‘The Mountain’ From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is A Real Life Strongman

By: Evan Jankens

I am a “Game of Thrones” fan but I still haven’t finished the second season. I am one episode away from finishing and it will happen. I don’t recognize this guy, but I’m told he’s in the current season.

The Mountain has been played by two actors previously in seasons one and two. The current actor playing him is Hafthor Bjornsson from Iceland. Bjornsson is a real life strongman and doesn’t just play one on TV. Bjornsson is 6’9″ and weighs 420 pounds. Massive right? Hafthor started competing in strongman competitions back in 2011 and finished second in this years competition.

In 2013 the Colts owner Jim Irsay even flirted with signing Bjornsson to the team.

This is one guy you may not want to mess with.


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