Jason Momoa has the biceps, vocal timbre and alpha-male attitude to seemingly carve out a successful career as an action movie hero. But before his commercial audition with the public in Conan the Barbarian, his leading man debut, there comes something even more potentially nervousness-inducing — the requisite pre-release juggernaut of press commitments. Momoa recently made his debut on The Tonight Show, chatting cars with host Jay Leno (he favors an old Cadillac) and suffering the characteristic new-guest embarrassment of having an old clip from early in his career (in this case, from Baywatch) pulled out and showcased. Amidst a packed itinerary that necessitated some rescheduling, he recently graced me with some one-on-one time, to chat about Conan, his family, how he now feels without dreadlocks, and the project he hopes to (someday) make his directorial debut. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the fun read.