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Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'
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Westeros is a hard-to-predict place, but Hollywood isn't. See when you play (on) the Game of Thrones, you either win — or you go on to star in something else. It's a nifty trade-off, one that may not entirely make up for watching your head fall off, your guts fall out, or your skin burn off, but hey, it's something!

Check out some of the most anticipated roles your favorite dearly departed Game of Thrones actors will be taking on next!


Robb Stark (Richard Madden)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

Unless you were an avid fan of Barmy Aunt Boomerang (the real name of a real British television show), Madden's was a new face on Game of Thrones. Oh how three seasons and a Red Wedding can change things. After wrapping up TV mini-series Klondike, the 28-year-old Scottish hunk will return to his royal roots with Disney. 

Big upcoming role: Prince Charming in Disney's live-action Cinderella (2015)

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Ygritte (Rose Leslie)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

From housemaid to spearwife, Leslie's clearly a star on the rise. Downton Abbey was only the actress' third gig, but it was good enough to capture the attention of Game of Thrones' producers. Now that she's free of Jon "knows nothing" Snow, the possibilities for her career are limitless.

Big upcoming roles: Athena in Sticky Notes (2015) and a female witch partner of Vin Diesel's immortal witch hunter in The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

My sun and stars, why don't you know how to properly disinfect your wounds? While fans lamented Momoa's early exit from Game of Thrones, the hunky actor has incredible, super-human things on the horizon.

Big (heavily rumored) upcoming role: Aquaman/Arthur Curry in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Ned Stark (Sean Bean)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

While Ned Stark's death remains one of the most shocking moments on television, it's hard to be surprised a character of Sean Bean's died again, right? Luckily for him, we can't get enough of the British actor, however doomed his roles all may be.

Big upcoming rolesStinger in Jupiter Ascending (2015) and Caesar in Caesar (2015) — LOL, remember how this one ends?

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

Did we love to hate Papa Lannister — or did we just plain hate him? Whatever it was, it was all a testament to Dance's acting (and George R.R. Martin's writing, of course). The English actor has no less than eight projects on his plate right now, so we're guessing that whole toilet-crossbow situation was worth it.

Big upcoming roles: King Charles of England in Michiel de Ruyter (2015) and unknown in Dracula Untold (2014)

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Jojen Reed (Thomas Sangster)
Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'

Life wasn't really fair for Jojen — not that it's been fair for anyone else in Westeros. But after getting stabbed by surprise skeletons, we're glad to see Sangster's going to be just fine in the real world. New YA franchise star perhaps? Better watch your back, Peeta.

Big upcoming role: Newt in The Maze Runner (2014)

Here's What Happens to Your Career Once You Die on 'Game of Thrones'


Which actor do you think will have the best post-Game of Thrones career? And why haven't any huge Hollywood movies picked up Oberyn, aka Pedro Pascal, yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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