Viggo Mortensen to Receive 2020 San Sebastian Donostia Award

Viggo Mortensen is the first announced recipient of San Sebastian’s prestigious Donostia Award for this year’s 68th edition.

In addition to picking up the career recognition award, Mortensen will also present his directorial debut “Falling” for its European premiere at the festival.A three-time Oscar nominee for his work in David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises,” Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” and most recently Peter Farrelly’s best picture winner “Green Book,” Mortensen is best known for saving Middle Earth as Aragorn, ranger and abdicated heir to the throne of Isildur, King of Gondor, in Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.When not in front of the camera, Mortensen is an established painter, poet, photographer and musician who speaks seven languages.

His “Lord of the Rings” payday also allowed him to start his own publishing label, Perceval Press, which specializes in art, critical writing and poetry.

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