Although never having acted or studied drama before, Icelandic entrepreneur Eythor Gudjonsson found fame when he was cast as backpacker Óli in the 2005 horror film "Hostel. " Born in Iceland in 1968, Gudjonsson initially pursued sports, becoming a national handball champion in his native country before turning to the entertainment business and taking a job marketing videos with the Walt Disney Corporation. Gudjonsson next branched out into running his own business, opening a successful Little Caesars Pizza franchise in Iceland and undertaking several real estate ventures. In 2003, writer/director Eli Roth visited Iceland to promote his feature film "Cabin Fever," and was introduced to Gudjonsson, whom he found to be a charismatic, larger-than-life character. Roth and his pal Quentin Tarantino befriended the ex-athlete, and Roth wrote the part of Óli specifically for Gudjonsson when he penned the script for "Hostel" in 2004. With Roth directing and Tarantino producing, Gudjonsson gave a scene-stealing performance in the edgy thriller, and even served as associate producer in the sequel, 2007's "Hostel: Part II." Despite his success in the movie, Gudjonsson has stated that he has no desire to pursue a career as an actor, and is content with being a husband, father, and businessman.