When you think of Jason Momoa, you probably think of him as a semi-untouchable, rich and famous Hollywood actor. But, this wasn't always the case. In fact, prior to his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo on HBO classic, Game of Thrones, the actor had worked for many years in relative obscurity. And even after being cast in the show's very first season, it took Momoa a while to start to reap the benefits of life as a successful and famous actor as this shocking throwback shows!

Now better known for his starring roles in Aquaman and Justice League, it's clear that Momoa has come a long way from these humble beginnings - and the internet is loving his rags-to-riches tale.

He is using his newfound celebrity status as a way to spread aloha to everyone he meets, including stopping off at a children's hospital on his way to work. Scroll to the end to see the adorable photos.

Is this guy even real?

Jason Momoa is a Hawaiian-American actor.

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Born in 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the six-foot-four actor has only recently become a household name.

In spite of his Hawaiian heritage, Momoa was primarily raised in Iowa.

And many don't know that, before he started out as an actor, Momoa actually studied both marine biology and wildlife biology - proving that he's more than just a pretty face.

One of his first bigger roles was on Stargate: Atlantis.

The sci-fi military hybrid was actually fairly successful. Momoa starred as Ronon Dex, to much critical acclaim.

Jason Momoa's big break.

In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones. 

In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.

And since the show, his career has really taken off. He first appeared as DC superhero, Aquaman, in 2016's Batman v Superman - and Aquaman was so beloved that he went on to star in his own solo movie in 2018.

Aquaman was also a part of 2017's Justice League.

The character was so well liked that in 2018, the DC Universe decided that it was time for a solo film. Aquaman was a massive success.

Early in 2019, it was revealed that the movie had earned a coveted spot in the billion-dollar superhero club.

Many were surprised that the film did this well, considering the fact that, in the comics, Aquaman is often considered to be a bit of a joke. People were also thrilled to see a superhero played by a person of color.

Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.

He had a starring role in the 2018 Canadian action movie, Braven, to commercial and critical success.

He has also starred in many television shows.

One of the most famous is the CBC series, Frontier, which first aired in 2016. It tells the story of the North American fur trade in the eighteenth century and has recently come to Netflix.

But Momoa is a man of many talents.

He's also dipped his toe into the world of film-making. Earlier this year, he created a short film in collaboration with clothing brand, Carhartt, called Canvas Of My Life. The movie tells the story of Momoa's experience of fatherhood.

It also seems likely we haven't seen the last of Aquaman.

The much-loved character has now become a firm fave in the DC Universe, meaning there's plenty of chance for future collaborations in other superhero movies.

Momoa has an equally exciting personal life.

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In 2005, Momoa met actress, Lisa Bonet, and the pair began a relationship. Although there were reports that the two had married in 2007, they actually didn't end up tying the knot until 2017.

The beautiful couple have two children together.

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They share a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born in 2008. Momoa is also stepfather to singer and actress, Zoe Kravitz.

And it looks like the actor's future is bright.

Momoa is set to star in the movie adaptation of classic sci-fi novel, Dune. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and will be released later this year.

All in all, it seems like it's a good time to be Jason Momoa.

From his personal life to his ever-expanding career prospects, it seems that the world is the oyster of this talented star.

But, still, we're pretty sure that Momoa doesn't have to worry about money.

As a star of one of the biggest shows to ever be on TV, as well as being the eponymous superhero of a movie that's grossed over a billion dollars, we have to guess that he's doing pretty well for himself.

But that wasn't always the case.

Momoa shared a throwback snap this week, depicting how vast his change in fortunes has actually been - and the internet is loving it.

In the image, Momoa is lying on a mattress in the back of a van.

He writes in the caption that after finishing filming Game of Thrones, he teamed up with a friend and "rented a panel van aka UHAUL in Belfast and drove around beautiful amazing IRELAND searching for the greatest pint of Guinness. Turns out it’s perfect everywhere."

But it was the reason for Momoa's impromptu trip that really surprised the internet.

The reason that he claims he decided to drive around Ireland, sleeping in a van? Well, it's quite simple: "While filming GOT we had a lil break. We were too broke to fly home."

This really shows how far Momoa has come.

It seems like Game of Thrones really did elevate the star's career, meaning he will likely never have to worry about paying for a flight again. But it's clear that Momoa still has a way to go, in his eyes, anyway. He writes, "Been a long road and I feel like I’m just getting started."

People are loving this throwback snap.

It currently has around eight hundred thousand likes on Instagram, plus tons of inspirational comments. Actor, Josh Brolin, writes, "Those desperate moments of past always, like coal to diamonds, turn with the precious present via hindsight."

Just when we thought we couldn't love Jason Momoa any more!

Not only does he love Guinness and isn't afraid to sleep in a van, but he also takes time out of his busy schedule to visit sick kids. He's pretty much perfect!

He shared photos to his Instagram.

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He met with several children who were confined to their hospital beds.

He clearly loves making kids smile.

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"The greatest part of being Aquaman is making children happy spreading aloha," he shared with his followers on Monday.

Jason shared a video clip of him arm wrestling with Joshua.

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Jason made a deal with Joshua - one of the kids he went to visit at Pittsburgh children's hospital - "If you win, you're coming. If I win, you're still coming," In the end, Momoa lost to the arm-wrestling match.

What a guy.

After being defeated by Joshua, he went on to commend the boy on his muscles saying they were "way bigger. These are fake," Jason said, about his own.

He met with their families.

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The actor tried to meet with as many children as possible.

The children weren't the only ones grateful for his appearance.

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UPMC children's hospital tweeted @prideofgypsies to thank him for making the effort to come and visit the children and their families at the hospital.

He's been filming a movie.

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Jason has been in Pittsburgh filming a new show for Netflix.

He's seen flashing the shaka sign.

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His new movie Sweet Girl sees him play a husband and father seeking justice after his wife's death.

Jason is also the producer of the film.

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He is set to come back to the big screen as Aquaman again in December 2022 for the sequel.

He is beaming.

He clearly loves the opportunity to make children happy.

He's a busy man.

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His Apple TV+ sci-fi drama, See, is set to start filming its second series on February the 3rd. Let's hope we don't have to wait long! Keep scrolling to see Jason without his iconic beard...