Wishing a very happy birthday to our favorite superhero and Game Of Thrones character, Jason Momoa! Jason Momoa stepped into the Hollywood spotlight with his roles in Baywatch Hawaii and Stargate: Atlantis, before earning prominence as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones and as the superhero Aquaman in Justice League and the upcoming Aquaman movie.
Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii on August 1, 1979, but raised in Iowa. When he moved back to Hawaii after high school, he began modeling, which soon led to an acting career. Momoa landed the role of Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones, which debuted in 2011. That same year Momoa was featured in the title role of the new Conan the Barbarian movie. He has remained busy through film projects and the TV adventure drama Frontier, as well as his selection for the role of DC Comics superhero Aquaman on the big screen.
After the announcement that he was joining the big screen superhero fraternity in the role of Aquaman, Momoa debuted as the sea-based superhero with a brief appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He featured more prominently in 2017’s Justice League, alongside fellow DC Comics headliners Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, and he is set to make his standalone film debut in the role in December 2018. To celebrate Momoa’s special day here are some of his best quotes!
“You know what’s it’s changed is my appreciation for the art form of making cinema. I don’t want to act as much as I want to tell stories. I want to be a part of the whole collective and pull all of the pieces together. That’s what I love about directing.”
“A wolf is not bad for eating and tearing apart something if it’s for survival. It doesn’t do it to be menacing.”
“A lot of people don’t know enough about me. When I meet people who freak out about Game of Thrones, they don’t even know that I can speak English.”
“I don’t really push myself upon people. I don’t have that. When it meets and things fall in line, it’s meant to happen. It’s happened that way. I just try to do my best and do my work, and then it falls in line.”
“I took no money to make art, but my woman backed me up on it and I want my children to see their father happy.”
“I love life and if there’s something that I’m playing that I love, I’ll research it.”
“I’m kind of ADD in that sense where if I start liking something, I’ll just learn it to the absolute max.”
“I made a conscious choice to turn down some movies that were action-based so that I could direct Road to Paloma and show that side.”
“People who know me, know who I am.”
“I love carbs, but denial is good training for the mind.”
“You cannot embrace the action or play the role correctly if you’re having someone else do the movements for you. I want to be doing it myself unless it’s going to be a train wreck.”
Jason Momoa, you will always be a superhero in our eyes, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store when you star in your big role as Aquaman. Happy Birthday!