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1[[quoteright:287:]] ˛[[caption-width-right:287:[[Creator/LenaHeadey Someone else]] was needed on the picture for scale.]]˛˛Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson[[note]]He is properly referred to as "Hafþór". The vast majority of Icelanders (himself included) have no family names, instead using one or more given names followed by a patronymic (or in some cases matronymic).[[/note]] (born November 26, 1988 in Reykjavík) is an UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}ic professional strength athlete, actor and former professional basketball player. ˛˛He once had a shot at joining the NBA, until a knee injury brought an end to these dreams. Hafþór is famous for his huge stature (206 cm / 6 ft 9 in tall) and for his weightlifting feats, being one of the strongest men in the world (for instance, he holds the World Record for Elephant Bar deadlift, 1041 lb / 472 kg). ˛˛He plays Ser Gregor "The Mountain" of House Clegane, the fearsome knight servant of House Lannister, in the Creator/{{HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'' since the fourth season (2014). He also played antagonist fighter Mongkut in ''[[Film/{{Kickboxer}} Kickboxer: Retaliation]]'' (released in 2018). ˛----˛!!Tropes in his works:˛˛* AdamWesting: Most of his appearances in commercials bank on his role as Gregor Clegane (such as skull-crushing people who disagree with him).˛* BadBoss: The Icelandic Mountain Vodka commercials depict him as an obliviously selfish boss to his hapless BeleagueredAssistant Einar.˛* TheBigGuy: Seriously, just look at the picture.˛* BloodKnight: Both Gregor Clegane in ''Game of Thrones'' and Mongkut in ''Kickboxer: Retaliation'' live and breathe for fighting and killing.˛* TheBrute: He played two human behemoths with evil employers, Gregor Clegane and Mongkut.˛* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Is inevitably this with any woman put next to him, but it's especially apparent with his wife, who's 5'2. [[ This gallery should give perspective]].˛* TheOtherDarrin: He is the third actor to play Gregor Clegane after Conan Stevens (Season 1) and Ian Whyte (Season 2). He's by far the most well known out of the three, and remained in the role up to the show's final season (Season 8).˛* RedBaron: As Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, a moniker he sometimes uses for himself.˛* WorldsStrongestMan: His most famous character, Gregor Clegane, is the strongest man in all Westeros. Hafþór himself won the RealLife WSM title in 2018, and finished in the top three of that competition six times before finally cashing in.˛----


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