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Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman and actor.

He took over the role of Gregor "The Mountain That Rides" Clegane for the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons. He stands at 6 feet 9 inches tall (2.06 m), and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kg).[1]

Björnsson started a professional basketball career in Iceland but it was cut short when he injured his knee forcing an early retirement from the sport. Soon after in 2008, he met Magnús Ver Magnússon, a four time World's Strongest Man winner who said Hafþór seemed a good prospect to be a strongman. In 2010, he came third in Iceland's Strongest Man competition and has won every year since then. He has also won Europe's Strongest Man competition in 2014 and has appeared in four World's Strongest Man finals through 2011-2014, finishing in sixth, third, third, and second respectively only narrowly missing the title in 2014 to Lithuanian four time World's Strongest Man winner, and friend of Hafþór's, Žydrūnas Savickas. Savickas was the previous reigning champion as Europe's Strongest Man since 2010, but did not compete in 2014 (Savickas won in 2010, 2012, and 2013, but the Europe's Strongest Man competition was on hiatus in 2011 and no champion was named that year).

Credits

Guest Starring

Season four credits
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children
Season five credits
The Wars to Come The House of Black and White High Sparrow Sons of the Harpy Kill the Boy
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken The Gift Hardhome The Dance of Dragons Mother’s Mercy
Season six credits
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter

See also

References

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