Eyþór Guðjónsson (born February 5, 1968), often anglicized as Eythor Gudjonsson, is an Icelandic actor. He stands 6'3" (1.91 meters) tall.
Guðjónsson was born in Iceland. He got his first big role in the 2005 horror movie Hostel, where he plays an Icelandic backpacker named Óli famous for his catchphrase, "King of the Swing", travelling through Europe with American backpackers Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) where they get lured to a Slovakian hostel with a gruesome secret. Eli Roth wrote the role of Oli for Eythor, who is a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur. He had never acted a single day before "Hostel," but Roth found him so charismatic and charming he created the role as an inside joke with Eythor to prove to the world that anyone could be a movie star if they had the right charisma. Eythor proved to be extremely popular with audiences in America, and critics believed he was an international star. He is currently living in Iceland, with...
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Hostel (2005) is Eli Roth's second feature film as a writer and director. The movie is rated 'R' for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language, and drug use. Due to the graphic nature of this film, its showing has been restricted in certain countries, primarily those with strict censorship policies. The film was billed as "inspired by true events"; Eli Roth claimed to have read about poverty stricken individuals in Thailand who would sell "members of their family to organized crime, then American and European businessmen would pay $10,000 to walk in a room and shoot them in the head." The sequel to Hostel, Hostel: Part II, was released on June 8, 2007.
Hostel follows three backpackers in search of easy thrills in Europe, who are lured to an obscure hostel in Slovakia as victims of a secret thrill-kill industry.
The film opens in Amsterdam, where the backpackers are introduced. Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) are Americans and Óli (Eyþór...,
Eyþór Guðjónsson was born