Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen isn't your average Hollywood leading man. He speaks no fewer than five languages, writes poetry, paints, plays music and was once a truck driver in Denmark. And since his star-making turn as the heroic Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - a role which he would have turned down had his son not begged him to do it - he's pretty much steered clear of Hollywood blockbusters. Instead, he's opted to tackle grittier fare such as A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, the latter of which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination and hordes of female fans, thanks in part to a savage all-nude knife fight that's become the stuff of movie legend.

Viggo Mortensen interview after the jump...
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