How tall is Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen's Height

5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)

American actor best known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Other films he has apperead in include A History of Violence, Crimson Tide, GI Jane, Eastern Promises, The Road, Hidalgo and A Dangerous Method.

How tall is Viggo Mortensen
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Average Guess (62 Votes)
5ft 11in (180.3cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Feb/20
I have mentioned before that I collect dolls, with a particular interest in celebrity ones. My one male doll is one of Aragorn, from 'The Lord of the Rings', who came in a package with my beautiful Liv Tyler as Arwen doll. I will probably acquire some more this year because they are introducing long- haired male ones - and I have a fondness for long-haired guys - and always have had, since I was in my teens. It doesn't have to be very long but just long enough to look unconventional and a little rebellious!

I'd like a Legolas doll too, as he has nice long hair.

I will go for 5ft11.25 for Viggo. I have three of the above films, as well as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and more besides. He is always a guaranteed good watch, our Viggo, and he has Danish roots. πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

I found that bit of info out as I suspected that he had Scandinavian roots because of the spelling of his surname.
Jkiller said on 17/Jan/20
Slightly over 5'10. 178.5cm
Nik Ashton said on 3/Dec/19
He looks tall in the above pic!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Oct/19
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Lara said on 5/Mar/19
I saw him in Green Book, which was amazing. I guess he is about 1.80 m.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 23/Dec/18
He could look over 3 inches shorter than Mahershala Ali in Green Book at times... although I don't think if he stood tall for a measurement he'd be quite that short
Rexxy said on 5/Dec/18
5 10 3/4 is a JOKE!

I’m 5’10 and a half at the end of the day.
I also happen to be an semi-pro (I love my work but hate to call it that) artist.

There is no way, Viggo is taller than 5’9’’ at BEST!

This guys build and height compared to other actors, ugh, 5’10 3/4 is wishful thinking on Rob’s part.
Rexxy said on 5/Dec/18
5 10 3/4 is a JOKE!

I’m 5’10 and a half at the end of the day.
I also happen to be an semi-pro (I love my work but hate to call it that) artist.

There is no way, Viggo is taller than 5’9’’ at BEST!

This guys build and height compared to other actors, ugh, 5’10 3/4 is wishful thinking on Rob’s part.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 13/Sep/18
Rob, this is a Lord of the Rings height question, not a Viggo's height question:


Whenever someone writes 'he's at least 6 ft 6'--In this case, Tolkien literally states that Aragorn is 'at least 6 ft 6.' (Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Tolkien in his paper works.)--Would that imply that the book version of Aragorn could 'potentially' be 6'6.25"?
Editor Rob
Might mean a person could also be 6ft 7
Theorm said on 30/Aug/18
In Lotr he looked 181 next Liv Tyler and Hugo Weaving.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/18
Rob, who do you think would measure the tallest out of Viggo, Orlando Bloom and Sean Bean at peak?
MAD SAM said on 22/Jun/18
180 cm seems legit
Dream(5'9.5") said on 27/May/18
Aragorn was supposedly 'at least 6 ft 6." (Citations: 'Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion.') Probably 6'6.125."

Not like height matters. Viggo nailed it as Aragorn.
Gracian said on 15/May/18
Rob, peak height flat 5'11" and current height 5'10.5" is possible for Viggo?
Doran said on 13/May/18
I never thought Viggo looked this tall in LotR, I'm actually a bit surprised by this listing. Always had him at 5'9 from what I remember when watching those movies excessively.
c-mo said on 2/Jan/18
bob sagat said on 14/Oct/14
179-180 cm is perfect height for a guy

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I agree with you
Klapperschlangensindgeil21 said on 27/Nov/17
Actually, Tolkien later said that Aragorn was 6 ft. 6! Viggo Mortenson is obviously much shorter than that but it didn’t really matter at all. Morten son did a great job portraying the character of Aragorn.
Sacred said on 7/Nov/17
180 cm for Aragorn
Junior said on 31/Oct/17
Viggo Mortenson doesn't look over 179cm nowadays at almost 60 had lost a cm is normal.
KH said on 10/Oct/17
This guy has long arms and legs and an lean frame that makes him look taller. He might be very close to 5'11 flat which is a fine height to be really. You'll be taller then 99% of women at that height and around 70% of men.
JJAK said on 1/Oct/17
Viggo is tough as most guys this build he is basically average male height wise.
But has fairly long arms possibly legs and thin build no idea where people get any other read.
This makes him look taller standing next to 5 10 guys he looks taller so a weak 5 11 is my guess.
The "ONLY" time he looked big was in a crime movie 90s with dennis hopper.
On a perfect day zero g and breakfast I bet he is 5 11 and 170.
berta said on 8/Sep/17
180 peak seems about right today he could be closing in on 179 cm there is something with his back that looks like he is starting to loose a little height
Marquis said on 5/Sep/17
He consistently looks around 5'10.5".

