The Mountain actor wins Europe’s Strongest Man competition
By Josh Hill on in General.

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.

[Toronto Sun]


18 Comments

  1. stustark
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Yes he is STRONG

  2. Jambo
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Damn, that dude is crazy. Has there been any word on if he’ll be back for s5 at all?

  3. Indigo Viper
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    And then i won the Europe’s Strongest Man competition …LIKE THIS!

  4. Darjan
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    raaaawwrr groowrrrr i lift heavy shite raaaahhhhh me so important gaaaahahhhh

  5. KG
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    ” … both Cleganes for a certainty. The Mountain’s strength was like nothing human.”

    TRUTH.

  6. Gotf cole
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Arianne Martel!

  7. Sam the Slayer
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    stustark,

    Strong – ha ha, I get it…

  8. Benjen
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Jambo,

    Well they did just confirm Cersei’s penance walk so I assume Hafthor will be there to pick her up afterwards.

  9. gerry
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    “a role that only he can seemingly fill, on Game of Thrones.” – except maybe for Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte…

  10. Renly's Peach
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    He can squeeze my head until it pops.

    if you know whut ah meen

  11. KG
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I get the feeling that Conan Stevens was all show and no go

    gerry:
    “a role that only he can seemingly fill, on Game of Thrones.” – except maybe for Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte…

  12. GerB40
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    stustark,

    HAH!!

  13. Ragman's Harbor
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    HA! Game of Owns refused your money and went to WotW, beacause their site is run by true fans who respect their fans. When will you open your eyes? You blew it.

  14. GeekFurious
    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    All us Icelanders have that rage within us… he just also has the size. ;)

  15. Lady Cin Baelish
    Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Ahhhh *sigh* Can I get a hug?… ^_^

  16. dragonreborn
    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    It took time but they found the right person to play the mountain!
    I hope to see him again this season and the rumors that they’ll mix some post-adwd material give me hopes.

  17. Dave
    Posted August 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m guessing this means D&D don’t even dare to recast The Mountain again. :)

  18. Violentos
    Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    It was a Game of Stones.


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