Although Mortensen career took on a successful path, his love life couldn’t do so.
He has been drifting from one person to another person in search for the love of his life.
He turned all of it down, choosing instead to do what he loot to start a publishing company—yes, a publishing company; it's called Perceval Press, after one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table—that would publish poets and other writers who might not otherwise get a book deal, and do so without having them "compromise." He could also afford to spend time on his other interests—writing poetry, taking photographs, painting. It's just that the roles he take were mostly in indie films or David Cronenberg movies—dark, complicated, intellectual affairs that aren't on heavy rotation at the local multiplex. Ninety minutes later, we pull up to the departure gates at the airport. He's coming in with me to make sure I get on my flight. I tell her I'm a writer and had to interview someone.
This led to spectacular performances in classics like , a nasty piece of business about the Russian mob that got him his first and only Best Actor Oscar nomination and features a knife fight in the nude that few men can recall without wincing. And we are suddenly both laughing hysterically, until it hurts. He thinks maybe he'll know one of the TSA agents, but when we get to security, he knows no one. The TSA cop wants to know what I was doing in Syracuse for just eight hours.
Viggo Mortensen has been pursuing his career path since 1984 and he is still looking forwards to it.