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Icelandic heavy-weight champion stars in US ad

Heavy-weight champion and four-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition Magnús Ver Magnússon recently took part in an advertising campaign for Coors Light beer in the US.

“I felt like a real Hollywood star. I flew in Saga Class, stayed at a first class hotel and got my own camper,” Magnússon told Fréttabladid.

In the TV commercial Magnússon lifts a car over his head, tears a door off its frame and throws a man out of a bar by accident.

Other sporting heroes also take part in the Coors Light advertising campaign, like the American sprinter and Olympic champion Michael Johnson.

Magnússon said it had always been his dream to become a Hollywood star. “Hasn’t Arnold become too old?” he joked.

Magnússon didn’t get to meet Schwarzenegger, but he bumped into Sly Stallone at the airport in California. “He nodded in my direction, but I don’t know if he recognized me,” he said.

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