40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Viggo Mortensen Was a Great Swordsman
All of the actors on Lord of the Rings had to deal with the film’s many elaborate fights. To choreograph those fights, Peter Jackson brought in Bob Johnson, a British Olympic fencer. Johnson had trained many actors for sword battles but believed Viggo Mortensen to be one of the best he’d ever worked with.
Viggo’s skill in this area speaks to his commitment to the role of Aragorn. Although he was never properly recognized for his work in the role, he’s giving an incredible, lived-in performance. The Lord of the Rings trilogy wouldn’t work nearly as well without him there to hold things together.