Check him out in A History of Violence, he totally rocked that movie.
Charlie said on 10/Aug/17
He did look very tall in A Perfect Murder. My guess would be that Viggo was 5'8 when he did a perfect murder in shoes he would of been 5'9 which is tall.Today he would of shrunk down to 5'7 flat feet, shoes 5'8. Many actors measure their height with shoes on. If a person goes to prison his Mugshot would be with shoes on. If a man is 5'8 flat feet he will be listed as 5'9 in a Mug Shot because he will have shoes on. To add everyone is measured with shoes on mostly males because men have bad hygiene so we are told to keep our shoes on. Viggo's Mugshot in the movie a Perfect Murder is purely fabricated to give him that extra appearance to enhance his manhood. Actors wear shoe lifts for many roles as well so he could of had 4 inch shoe lifts when he had his Mug Shot taken for the movie.Today Viggo is 5'7 barefoot, shes he is 5'8.
King of the hill 91 said on 26/Jun/17
181cm peak maybe 181cm .5cm most lost some height with age
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jun/17
@ Rent - What a lovely thing to say about Viggo, and something which I go along with too! Cheers!
Rent said on 5/Jun/17
Great actor, deep soul, always a pleasure to see him in movies.
He's not higher than 5'11" but he's well built so he looks a little bigger than he really is.
Willes188 said on 24/May/17
He can look 5'11.5 on screen, but 5'10.5-5'11 is the truth
RisingForce said on 19/May/17
I could buy anything from 5'10.5"-5'11" range. Anyone know what he claims? Btw, I'd never read much into movie mugshots. There's no way of knowing when they're accurate and really, there's no incentive for one to be accurate. I know of at least some cases of inaccurate mugshots in movies.
Captain Fantastic said on 15/May/17
Hey Rob, could he possibly be the flat 5'11?
Editor Rob: he can look it
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Apr/17
@ Arch Stanton - Funny you should mention that! I received a copy of 'A Perfect Murder' through the post this morning! Now I can check that out myself! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/17
Well, in the mug shot in A Perfect Murder he's listed at 6 ft 1 and looks close to it in the picture. I've sent the link via email Rob. Was he wearing boots which gave him 2 inches or was it doctored? Dont know why they'd do that but possible.
Editor Rob: here was a cap Here, I think if the camera was around his nose, it is what I'd expect, it will add height unless the camera is in line with the hair. How much is always harder to predict though, sometimes half inch, other times a few inches!
GrTr said on 2/Feb/17
Having come across him in an airport, roughly 6 years ago, my take is less than 180 cm, as he looked sorter than I am - I don't believe it was a posture difference
Redwing said on 10/Dec/16
Yeah I reckon he looked tall on the lotr too, man what an actor! On lotr with liv Tyler he looked 182-83 cm tall.
S.J.H said on 11/Nov/16
I don't think he was below 5'10.75 seeing him much with a younger chad like michael fassbender and i def think 5'11 peak height for Mortensen while he was heading age of 60 in 2years
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Nov/16
I think Viggo was the envy of many men when he was the love of Liv Tyler's Arwen in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy! My boyfriend was one of them!
Being as the trilogy was so very successful, it will doubtless have typecast some of its stars. Either that, or it brought them to the attention of movie lovers everywhere, as happened to me, and triggered off an interest in finding out what other sorts of film genre the cast members may act in.
Viggo Mortensen was one of the many stars that I checked out and now I own 5 other of his films on top of the LOTRs!
I know many women find him to be dark and brooding and I have seen some typically female lustful comments in magazines!
I knew he had to be reasonably tall as he is taller than 5ft10 Liv Tyler, quite a sizeable chunk taller than 5ft6-7 Sandra Bullock as seen in '28 Days' and he doesn't look out of place with 6 footers in 'A Dangerous Method' or in 'the Prophecy.'
I thought he was 5ft11.5 - 6ft, so I was a little out. I really didn't think he would be below 5ft11!
Paleman said on 10/Sep/16
He has a well proportioned body, big bones and broad shoulders. Always looks a little taller than he really is. Looked nothing less than 5'11" in Lord of the Rings, may have dropped to 5'10"5 today.
gian92 said on 28/Aug/16
for me he is max 5'10 or 5'10 and an half today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jul/16
Rob, maybe 5ft11 peak and 5ft10Β½ today?
Lendal said on 29/May/16
Well-proportioned, looks taller than he really is.

5'10" to 5'11" range is right for him.
Mark said on 23/May/16
He always gives the illusion of being really tall. Also, 5'10" and 5'11" aren't short by any means. I'm only about 5'9.25" in the morning and drop to 5'8.6" at night, barefoot. That's below average. However, I'm only 17 and I'm not sure if I'm still growing or not.

5'11" peak, rob?
Editor Rob: he's looked anywhere in 5ft 10.5-11 range, has he lost height by 50's? A small fraction maybe.
Sam said on 2/Dec/15
Rob, could you add Crimson Tide, GI Jane, Eastern Promises, The Road and A Dangerous Method to his credits?
C said on 19/Oct/15
I think in the road he looked a solid 5'11.5
Judd ISR said on 11/Sep/15
I am a great fan of the lord of the rings Peter jackson's movie series...in the first trilogy, Viggo does look a strong 5'11" and a couple of times even taller...for example with Liv Tyler in the first movie he has maybe 2" on her, and in the return of king face to face with Hugo Weaving there're less than 2.5-3" between they, considering that Weaving is at least 6'1.5"...
However I think he is 5'10.75-11"...this listing sounds good...maybe in the lord he had thick shoes or boots
cole said on 14/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: Haha yeah, who would have thought he could even age. Still rocking that fabulous Aragorn hair though!
cole said on 13/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: Do you think he could have lost a smidge?
[Editor Rob: now in his mid 50's yes there is a chance of a small fraction lost.

