When you think of Jason Momoa, you probably think of him as a semi-untouchable, rich and famous Hollywood actor. But, as he shared on the internet this week, this wasn't always the case. In fact, before his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo on HBO classic, Game of Thrones, the actor had worked for many years in relative obscurity.
Now he's a verified superstar - with an icon for a wife and an enviable career. And his latest slot on The Late Late Show with James Corden has cemented him as an absolute legend.
Jason Momoa is a Hawaiian-American actor.
via: ShutterstockBorn 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.
But there's really only one role that could be deemed Momoa's big break.In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones.
And, as we all know, it absolutely blew up.Game of Thrones became far more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. And Momoa's character, Khal Drogo, quickly became a fan favorite.
He had some pretty badass moments.As the leading warrior in the savage Dothraki tribe, Momoa was, unsurprisingly, pretty violent. In one particularly memorable scene, Drogo brutally murdered Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold onto his head.
But there was another storyline that fans didn't expect.In the early episodes of the show's first season, Drogo was married to Daenerys Targaryen in an arranged ceremony.
But something shocked the viewers.The two seemingly opposite characters developed real feelings for each other and their's became one of the cutest and most genuine love stories in the show.
Khal Drogo met a particularly tragic end.He was injured during a battle and that injury became infected. In order to save his life, Daenerys was forced to sacrifice her unborn son to a witch. But the Drogo that came back was alive in name only. He was without any consciousness and Daenerys was forced to euthanize him.
In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.
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.person of color.
Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.
He has also starred in many television shows.
But Momoa is a man of many talents.
It also seems likely we haven't seen the last of Aquaman.
And Momoa has an equally exciting personal life.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
via: Getty ImagesThey 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.
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.
And his latest move has people loving him even more.This week he appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden and made quite the impression.
There's a new segment on the show.
via: Getty ImagesIt's called "2 Hours Off," and features James hanging out with a guest and doing whatever they desire.
But the one with Momoa was particularly funny.
via: Getty ImagesBecause of one thing in particular. Momoa is basically the manliest man out there. Corden, on the other hand ... is not.
It's not something Corden shies away from.In fact, he's all too happy to poke fun at his less-than-toned physique and slightly effeminate mannerisms.
Just look at the two of them together.
via: YouTubeThe contrast between them is a sure-fire way to ensure the 2 Hours Off segment will go down in history.
It started with one of Momoa's favorite hobbies.
via: YouTubeMotorcycling. Although, it seemed as though Corden was a bit less comfortable with the idea than Momoa was.
He claimed he didn't have the right gear.
via: YouTubeBut Momoa sorted him out, with this very fetching outfit.
And Momoa had another plan to make Corden feel more comfortable.
via: YouTubeHe brought a beautiful fur-lined sidecar for Corden to ride along in.
And Corden was happy with the set up.
via: YouTubeHe rode along with the Game of Thrones star, proudly proclaiming himself "Jason Momoa's sidepiece!"
And their destination?
via: YouTubeThe two were heading off to try another of Moma's favorite hobbies- archery. And to make it even cuter? He claims he picked up the pastime from his wife!
Momoa was obviously incredible.
via: YouTubeBut you wouldn't expect anything less from this six-foot-four, Greek god lookalike, right?
Corden was obviously a little less skilled.
via: YouTubeBut then, Momoa had a plan to really test his prowess. He wanted to try to shoot an apple off Corden's head- while blindfolded.
Corden wasn't so sure.
via: YouTubeAnd so decided to sneak off and replace his body with a mannequin. And good thing he did - because Momoa managed to skim the top of the fake Corden's head with his arrow. Yikes.
Next on the agenda?
via: YouTubeSome whip cracking, of course! Yet another thing Momoa excels at.
And he was keen to raise Corden to his level.
via: YouTubeIs it just us, or are you feeling a little bit jealous of that embrace?
But the tuition paid off.
via: YouTubeAnd Corden managed an impressive whip crack - to uproarious applause from the crowd.
And Momoa couldn't have been more proud.
via: YouTubeHe even rewarded Corden with a coveted hug. The jealousy is rising!
And soon he was quite a pro.
via: YouTubeHe was cracking whips and talking about how alive he felt in no time.
He even managed to crack an egg.
via: YouTube... On around the fifth attempt - but still!