Kit Harington as Jon Snow and Eret in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'
Ned Stark’s bastard son Jon Snow gets animated in movie theaters this weekend as the Game of Thrones star lends his voice to How to Train Your Dragon 2, playing Eret, who’s working to amass an army of slave dragons for his villainous boss Drago. Prior to the DreamWorks Animation feature, Harington starred in Paul W.S. Anderson’s action-romance take on one of history's most famous disasters, Pompeii. In that live-action film, Harington plays a slave gladiator who falls in love with the daughter of the town chief.
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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Queen Gorgo in '300' and '300: Rise of an Empire'
The actress who portrays fiercely protective Cersei Lannister played the powerful Spartan Queen Gorgo in the 300 films. Headey also appeared in last summer’s microbudget horror hit The Purge, which made more than $89 million at the global box office and only cost $3 million to produce.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Mark King in 'The Other Woman'
The man who plays Cersei’s twin brother and former lover, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,recently starred as the man his wife and two mistresses are seeking revenge against in The Other Woman. He also appeared in 2013’s Guillermo del Toro–executive produced Mama as the uncle of two young girls who takes them into custody after they’re abandoned in the wilderness by their father, also played by Coster-Waldau.
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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Bolivar Trask in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Last month, with his character standing trial for murdering King Joffrey on Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage featured in the blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, playing villain Bolivar Trask. Prior to joining the latest installment in the Marvel franchise, Dinklage’s best-known big-screen appearance was likely his role as author (and Buddy the Elf adversary) Miles Finch in Elf.
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Evelyn in 'Dom Hemingway'
Emilia Clarke plays warrior queen Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, but she’s yet to take on such a dominant role on the big screen. So far, Clarke’s biggest movie credit is as the estranged daughter of Jude Law’s titular character in Dom Hemingway, the British comedy that Fox Searchlight released stateside last spring. But she’s been cast in the iconic role of Sarah Connor in Paramount’s Terminator reboot, set to hit theaters in 2015. Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor is helming that film as well.
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