240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 4)

We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others over the years ……

Day 31

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“McGarrett demands a huge amount of energy. He’s a crazy guy. He’s always ready for anything. If you play a character like that, you can’t pull it down to your level. You’ve got to reach up and you’ve got to be on.”Alex O’Loughlin in MidWeek.com Sept 2011

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:07

Day 32

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“I was taught by very passionate people and I am a passionate person. I was taught that passion is either constructive or deconstructive. I keep trying to build on that and be constructive.”Alex O’Loughlin, Midweek, Sept 2011

Picture from HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:08

Day 33

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“If you don’t approach a character passionately, if you’re not trying to elevate the material then you’re probably in the wrong job. I want to be better each day.”Alex, Midweek, Sept 2011

Picture #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:09
#Hawaii50 #CBS

Day 34

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“There’s a reason you use chains to torture people — they really hurt. They sort of chip away at your bones. I was probably hanging there for about 12 hours!” Alex talking about Episode 2:10, Midweek, Sept 2012

Picture #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:10

Day 35

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“I also thought of my grandfather. He was a tough old bastard from the Snowys. I’d hear his voice saying, ‘Stop moping. Shut up and just get on with it.’”Alex O’Loughlin, Sunday Magazine, May 2010

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:11

Day 36

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50
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“I’m in a relationship with a beautiful Hawaiian girl. Her name is Malia” Alex O’Loughlin, Sydney Confidential, at GQ Australia, Men of the Year Awards, 22 Nov 2011
(Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:12)

Day 37

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“It’s really important if you’re an artist involved in something as iconic as this, that you find some way to step away from that. There’s fans of the old show & a lot of critics who are looking to get their teeth into us.”Alex O’Loughlinh GQ Australia, 2011

Picture #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:13



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12 responses to “240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 4)

  1. paulrita

    Hi Alex


  2. coby Duijn van

    I just love this man. He is absolutely beautiful inside and out 💋🤙
    Mahalo and Aloha from the Netherlands Coby


  3. Dawn Russell

    Alex will always be an Aussie to me but he seems to have found his life in Hawaii and wish many years of happiness 5here


  4. So many different comments. They are all good but it´s not easy to write one comment to them. Nice photos, too.
    H50 was a great iconic show and I couldn´t image anyone better than Alex to portray McGarrett. He was so good – in the action and fighting scenes that he did to portray “that crazy guy who is always ready for anything” but also in all those scenes where he displayed his character/emotions …. . He WAS McGarrett and he is a wonderful actor who is very dedicated and a tough cookie and very, very good in giving depth and complexity to his characters. He also honoured what his grandpa taught him and did what he possibly could to make the show as terrific and successful as it was. You can´t expect that amount of dedication and investing but he gave it. Unfortunatelly he was also the target of unfair press and fan attacks. — Guys: Look what Alex has done and how good he was in all aspects of his role. Do you really think, you´ll find an actor who is perfect in everything and a teflon superhero, too??? Maybe you should look for a AI robot. Is Hollywood really that superficial that a human being doesn´t count anymore? Do you guy think, a perfect, teflon image is what people want to see? We love Alex because he is human and honest enough to show his humanity and “flaws” and also who he is as a person because this person is just awesome.
    And going into that show and moving to Hawaii even though he was relucant to do so in the beginning gave him probably more than he expected. He found a home, the woman he loves and married, a family, friends, a new passion which is very obviously very important for him and his development as a person and probably much more. And this he will always have in his life and his BJJ brothers, too. Oh and of course he is living in paradies. I almost forgot that. 😀
    I hope, H5O hasn´t ruined his career if he wants to go on with it. He has proved once again that he is not only a wonderful actor but also a very good director. He is a wonderful asset to any production that´s for sure.


    • Cassiopea 1000

      “Is Hollywood really that superficial that a human being doesn´t count anymore?” Yes. And I’ll add that Hollywood has never taken human beings into consideration. Even back in the ‘20s, actors, writers, technicians, and all the rest of people involved in the making of a movie were perfectly oiled little machines that made the owners of the big studios richer and richer. Even the great stars were mistreated. By contract, Buster Keaton had not the right to smile, let alone to laugh, when he was in public. Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and all those beautiful actresses would have been sent to the firing line had they shown themselves without make up, with a ponytail, and dressed in a plain, comfortable dress. Nobody had a say about what they wanted to do. They had those contracts with a studio, signed by their reps who didn’t care about them either, and they were slaves to their contracts. One century later, many things have changed, but actors are still basically a source of money to TPTB.

      “Do you guy think, a perfect, teflon image is what people want to see?” Again, yes. That’s what people want to see, so that’s what the audience gets. IMHO, I think Alex’s generation is the last one that will give us really good actors, actresses, writers… The showbusiness industry is getting worse and worse in terms of quality. There are no good actors or writers, but a use and abuse of stunning special effects instead, very useful as it covers the present lack of talent that only good professional can offer.

