Viggo Mortensen turned 50 yesterday. Answers.com has his incredible story. I had already marked him as a great character when I saw his Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, but in Eastern Promises, I was blown away. As an undercover policeman capable of infiltrating the Russian Mafia, he was absolutely believable. It was no surprise that he was nominated for an Academy Award for the performance. The movie also contained what I think is the bloodiest and most violent fight I've ever seen on film, and not a gun in sight. But, what I found incredible in Answers.com is how multi-talented he is.
What do you think of Viggo? Is he in good shape for 50, or what? Forget about it.