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31 Spectacular Facts About Jason Momoa – The New Aquaman


From his intimidating good looks to his deep powerful voice, Jason Momoa is often called as the manliest man ever. His long black hair, long goatee or beard, the scar in his left eyebrow, multiple tattoos, dark eyes and the muscular physique, have made sure that he always stays in the limelight, right from his sexy role as Khal Drogo in the first season of “Game of Thrones.” Here are some interesting things to know about the actor, who is known to play warrior and tough fighter characters.

  1. Jason was totally surprised when he got the news of his casting as Aquaman, as he looked nothing like the character from the comics. In fact, his co-star in the movie Patrick Wilson looks more like the blond-haired Caucasian Aquaman from the comics.
  2. Momoa was actually the only choice of Executive Producer Zack Snyder, for the role of Aquaman, as the EP wanted to have mixed race heroes in the DC Extended Universe movies.
  3. He actually won the role of Khal Drogo on HBO’s “Game of Throne,” by performing a Haka in his audition. The Haka is one of the many intimidating Māori dances, which is traditionally used to convey a challenge to an opponent, or a welcome to a visitor.
  4. In the movie “Justice League, his pronunciation of his single line Icelandic was said to have been deemed so unintelligible that they had it subtitled into Icelandic, when the film was shown in Iceland.
  5. It was reported that the first time he met Emilia Clarke, his co-star from the “Game of Thrones” TV series, he rugby tackled her to the floor of the Belfast hotel yelling “WIFEY.”
  6. He was 19 years old, when he was cast in the action drama series “Baywatch Hawaii,” as Jason Iaone. That time, he worked part-time in a surf shop. He is said to have been the youngest lifeguard in the history of the Gulf Coast.
  7. Momoa is known to play pranks on all his fellow cast members, during any movie shooting. Even, while filming “Aquaman,” he played pranks on everyone, except for Nicole Kidman, out of respect for her.
  8. He was involved in a relationship with Simmone Mackinnon, an Australian actress, and proposed to her in Hawaii, in June 2004. The duo remained engaged from June 2004 until mid-2006.
  9. He was first discovered by designer Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi in the year 1998, who is said to have encouraged Momoa to pursue a modeling career.
  10. For the movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” he was actually asked to audition for the role of Batman by director Zack Snyder, but her figured he is not a Batman type.
  11. He first thought he was being considered for a villain role in the movie, but the director Synder cast him for the Aquaman character instead.
  12. In preparation for his role as Conan in the “Conan the Barbarian,” he underwent an intense six-week training program at a stunt and martial arts academy in Los Angeles.
  13. In fact, he got enrolled in the program even before the negotiations for the movie was finalized. He also followed a rigorous diet schedule, even for the pre-production of the movie started.
  14. He can be called an adventurist, who enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding. He loves long-board skateboarding, and roller hockey. However, whenever he is free, he occupies himself with Buddhist studies.
  15. For a war cry scene in the future-based drama series “See,” he practiced proper screaming technique with Oli Peters, the vocalist of technical death metal band Archspire.
  16. It was reported that Momoa had specifically requested the casting of Temuera Morrison in the “Aquaman,” for the role of Tom Curry, as Morrison was one of his acting idols.
  17. He has once admitted in an interview to be afraid of horse and that all of his horse riding scenes from the movie “Conan the Barbarian,” had to be either faked, or filmed with doubles.
  18. Since the early 2005, he was involved in a relationship with actress Lisa Bonet. Reports surfaced that the duo married secretly on November 15, 2007. However, the couple legally got married only in October 2017.
  19. The duo have two children – a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, born in July 2007, and a son named Nakoa-Wolf, born in December 2008. Momoa also has a step-daughter – Zoë Kravitz, from Bonet’s first marriage.
  20. His “Aquaman” co-star Amber Head claimed in an interview that Momoa used to purposely rip out pages of the books she would read between takes, so that she would pay attention to him.
  21. This went on to the extent that she had to get a special book bag made of “green-screen” fabric, in order to her books away from him and close to her, even when filming visual effects shots.
  22. He turned heads when he appeared in the teaser for “Scary Little Green Men” by Ozzy Osbourne from his album “Ordinary Man” in February 2020.
  23. He has a passion for music. It was reported that during the filming of “Justice League,” he would often play his selection of guitars even in his Aquaman costume.
  24. Growing up, he claimed that he has always been fascinated with the character of Aquaman, as he loves the underwater world and all of the mysteries that can be found there.
  25. He had his feature film debut with the 2004 movie “Johnson Family Vacation,” staring Cedric the Entertainer as Nate Johnson / Uncle Earl. He played the role of Navarro in the movie.
  26. He was reportedly attacked in November 2008, with a broken beer glass in West Hollywood, California, following which he had to have 140 stitches and subsequent reconstructive surgery.
  27. This incident is what led to his famous sexy scar in his left eyebrow, which is apparent in his works from 2009. Apart from the left eyebrow scar, he also has a couple other scars on the left side of his face.
  28. During the filming of the underwater scenes in the “Aquaman,” he and his co-star admitted that they suffered a lot due to the uncomfortable harnesses impacting “certain parts of the male anatomy.”
  29. Before the filming of “Conan the Barbarian,” he reportedly suggested to his friend that his Conan would look more authentic with a broken nose. His friend is said to have almost immediately punched him in the face, resulting in a broken nose.
  30. It was reported that just as the filming of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” was about to end, he started stocking his personal refrigerator with beer reportedly in preparation for the wrap party.
  31. Jason Momoa Net Worth: $14 Million
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