Anyway, Viggo Mortensen has played in various roles before with some of the most memorable (before Lord of the Rings, at least) was his role in the movie J.I. Jane as Master Chief John James “Jack” Urgayle. A strict, bordering on brutal, commander, he brings naïve newcomer Demi Moore into the fold to make her a full member of a special forces unit. This despite all the issues regarding women in the military which is often discussed throughout the film.
Then there’s the time when Viggo Mortensen took the role of a father trying to lead his son through the irradiated ruins of civilization in a dying world. The movie, entitled The Road, is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, the story tells the story of a father and son travelling through an implied nuclear catastrophe. They are often faced by a number of challenges along the way, including that of people who have resorted to cannibalism.
But of course, we all remember him most as that bearded badass in Lord of the Rings who leads the Fellowship of the Ring and serves as one of the most loyal protectors of Frodo Baggins asides from Sam Gamgee on their long and painstaking journey to Mordor to destroy the one ring and put an end once and for all of the evils of the dark lord Sauron. Viggo Mortensen also proves to be one of the most memorable characters in the film trilogy alongside Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.
Unfortunately however, it seems that Viggo Mortensen will not be appraring in The Hobbit film trilogy. Though the film is supposed to be a prequel to the Lord of the Rings and that Viggo Mortensen had already been given an offer to reprise his role in The Hobbit, the actor refused the opportunity. He stated that The Hobbit is a prequel of the Lord of the Rings and takes place roughly 60 years prior to the latter. It would indeed be somewhat egregious if Aragorn would appear in The Hobbit films as he would have to be more than sixty in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.