      “We love Alex because he is human and honest enough to show his humanity and “flaws” and also who he is as a person because this person is just awesome.” Of course we love Alex because he’s human and honest. But that’s because we are his fans and are not in the business. TPTB couldn’t care less, I’m afraid.


      • Reading your comment makes me mad! Not because of what you wrote but because you are probably right. But those things have to change and by what I read about Daniel Dae Kim there are people in the bussiness who are trying to make a change.
        But one important aspect in this are we fans. We want to watch shows and movies which are more and more spectacular – and unbelievable and unrealisic. We want actors to be what we want them to be regardless how much it costs them. I know that “I” don´t want anybody to harm himself the way Alex did. Not for a role. And I think, a show can be safe(r) for all involved. Why should anybody endure physical and emotional (sometimes lifelong) damage for a movie or show? There are a lot of technical solutions nowadays and you can do most things in several different ways. And just an add: Only yesterday I read about actors who had to suffer severe abuse for their role like severe physical damage, a female actor being forced to have real sex on set for a scene and staying completely naked into a cold room during takes. And also some more examples. Is that necesary??? NO!
        Bottom line: If you care about providing a safe(r) enviroment you can do so. And probably pretty easy with some minor changes and creative thinking. But of course you can very well market a show with someone who is willing to onstantly go over his limits or is forced to do so like that female actress. Writing about the effects for marketing purposes would fill volumes of pages. Do we fans really want to see that? I´m afraid, the answer is “yes” as you already wrote.
        And about Alex: Since I can´t look into his mind, I don´t know why he does what he does. I know, he wanted to do things as real as possible doing the best job he could do because he told so. I also think, he wanted to prove himself: maybe to himself, very likely to other people. I don´t want to play hobby psychologist and disect him and his motivations. But even if he really insisted to do those scenes himself (and I´d bet he can be very insistant and stubborn 😉 ), his boss was responsible for what he did. And you don´t need a lot of brains to know that someone who just recovered from a bad shoulder injury should not do that kind of scene. And this is true for several scenes he did. – Coming back to the original question: I know, that Alex did his job with a huge amount of courage, integrity and strengthe. Who in his right mind normally would prepare to be voluntarily injured and endure all that stuff? 😇​😉​😘​ Most people I know would run away scared. But was it necesarry and worth the costs?


  5. I remember how hurt he was while and after filming 2.10. He already had his shoulder injury back then and PL reported how tough shooting this episode was for him. He was really hanging on these chains all the time. Ugh. He did this ‘feet up to the ceiling’ thing on his own several times. Impressive.
    And he always talked fondly about his grandparents. He really honored them, wearing his grandfather’s ring and other decisions. I think when he was young he wasn’t easy to handle. 😉 He knows that now.

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    • It was impressive but I still think, they should not have given him permission to do that scene himself. But they didn´t care and he might have not been o.k. to give that scene to a stuntman. But there is more than one way to get a job done and you don´t need to take things to the extreme.
      His grandpa´s advice was probably given in a specific situation but nobody seemed to have told him that he is allowed to say “no” when confronted with something that would cause harm to him. Only a fool would run someone down for saying “no” in a harmfull situation.


      • Cassiopea 1000

        They certainly should not have allowed him to do this scene himself, even if he insisted on doing it. He could easily have hurt himself and be missing from the show for a number of days, or weeks. But obviously Alex can be very persuasive.

        And I think that, even if he knew he would hurt, he wanted to try himself. Just to know how much he can take, pushing the limits. He started to do that as a kid, crashing into a wall of brick he had made himself, with his tricycle. And after the chains scene, there have been many other epis in H50 where he has taken real beatings. Epi 100, for instance. Beaten, waterboarded, and wet for several days, pushing the limits. In short, a real ‘teflon’ actor of today. Grrrrr!

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  6. lindae5o

    Alex’s remarks show how dedicated he was to this show, and that he wanted to make it as authentic as possible. He gave everything, often to his own detriment. I hope he will feel comfortable with getting back into acting again, soon.
    I love and respect Alex so much. He is ‘the real deal.’
    These photos are beautiful. Thanks, Foyeur.

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  7. Tanya Y Long

    Alex, I see your passion because, in every episode you bring it. I be hollering at my TV get them Alex. I love your character Steve Mcgarrett. you have a presence and you walk with an air of authority and commitment. Keep up the good work. You have my full attention when you are on TV.


  8. Madeline

    It’s amazing to get little back stories about/around Alex, which makes these posts valuable to see and read. All the quotes so far are genuine and give a different meaning, perspective, about him as Alex, but also Steve McGarrett and H50 in general. From what I notice, they’re kind of moments of realisation and reflection. I find it powerful he shares the good, bad and ugly. Although others might interpret or deal with this or that differently. It makes me curious of what else Alex has in store. To what he can and wants to do in the – near – future.


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