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INTERVIEW: Nathan Jones – Australian actor, powerlifting champion, strongman, and former WWE professional wrestler.
Nathan Jones is an Australian actor, powerlifting champion, strongman, and former WWE professional wrestler.
Standing at 6’11” and 330 lbs of muscle and mayhem, some of his most notable roles in film have included playing David vs. Goliath type villainous characters, like Boagrius facing off Archilles (played by Brad Pitt) in Troy, as Hercules O’Brien fighting Jet Li in Fearless, or wrestling with Stone Cold Steve Austin as Petr in the jungles of The Condemned. Then as the maniacal Rictus Erectus in acclaimed Oscar-winning Australian film Mad Max: Fury Road, son of ‘The Immortan Joe’, as his right-hand man and successor, he undoubtedly stands tall and out from the crowd.
You can also catch him playing heavy-hitting, full-bodied costumed characters like Akun in Conan The Barbarian with Jason Mamoa, or his role as General Reiko in the 2021 Mortal Kombat film! Prior, he rose upon the World Strongman scene back in 1995. The giant Australian known as “The Megaman,” began his early career in the sport of powerlifting, where he won the World Strongman Challenge at age 26.
His career turned towards Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment in 2002, where we made his televised World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut on the SmackDown! roster. Nathan most notably appeared alongside The Undertaker at WrestleMania XIX, as well as part of Team Lesnar at Survivor Series 2003.