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"Aquaman" Star Shaves Beard -- You Might Be Surprised Why

Also known from Game of Thrones, Jason Momoa wants to be known for something else

When I heard actor Jason Momoa shaved his beard for the first time since 2012 in order to raise awareness of recyclable aluminum, I thought, what?

The star, whose facial hair was part of his Drogo character in the movie Aquaman , and Arthur Curry the HBO series Game of Thrones , posted a video of the beard-shaving this week and it went viral, racking up millions of views.

Turns out Momoa's stunt is promoting a new venture: drinking water in aluminum cans. "I just want to do this to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet," he says in the video, as he walks through a desert-like scene, strewn with what look like empty plastic water bottles. "And I think I have a solution. I don't want to bitch about it. There's only one thing that can really help our planet and save our planet as long as we recycle - and that's aluminum."

You can see Momoa drinking from a can in his video, but not the brand name on the can.

Momoa is launching new line of canned water with Colorado-based Ball Corp, which claims to be one of the world's largest suppliers of metal cans, The Mercury News reported. Details about the launch aren't available, and you can't see a product name on the cans in the video.

Momoa said roughly 75 percent of all aluminum that's ever been used is still in circulation today. "You drink the can and in about 60 days, it'll be back, 100 percent. Infinitely recyclable," Momoa says in the video.

"We got to get rid of these plastic water bottles." Actor Jason Momoa

"There's a change coming, and it's aluminum ... We got to get rid of these plastic water bottles," he said in the video. "Aquaman is trying to do the best he can - for my kids, for your kids, for the world. Clean up the oceans, clean up the land. I love you guys."

(Images & video: PrideofGypsies Instagram )

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