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Sandor Clegane - "The Hound" received his facial burns from fighting a dragon.
His brother, "The mountain" held his face in a fire.
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was doused in so much fake blood during the horse heart eating scene in season 1 that she got stuck to a toilet seat during a break.
Sticky, but true!
The official words of house Lannister are "A Lannister always pays his debts"
They are "Hear Me Roar"
Lilly Allen wrote a song about Theon Greyjoy
Theon Greyjoy is played by her brother, Alfie Allen, inspiration for the song of the same name.
Viserys Targaryan was played by a relative of Charles Dickens
Harry Lloyd is the great-great-great grandson of Charles Dickens
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) adopted a direwolf in real life.
The direwolf was played by Zunni - Sophie's family adopted her.
The dragons were inspired by geese
Sven Martin mentions in an interview with Wired that Big Goose Animals were studies
The Mountain has a giant Dog De Bordeaux in real life
Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson has a tiny pomeranian
Danaerys has appeared in more episodes than any other character.
It's Tyrion who holds honour for most appearances
Hot Pie is a baker in real life
Ben Hawkley actually does have a bakery
The makers of TV series Called it "Sopranos in Middle Earth"
David Benioff jokingly suggested "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" as Game of Thrones' tagline, referring to its intrigue-filled plot and dark tone in a fantasy setting of magic and dragons.
Each season has multiple directors
Each ten-episode season of Game of Thrones has four to six directors, who usually direct back-to-back episodes. Alex Graves, David Nutter, and Alan Taylor have directed the most episodes of the series, with six each.
Each episode costs $20m to make
It's far lower - a mere $6 million for an average episode!
Dothraki and Valaryan languages spoken in the show are made up improv by the actors
Linguist, David J. Peterson, founder of the Language Creation Society, developed Dothraki and Valyrian into full, grammatical languages that the show's actors could actually speak.
Direwolves were invented for the books
The ancient breed is said to have been 25% larger than today's grey wolf. To recreate the beasts, the show uses Northern Inuit dogs that are digitally enlarged by visual effects specialists.