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Jason Momoa – All You Need To Know About Him

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Jason Momoa born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in 1979 on a beautiful island of Hawaii, is an American Hollywood actor. Jason has starred in a dozen movies so far in his career, and most of his movies are average in terms of box office value as well as public acceptance. He has also starred in over half a dozen TV series that includes the likes of Game of Thrones and Baywatch-two of the most famous and successful TV series of this century.

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

The 39-year-old muscular hunk is over 6 feet tall (6 feet 3 inches to be precise) and has a huge female fan following around the world. Jason’s stroke of luck came when the famed Hollywood companies DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures decided to cast him as Arthur Curry AKA “Aquaman”. Jason Momoa has starred in the last two DC movies along with the other superheroes of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice he had a little part to play and was only there to make DC lovers understand that the DCEU has a counterpart of Avengers Thor. However, he created an impact in the Justice League with his swashbuckling style, heavy tone, and authoritative acting.

It is expected that his forthcoming movie – Aquaman – will be a milestone in his career. The movie is predicted to earn in excess of $800 million, making it one of the biggest hits of the year.

Read More About Aquaman Here

Personal Life of Jason Momoa:

Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet, who is 12 years older than him. They have two lovely kids – a boy and a girl. Jason identifies himself as a religious guy and practices Buddhism. He often visits Tibet in China for religious purposes. The Braven actor also loves tattoos and has plenty painted on his body-adding a distinct charm to his personality and giving unique touch to the character of Aquaman.

Interesting Facts About Jason Momoa:

# The dashing actor was slated to appear in 2016 blockbuster – The Magnificent Seven. However, he dropped out due to his busy schedule and commitment with Aquaman.

# The most famous and distinguished tattoo of Jason is a half-sleeve on his left forearm. The tattoo is a tribute to his family god “Aumakua”.

# The Sugar Mountain star has a step daughter named, Zoe. And, he loves her a lot like his own kids.

# Our beloved Aquaman has also auditioned for a role (not known) in Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy. Imagine, what would have happened, if he was not casted as the Aquaman? Probably, we would not be rooting him this much as we do now.

# Jason Momoa is the first world-famed superhero belonging to the underwater world. Sounds great isn’t it?

# In an interview recently, Jason told that he used to jump from cliffs as kid and he did the same on an occasion for the promotion of his upcoming movie.

# The Game of Thrones star Karl Drogo loves playing guitar and drums.

# Jason Momoa has studied Marine Biology for some time. How strange that now he is playing the role of lord of the water in Aquaman!

# He has also worked as a lifeguard in the Gulf Coast. Well, it appears as if Jason Momoa was destined to be the Aquaman oneday!

List of Jason Momoa Movies:

  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Braven (2018)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Once Upon a time in Venice (2017)
  • The Bad Batch (2016)
  • Sugar Mountain (2016)
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Debug (2014)
  • Road to Paloma (2014)
  • Wolves (2014)
  • Bullet to the head (2012)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)

List of Jason Momoa TV Series:

  • Baywatch (1999-2001; Famous American drama; Jason appeared as Jason Loane), Johnson
  • Family Vacation (2004)
  • Game of Thrones ( appeared as Khal Drogo in 10 episodes)
  • Frontier (appeared as Declan Harp)

Notable Performances of Jason Momoa:

To be true, I haven’t seen most of the movies starring Jason. So, in this section, I am only writing about the performances that I have watched and appreciated of Jason Momoa.

  1. Justice League (2017) starring Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Henry Cavill; was the fourth most expensive film of all time  at the time of its release. Jason appeared in the role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman and won accolades not just from the public but critics also for his impressive performance. His long hairs, trident, and heavy accent were a treat to watch for superhero movie lovers. I personally liked the scene where Arthur Curry stops the water in the labyrinth and saves his friends. You watch it below:

2. Once Upon a time in Venice (2017) an action comedy; in the film Bruce Willis was compelled to perform some difficult tasks for a gang’s leader performed by Jason Momoa. The film was a box office bomb and was snubbed by public and critics alike.

3. The Bad Batch (2016) starring Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves alongside Jason Momoa was selected for Golden Lion Award. The movie was based on people who are dumped outside Texas because they are deemed as anti-social elements by the society; Jim Carrey played the role of a Hermit in the film. Jason’s performance as the Miami Man was appreciated all around. The Bad Batch to was a box office bomb, but received some positive response from the critics.

Apparently, I have not seen any TV series that Jason has worked in, so I am not writing about it. Moreover, I am really hoping that in two weeks time, I will add a paragraph more on Jason Momoa’s performance in Aquaman film.

Written by: Mirza Yusuf Faiyaz & Absar Ahmad

The Star of The Week – ALICIA VIKANDER

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About Alicia Vikander:

Alicia Amanda Vikander born 3rd October – 1988 in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. During her teens Alicia wanted to be a “Dancer” but, due to some injuries in her late teens she quite on her dream to become a dancer. Before making her debut in Hollywood Vikander played many roles in regional soap operas and short films. Her best known swedish character was in the Swedish TV drama “Andra Avenyn” (2007-10). She announced her arrival in Hollywood with  her role of “Kitty” in Joe Wright’s Romantic Drama “Anna Karenina“. After this she starred in the Julian Assange’s Biopic movie “The Fifth State” alongside British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. She got some strong praise for her role in the 2014 movie Son of a Gun. As of 2015 she will star in as many as 8 movies. Her role of “Gaby” in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” has been appreciated all around. One major role she has done is in the movie Ex-Machina, in that movie Alicia has performed the character of an Artificial Intelligence named “AVA”.  She has already got few awards for her role in 2010 movie”Pure“, for Ex Machina and for Danish Girl. One of the most anticipated movies of her this year is “Burnt” co-starring Bradley Cooper.

My View of Alicia Vikander:

I have watched her first in Seventh Son after that in The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Ex Machina and I really loved her acting skills as well as her beauty and in my view she has the potential to become a big star in the near future. 2015 is surely going to be a big year for her professionally. You can simply say that Miss Vikander is a fine actor with a lot to deliver to us. Seeing her acting in Pure, Hotell, Ex Machina, Danish Girl and Anna Karenina one can easily fell in love with her. She is an innocent looking intense performing actress who always seems to be in command of her role.

Movies to Watch of Alicia Vikander:

1- Pure (2010)

2- The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)

3- Hotell (2013)

4- Burnt (2015)

5 – Ex Machina (2015)

6 – Danish Girl (2015)

My Overall Rating of Alicia:

7 out of 10 mainly because of her intense acting skills and charming innocent looks. I loved her character Gaby in The Man from U.N.C.L.E and  AVA in Ex Machina without doubt she has given her best till now in that movie. I am eagerly looking forward to see her in Burnt and The Danish Girl.

 

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Source: Wikipedia (For some facts)