand, I think Pride will turn its excellent reviews into a long run on limited release. It might even find a significant measure of mainstream success. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Green Book   $0 $0 $0
7/8/2016 Captain Fantastic Ben  $5,879,835 $15,463,976 $21,343,811
4/14/2015 Loin des hommes Daru  $5,336 $1,075,092 $1,080,428
3/20/2015 Jauja Captain Gunnar Dinesen  $58,403 $0 $58,403
9/26/2014 The Two Faces of January Chester  $507,463 $8,553,137 $9,060,600
3/22/2013 On the Road Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs  $720,828 $8,592,474 $9,313,302
3/22/2013 Todos tenemos un plan Agustín / Pedro  $0 $0 $0
11/23/2011 A Dangerous Method Sigmund Freud  $5,702,083 $9,105,448 $14,807,531
11/25/2009 The Road Father  $8,114,270 $21,092,462 $29,206,732
12/31/2008 Good Halder  $31,631 $0 $31,631
9/19/2008 Appaloosa Everett Hitch  $20,211,394 $7,700,059 $27,911,453
12/31/2007 Alatriste Alatriste  $0 $22,860,477 $22,860,477
9/14/2007 Eastern Promises Nickolai  $17,181,265 $38,895,823 $56,077,088
9/23/2005 A History of Violence Tom Stall/Joey Cusack  $31,493,782 $29,984,015 $61,477,797
3/5/2004 Hidalgo Frank T. Hopkins  $67,286,731 $40,800,000 $108,086,731
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Aragorn  $377,845,905 $763,557,436 $1,141,403,341
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aragorn  $342,548,984 $592,150,661 $934,699,645
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… Aragorn  $315,544,750 $571,666,235 $887,210,985
4/14/2000 28 Days Eddie Boone  $37,035,515 $25,028,457 $62,063,972
3/26/1999 A Walk on the Moon Walker Jerome  $4,741,987 $0 $4,741,987
12/4/1998 Psycho Sam Loomis  $21,541,218 $15,685,000 $37,226,218
6/5/1998 A Perfect Murder David Shaw  $67,658,331 $0 $67,658,331
8/22/1997 G.I. Jane Master Chief John Urgayle  $48,169,156 $0 $48,169,156
1/17/1997 Albino Alligator Guy Foucard  $353,480 $0 $353,480
12/24/1996 The Portrait of a Lady Caspar Goodwood  $3,698,012 $0 $3,698,012
12/6/1996 Daylight Roy Nord  $32,908,290 $126,000,000 $158,908,290
9/1/1995 The Prophecy Lucifer  $16,091,660 $0 $16,091,660
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide Weapons Officer Lt. Peter 'Wepps' Ince  $91,387,195 $68,000,000 $159,387,195
11/10/1993 Carlito's Way Lalin  $36,516,012 $0 $36,516,012
4/16/1993 Boiling Point Ronnie  $10,058,318 $0 $10,058,318
1/1/1993 Ruby Cairo Johnny Faro  $608,000 $0 $608,000
9/20/1991 The Indian Runner Frank Roberts  $191,125 $0 $191,125
8/1/1990 Young Guns II John W. Poe  $44,143,410 $0 $44,143,410
1/12/1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Tex  $5,697,588 $0 $5,697,588
11/18/1988 Fresh Horses Green  $6,640,346 $0 $6,640,346
3/4/1988 Prison Burke/Forsythe Electrocution  $354,704 $0 $354,704
2/8/1985 Witness Moses Hochleitner  $65,532,576 $0 $65,532,576
Movies: 37Totals:$1,686,459,583$2,366,210,752$4,052,670,335
  Averages:$45,579,989$63,951,642$109,531,631