Man you know you're getting old when guys like Viggo are approaching 60 soon!]
Richard said on 10/Jan/15
Been watching all the LOTRs recently and been noticing his height a lot - it's weird because everyone here seems to be stressing the same height over and over again and debating between .5 of an inch! To me, he can look either slightly shorter OR slightly taller than Orlando Bloom, and always very slightly taller than McKellan, as would be expected if McKellan was hunching with age. I'd say that it's best to view his height as between 5'10 and 5'11, even between those two you're not going to notice very much difference, and when you consider footwear, changing posture, hairstyles and shrinking/growing (with rest) during the day you're going to get almost nowhere trying to determine which fine gradation he hits.
Perhaps I'm buyust in saying this, I have a friend who claims 5'10, I claim 5'11 but there is no discernible difference in height between us two, people think we're exactly the same. I have no doubt he's been measured at 5'10, and me at 11, but with his bigger hair and both our changing postures there is literally too little in it to call.
Point is we'd all like to know the exact number, but I think trying to argue within half an inch is a never ending cycle, because no one had an exact height...
Sam said on 2/Jan/15
I bet he and Matthew McConaughey are the same exact same height, both could have feasibly be 5'10.75"-5'11", no shorter or taller. Conicidentally, I've recently seen them both overacting (and playing basically the same character) early on in their careers in Texas Chainsaw Masscare sequels.
Moris said on 21/Nov/14
5'11 flat to me
bob sagat said on 14/Oct/14
179-180 cm is perfect height for a guy
truth said on 16/Aug/14
wow Charlie you have some issues lol
truth said on 16/Aug/14
nah he did not shrink at all...maybe 0.25 to 0.5, today he looks closer to 5ft10, 5ft10.5 peak.
Ashley said on 3/Aug/14
WOW I always thought he was like 6'2", he has that Nordic look, very tall, thin, blue eyes, and handsome ^_^ mmmmm
cesar said on 27/Jul/14
Really?! He does look like 175cm(or less) in The Indian Runner...
Tim said on 23/Jul/14
Looks about 5-10.5, but for now he is not young, and I believe that he was a solid 5-11 or even 5-11.5 back in the days...
Charlie said on 8/Jul/14
If that really is his son he chosed the ugliest mother for his son. Or most likely its not his son at all. Not trying to sound mean but its the most likely options...
cole said on 20/May/14
5'10.5 just seems more accurate, but 5'10.75 is OK.
steven said on 14/May/14
I just stumbled upon this pic:
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John said on 6/Apr/14
5'11", not the strongest 5'11" in the world but near enough. Doesn't strike me as a guy who would lie about his height from what I've heard. His son looks 187-188 range, maybe. Looks nothing like his father.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Although Doyle Dykes is hardly skinny or chiselled , still compared to his son! Larry Carlton's son Travis is the most extreme one though, Larry's 5'11-6 and was rake thin in the 80s, his son is 5'6" max and 350 pounds I'd say.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Always amazes me how many skinny "chiselled" famous men have fat sons who look little like them! Larry and Travis Carlton, Doyle and Caleb Dykes etc...
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/14
Look at Viggo and his son

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Viggo has said a number of times that his son is 6-2. Based on this, Viggo is a weak 5-10.5
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/14
He does look 6 ft next to Liv Tyler and Ian Mckellan in LOR but maybe they were conscious of his height in relation to Liv and carefully monitored it.
Balrog said on 20/Aug/13
Always looking between 5'10" and 5'11". 179cm is better but this is possible for him.
G said on 14/Jun/13
I stood next to him in Dulles airport while waiting for a flight,yes he flew commercial, and yes he was 5'10"...with cowboy boots!! Lol! I felt much better about myself since I'm near 6'2"! Thanks
Vigs!
Len said on 12/May/13
I think you can give him 5'11". He looks it in almost everything he's been in.
Average Joe said on 7/Apr/13
Click Here 5'10 flat, or upgrade Sean Bean to 6ft.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/13
Looks a legit 5'11 flat guy to me.
Hew said on 16/Jan/13
This listing is bang on accurate. I just saw some pictures from when me and my family met him in Copenhagen in the summer of 2001. He seemed close to 5'11 in those pics. I was around 4'11 myself at the time as I was only 11 years old and he looked to have 1ft on me, he also looked roughly 0.5" taller tahn my dad who was 5'10.25 at the time.
Dmeyer said on 13/Jan/13
He looks more 5'10.75-11 than 5'10.5
Aragorn 5'11 said on 20/Oct/12
Viggo Mortensen is 5'11. (Hence my nickname)
little sue said on 13/Sep/12
I would say 5ft 10, he looks well over an inch shorter than Micheal Fassbender in A Dangerous Method
Dmeyer said on 5/Aug/12
Rob when you list someone 5'10.75 it means there is a possibility they are 5'10.5 because if there was a chance of full 5'11 you will list them that
[Editor Rob: I think at times he can look 5ft 11 or 10.5]
Godred said on 10/Feb/12
He`s nothing over 5`10 - always looks average.
Sasha said on 5/Feb/12
At least 5'11". In "The Lord of the Rings" he has at least 1.5" over Liv Tyler.
Godred said on 8/Dec/11
@maio - I`m agreeing with you again on the entire list.
maio said on 4/Dec/11
From 'the Lord of the Rings':

Elijah Wood: 5 ft 4.75 in/164 cm
Viggo Mortensen: 5 ft 10 in/178 cm
Ian McKellen: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 9.5 in/177 cm (TODAY)
Sean Astin: 5 ft 5.5 in/166 cm
Billy Boyd: 5 ft 5.5 in/166 cm
Dominic Monaghan: 5 ft 6 in/168 cm
Sean Bean: 5 ft 10 in/178 cm
Orlando Bloom: 5 ft 10 in/178 cm
John Rhys-Davies: 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 10.5 in/179 cm (TODAY)
Christopher Lee: 6 ft 4.75 in/195 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 3 in/191 cm (LOR), 6 ft 2.25 in/189 cm (TODAY)
Cate Blanchett: 5 ft 8.5/174 cm
Liv Tyler: 5 ft 9.25 in/176 cm
Hugo Weaving: 6 ft 1.5 in/187 cm
Ian Holm: 5 ft 5 in/165 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 4 in/163 cm (TODAY)
Marco said on 15/Nov/11
Yep, 178-179cm. S 5'10+

No 180cm or 5'11.

