The Mountain may be one of the strongest characters in Game of Thrones, but the actor who plays him can now share a similar title in reality.
Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones, was recently crowned the strongest man in Europe. He garnered this designation in a fashion that would make his proud. Rather than be humble about being the strongest man in Europe, Bjornsson became a legend. Not when he completed the Atlas stones, but when he ripped his shirt open and screamed out that he was the King of Stones and the “future of strength”.
Check out the fantastic feat below:
What the victory means is that Bjornsson is now qualified for the World’s Strongest Man competition. Don’t take his adrenaline-fueled outburst after the Atlas stones as a sign that Bjornsson is anything but humble. He’s a strongman competitor who happened to get lucky and find the role of a lifetime, a role that only he can seemingly fill, on Game of Thrones.
You still might not want to cross him, though. Both The Mountain and the actor behind the character have eye-popping brawn (not to be confused with Bronn) that make them terrifying human beings to behold.