Ten fun facts about Haing S. Ngor


Fact 1
His full birth name is Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. though he answers to several nicknames including Vig, Guido and Cuervo.

Fact 2
Prior to being discovered as an actor, Viggo Mortensen published a short book of poetry titled “Ten Last Night”.

Fact 3
English, Spanish, Danish, and French are four languages which this actor speaks fluently. He also can speak Swedish and Norwegian pretty well.


Fact 4
In the 1998 film “A Perfect Murder”, Viggo painted each of the murals that appear in the artist’s studio in his character appears.

Fact 5
Viggo most prominent role was that of Aragorn in the epic trilogy, “Lord of the Rings”. During a fight sequence in the Academy Award winning 2002 film “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” he broke his tooth. He had it glued back in so he could finish shooting the scene.

Fact 6
In 2002 Viggo was declared to be one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in the world by People Magazine.

Fact 7
Has appeared in the remakes of two Alfred Hitchcock films “A Perfect Murder” which is a remake of the film “Dial M for Murder” and “Psycho”.

Fact 8
Viggo is an avid horseback rider and even purchased both horses that he rode on in the films “Lord of the Rings” and “Hidalgo”.

Fact 9
During the 1980 Olympics he worked as a translator for the Swedish hockey team.

Fact 10
Viggo did all his own stunts in the film “Hidalgo”.


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Is an American born Hollywood actor, painter, musician, photographer and poet.

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