Jason Momoa is an undeniable star. He has a list of impressive credits, and he’s not exactly hard on the eyes. One of the most endearing things about the actor is his love of heavy metal.
If you follow him on Instagram, you’ve undoubtedly seen a post touting his metal fandom. He’s certainly not shy about showing his fandom either, like rocking a Metallica shirt at Melbourne’s Comic Con in 2017.
Momoa even likes to jam with his kids. In a February 2021 interview with Bass Player, he recalled how he, his son and his daughter played an impromptu cover of Tool’s “Sober” while on the set of Aquaman. (He played bass, his son was on drums and his daughter was on guitar.) Why did they perform the cover? Because it was Momoa’s assistant’s birthday, and she’s a big Tool fan.
Momoa notably told Bass Player, “I studied and studied and studied bass, and I was like ‘My God, I wish I would have done this when I was young.’ I wish that I had that opportunity –but I’m making up for lost time.”
Since Momoa loves to celebrate his love of heavy metal, we thought it was only fitting to celebrate his fandom. (Plus, it’s just cool to see a notable metal-loving celeb!) Here are five times Jason Momoa was Hollywood’s best metalhead.