LEGEND: JASON MOMOA

Jason Momoa and action heroes are basically the same thing. The self-described “savage” has many different sides that the world doesn’t know. He is part artist, part big kid and overall softie. But what else do we not know about the rugged hunk?

A Softie Really

He was thrown into the public eye from the second he became Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, but now the world knows him as Aquaman. The first Aquaman trailer has created a frenzy, so we will see what the future holds for this character. Yet for now, here are some fascinating facts about him to keep you enthused.

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Growing Up A Misfit

Momoa grew up feeling like a misfit, and this feeling never really left him, even when, he left for the big bright lights of Hollywood. But this would later change.

Game Of Thrones Got Him On The Map

After that season on Game of Thrones, he stated that many casting directors he met, didn’t think he could speak English. However, he says this was definitely an improvement from the years of trying, when casting directors didn’t even know he existed. “People think I just came out of nowhere,” he says, “but I’ve been hiding in plain sight for a long time.”

Back To Hawaii

Momoa’s father was a Native Hawaiian painter, and his mother was a photographer of mixed European and Native American ancestry. He was raised by his mother, and mostly grew up in Iowa, until he moved back to Hawaii to his dad in his twenties.

Love At First Sight

Momoa and his wife Lisa Bonet are couple goals personified, but how they met is an interesting tale. Momoa has had a crush on her since he saw her on TV at the ripe old age of eight, where he said to his mother ‘I want that one’. Years later in 2005, he ended up meeting her at a jazz club through mutual friends. He took her for a meal of Guinness and grits, and he says when he realised she loved Guiness too, it sealed the deal. Now they are now married with two stunning kids. #jealous

Coolest Step-Dad Award

While Momoa has two children with Bonet, he is also the stepdad to actress Zoe Kravitz, Bonet and Lenny Kravitz’s daughter. Zoe has spoken of the love she has for her family, and how their situation may not be conventional, but that they all love each other. Lenny and Momoa are friends and constantly post on social media supporting each other. If he was our step-dad we would be very happy.

Keeping Shtum

Momoa could have been a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) if two other opportunities had worked out. Momoa auditioned for a role in Guardians of the Galaxy, where he auditioned with Chris Pratt. Momoa still hasn’t revealed what role he auditioned for, but we think it was probably Drax the Destroyer. He also remains tight lipped about the role he met with the Russo Brothers (directors of The Winter Soldier, Civil War, and Infinity War) to talk about. He did say he auditioned to be a villain.

Deep Roots

Momoa is proudly Hawaiian and is in actual fact, the first Hawaiian superhero on the big screen. As most Hawaiian mythological gods are water gods, he has said it is a dream to be able to bring Aquaman to life. We can’t really imagine it being anyone else.

Baywatch Babe

The beaches of Baywatch were Momoa’s home from 1999-2001. His role of lifeguard Jason Ioane spurred Momoa’s desire to pursue acting full time, but was desperate to rid himself of his Baywatch stigma, so went to study acting full time. The role of Khal Drogo in Game Of Thrones fixed that stigma for sure.

Children’s Names

Although Bonet and Momoa were officially married in 2017, they had two children almost ten years before. Both have Hawaiian names as a tribute to Momoa’s background. Daughter Lola Lolani (2007) means “royal hawk.” Son Nakoa-Wolf (2008) means brave warrior.

Real Life Aquaman

Even though he never finished his degree, some would say that it is somewhat fortuitous that the man who studied marine biology in university is now playing Aquaman. Momoa studied in Iowa for a short time, before transferring to Colorado.

Exercise Regime

Before his Conan role, Momoa never lifted heavy weights. His exercise regimen was running, boxing, surfing and climbing for fun. Momoa. For his diet, Momoa mainly eats lean meat and green vegetables, with some room  of course saved for Guinness. He says he wishes he could have roles that involved eating fries and drinking Guiness. As soon as he finished filming he was back on to bread and butter all day every day and dropped the weights.

Director’s Chair

Momoa’s directing ambitions have come to fruition. Frontier, a netflix series in which he plays a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw, has been so successful, that the third season is on its way soon for release.  He of course plays his usual character, Game Of Thrones Meets Braveheart.

Hiding A Secret

Momoa Revealed that he found out in September 2013 that he got the part of the coveted role of Aquaman, but couldn’t tell anyone for years about it. He remembers that he was broke at the time, and it was very hard to keep a secret. Now 5 years later the movie is here and so are his abs.

Passion For Music

Momoa’s love of guitar led him to start his own collection, which includes a 1959 Gibson Les Paul previously owned by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. The guitar is a gift that he gave himself for earning the role of Aquaman. According to Momoa, there are only 100 of that particular guitar left in the world and he owns number nine.

