Aragorn Elessar was played by Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr., who at first, didn't want to play the part, believe it or not! He was born on October 20, 1958, in New York City, New York. He is Danish-American, and is an actor, poet, musician, photographer and artist! He also speaks English, Spanish, Danish and French fluently!!! Norwegian and Swedish are two other languages which he is very proficient in! His son, Henry Mortensen, prompted him to play the part of Aragorn, which I am so glad he did!!!
- In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting.
- I definitely need to sleep more. But as they say, you can sleep when you're dead.
- Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.
- I have friends who I get along with who I know get very uncomfortable being alone, unless they're with people, talking all the time. Whether it's on the phone, or in person, they're never by themselves. Whereas I could be alone for months.
- Mr. Mortensen wore a Montréal Canadiens t-shirt underneath his armour all through the filming of The Lord of the Rings trilogy!!! He is a fan of hockey and soccer.
- He cracked his tooth when filming The Fellowship of the Ring, but asked to have it glued back on so he could finish the scene.