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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Biography and Profile

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Profile

Birth Name Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Occupation Actor, strongman competitor, basketball player
Popular as Actor
Career 2014
Debut Film Game of Thrones
Date of Birth 1988
Birth Place Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Height 6′ 9″ (2.06 m)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown/Green

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Biography

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman competitor, television and film actor and a former professional basketball player. He started his career as a basketball player and played in the Iceland-Dominos league’s K.R. Basket Reykjavík basketball team as a starting center of the team. At the age of 20 he suffered a severe knee injury which led him to end his basketball career. In 2008 he met Icelandic strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon who encouraged him to prepare himself as a strongman. In 2010 he won several Strongman Contests in Iceland. he started his acting career in 2014 when he did a small role in HBO series Game of Thrones.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Filmography

Year Title Role
2012-2013 The World’s Strongest Man himself – competitor (TV series)
2014 Game of Thrones Gregor Clegane (HBO TV series)
2014 Zon 261 Big John – Icelandic Viking Squad (post-production)

Personal records

  • Squat – 350 kg (770 lbs) raw
  • Bench press – 230 kg (507 lbs) raw
  • Tire deadlift – 420 kg (994 lbs) raw with wrist straps
  • Loglift – 192.5 kg (424 lbs)

Training lifts

  • Deadlift 410 kg (903.8 lbs) raw with wrist straps
  • Loglift 190 kg (418.8 lbs)

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