Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen has revealed that he will be forever grateful for being given the part of Aragorn in the hit Peter Jackson movies, as they sent his career into overdrive. Viggo admitted that he was surprised that the Lord of the Rings franchise became so huge but that in doing so, it certainly made him a worldwide superstar.
Mortensen explained, "That series was a stroke of luck for everyone involved. Anyone who says they knew it would be the hit it became is not being honest. The fact that it did so well helped everyone involved to get more opportunities for work. Obviously I wouldn't have gotten to do A History of Violence if I hadn't been someone that was bankable and somewhat of a name. You do need to get lucky, no matter how talented you are."
Viggo Mortensen recently admitted that he thought it would be very unlikely that Aragorn would be making an appearance in any of The Hobbit movies. You can next see Viggo Mortensen on the big screen, when he appears alongside Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender in the movie A Dangerous Method, which is released on February 10 in the UK.