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/8/2016 Captain Fantastic $93,824 550 $5,879,835 $21,343,811 27.5%
4/14/2015 Loin des hommes $0 2 $5,336 $1,080,428 0.5%
3/20/2015 Jauja $0 3 $58,403 $58,403 100.0%
9/26/2014 The Two Faces of January $43,116 59 $507,463 $9,060,600 5.6%
3/22/2013 Todos tenemos un plan $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/22/2013 On the Road $39,550 107 $720,828 $9,313,302 7.7%
11/23/2011 A Dangerous Method $167,953 365 $5,702,083 $14,807,531 38.5%
11/25/2009 The Road $1,502,231 396 $8,114,270 $29,206,732 27.8%
12/31/2008 Good $9,508 8 $31,631 $31,631 100.0%
9/19/2008 Appaloosa $248,847 1,290 $20,211,394 $27,911,453 72.4%
12/31/2007 Alatriste $0 0 $0 $22,860,477 0.0%
9/14/2007 Eastern Promises $547,092 1,408 $17,181,265 $56,077,088 30.6%
9/23/2005 A History of Violence $515,992 1,348 $31,493,782 $61,477,797 51.2%
3/5/2004 Hidalgo $18,829,435 3,065 $67,286,731 $108,086,731 62.3%
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … $72,629,713 3,703 $377,845,905 $1,141,403,341 33.1%
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 $342,548,984 $934,699,645 36.6%
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… $47,211,490 3,381 $315,544,750 $887,210,985 35.6%
6/5/1998 A Perfect Murder $16,615,704 2,845 $67,658,331 $67,658,331 100.0%
9/20/1991 The Indian Runner $0 0 $191,125 $191,125 100.0%
3/4/1988 Prison $0 0 $354,704 $354,704 100.0%
Movies: 20Totals:  $1,261,336,820$3,392,834,115 
 Averages:$11,023,0991,108$63,066,841$169,641,70648.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/14/2000 28 Days $10,310,672 2,560 $37,035,515 $62,063,972 59.7%
3/26/1999 A Walk on the Moon $78,709 246 $4,741,987 $4,741,987 100.0%
12/4/1998 Psycho $10,031,850 2,490 $21,541,218 $37,226,218 57.9%
8/22/1997 G.I. Jane $11,094,241 2,043 $48,169,156 $48,169,156 100.0%
1/17/1997 Albino Alligator $101,176 17 $353,480 $353,480 100.0%
12/24/1996 The Portrait of a Lady $106,665 570 $3,698,012 $3,698,012 100.0%
12/6/1996 Daylight $10,015,875 2,189 $32,908,290 $158,908,290 20.7%
9/1/1995 The Prophecy $7,510,332 1,663 $16,091,660 $16,091,660 100.0%
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide $18,612,190 2,514 $91,387,195 $159,387,195 57.3%
11/10/1993 Carlito's Way $9,116,675 1,634 $36,516,012 $36,516,012 100.0%
4/16/1993 Boiling Point $4,006,019 1,425 $10,058,318 $10,058,318 100.0%
1/1/1993 Ruby Cairo $0 0 $608,000 $608,000 100.0%
8/1/1990 Young Guns II $8,017,438 1,770 $44,143,410 $44,143,410 100.0%
1/12/1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III $0 0 $5,697,588 $5,697,588 100.0%
11/18/1988 Fresh Horses $3,074,292 1,276 $6,640,346 $6,640,346 100.0%
2/8/1985 Witness $4,539,990 1,169 $65,532,576 $65,532,576 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $425,122,763$659,836,220 
 Averages:$6,038,5081,348$26,570,173$41,239,76487.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 $1,261,336,820
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,206 $425,122,763
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 $1,686,459,583
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 $1,360,350,515
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 375 $1,686,459,583
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 84 $2,131,497,295
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,698 $234,713,457
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $2,366,210,752
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 $2,103,992,916
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 337 $2,366,210,752
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 92 $3,392,834,115
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,489 $659,836,220
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 222 $4,052,670,335
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 $3,464,343,431
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 $4,052,670,335
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 106 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 81 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 30 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 4 297
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office 11 257
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office 32 170
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 276 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 69 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 23 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 5 298
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office 15 239
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office 34 158
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 198 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 261 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 80 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 28 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 4 299
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office 11 250
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office 34 170
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 250 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 337 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 380 1
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 704 $91,268,401
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 16 $1,064,991,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $31,493,782
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $67,658,331
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $5,733,714
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 704 $103,712,936
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 8 $1,988,694,896
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $29,984,015
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 66 $9,105,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 693 $194,981,337
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 12 $3,053,686,363
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $61,477,797
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $67,658,331
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $14,839,162
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 512 $225,206,056
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 20 $1,035,939,639
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 608 $204,122,963
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 17 $1,927,374,332
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 561 $429,329,019
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 18 $2,963,313,971
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $122,213,213
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $8,114,270
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 10 $1,035,939,639
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $88,821,786
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $5,702,083
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 572 $84,343,814
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 355 $21,092,462
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 8 $1,927,374,332
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $89,581,239
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $9,105,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $206,557,027
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $29,206,732
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 8 $2,963,313,971
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $178,403,025
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 378 $14,807,531
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 26 $1,035,939,639
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $52,006,168
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $85,347,059
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $354,704
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 33 $87,498,125
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 16 $1,950,234,809
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $85,313,467
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $47,448,960
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 39 $48,500,059
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 25 $2,986,174,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $137,319,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $132,796,019
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $354,704
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 37 $135,998,184
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 69 $1,103,733,833
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $156,993,419
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $63,739
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 53 $1,976,727,469
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $130,834,257
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 621 $1,075,092
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 59 $3,080,461,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $287,827,676
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 701-800) 718 $1,138,831
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $87,869,725
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $67,286,731
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $191,125
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $7,700,059
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $40,800,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $95,569,784
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $108,086,731
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $191,125

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/14/2015 Loin des hommes Co-Producer $5,336 $1,075,092 $1,080,428
3/20/2015 Jauja Composer $58,403 $0 $58,403
3/22/2013 Todos tenemos un plan Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 3Totals:$63,739$1,075,092$1,138,831
  Averages:$21,246$358,364$379,610


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/22/2013 Todos tenemos un plan $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%



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