Soft And Gentle At Heart

One of Momoa’s favorite past times is pastel painting, which he started while traveling in Paris. Momoa credits his mom for his interest in painting and traveling, since her role as a photographer made her someone who was “always searching, always seeing.” He’s more than just a pretty face and insane abs.

Guiness Lover

His Instagram followers will know that Momoa loves his Guinness, and this fact wasn’t lost on Guinness. The company created their first sour, “Mano Brew” specifically for Momoa back in 2016.

Antics Off Set

Nicole Kidman, who plays Aquaman’s mother in the movie, was one of only a few people who didn’t get the brunt of Momoa’s silliness during filming. Amber Heard had the habit of hiding in a book to avoid Momoa, so Momoa ripped out the last ten pages.

Steals Souvenirs

Momoa always keeps souvenirs from his characters. He still has a prop tongue Khal Drogo ripped out of someone’s mouth in Game of Thrones.

Lover Of The Outdoors

Momoa enjoys the nature when working. He likes the challenge of filming with the green screen, however, he much prefers filming in natural surroundings, “the rain and the dirt and the mud, it makes it easier to act. In comparison, green screen is just months of looking and waving at nothing. ”

Aqua Man Tatts

Aside from being incorporated into Aquman’s design, Momoa’s tattoos actually inspired the heavily tattooed look that some fans have complained about. Director Zack Snyder wanted Aquaman to have Polynesian tattoos since his connection that Polynesian cultures have to water: The kind of connection that led Momoa to say “I’m Hawaiian bro” when asked if he’s a good swimmer.

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Before nailing a role in Stargate: Atlantis in 2005, Momoa lived in an Airstream trailer in Valencia and didn’t know what he was going to do for money. So if this is anything to learn from, it is never to give up on your dreams.

Friendship Rings

As a sign of respect and friendship, Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa always show support for each other. Lenny recently posted on his Instagram, that he was at the premiere of Aquaman, and Jason just bought friendship skull rings for them both. We love their family dynamics.

Getting Down On Screen

The big guy admitted that love scenes are difficult for him to do, and especially in GOT there was a rape scene that he said he apologised to Emilia Clarke for after.

Scarface

Momoa has a white mark on his left eyebrow, where scar tissue now prevents any hair from growing back. Momoa got the scar in 2008 when a man hit him with a pint glass, resulting in 140 stitches. Momoa suspected the attack was part of a gang initiation for the man who assaulted him. Momoa says it helped him to get more tough-guy roles.

The Haka

Jason Momoa just broke the internet, with his rendition of the Haka on the blue carpet of his Aquaman Premiere. He stood with his kids, being the cool father that he is, and orchestrated an impressive rendition of the tribal ritual. Standing there casually in his black vest and merman trident. The video has totally gone viral.

Coolest Dad Award

“My kids are always like, ‘Why do people always want to take pictures with you?’ and I’m like, ‘Because I’m your Dada, and you’re my daughter. That’s why.’ It’s definitely mostly because of Game of Thrones.”’

LEGEND: HENRY CAVILL

Henry Cavill’s full name is Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill. He was born on 5 May 1983 at Saint Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. His mother name is Marianne Dalgliesh who was a secretary in a bank and his father name is Colin Cavill who was a stockbroker. He has four brothers named Charlie Cavill, Simon Cavill, Piers Cavill, and Nik Cavill. He attended Stowe School and later he attended St. Michael’s Preparatory School.

Cavill’s Career

  • In 2001 he appeared in the film named ‘Laguna’.
  • In 2002, he appeared in the film named ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. He also appeared in BBC’s ‘The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’.
  • In 2003, he played in television series named ‘Midsomer Murders’
  • In 2005, he played as the lead role in the film named ‘Casino Royale’.
  • From 2007 to 2010, he had a leading role in Showtime’s television series named ‘The Tudors’.
  • In 2011, he played the lead role in fil named ‘Immortals’.
  • In 2016, he played as Batman in the film named ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ which is a 2016 sequel.
  • In 2017, he returned as Superman in ‘Justice League’.
  • In 2018, he co-starred in action spy film named ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’ and thriller film named ‘Nomis’. On 4 September, it was announced that he will be portraying in the series named ’The Witcher’ which is the Netflix adaptation.

Did You Know?

  • In 2008, he was chosen as the spokesmodel for Dunhill fragrances.
  • His last name “Cavill” is pronounced similar to the word “travel”.
  • He is the third Britisher to play an American superhero role.

These are some facts about the actor you should know!

