19. The One and Only
It’s no secret that HBO’ s hit fantasy series has a long list of prestigious actors. But there’s one that has stood out as a fan favorite since the beginning – Peter Dinklage. Known as the famous black sheep of the Lannister family, this actor quickly proved his skills on screen. However, what you may not know is that Dinklage was the first actor confirmed for the series. On top of that, he was also George R.R. Martin, producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ first and only choice for the role of Tyrion. This choice was clearly the right one, as Peter went on to win an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his work on GoT.
18. Baby Names
George R.R Martin has come up with hundreds of interesting and hard to pronounce names for his vast line up of characters in the Song of Ice and Fire book series. But one name seemed to really grab people’s attention – at least in 2012. Believe it or not, over 160 babies were legally named Khaleesi in 2012, even though it’s not a name but a title. Khaleesi is a Dothraki title referring to the wife of the khal (or King). Actress Emilia Clarke plays the role of a Khaleesi in the Game of Thrones show and has become one of the main characters in the many story lines that make up the show’s brilliant plot line.