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Thor Kristjansson, birth name Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson, is an Icelandic actor.

Iceland Island republic in Northern Europe

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

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Kristjansson was born in Reykjavík, and first found fame as the voice of Simba in the Icelandic language version of Disney’s Lion King. Subsequent voiceovers include appearances in Toy Story and Happy Feet . Kristjansson has performed in many of Iceland's most theaters, including The Icelandic National Theater and Reykjavik City Theater. He moved to New York in 2007 to pursue a BFA in The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where he graduated in 2011 as a member of Group 40. His education was fully funded by scholarships and through the personal assistance of the Academy Award winner and former Juilliard alumni Robin Williams. Kristjansson had his first leading role, in the feature film Black's Game, a year after his graduation from The Juilliard School. When Black's Game opened in Iceland it became the biggest box office hit in 2012 and the 2nd-highest-grossing Icelandic movie in history.

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Kristjansson is based in Reykjavik and Los Angeles and is currently[ when? ] represented by Creative Artists Agency and Untitled Entertainment.

Kristjansson's first Hollywood studio film was Dracula Untold , produced by Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Michael De Luca. It was directed by Gary Shore. Kristjansson appeared with Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon and Samantha Barks. Kristjansson played Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy who became a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army.

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