In Crimson Tide he looks significant shorter than 183cm Denzel Washington.
Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
180cm is solid for him. In history of violence he looked tall. In the road he was an inch taller than 177cm charlize theron.
Godred said on 2/Nov/11
5`10 max for me,never looks taller,might be 5`9.
LAN Jiao said on 13/Oct/11
5'10 range viggo. He might be 5'10.75(179.75) morning.
TruebloodFan said on 3/Oct/11
looked legit 5'11 in 'Good' next to Jason Isaacs, who can't be under 5'10. he was 5'11ish in 'Apaloosa' as well.
Red said on 25/Jun/11
@rs - LOL Stallone 5'5". Don't talk such nonsense. He was 5'9.5" peak and is about 5'8" nowadays.
Art said on 29/Apr/11
Viggo looked like a solid 5'11 next to Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide, who looked about 6'1-ish.
Chameleon said on 22/Apr/11
Because Mortensen is amazing and bloom also fitted well.
Matt said on 28/Mar/11
Interesting fact - the character Aragorn is supposed to be 6' 6''. As much as I thought the LOTR films were well cast I wonder why they didn't go for taller actors for particuarly Aragorn and Legolas.
rs said on 26/Feb/11
Viggo is 5'11"...he was in a movie with Stallone, they were trapped underground, he was clearly a half head taller than Stallone, and just looked way bigger and lankier than Stallone, who is only 5'5" btw, his old shoemaker, Pasquale, let the cat out of the bag years ago...
Spanish man said on 7/Jan/11
I have searched and i suppose that the height of the actors of TLOR are:
Viggo; 1,80
Sean Bean: 1,78/79
Orlando: 1,78
Ian (Gandalf): 1,79
Hugo: 1,88/89 (he is tall, a bit taller than Keanu Reeves)
Karl urban: around 1,83
Menace 195cm said on 3/Jan/11
Sean Bean = 182cm
Viggo = 184cm
Karl Urban = 187cm
Chris Pine = 188cm
Hugo weaving = 193cm
Billy Ferelden = 194cm
Menace = 195cm
fuzzblaster said on 30/Dec/10
Probably as perfect as 5'10" can get.
Larry said on 29/Dec/10
I'd say closer to 5 10, saw his costume for LOTR a couple years back at the Weta Workshop exhibit, and his costume seemed very small.
Heightcritique said on 18/Nov/10
ld says on 14/Nov/10
you obviously know very little about the movie industry. tyler is most likely standing in a recessed step in the set piece to make vigo appear taller. he is 5'9"

Id - you obviously work for the Disney channel. In the photos I posted, I suppose Bean and Urban are also standing in a recessed step to make Viggo look taller. Under your fantasy 5'10.5" Orlando Bloom is also standing on a recessed step: Click Here if Viggo was only 5'9" then Urban is 5'11" and Bean 5'8" which is delusional fabrication nobody believes.
ld said on 14/Nov/10
you obviously know very little about the movie industry. tyler is most likely standing in a recessed step in the set piece to make vigo appear taller. he is 5'9"
Frank2 said on 15/Jun/09
He was the same height as Michael Douglas in A PERFECT MURDER.
Anonymous said on 6/Jun/09
I watched 'A History of Violence' (great film) Viggo co-stared with Ed Harris (5'9") but they never really stood side by side so I couldn't make a comparison but Mortensen generally looks a like a 'taller side of average' guy. I'd estimate 5' 10.5" - 5' 11" but he definately isn't six foot.
MHouillon said on 4/Jun/09
Yeah, Viggo is a clear 5'10.

