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Watch Jason Momoa's intense "Game of Thrones" audition tape

Khal Drogo is one of the most memorable -- and also intimidating -- characters from "Game of Thrones," and we can now see that Jason Momoa channeled that same intensity when securing the breakout role.

The actor's audition tape for "GOT" has surfaced online (it was first posted to YouTube in 2012, but has now gained traction again thanks to the wonders of the Internet) and it shows how he went all-out to land the part.

Momoa doesn't speak any Dothraki in the clip, but he does perform the haka -- an ancestral war cry and accompanying dance associated with New Zealand's Maori people. Watching the hair-flipping, wild-eyed performance, it's no surprise why he became the khal to Emilia Clarke's khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen.

Sadly, Khal Drogo was not long for the "Game of Thrones" world, but we won't be seeing the last of Momoa anytime soon -- he's set to play Aquaman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the hero is slated to get a movie of his own in 2018.


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