The 'Game Of Thrones' Cast In Real Life Proves The Men Of Westeros Are Just As Attractive Off-Screen

Aside from being an amazing show that breaks my heart and gives me a panic attack after every season finale, Game of Thrones also offers audiences something truly beautiful: An incredibly talented and crazy good looking cast. I'm here to tell you, the male cast members from Game of Thrones are even hotter in real life. Some are obviously attractive both on and off set. (Robb Stark, anyone?) But, some people might surprise you with how different they look in real life as opposed to their onscreen counterparts. For example, the Hound is not nearly as intimidating. And, what's better, the cast of the show seem to be lovely, hilarious, and fun-loving human beings in real life. And, isn't it nice to see them not dead, bloodied, or terrifying all the time?

So, because Game of Thrones' recent Season 5 finale left many of us basically cradled in a fetal position from all the shocking moments, we could seriously all do with some cheering up. So, please enjoy this real life look at the amazing men still alive on Game of Thrones (or those who could at least be resurrected).

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion’s had a tough life overall, and it’s hardened him quite a bit in the looks department.

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Peter Dinklage 

But, honestly, does it matter? On and offscreen he’s a badass.


Jon Snow

If only you knew more than nothing, Jon Snow.

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Kit Harington

I shall not admit that Jon Snow is gone for good, so instead can we just admire how beautiful he is in real life?


Ramsay Bolton

Ramsay Bolton might be the most disgusting, terrible man in all of Westeros.

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Iwan Rheon

But look how sweet and happy he is in real life! Iwan Rheon is not only a great actor who played a real hero on the British series Misfits, he’s also an accomplished musician, and he’s hilarious as shown by Coldplay’s Game of Thrones musical from Red Nose Day.

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Jaime Lannister

It’s hard to think of Jaime as a good-looking, great guy on the show considering his history with his sister and some of his bad deeds. But, lately at least he’s been making amends.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

In real life? Ugh, he’s a freaking Disney prince.

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Theon Greyjoy

As Theon, he was kind of a d-bag. As Reek, he was a broken man who was sadly tortured over and over again. But, what about in real life?

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Alfie Allen 

He’s definitely more cleaned up and polished than his onscreen counterpart at the moment. But, now that Reek is Theon once again, hopefully he won’t be so depressing in the series anymore!

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Daario Naharis

Daario is a rugged, sexy man on Game of Thrones.

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Michiel Huisman

And in real life, he’s just as beautiful.

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Jorah Mormont

Oh Jorah, I would never have banished you.

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Ian Glen

Seeing Jorah with a smile and with some swagger is really quite something. In fact if more of Ian Glen were in Jorah, Dany might not want to keep him banished for much longer.

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Grey Worm

What’s the quiet but fiercely loyal soldier like in real life?

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Jacob Anderson

Much like Iwan Rheon, Jacob Anderson is also a highly accomplished musician, and also freaking gorgeous.

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Kristian Nairn


What? I couldn’t resist.

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Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

Creep-tastic in the best way.

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Aidan Gillen 

I might be the only person who feels this way: I’ve always thought that despite Petyr Baelish being creepy, he’s also kind of good looking. Gotta say, Aidan Gillen has been giving off that vibe since he appeared on The Wire.

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Bran Stark

Bran had quite the difficult trek getting to the three-eyed raven, but finally made it at the end of Season 4!

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright

But, adorable little Bran was missing in Season 5. When he does come back, how will the series take into question how much he’s grown? He’s definitely not the little kid we remember.

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Where is this good looking illegitimate son of Robert Baratheon now?

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Joe Dempsie

Anyone else hoping we get to see more of Gendry on and offscreen in the coming season?


The man who knows and sees all things in Westeros.

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Conleth Hill

Varys with hair?!

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Tommen Baratheon

Young, naive little Tommen…

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Dean-Charles Chapman

Seems to be much more lively and fun in real life!

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So how does Westeros’ bad boy Bronn look like in real life?

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Jerome Flynn

Yeah, alright, he looks exactly the same. #TeamBronn!


Samwell Tarly

Sam is off with Gilly at the moment, having a nice family and life together for the time being (since he probably doesn’t yet know his best friend has been stabbed multiple times).

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John Bradley-West

Look at real-life Sam looking like a player! John Bradley-West is just as adorable as his onscreen counterpart, but he definitely seems to be more outgoing than Sam, which is probably not super difficult to be.

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Podrick Payne

I love Podrick Payne.

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Daniel Portman

Podrick and Daniel Portman look basically the same (aside from the beard), which means he’s adorable in Westeros and in real life. LLPP: Ladies love Podrick Payne.

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Stannis Baratheon

This wannabe king went from silver fox to horrible human when he allowed his child to be burned alive to survive the cold and win a battle.

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Stephen Dillane

Stannis may not be #dadgoals anymore but at least he still looks good offscreen. Yes, he is most likely dead, but because the camera panned away when Brienne swung the sword at him, we can’t know for sure until next season.

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Ser Davos Seaworth

Ser Davos has counseled many great men throughout the years but has unfortunately been on the side all that time.

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Liam Cunningham

But Ser Davos is kind of a silver fox in real life! Liam Cunningham seems to be much more at ease and has a greater sense of humor than Ser Davos. But, to be fair, no one on Game of Thrones is really a funny man aside from Tyrion from time to time.


Jaqen H'ghar

Is this friend/mentor/mysterious presence of Aria’s just as creepy and awesome in real life?

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Tom Wlaschiha

Tom Wlaschiha’s offscreen appearance might be one of the most jarring from his onscreen persona. But either way he’s still got that creepy, cool look going.