One inch shorter than 5'11 Jason Isaacs.
carol said on 1/May/09
5-10 for Viggo. He sometimes wears lifts and most of the times at premiers. Then you meet him at the beach and hes a bit shorter. 5.11 with shoes so i guess hes 5-10 barefoot.
Lenad said on 26/Apr/09
Glenn do you know if Viggo is a smoker? He seems to be to me
Dann said on 11/Apr/09
on this pic he looks about 5'10, Jason is 5 ' 11 Click Here
glenn said on 5/Mar/09
thanks little one.now you see why i snapped.
little one said on 4/Mar/09
and this is only one celeb....you had to contend with hundreds!!!! you have my sympathy Mr Glenn...ps. you do a good job.
glenn said on 3/Mar/09
thanks for understanding little one.i believe you too about viggo.his boots were weird.
little one said on 2/Mar/09
I give up!!! i can see why Glenn used to get so angry on this site.
Doug said on 28/Feb/09
He often passes of as 6 ft to me. Definately above 5'10". 5'11" barefoot is accurate I'm sure. He had a solid two inches on Liv Tyler so either he is taller than 5'11" or Liv is not quite 5'10".
\\\\\\\\_-_-_-Hugh-_-_-_/ said on 28/Feb/09
Mortensen does look 6ft next to Ed Harris but Harris might be slouching a little. Ed Harris is every bit 5ft9 so that should result in a 5ft11 Viggo Mortensen.
glenn said on 23/Feb/09
there was rumors.no doubt.flat 5-10 unlikely,but not impossible.5-11 he may or may not be.
Mr. R. said on 22/Feb/09
I dont think that Viggo is a full 5-11. They have been saying this since he came along, which makes me suspicious. If he were really 5-11, they would give him 6 feet. I say between 5-10 and 5-11.
bam said on 21/Feb/09
5'11. The boots are simply his style. He wears cowboy boots often. Plus he easily looks 5'11 or a hair over near liv tyler who is around 5'10.
little one said on 15/Feb/09
once again, I am 5'11 (weak not strong) and he was shorter than me. i would say he is 5'10.
glenn said on 30/Jan/09
well that harris pic backs me that im not that short.shows viggo can look taller.
DejaVu said on 30/Jan/09
He looks 6 foot in that pic TELLEM but maybe he has lifts.
TELLEM said on 28/Jan/09
i would say 5'11, since he looks it next to 5'9 ed harris, but look at his shoes and compare it to harris shoes...maybe hes under 5'11 Click Here
horacle said on 26/Jan/09
He looks taller in this pic but i still thnk he is 5'10.5
glenn said on 26/Jan/09
i live in the bronx.keep me posted.cant promise anything but im always in your brothers area.
cagoller said on 25/Jan/09
Thanks Glenn. Where in NYC do you live by the way? my brother lives on East 20th somewhere, I'm going up to visit soon (I live in FL).
Fisher said on 25/Jan/09
Viggo is easy. The best explanation would be morning height: 5'11.25, day height: 5'10.75, night 5'10.5
Brian said on 25/Jan/09
He`s a strong 5 ft 11. Maybe 6 ft.
Ian said on 25/Jan/09
He looks 6ft or at least 182cm(weak 6ft). He is very relaxed remember.
glenn said on 25/Jan/09
i heard he can be tough.sweetest guy in the world for a couple of minutes,signing and posing for about 5 of us.i only asked for a photo with him.when one guy asked for one extra autograph on his 8x10 that he missed,viggo flipped out and made a scene over ebay and sellers,which was ridiculous cause,then dont sign for them if you knew that already.bruce dickinson of iron maiden did the same exact thing to me and my friends last spring.way worse.after signing 20 photos and albums.to make it worse,that basketcase came up to us in a bar.we didnt go up to him and bother him.some nights i made it a rule to not approach bruce in a bar if he was alone or with some friends.if i saw a bigger crowd and he was signing,then i approached.celebs need to get a grip.at least viggo apoligized minutes later in the street.
cagoller said on 24/Jan/09
Glenn, how was he? one of my favorite actors, I've heard he can be a bit eccentric. Not in a bad way of course.
oh said on 24/Jan/09
6-0 in this pic and he's slouchin over
Zero said on 23/Jan/09
Isaacs looks a bit taller...
Mortensen is 5'10.5 and Isaacs 5'11
Bruce said on 23/Jan/09
I think Viggo is solid 5 ft 10.5 in
rob89 said on 23/Jan/09
I see 5'10 here,considering he looks to be slightly closer to the camera and he was wearing thick boots too as glenn mentioned. Posture looks good as well. I definitely think he's closer to this than a legit 5'11.
Claire said on 22/Jan/09
He looks terribly orange in this photo!
Anonymous said on 20/Jan/09
5'10 barefoot, 5'11 dress shoes.
glenn said on 20/Jan/09
exactly ed.
Ed(1) said on 20/Jan/09
To be safe I'd give him 5ft10.5 barefoot and 6ft in boots. It's possible he could be 5ft10 barefoot and 6ft in boots as well, if they were suspect heels like Glenn was mentioning! Glenn looks to be a good 3 inches shorter, so if Glenn is 5ft9ish in footwear, Viggo is at least 6ft in that pic.
Anonymous said on 20/Jan/09
He is not over 5'11. Check out his photos with 6'1 Karl Urban, who towered Viggo.
RON said on 20/Jan/09
thing is glenn is not exactly 5-8. im telling u, hes not even 5-11. im 6 on the dot 184 and even with boots he wasnt close to my height wearing chucks (converse)
TNTinCA said on 19/Jan/09
I agree with Lego. I think he is a tad taller than 5'11". I would give him maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 inch more.
GUK said on 19/Jan/09
If Viggo is 5ft 11 then Sean Bean is also
Sam said on 19/Jan/09
Well, I don't know about how many inches the dress boots add there. If he's really 5'11", then the boots would appear to add roughly 2 inches.
Zach said on 19/Jan/09
Wow. He looks taller than I thought here. He never struck me as more than 5'10 or 5'10.5 thinking back to Crimson Tide (a good couple of inches shorter than Denzel Washington) Perfect Murder (seemed similar height to Michael Douglas) and wasnt he also similar height to Orlando Bloom in Lord of the Rings?
Lego said on 19/Jan/09
i think he's about 5'11.5 not exactly 5'11.
RON said on 19/Jan/09
ive seen him many times and sometimes he wears lifts or omething because he cannot be shorter than me one day and taller the next at a premier...
id say he is close to 5-11 but not taller.
Trent said on 19/Jan/09
The picture is brand new for the Viggo Mortenson Article!
But wasn't he listed 179 cm (5'10.5) before?
Haze said on 18/Jan/09
id say 5'10.5 or close to it. he looks 3.5 inches taller then glen to me. but take the boots into consideration and i think it fits
glenn said on 18/Jan/09
again,i said he had dress boots.
Scott said on 18/Jan/09
I would imagine someone like Vigo who has been known to show up at Press Conferences and events bare foot would not concern himself with lifts!

He looks near 6'0 in the snap above.

