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'Game of Thrones' actor, World's Strongest Man admits to steroid use


Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the reigning World's Strongest Man and the actor who plays Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in "Game of Thrones," said he has used steroids before deadlift competitions.


The 6-9, 440-pound Bjornsson, who hails from Iceland, said his original dream was to be a basketball player, but he had to switch courses after he broke his ankle twice by the age of 19.


He started the strongman competitions in 2011 and has since won the title of Iceland's Strongest Man.


Last year, he broke the deadlift record to win World's Strongest man.


While in Iceland, a "Game of Thrones" producer approached him about the role of "The Mountain," which Bjornsson has played since season 4 beginning in 2014.


The 2019 World's Strongest Man competition is scheduled for June 13-16 in Bradenton, Florida, which Bjornsson said he plans to enter to defend his title.






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