Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Becomes The Third Actor To Play 'Gregor Clegane' In GAME OF THRONES

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Becomes The Third Actor To Play 'Gregor Clegane' In GAME OF THRONES

The character of 'Gregor Clegane' has been played by two actors in HBO's Game of Thrones, but now Icelandic actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson has revealed that he will be taking on the role of the sinister Lannister henchman in the upcoming fourth season. Read on for details!

Last month, it was revealed that Michiel Huisman had been added to the cast of season four of Game of Thrones as a replacement for Ed Skrein's Daario Naharis. Well, now another replacement has occurred for a character who has already been portrayed by two different actors (Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte) and was completely left out of the third season. Icelandic actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson has revealed that he will play the ruthless villain when the critically acclaimed series returns next year.What do you guys think of this casting decision?

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SauronsBANE - 9/3/2013, 2:38 PM
Honestly didn't even notice 2 actors played Clegane before this, so I doubt this new guy will make much of a difference either way. What's with GoT re-casting so many people lately though?
rebellion - 9/3/2013, 2:39 PM
tommen, daario, gregor.. who's next??
TheBatman1 - 9/3/2013, 2:45 PM
Awesome. I can't wait for this season.

His duel with the Red Viper will be amazing
CrimsonFlash - 9/3/2013, 2:51 PM
I can't even remember him being in it yet haha. Can't wait for him to fight that spear guy. One of the most intense scenes of the series so far for me.
Kyos - 9/3/2013, 2:54 PM
A bigger picture of him in the article would be helpful. This new guy's big, but it's [frick]ing shame they didn't get Conan Stevens back - he was a damn great Mountain to Rory's Hound!
Seejay - 9/3/2013, 2:58 PM

Well, in the books the character is like 8 feet, 2,5 meters, 420 lbs, 200 kilos.

"Superhuman" in short.

This guy will do fine. Some camera tricks (Lotr) and he will look even larger than he is.
manymade1 - 9/3/2013, 3:09 PM
@ TheBatman

Gonna be the greatest part of the season.
BackwardGalaxy - 9/3/2013, 3:10 PM
Yeah, this guy's not on roids.
LucasMend - 9/3/2013, 3:11 PM
HBO get your shit together with your casting, you guys are cheaper than marvel or wut.
DioFoRio - 9/3/2013, 3:38 PM
I need pictures.. All those fantasy names start rolling together for me.
siggisuperman - 9/3/2013, 4:02 PM
Yeah this guy is from Iceland like me !
PumpkinAle42069 - 9/3/2013, 4:04 PM
He's 6"9 and like Seejay stated with some camera tricks he will look like a giant. All he needs now is a decent brown beard and he's good to go but yeah it sucks they couldn't bring back Conan Stevens.
sakibomb523 - 9/3/2013, 4:11 PM
Robert Strong!
Lozzy - 9/3/2013, 5:04 PM
HOLY SHIT!!!!!! Marvel this is your Thanos!!!!!
lukasbolander - 9/3/2013, 5:10 PM

that's a pretty big spoiler lol
gaikinger - 9/3/2013, 5:10 PM
liked the first Mountain, hated the second, the third looks good.
MARVELousKornKids - 9/3/2013, 6:25 PM

About as big as the one TheBatman1 threw out there. A lot of people out there haven't read the books guys.
Laconic - 9/3/2013, 8:10 PM
6'9 420 I don't think they actually need camera tricks for this guy.

superpooper - 9/3/2013, 10:40 PM
Is he tall enough? I liked the first guy. Why can't he do it? They need to recast bran. Kid got waaaay too old looking.
superpooper - 9/3/2013, 10:42 PM
6'9. Yep, should be fine.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/4/2013, 4:53 AM
[frick] YES!!!!!!!


To all the fans of the TV show, you might not have noticed the change of cast in the 2nd and 3rd seasons, but THIS needed to happen. There's a pretty big fight that happens in the upcoming season involving Gregor Clegane, and you need a big guy to shine in the spotlight when that happens. The 2nd actor was too skinny and just happened to be really tall, so they stuffed him in that oversized armor. He wouldn't have cut it...
Hodor - 9/4/2013, 4:58 AM
Yeah, the guy from season two was so skinny and looked so different that most people didn't even realize he was supposed to be Gregor.
sameoldthing - 9/4/2013, 7:35 AM
His name is Hafthor?...like half of Thor,two of him equals a thunder god.
Omegacron - 9/4/2013, 11:59 AM
Actually, only ONE actor has played Gregor - the others play a hulking undead knight.
Ryguy88 - 9/4/2013, 1:01 PM
Nice! I liked the guy who played him in season 1 but you wouldn't even know The Mountain was in the show since then because they re-cast him with a tall, overly skinny guy in the part.

I haven't read the books but I am aware that Gregor has a larger part in the 2nd half of book 3 so Im curious as what happens since Ser Gregor is such a badass!

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