‘The Mountain’ From ‘Game of Thrones’ Just As Strong In Real Life As He Is On The Show (Video)

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Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane is easily one of the most evil characters on the show “Game of Thrones”.┬áHe’s massive, brutal, and in Sunday night’s duel with Oberyn “The Red Viper” Martell was involved in something so shocking that people are still talking about it. Casting a guy who could convincingly portray the 8-foot-tall knight was no easy task (two other actors played him in earlier seasons), but the producers seem to have found their man in Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson.

Bjornsson is 6-foot-9 and 420(!) pounds, numbers that make him a perfect candidate for lifting astoundingly heavy things. He’s competed in the World’s Strongest Man competitions since 2011 and has been steadily progressing up the leaderboard, culminating in a second-place finish in this year’s event. Here he is lifting almost 1,000 pounds like it’s no big deal:


If that’s not convincing enough, here he is (painted oddly but perhaps understandably in Hulk green) tossing a washing machine: