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(Entertainment Weekly)   'Game of Thrones' King Joffrey actor reveals the meanest thing he's ever done in real life (Harry Potter is involved)   (insidetv.ew.com ) divider line
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2014-04-03 03:17:49 PM  
Cleveland Steamer?
 
2014-04-03 03:18:46 PM  
I have to say that this dude is cooler and cooler every time I hear something he's done. He plays Joffrey like a farking Rock Star, yet he seems like a genuinely cool dude. Good for him.
 
2014-04-03 03:19:43 PM  
Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.
 
2014-04-03 03:24:22 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

content8.flixster.com
 
2014-04-03 03:31:20 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]


Who dat?
 
2014-04-03 03:33:27 PM  
It's kind of shocking to discover that he's someone I'd probably enjoy having a few beers with.
 
2014-04-03 03:34:54 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


Yep. From "sniveling brat," to "cowering child when Tywin's around" - he nails it.
 
2014-04-03 03:44:42 PM  

Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?


That would be Jackie Earle Haley.  Was awesome as Guerrero on Human Target.
 
2014-04-03 03:46:49 PM  

Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?


Jack Earle Haley
 
2014-04-03 03:47:43 PM  

Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?


Kelly from The (original) Bad News Bears.
 
2014-04-03 03:51:44 PM  
Favourite movie villain - role model? Of course
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-03 04:02:04 PM  
I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.
 
2014-04-03 04:03:56 PM  

John Dewey: That would be Jackie Earle Haley.  Was awesome as Guerrero on Human Target.


You joke (as most geeks here on Fark will obviously know him as Rorschach), but I freaking LOVED Guerrero.  Hell, I loved that show.  But his character was freaking awesome.  Just a little guy, seeming sense of humor, and yet could legitimately pull off the legendary assassin bordering on urban myth.
 
2014-04-03 04:04:13 PM  

Robert1966: It's kind of shocking to discover that he's someone I'd probably enjoy having a few beers with.


It's almost as though actors are not the characters they portray.
 
2014-04-03 04:05:41 PM  

Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley


Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.
 
2014-04-03 04:12:55 PM  

Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.


Wow.  I wish I did not know that piece of information.

Now I wish I could see those people's faces when he gets married.
 
2014-04-03 04:13:03 PM  

Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.


Which makes it extra funny that he has no interest in acting at all after this.
 
2014-04-03 04:14:27 PM  

Odd Bird: Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley

Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.


The first season of Human Target was really good, but in the second season the network decided to tinker with it to make it "more accessible" and pretty much ruined it.
 
2014-04-03 04:18:59 PM  

impaler: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

Yep. From "sniveling brat," to "cowering child when Tywin's around" - he nails it.


Yeah the scene in last season's finale when he tried to stand up to Twyin was farking brilliant. Everyone is looking at him like oh no she betta don't! He looks like he's going to puke for a second hand then he kind draws himself up like "yeah I said it" at that point I mean what was he gonna do.
 
2014-04-03 04:25:39 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


Totally agree.  This guy has TOTALLY nailed a very hard character...unfortunately even if he did continue acting people will always think of him as Joffrey...
 
2014-04-03 04:28:42 PM  

Crudbucket: The first season of Human Target was really good, but in the second season the network decided to tinker with it to make it "more accessible" and pretty much ruined it.


Even then, it was still enjoyable.  I didn't care for the whole "add a love interest" thing and would have been fine with the rich lady as just another character, but yeah, Fox being who they are...

Still, loved the character, the actor (Mark Valley) is absolutely fun to watch play a guy who desperately wants to atone for his past but masks that with the Devil-May-Care goofiness, and of course Guerrero stealing every damn scene he is allowed to let his badass out to play.

/still want to know what exactly got the seemingly loner Guerrero so damn loyal to Chance that he would put his life at risk so often
 
2014-04-03 04:29:18 PM  

RandomTux: Favourite movie villain - role model? Of course
[i.imgur.com image 850x422]


I'm in my 50s and have seen every WWII movie out there.
That opening scene chilled me.

