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Jason Momoa Gives Himself Less Credit For His Success In Films

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Jason Momoa ahead of the release of his big-budget new series See, steadily portrays a level of self-awareness rare for stars of his magnitude.

Momoa, 40, who had his breakthrough at 31 on the epic HBO series, Game of Thrones doesn’t seem all that impressed with his own work on-screen, as revealed during an interview.

“I’m not known for my acting,” Momoa says in a new Esquire cover story. “I’m known for action. I don’t say a lot of things or use big sentences.” Adding air quotes, he said, “I’m not ‘very smart’. ”

Momoa goes hard on himself, self-deprecating throughout the piece. He referred at one point to some peers a generation or two older than him. “I think of Brad Pitt as a movie star. You know what I mean? Like George Clooney is a movie star,” he said. “Those guys are like, boom.”

He heaped praise on one star a generation or two beneath him, too: Timothée Chalamet, whom he just worked together with on next year’s Dune. “I would never be able to handle what he does,” he said about the young Call Me By Your Namestar, who turns 24 in December.

“He’s so fucking talented, man. I don’t know. I’m a little dumber, needed some time. Which is probably the best for me, because it would have been bad if it happened when I was younger. I just would have fucked it all up.”

However, it can be concluded that it is his charisma, action, and smartness that helped to sell Aquaman and his smaller role in Justice League. 

Most people rushed out to see these movies because of him, he definitely does not give himself as much credit as he deserves.

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