Happy Birthday: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

hafporjuliusbjornsson.jpgHafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Born: November 26, 1988 in Iceland

On 31 January 2015, Björnsson beat a 1000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson at the World’s Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where he carried a 10 m (33 ft) long 650 kg (1,430 lb) log for five steps

 Hafþór was cast as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane for the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones in August 2013. This was his first main acting role, and the third person to depict the character after Conan Stevens played the role in season 1 and Ian Whyte in season 2. He became the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one season with his appearances in season 5.

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