13 Game of Thrones Stars in Earlier Roles

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Many Game of Thrones actors appeared in memorable films and TV shows before being cast on GoT. Here's a list of some of the most surprising.

1. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
These days, Peter Dinklage is best known as fan-favorite Tyrion Lannister.

2. Peter Dinklage in Elf

Peter Dinklage in Elf
But you might also remember him as the rage-fueled children's author in the beloved Will Ferrell film Elf.

3. Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell

Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell
Diana Rigg plays shrewd Tyrell family matriarch on Game of Thrones.

4. Diana Rigg in The Avengers

Diana Rigg in The Avengers
But GoT fans of a certain age might remember Ms. Rigg from the 1960s British spy series, The Avengers.

5. Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister

Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister
Charles Dance owns the role of the sinister Lannister patriarch.

6. Charles Dance in Last Action Hero

Charles Dance in Last Action Hero
But you might also remember him as the equally evil Benedict in the 1993 Schwarzenegger film, Last Action Hero.

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