Jason Momoa has been in Hollywood for quite some time, but it seems just now his star is really taking off. Following his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, the handsome actor has been tapped to play a much more menacing Aquaman than what fans are accustomed to for several upcoming DC Comics’ films, but Momoa is about as far from a typical celebrity as someone can get. Due to his huge physique and booming voice, the actor comes off as much more intimidating than he really is, and because of his aversion to the spotlight, there is a lot to know about him! Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Jason Momoa:
10. His Hobbies
At 6’4″ and in incredible shape, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Momoa prefers any hobby that includes being physically active. He is known for his love of sports, especially surfing, as well as extreme sports like mountain biking and rock climbing. Aside from sports, the actor is much more than just brawn; one of his favorite activities which he also likes to share with his children is painting and loves to learn new arts including music. “I play the guitar and drums and I’m learning the piano with my daughter,” he revealed in an interview.
9. His Scar
Aside from his height, hair and deep voice, one of Momoa’s most recognizable physical traits is the scar above his left eye which is rarely if ever covered up by makeup departments for roles. After much speculation to how he got the scar, the actor finally revealed that back in 2008 he was actually involved in a bar fight in West Hollywood. During the fight he was attacked with a broken pint glass and after taking the blow to he head, Momoa had to get 140 stitches and some reconstructive surgery. Despite the scar, Momoa has said he doesn’t mind it because it finally ruined his “pretty boy” image that had been hanging over him for years. “If anything, it’s like, ‘Good.’ It’s not my thing now,” he said of being the “pretty boy.”
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