Actors & Characters

I'm a huge fan of HBO's Game of Thrones series. So much so that I'm reading the books - A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin - as well. I do not want to be surprised by any more 'red weddings' so to speak.

In the books, the Targaryen family are known for their astounding beauty, silver hair and violet eyes and naturally the actors who played Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen were made up to look the part.

This is the pouty and volatile Viserys:







This is Harry Lloyd, the actor who played Viserys




This is Daenerys, Mother of Dragons.







And this is Emilia Clarke who plays her







Both actors look a lot different from their characters and while they had an ethereal elvin quality as Targaryens they are both so much better as themselves. This is not always the case with actors and their characters.

Balok from The Corbomite Maneuver played by Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Separated by a bit of make up and 50 years, he still looks almost exactly like Balok. When you see lists of ugly actors, he's always on them. He's not ugly so much as freaky-looking to the heck and except for the baldness, it's really hard to believe he's Ron Howard's brother.

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