The fantastic drama Game Of Thrones dominated the television landscape for a decade. Centered on the outbreak of a civil war in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, it culminated with Bran Stark as King of the Seven Kingdoms and his sister, Sansa Stark, withdrawing from the kingdom and becoming Queen of the North.
From Emilia Clarke to Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones has a cast of formidable stars. While the former is a British actress, the latter was one of the few American actors in the series. Come to think of it, what if Game Of Thrones was remade with an all-American cast? Here are the actors who would fill the shoes.
ten Jack Nicholson: Lord Varys
Besides the fact that Jack Nicholson’s career spanned over six decades, the man has been a source of inspiration for old and new cultures of actors such as Louise Fletcher, Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio. Although the actor is retired now, if anyone can be given the task of selflessly serving the kingdom, it is without a doubt.
Jack Nicholson would do a phenomenal job playing Lord Varys. It would be interesting to see him joke around in the presence of Tyrion Lannister, to look the Mother of Dragons in the eye, and to declare his loyalty to the common people.
9 Lauren Graham: Catelyn Stark
Ned Stark’s wife Catelyn Stark can best be described as the devoted Lady of Winterfell and a fiercely loving mother of five. Although Catelyn was deeply devoted to her family, she certainly had her flaws.
Lauren Graham’s Lorelai Gilmore was an equally complex character with incredible depth and personality. Based on the fact that she played a determined mother on Gilmore Girls, she would make an excellent casting choice for the role of Catelyn Stark.
8 Dylan Minnette: Bran Stark
the Game Of Thrones The finale saw Isaac Hempstead Wright’s Bran Stark elected King by the Grand Council. Although fans around the world have disputed the controversial ending, the fact remains, Bran was chosen to serve the Realm and lead the Realms to the best of his ability.
Actor Dylan Minnette, best known for playing Clay Jensen on 13 reasons why is no stranger to dramatic roles. He bears a striking resemblance to actor Isaac Hempstead Wright. Of course, it also helps the two actors have a tiny age difference – 24 and 21, respectively.
7 Zendaya: Missandei
In Season 3, Daenerys acquired Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) as part of the deal with master slave trader Kraznys mo Nakloz. Before being commissioned, she had the enlightened choice to side with her Grace or to return home to Naath. Missandei chose her queen and sided with her until her execution last season.
Nathalie Emmanuel has shown great conviction by playing the difficult character. American actress, Zendaya is also proud of her acting roles. Emmy-winning performance as Rue Bennett on HBO’s Euphoria proves that she is perfectly suited to play the role.
6 Cersei Lannister: Jennifer Aniston
Lena Headey has received accolades across the world for playing Cersei Lannister – Lord Tywin Lannister’s only daughter. The character has rightfully earned his place as one of television’s greatest villains of the 2000s. Cersei has done unforgivable things to protect herself and the interests of House Lannister. She was a fierce mother and an equally fierce monarch.
Jennifer Aniston’s breathtaking performance in 2014 Cake and 2019 The morning show make her a perfect casting choice for Cersei Lannister. For playing a mighty anchor named Alex Levy on The morning show, she won the 2020 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series.
5 Timothée Chalamet: Jon Snow
Jon Snow’s fascinating character has taken him to overcome a number of obstacles while remaining true to his morals. Raised as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, he turned out to be the last male heir to House Targaryen. Played by Kit Harington, Jon Snow was the first to make allies of Wildlings and Northerners.
He was named Lord Commander of the Night Watch and King of the North because people believed in him. The vibrant American actor Timothée Chalamet has carved out a niche for himself. He showed remarkable emotional complexity in 2018 Handsome boy, follow-up of the historical drama, The king. Certainly, Timothée Chalamet would be able to do justice to the emblematic role.
4 Alison Brie: Ygritte
Rose Leslie played the role of daughter Wildling and Jon Snow’s love interest Ygritte until her death in “The Watchers on the Wall”. While she was dying in Jon’s arms, she wanted to return to the cave where the couple had hid earlier in their courtship. The perfect portrayal of an energetic and strong Rose Leslie character is etched in the hearts of Jon Snow-Ygritte’s Shippers.
Actress Alison Brie has demonstrated a huge range with acting roles such as Annie Edison in Community, Trudy Campbell in Mad Men, and Ruth Wilder in GLOW. With an acting resume as diverse as hers, Alison can take on the role of the fiery Wildling.
3 George Clooney: Tywin Lannister
The incredible Charles Dance is well known for playing strong characters. He is widely remembered for his portrayal of the intriguing Lannister Lord on Game Of Thrones. As one of the most powerful men in Westeros, there are several life lessons about friendship and family to be learned from his character.
Actor George Clooney landed his escape role of Dr. Doug Ross on medical drama ER. He delivered a number of powerful performances including winning an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category for Syriana. Considering George Clooney’s acting prowess, he is best placed to play the patriarch of the powerful Lannister family.
2 Elisabeth Moss: Yara Greyjoy
Game Of Thrones was filled with powerful female characters, and one of them was Gemma Whelan’s Yara Greyjoy. Used to the practices of vagrancy and looting, she agreed to give up the Ironborn way of life to partner with Daenerys.
Actress Elisabeth Moss has incredible reach as a performer. She has a well-deserved reputation for playing remarkably strong women who take charge of their destiny. With the performance of Elisabeth, winner of an Emmy, from June to The Handmaid’s Tale, she has become the spokesperson for actresses who choose strong roles and therefore could succeed another fearless character.
1 Scarlett Johansson: Daenerys Targaryen
It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, however, there is a strong possibility of casting.
Beloved American actress, Scarlett Johansson’s illustrious career includes performances on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match point, Lucy, Marriage story, Jojo Rabbit among many others. She would fairly represent a figure who rules the lands, leads armies, and mother three adult dragons.
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