I can't think of a Hollywood star more comfortable with their height than he is. So much so he probably is slightly embarrassed for colleagues of his that do wear lifts!
Donatello said on 18/Jan/09
Hes looking close to 6'1" in that pic. But if Glenn is 5'7" 1/2 their then more 6ft.
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/09
In the movies he looks tallish, but I see everywhere 5'11" and I don't really think that exists a single celebrity who's listed shorter than what he's in reality. Plus, in the pics he looks 5'11", not 6'0" or more (top of Glenn's head is well above his eyebrows level, in the middle of his forehead)
leonari said on 18/Jan/09
looks 6 feet or taler here.
MasterT---// said on 18/Jan/09
if he's not wearing lifts, THAT'S A DEFINITE 6FT.!
glenn said on 18/Jan/09
had dress boots here.looked slightly suspect,but i cant imagine him wearing lifts.
Mac said on 8/Jan/09
Yea well if Viggo was a real Numenorian then I would be slammin him for his tiny 5'11'' compared to 6'5'' Aragorn from the books.
RON said on 6/Jan/09
met him at a premiere. hes 5-11...with shoes on.
linebacker40 said on 6/Jan/09
5'11" solid
Neon Genesis said on 25/Dec/08
Looks like a strong 5' 10" (178 cm) in the nude scenes in Eeastern Promises
bam said on 23/Dec/08
he is clearly taller than liv tyler by an inch, so I'm assuming he's a legit 5'11.
Jc said on 21/Dec/08
I'm sure he's under 5-11, he is not as tall as Orlando when Orlando bent his body.
glenn said on 14/Dec/08
i believe 5-10 is possible.his dress boots boosted him.
Mr. R said on 13/Dec/08
Viggo always claims 5-11, but he is closer to 5-10. I am looking for a pic of he and his son Henry, but I cannot find it. Henry is listed at 6-2, three inches taller than his dad. But in the pic, Henry actually has 4 inches on his dad. Henry is taller and bigger. It is always strange to see these mayors of movie masculinity dwarfed by their own sons. Ah...the magic of movies.
glenn said on 12/Dec/08
i just got this guy.5-11.but did have dress boots on.and slightly suspect ones at that.maybe it doesnt mean anything.or he is 5-10.
cb said on 10/Dec/08
5'10"- similar to Orlando Bloom(weak 5'10"). Besides Vincent Cassel is most likely a weak 6'1". There is a difference of 6cm between him and Viggo in Eastern Promises. (Great movie by the way. For more proof. Viggo is not much taller than ED Harris in Apaludsa and identical to Sean Bean 1,78cm in LOTR.
Anonymous said on 22/Nov/08
I'd say he's 5'11. The funny thing is, Tolkien said Aragorn was 6'5. Viggo is 6 inches too small =P
The Horse of FUNK said on 6/Nov/08
No Richard, he's actually looking marginally under 5'11" now.
RICHARD said on 20/Oct/08
He's 50 today and still looks 5'11. I'd give him 5'11.5 to be sure. Happy B-Day,Viggo.
bam said on 15/Oct/08
he only has a couple inches on ed harris in appaloosa on gettyimages.
Kathy said on 4/Oct/08
I just saw the movie Appaloosa with Ed Harris & Viggo Mortensen. (Good movie.) In the opening scenes, Harris who's supposedly 5'9 and who directed the movie managed to have the shots done where he looked taller than Viggo i.e., Harris on a taller horse, Viggo sitting, Ed standing. Ed walking first up the stairs, Viggo behind and lower, etc. Until near the end where they are standing side by side. Ed has a longer neck and head proportionately, but there was a good 4" difference between them with Viggo being the taller. Who knows if one or both were wearing lifts. But Viggo appeared quite a bit taller. If he is only 5'11, that would not work with Ed Harris being 5'9.
Zach said on 29/Sep/08
he's the same hieght as Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Brad Pitt and Me (5ft 10")

movies make an actor look 2 inches taller so i hear, I allways thought Clooney was a 6ft 2er, but he's in the 5ft 10" range also.
little one said on 5/Sep/08
i was an extra on Eastern Promises. Viggo was about an inch shorter than me. I am 5'11.
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/08
5' 11" seems to be a very common height for a grown North European or North American male.
Anon said on 18/Jul/08
Viggo wore boots when standing with Liv
MHouillon said on 28/Jun/08
Yes.. "Aragorn" is a 6 footer, but Mortensen is 179cm (5'10.5").
Aratirion said on 24/Jun/08
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Here with 5'11.5 Javier Bardem. Could be 5'11 or a bit under that (1.79).
Anonymous said on 2/Jun/08
I an inch difference in height even a noticeable difference?
John Jay said on 26/May/08
Aaragorn is a strong 5'11 and a heroic looking fellow.
Trapper_T said on 14/Apr/08
Just met Mr. Mortensen this past weekend. I'm barely 5'8" and he was only a few inches taller than me. My guess is he's around 5'10", 5'11" is a tiny stretch.
Robbie H said on 9/Apr/08
hes always looked 6ft to me-very good actor
brother_h said on 20/Mar/08
lawrence has alot of sites saying 6'5 and 6'4. 6'5 was his listings on LOTR
Melkor said on 7/Mar/08
Mortensen is exact same height as Denzel Washington (Crimson Tide).
Johnny Boy said on 5/Mar/08
Standing next to Day-Lewis at the BAFTA's he was only a few cm shorter, not noticeable at all, I'd say 5'11 in dress shoes. One of the best actors of today.
Marcelo C. said on 28/Feb/08
V.M. loves soccer and, every time he comes to Argentina, he attends at least a match played by his preferred team. I saw him two years ago at the stadium, sitting at the same seat line I was. During the breaktime, he stood up for a soft drink and so did I. I walked past him, slipers for both, and I had the impression he was 5
Vlad99 said on 26/Feb/08
Lawrence Makoare is 6ft4.
brother_h said on 7/Feb/08
Karl urban was one of the tallest men on LOTR, Lawrence Makoere was the tallest at 6'5. well there were others who played minor roles such as the uruk hai.
Brah said on 7/Feb/08
Karl Urban is 6-1, he was not much shorter than the Rock...
brother_h said on 6/Feb/08
i thought he was 5'8? thats wat he measured in the lord of the rings.

