Q&A with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (AKA: The Mountain from Game of Thrones)
J Thoendell stashed this in Game of Thrones
Björnsson is more than just your run-of-the-mill 6-foot-9, 419-pound actor. He competes on the Strongman circuit (he finished second behind Lithuanian power lifter Žydrūnas Savickas in the 2014 World Strongest Man competition in Los Angeles) and was just named Iceland’s Strongest Man for the fourth year in a row. Colts owner Jim Irsay even suggested in 2013 that Indianapolis would take a flyer on signing him. (Alas, they did not). Last week SI.com’s Extra Mustard caught up with the 26-year-old Björnsson – the questions were translated into English by his Iceland-based manger Sölvi Fanna – for a fun Q&A:
He's pretty awesome.
Here's more about him -- and more Q&A with him including a link to his Reddit AMA: