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Surprising Places The 'Game of Thrones' Cast Has Landed Since The Show Ended

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Vote up the cast members with the most fulfilling post-GoT careers.

Despite a controversial (and much derided) final season, HBO's Game of Thrones remains one of the most popular TV series of all time. 

Fans fell in love with the actors who over time seemed to become their roles, but after so many years playing an iconic character, where do you go from there? Is the typecasting too strong to overcome or can an actor move on without too much trouble?

The answer varies by cast member, but you'll be happy to hear that many are doing just fine in their post-GoT existences.

Here's a rundown of "where they are now." Vote up the ones you think have made the best role choices as they navigate their lives after GoT. 

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  • Pedro Pascal
    1
    82 votes

    Then: Oberyn Martell

    Now: Critics lauded Pascal's contributions to Netflix's gritty crime series Narcos, but it was his depiction in Disney+'s The Mandalorian that truly cemented his post-GoT legacy. But his upcoming comedy projects are too tantalizing to ignore: In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, he'll play a drug kingpin and Nicolas Cage superfan who entices the star (playing himself in the movie) to a birthday party that's really a CIA sting operation. Or something like that. Plus, he'll star in Judd Apatow's The Bubble about a bunch of actors holed up trying to finish a film during the pandemic. Grab the popcorn.

  • Then: Tyrion Lannister

    Now: He who once drank and knew things killed it as evil mobster Roman Lunyov in Netflix's I Care A Lot - and now he's working on several productions, including the upcoming reboot of The Toxic Avenger.

  • Jason Momoa
    3
    90 votes

    Then: Khal Drogo

    Now: One of the biggest breakout stars of Game of Thrones, Momoa's character died in the first season, leaving him free to pursue new projects like AMC series The Red Road, Canadian TV series Frontier and eventually his most famous and lucrative role as Aquaman in the DC universe of films. He's still busy, starring in Apple TV+ series See and appearing in a number of upcoming films including the Dune: Part One as iconic character Duncan Idaho and, of course, his next superhero stint in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

  • Sean Bean
    4
    46 votes

    Then: Eddard "Ned" Stark

    Now: Famous for dying often onscreen (his character only made it through the first season of GoT), Bean remains a pretty bankable character actor, with roles in much buzzed about indie horror film Possessor and TNT's series Snowpiercer, as well as the BBC's British prison thriller Time. He'll also do voiceover work for upcoming animated family film Watch the Skies.

  • Emilia Clarke
    5

    Then: Daenerys Targaryen

    Now: Clarke has stayed busy, and fans are excited for her mysterious new role in Marvel's next Disney+ series Secret Invasion. But what, no dragons?

  • Lena Headey
    6
    64 votes

    Then: Cersei Lannister

    Now: She's busy. Very busy. In addition to lots of animated voiceover work, Heady kicked some ass in Netflix's Gunpowder Milkshake and is set to play Dorothy Hunt in HBO's Nixon break-in drama series The White House Plumbers.