and he is alot shorter than Karl Urban who u guys say us 5'11 when others say 6'1 =p.
Viper said on 6/Feb/08
He has to be 5-11, because he looks taller than that in other movies.
Emilie said on 5/Feb/08
thats right bella - 6'0 is average height in denmark... viggo is by te way 5'11 not under.. seen him en denmark and in danish shows.. he is so not under...
Valeri said on 28/Jan/08
at the screen actors awards he was ame as bardem.definitely 5'11
Pik said on 30/Dec/07
I saw Perfect murder again. Douglas was as tall as Mortensen in many scenes, in some maybe even a little taller. Why would Douglas wear lifts in this movie, because of Paltrow ? Didn't Frank 2 say a few times, that Douglas has always been 5'10 and still is ?
ted T said on 27/Dec/07
He's 5-10,5.Under 5-11.He looks that if you have a closer look at his movies.
the unknown said on 26/Dec/07
he looks almost 6 in Eastern Promises
Socom said on 7/Dec/07
I would say 5'10.75. I dont think he ever looks quite 5'11.
Anonymous said on 25/Nov/07
I thought he was 5'10, but ye 5'11 seems about right.
Liz said on 5/Nov/07
I simply can't see Viggo bothering with lifts. He's famous for going shoeless - at press conferences, book signings or interviews he'll be barefoot or in socks. That is not a man who's concerned about seeming taller than he is for the press or public.
robbie h said on 12/Oct/07
he looked 6ft in LOTR
Ed said on 24/Sep/07
I just saw Cassel has been downgraded to 6ft1.25, which would fit pretty close to the height difference between him and Mortensen. However, I don't get how he looked taller than Clive Owen(6ft2) in Derailed, unless Owen's not a full 6ft2?
Ed said on 23/Sep/07
Viggo looked about 2 inches shorter than Vincent Cassel(6ft2) in Eastern Promises which I just saw. If he's 5ft11, Cassel was looking tops 6ft1 in the movie. They both also dressed very simlarly in suits and modestly heeled dress shoes. Strange!
Krug said on 17/Jul/07
Why the hell would you wear lifts if 5-11 just to reach 6 feet? Why not just wear thick soled boots?
Peet said on 17/Apr/07
Hmmm, he taller than Liv Tyler about 0.5 cm - 1 cm. 5'10''-5'10.5'' is sure for him.
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
about 5,11 and 12 stone
Pete said on 21/Mar/07
hes 5-11 with regular shoes on. On premiers he wears lifts to reach 6 feet.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/07
From the pics I seem of him and in comparison to other actors (i.e. Lords of the Rings), I think Viggo is 5'10" barefoot, and 5'11 with normal shoes. It is possible that his publicists make him wear lifts during premieres or public presentations which is common in Hollywood. For example, I have seem pictures of Viggo with Urban in which there is only two inches of difference between their heights.
anthony said on 24/Feb/07
yeah right i agree i just saw him 10 min ago in main street santa monica iam 5'9 hes 5'11 sure
Rob said on 16/Feb/07
I saw Viggo in Baeza (Spain) in 2005 when he was doing the AlatristeΒ΄s movie. I am 5Β΄9 and he was about 5Β΄11. Sure
Heightcritique said on 26/Jan/07
I just saw the Movie Captain ALATRISTE wih Mortensen and he looks of average-tall height. I think that 5'11" is right on the money. By the way, it is a good movie. It is more enjoyable if you speak at least a little Spanish.
G-unit said on 3/Jan/07
he looks 5'11 atleast.
Leung said on 5/Nov/06
In my opinion looks a solid 5’11”. In β€˜A History of Violence’ he appears only 2-3 inches shorter than 6’2” William Hurt.
Jason said on 17/Oct/06
I seem to recall Viggo listed as 5'10 1/2'' somewhere.
Ed said on 6/Oct/06
Good pic Antron, it really shows the difference between Mortensen and Bloom, who I agree is probably only about 5ft9.5 without his boots.
antron said on 6/Oct/06
Viggo's ethnically northern European, (I think Danish and Norwegian) where they do tend to be closer to 6 feet on average. Though I would purport to say that is what the reporter used as reference. I think he's 5'11" no problem, see here:
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with 5'11" Orlando (who I think is really about 5'9.5" without lifts). Viggo is taller even with head tilted for the headbutt.
Ed said on 28/Sep/06
Haven't seen Alatriste yet, I'd like to, but I'm not sure when it will be released in the states. I guess he is somewhere between 5ft10 and 5ft11, I've looked but I haven't seen a single listing for him other than 5ft11. Some pics of him do make him look small, and one interview I read described him as being very lean and of average height. Last time I checked 5ft11 wasn't average height except overseas like the Netherlands, I always thought in America average was between 5ft9 and 5ft10.
Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
He turned a movie in Spain, Alatriste. He was taller than writer PΓ©rez Reverte, who I have seen in the flesh and was 5`10. Viggo looked at least 5`11 next to PΓ©rez Reverte.
Ed said on 15/Sep/06
Yeah 5ft10 could work UNK, especially when he wears boots(which could put him in the near 6ft range) like in Hidalgo or A History of Violence,towards the end when he goes to visit Hurt's character.
UNK said on 14/Sep/06
He looks pretty close to 5'11" to me. He is always quite a bit taller than 5'5" Maria Bello in Getty Images pics and the movie "A history of Violence". Even when she is in heels at premiers, he lookse a few inches taller.

Unless he is a lifts guy, I think he is at least a solid 5'10".
Ed said on 10/Sep/06
I just saw A Perfect Murder not to long ago, and Michael Douglas(listed at 5ft10, but many consider to be more like 5ft9)was the same height as Viggo. Now, a lot of interviews I've read with Mortensen always describe him, as not being so tall, but rather lean. I'm wondering if Viggo is shorter than 5ft11, more like 5ft9.5 and because he's so lean he looks a lot taller on screen. He does wear cowboy boots in a lot of his films, or at least some variety of boot, which could put him around 5ft11/5ft11.5. 5ft11 barefoot/6ft with shoes is by no means short, so why would people say this?
ralph said on 6/Sep/06
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5'11" is my estimate beside liv tyler
TNTinCA said on 29/Jun/06
He was definately shorter than Denzel in Crimson Tide. By about an inch. So with Denzel being 6 foot, I think 5'11" is accurate for Viggo.
Anthony said on 28/Jun/06
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For some reason, to me he looks quite tall in this pic. Maybe he's standing on something to make him look bigger.

