Viggo Mortensen Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Viggo Mortensen - Getty - H 2016
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Viggo Mortensen - Getty - H 2016

The actor is coming off a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in 'Captain Fantastic.'

Viggo Mortensen has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The actor was previously without an agent.

Mortensen is nominated for Independent Spirit, Critics Choice and Satellite awards for his quirky turn in the family dramedy Captain Fantastic. The movie premiered at Sundance in January and won the People's Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival in October. It also garnered the audience awards at the Deauville and Karlovy Vary and Seattle International Film Festivals. In THR's review, critic Leslie Felperin called Mortensen "charismatic as ever."

The Manhattan native, who founded the indie publishing house Percival Press, is best known for playing the noble, kingly Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as for his collaborations with David Cronenberg. He starred in the director's A History of Violence and A Dangerous Method as well as Eastern Promises, for which he received an Oscar nomination for his role as a (naked sauna-fighting) mob enforcer.

His other credits include Dimension's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, A Walk on the Moon and G.I. Jane.

Mortensen continues to be repped by manager Lynn Rawlins and attorney Stuart Rosenthal of Bloom Hergott.