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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 #52)
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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As an ActorLeading17$1,254,736,157$2,107,440,845$3,362,177,002
Lead Ensemble Member3$6,600,663$17,617,600$24,218,263
In Technical RolesCo-Producer1$5,336$1,075,092$1,080,428

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

February 26th, 2017


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


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...

Box Office
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Box Office
7/8/2016 Captain Fantastic Ben  $5,879,835 $9,025,126 $14,904,961
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 Todos tenemos un plan Agustín / Pedro  $0 $0 $0
3/22/2013 On the Road Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs  $720,828 $8,592,474 $9,313,302
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: 36Totals:$1,686,459,583$2,359,771,902$4,046,231,485
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Box Office
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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