That being said, I think he's 5'11. He genereally looks this everywhere I've seen him.
bella said on 14/May/06
He is half danish - like me :) Danish guys are super tall, well most of them. I believe the average height for danish men is 1.83m - 6"0. Viggo IS 5"11!! Definately not 5"8 or 5"9 ..
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/06
Yeah that was my comment at the bottom. He is 5'11 guys, no dispute. (unless arguing for the 1cm under 5'11)
Ed said on 31/Mar/06
5ft 11 barefeet for Viggo, I agree with Rob's estimates. There is a perfect example of this height by an anonymous quote at the bottom, referring to scenes of Viggo and Liv Tyler in The Two Towers. They are both barefoot in these scenes, and he still has the height advantage of an inch on the 5ft10 Tyler. Worst case scenario she is 5ft9 and he is 5ft10, but that would still make Viggo 5ft11 in shoes and Tyler 5ft10 in shoes, giving weight to the 5ft11 sightings, as well as the fact he wears cowboy boots which have a good 2 inch sole, when he's not strolling around barefoot.
Glenn said on 28/Mar/06
Wow,another bad case of the lifts.fooled me.thanks for that info!
Mr. height critique said on 28/Mar/06
Glenn, 100% sure. I used to work for him and saw him at least four days per week. Don is 5'7" barefoot. Maybe he was 5'8"+ when he was younger or when he was filming Miami Vice, but now he is 5'7" and 5'8" + with shoes depending on the heel. In the Miami Vice episode I mentioned he is about an inch shorter then Viggo, and Viggo is the same height as Phillip (Tubs). Don't take my word for it, watch the episode.
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
Don looked 5-11 when I met him.so your sure?
Mr. height critique said on 27/Mar/06
Elio, perhaps you are right about the comparison between Viggo and Don Johnson in Miami Vice (Red Tape episode). If Don was wearing 2.5" lifts (which is very possible) then Vigoo is probably @ 5'9 1/2 to 5'10" barefoot, and a little over 5'10" or close to 5'11" with normal shoes. If you have a chance to see the episode you can actually see them standing next to each other and you can tell Viggo is wearing low heeled shoes, and Don? well, suspicious footwear covered by a long hem in his pants.

However, in the same scene Viggo stands next to Phillip Michael Thomas (Tubs) and he is the same height and you can clearly see that they are wearing normal shoes. How tall is Phillip? Finding his height can give a clue of Viggo's true height. Lou Diamond Phillips (6'00" by his own admission)is also in the scene with Viggo, Phillip, and Don, and he towers them by at least two inches.
Elio said on 27/Mar/06
while, he may be slightly under 5'11, I think 5'8" is just ridiculous for this guy.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
I thought he didn't look tall at all in history of violence. All the bad guys were taller. But then again they were really big so I guess he's average height. 5'11 could be true, maybe 5'10.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
Aragorn was mentioned as a tall man in the book. Viggo looked taller than Legolas but Gandalf look taller.
Mr. height critique said on 27/Mar/06
If you see Viggo in the Miami Vice episode titled red tape, you will notice that he is a little taller than Don Johnson, who I know for a fact is 5'7" barefoot (I used to work for him) and 5'8" with normal shoes. So Viggo is probably 5'8" barefoot and 5'9" with normal shoes. With special made shoes he can reach 5'11" height I suppose.
del Mar said on 17/Mar/06
Mortensen can't have been in Don't look now!? That movie is from 1973! What do you say, Rob?

[Editor Rob: yes, I've no idea why I had that there]
Mr. R said on 13/Oct/05
Viggo has said that the most common thing he hears when people meet him is that "you are much shorter than I thought". My guess is that he may be a little below 5'11".
Zach said on 13/Oct/05
He looked the same height as Michael Douglous in Perfect Murder

[Editor Rob: he did, but then don't trust douglas footwear...]
Viper652 said on 13/Oct/05
I swear, this guy looked like a big 6 footer plus in the History of violence movie. Shocked to see he is only 5-11.
bill said on 5/Oct/05
in a history of violence he seems to be wearing lifts and holding to the hollywood 2" rule 5-11 over there is 5-9 in the rest of the world(but in cm obviously)
Height Detective said on 7/Jul/05
Somebody is wearing lifts here
Viggo Mortensen and Karl Urban

http://www.absolutenow.com/photos/5897_Morten88476254.html

Or Viggo Mortensen suddenly grow , or karl Urban is not 6,1.5

[Editor Rob: near to diesel. Maybe his posture isn't that great, but way back when he was in Xena beside a legitimate 179cm Lucy Lawless he looked close to 187cm...]
Anonymous said on 17/Jun/05
"He came to Iceland sometime ago and a picture can attest his height while standing beside a guy who stands 5'9."
but in the picture he's about 2' shorter than the 5'9" guy. If Viggo is 5'11" then the 5'9" guy must be wearing 4-5 inch heels right?
Sabrina said on 6/Jun/05
He's definitely 5'11. He came to Iceland sometime ago and a picture can attest his height while standing beside a guy who stands 5'9. He went horseback riding with his son and was wearing riding boots which has not more than an inch heels. Judge for yourself. http://www.mbl.is/mm/folk/frett.html?nid=1026272 (the text are in Icelandic) but here is a link which has the article translated http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/2/1049861532
Anonymous said on 3/May/05
I think he's 180cm or 5'11. Liv tyler is 5'10 and he was deffinately atleast an inch taller than her in some close up shots in the two towers, where they were both barefoot with feet in plain view.
Mr. R said on 28/Apr/05
This imdb picture seems a little misleading, given that Bean is closer to the camera. Although Viggo looks a little shorter than Bloom, but we can't see their feet, nor do we know if they are on level ground. I have always been suspicious of Viggo's reported 5-11 height, cause most 5-11 guys round up to 6 foot. (Not that I know anything about that!)Usually, when an actor claims 5-11, they are 1-2 inches shorter than that!
JUSTMATT said on 24/Feb/05
Impossible! Look at www.gettyimages.com at the premiere of Lords of the ring and you will find that Viggo is 2 inches taller than Orlando

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