Jason Momoa may have kicked off his acting career back in 1999 but it’s 2011 where he has made a real impact.
The actor is back on the big screen this week with his new movie Conan the Barbarian, in which he takes over the title character from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The man mountain began, like so many do, in TV when he was cast as Jason Ioane in Baywatch Hawaii - a role he played for two years.
He moved into movies in the mid noughties as he landed a comedy role in Johnson Family Vacation in 1994.
Directed by Christopher Erskin the movie saw him team up with Cedric the Entertainer, Shannon Elizabeth and Solange Knowles.
After a foray onto the big screen he went back to TV with North Shore, a soap opera which ran for twenty one episodes.
The soap followed staff and guests at the Grand Waimea Hotel, where Momoa played a bartender. He moved from soap to sci-fi when landed the role of Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis.
He stayed with the show for three years after he joined from season two to season five, and played a weapons specialist.
But 2011 has been one of his most successful years as he once again mixed TV with work on the big screen.
He joined an all star cast, which also starred Sean Bean, Paul Addy and Lena Headey, as the George R.R. Martin’s novel Game of Thrones was adapted for TV.
He took on the role of Khal Drogo, leader of the Dothraki, throughout the series. The series has been a huge success as Martin’s epic novel was brought to life.
But it’s the role of Conan that looks set to raise his star further as the popular eighties movie is given a 21st Century make over.
Directed by Marcus Nispel the movie also stars Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang and Ron Perlman.
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Before the movie had been released Momoa revealed that he had already penned a script for a sequel to the possibility of more movies is definitely in the pipeline.
As for Momoa well he will be teaming up with Sylvester Stallone in his next project Bullet To The Head, which is currently being filmed.
After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Directed by Walter Hill the movie is based on the graphic novels by Alexis Nolent and the screenplay has been penned by Alessandro Camon.
Conan the Barbarian is released 24th August
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