When it was over, I was so farking jealous of his talent as an actor.
I mean, the other guys helped sell the scene very well, but CW nailed it.
 
2014-04-03 04:35:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Wow.  I wish I did not know that piece of information.

Now I wish I could see those people's faces when he gets married.


The girl (remember, she was like 14 when they started) who plays Sansa got death threats because she sided with Joffery over her family.
A section of fandom is a bit too obsessive.

/or they could've read the books sometime in the past decade
 
2014-04-03 04:45:36 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


He deserves a lot of credit for being able to hold his own in scenes where he's acting against, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Charles Dance.
 
2014-04-03 04:52:14 PM  

Shadowknight: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Which makes it extra funny that he has no interest in acting at all after this.


I wonder if one leads to the other but I am just hoping that Gleason just wants to do something more with his life than professional make believe, even if he's damn awesome at it.
 
2014-04-03 04:52:20 PM  

Odd Bird: Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley

Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.


Shoutout to "Little Children". Unnerving performance, but it put him back in circulation.
 
2014-04-03 04:52:50 PM  

Crudbucket: Odd Bird: Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley

Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.

The first season of Human Target was really good, but in the second season the network decided to tinker with it to make it "more accessible" and pretty much ruined it.


^ This is an accurate post. They added a character named, I shiat you not, 'Pucci'.

/very proactive
//paradigm
 
2014-04-03 05:02:17 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Shoutout to "Little Children". Unnerving performance, but it put him back in circulation.


He was great in that movie, especially the pool scene.

I really wished Snyder would have tried to get Kate Winslet in Watchmen. Not only would it have been a Little Children reunion, but she would also have worked so much better Laurie. The actress they had is good for comedies, but she just doesn't work well in dramatic roles, and Laurie was way too key for Watchmen's emotional story for there to be a weak actress in the role.
 
2014-04-03 05:02:37 PM  

Arachnophobe: Crudbucket: Odd Bird: Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley

Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.

The first season of Human Target was really good, but in the second season the network decided to tinker with it to make it "more accessible" and pretty much ruined it.

^ This is an accurate post. They added a character named, I shiat you not, 'Pucci'.

/very proactive
//paradigm


Pronounced "Poachey"?
 
2014-04-03 05:15:59 PM  

Mad_Radhu: OtherLittleGuy: Shoutout to "Little Children". Unnerving performance, but it put him back in circulation.

He was great in that movie, especially the pool scene.

I really wished Snyder would have tried to get Kate Winslet in Watchmen. Not only would it have been a Little Children reunion, but she would also have worked so much better Laurie. The actress they had is good for comedies, but she just doesn't work well in dramatic roles, and Laurie was way too key for Watchmen's emotional story for there to be a weak actress in the role.


Malin Akerman may not be a great actress but she is great in whatever she does.
 
2014-04-03 05:20:28 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

/you biatch!
 
2014-04-03 05:27:20 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


Which is no small feat.  Anybody can write an asshole child king, but to play one on tv and make everybody hate your character is farking art.  I'm guessing his logic is he'll always be seen as Joffrey which is a shame because I think he's got Oscar potential, hell multiple Oscars.
 
2014-04-03 05:35:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Wow.  I wish I did not know that piece of information.

Now I wish I could see those people's faces when he gets married.


I wish that, when he gets married, he spends a cartload of money making individual wedding cakes for his guests that look just like their brothers' heads.
 
2014-04-03 05:47:31 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Shadowknight: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Which makes it extra funny that he has no interest in acting at all after this.

I wonder if one leads to the other but I am just hoping that Gleason just wants to do something more with his life than professional make believe, even if he's damn awesome at it.


He's on record as wanting to be a teacher or something like that.  My bet i$ that $ome other influence come$ around and change$ hi$ mind.
 
2014-04-03 06:02:32 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Pronounced "Poachey"?


POO-chee.  Rhymes with the fashion brand "Gucci"

/Pucci was also a fashion designer
//"Look at you with your Pucci ass!"
 
2014-04-03 06:04:03 PM  

Rent Party: Crotchrocket Slim: Shadowknight: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Which makes it extra funny that he has no interest in acting at all after this.

