Deano’s answer to: “Has Jason Momoa cornered the market on Hollywood barbarians and exotic tough men?”

It depends on whether you need someone who can "act like a barbarian", or someone who can, you know, "act".

I don't think he's cornered either market individually – but at least for now, he has a fairly good lock on the "Venn overlap" between the two.

Also, while this may sound borderline racist, there is also a factor in casting roles which gives him an advantage – he is exotic looking, without being seen as too exotic for a mainstream audience to accept… Or put more bluntly, he "passes for white" with the white audiences who care about that sort of thing – which, for really terrible reasons, is still a factor in casting larger Hollywood roles.

We'll have to see how re-watchable Thor is, though. Brian Helmsworth may be able to give Jason a run for his money at some point…

Has Jason Momoa cornered the market on Hollywood barbarians and exotic tough men?

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