  1. He was born on the 5th of May 1983.
  2. He was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
  3. He is the forth child of Marianne (Dalgliesh), and Colin Cavill.
  4. He has 4 brothers.
  5. Before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, he was at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey.
  6. Kevin’s career began with a role in Laguna (2001) and Kevin Reynolds’ adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
  7. After that, he continued to pursue his career by participating in BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2002), the television film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), and the television series Midsomer Murders (2003). He had a supporting role in I Capture the Castle (2003), followed by Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Red Riding Hood (2006) and Tristan & Isolde (2006).
  8. During the years 2007-2010 he had a leading role in Showtime’s television series, The Tudors, as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
  9. Did you know he was a final choice for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale? It was between him and Daniel Craig and we all know who got the part.
  10. It was announced that the actor had been cast in the role of Clark Kent / Superman in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, on the30th of January 2011.
  11. He lis funny too! He appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con in disguise to surprise the cast of Suicide Squad.
  12. It was announced on 4 September 2018, that Henry Cavill will be portraying the protagonist Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher.
  13. British Glamour magazine named him “World’s Sexiest Man” in December 2013.
  14. He was the face of the British fragrance Dunhill in 2008.
  15. He was once engaged to British showjumper Ellen Whitaker but they ended their engagement in 2012.
  16. He currently lives in South Kensington, London.
  17. He has a gorgeous American Akita, called Kal.
  18. The actor has practiced Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  19. He is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.
  20. These are some of the movies you should watch if you love the actor: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Sand Castle,Justice League,Mission: Impossible – Fallout,Immortals,The Cold Light of Day,Blood Creek.

BATMAN QUOTES

Batman is an imaginary superhero whose secret identity is Bruce Wayne; an extravagant American playboy, celebrity socialite, philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises who’s the main agenda are to fight crime in Gotham City.After seeing his parents, Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne being killed when he was a child, Batman swore vengeance against every criminal.

The Character Batman, originally called Bat-man, was first created by Bob Kaneand the story written by Milton (Bill) Finger in 1939. The superhero appeared in the American Comic Books published by DC comics. Despite being depicted as a superhero, Batman has no superpowers. Instead, he depends on physical and mental prowess, martial arts and an obsession for justice. To keep his identity secret and scare his enemies, Wayne wears a Bat-suit that consists of a close-fitting cowl with ear-like projections, utility belt, cape with fin-like projections, and bodysuit with a black bat emblem on the chest. He lives on the outskirts of the city.

With such a huge thirst for revenge, Batman has a gallery of enemies that include Joker, Clayface, Hugo Strange, Hush, Mad Hatter, Mr. Freeze, Victor Zsasz and Two-Face to name but a few. Each one of them uses their abilities to make the lives of Gotham City residence impossible.

Batman has also attracted a huge crowd of allies who will do anything to see him succeed at flushing out criminals from the city. They include Alfred; Bruce Wayne’s butler who is well aware of who Batman is, Ace the Bat-Hound; Batman’s canine partner, Vicki Vale the investigative journalist and the Justice league that is made up of other superheroes.
Several great actors have played the part of Batman since the creation of the superhero. In the animation section, the voice actors include Kevin Conroy, Bruce Greenwood, Daran Norris, Kirk Thorton, and Michael Dobson among others. On screen, the actors include Lewis Wilson, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton and more.

With the development of the Batman story, the superhero earns names such as the Caped Crusader, Dark Knight, and World’s Greatest Detective. Besides having the story of Batman in books, the same is licensed and presented on newspapers, stage shows, Radio dramas, TV, Film, and Merchandise such as toys, video games, and clothes.

Super Hero Batman & Villan The Joker Quotes

“WHY DO WE FALL? SO THAT WE CAN LEARN TO PICK OURSELVES BACK UP.” – BATMAN

 

“YOU EITHER DIE A HERO, OR LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE YOURSELF BECOME A VILLAIN.” – BATMAN

 

IF YOU’RE GOOD AT SOMETHING, NEVER DO IT FOR FREE. -THE JOKER

 

YOUR ANGER GIVES YOU GREAT POWER. BUT IF YOU LET IT, IT WILL DESTROY YOU… BATMAN

 

“WHATEVER DOESN’T KILL YOU, SIMPLY MAKES YOU STRONGER.” – BATMAN

 

“THE NIGHT IS DARKEST JUST BEFORE THE DAWN. AND I PROMISE YOU, THE DAWN IS COMING.” – BATMAN

 

“THE ONLY SENSIBLE WAY TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD IS WITHOUT RULES.” – BATMAN

 

“SOMETIMES IT’S ONLY MADNESS THAT MAKES US WHAT WE ARE.” – BATMAN

 

“WE STOPPED CHECKING FOR MONSTERS UNDER OUR BED WHEN WE REALIZED THEY WERE INSIDE US.” – THE JOKER

 

“IT’S NOT WHO I AM UNDERNEATH, BUT WHAT I DO THAT DEFINES ME.” – BATMAN

“EVERYTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL SOMEBODY DOES IT.” – BATMAN

 

“OUR GREATEST GLORY IS NOT IN EVER FALLING, BUT IN RISING EVERY TIME WE FALL.” – BATMAN