I wonder if one leads to the other but I am just hoping that Gleason just wants to do something more with his life than professional make believe, even if he's damn awesome at it.

He's on record as wanting to be a teacher or something like that.  My bet i$ that $ome other influence come$ around and change$ hi$ mind.


Look up the little girl who played Newt in "Aliens" and see where she is now.
 
2014-04-03 06:09:30 PM  

John Dewey: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

That would be Jackie Earle Haley.  Was awesome as Guerrero on Human Target.


Favorite character in the show.

Also, played Rorschach precisely how I pictured the character while reading "Watchmen".
 
2014-04-03 06:19:11 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Odd Bird: Gary-L: Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.

He could always walk away from it, and, decades later, come back:

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

Who dat?

Jack Earle Haley

Good gawd, all those films and I think the only ones I've seen are Watchmen and Damnation Alley.  Probably the first Bears movie as well.
Human Target sounds interesting.

/thanks for all the responses.

Shoutout to "Little Children". Unnerving performance, but it put him back in circulation.


Little Children is exactly the reason he is back. That had to have been an extremely difficult performance to pull off (no pun intended). I know it was very uncomfortable for me just watching it. Not many actors could have done it, and it's precisely the kind of performance that gets Hollywood's attention.
 
2014-04-03 07:40:58 PM  

Robert1966: It's kind of shocking to discover that he's someone I'd probably enjoy having a few beers with.


And you probably could, considering he doesn't want to deal with the hustle of the Celebrity status.
 
2014-04-03 07:51:59 PM  

Cagey B: Robert1966: It's kind of shocking to discover that he's someone I'd probably enjoy having a few beers with.

It's almost as though actors are not the characters they portray.


i480.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-03 07:53:23 PM  
didnt realize he was an Irishman. And from cork no less!
 
2014-04-03 08:08:17 PM  

Father_Jack: didnt realize he was an Irishman. And from cork no less!


FEK!

/ Whole show is shot in Ireland.
 
2014-04-03 08:17:27 PM  

Rent Party: Father_Jack: didnt realize he was an Irishman. And from cork no less!

FEK!

/ Whole show is shot in Ireland.


/Not.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/locations
 
2014-04-03 08:20:15 PM  
I know it's not the same, but I can't help but think of one of my favorite kings when I see that name posted.

thegrio.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-03 08:37:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Dog Welder: I hate the idea that people are making death threats against him because of the character he plays.  He's knocking that character out of the park and his skills as an actor should be celebrated.

Wow.  I wish I did not know that piece of information.

Now I wish I could see those people's faces when he gets married.


^I was thinking the exact same thing.

/just added HBO back onto our cable package yesterday just for this season
 
2014-04-03 09:01:53 PM  
Hm, I've been calling him Joffrey Lannister for a while now...

/casual fan
 
2014-04-03 10:14:13 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Hm, I've been calling him Joffrey Lannister for a while now...

/casual fan


What kind of d-bag king takes his MOTHER's name???

/yeah, I kinda choked on that punchline
//no HBO, but I do get to watch the show when it magically appears on the thumb drive I keep on my desk for no reason
 
2014-04-03 10:14:25 PM  

ScaryBottles: Its really too bad he's giving it up after GoT. His performance makes you feel exactly the way you're supposed to feel about Joffrey Baratheon.


This.  The bit where he said he was done made me sad, that performance is one of THE best acts I've ever seen, he hits it absolutely perfectly.

Albeit, I imagine if he's that good he's reasonably smart, and he'shiat the age where he has to either decide to fully commit to the acting or pick a real job to train for.  I can certainly understand preferring the 'real job' option.
 
2014-04-03 10:51:10 PM  
interesting clips of him on youtube when he was answering Q.s for Irish college kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PUefiJBJQQ
 
2014-04-03 11:03:02 PM  
Anyone have an actual source for the death threats? In interviews when asked about weird things fans might have done, nanim posted one, he has never mentioned that happening. Always says the fans are nice to him.
 
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