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Happy B-Day, George!

25 Famous 'Game of Thrones' Fans: Madonna, Obama, Snoop Dogg & More

In honor of George R.R. Martin's 68th birthday, here are celebs—from K-pop stars to authors to TV superstars—who enjoy a trip to his world of Westeros

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Kerry Washington

The Scandal star—who just starred in HBO's Confirmation—said she and her mom share a love for the show. “She will sit through a sex scene like nobody’s business,” Washington told Jimmy Kimmel.

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Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg

The two linked up for a stony recap on Snoop's Double G News Network in 2014. Rogen, like Mindy Kaling, also made his own house sigil:

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Ed Sheeran

Watch above as Ed freaks out over a replica sword. He never got the cameo he wanted, but he did appear on FX and Kurt Sutter's short-lived medieval series The Bastard Executioner. In 2013, he was one of many to tweet his reaction to the Red Wedding:

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Dex Shepard and Kristen Bell

That's one of Hollywood's cutest couples...dressed as Khal Drogo and Daenerys, even if Dax had trouble spelling Khaleesi's birth name. We all do, sometimes.

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And not just as Donna Meagle on Parks and Recreation. The stand-up comedian is also a prolific Game of Thrones Twitterer, leading Jezebel to dub her The Best TV Recapper on the Internet in 2012, surely a competitive time for that digital crown.

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Patton Oswalt

You'd be hard pressed to find a piece of nerd culture or prestige TV this stand-up/actor doesn't love, but he really loves Game of Thrones.

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Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany

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The K-pop star had as hard a time coping after the Season 5 finale as we all did, Instagramming:

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Anna Kendrick

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HBO evidently sent the Pitch Perfect actress this incredible souvenir, below. She wrote on Instagram:

"'I am no ordinary woman; my dreams come true' This is an enormous wooden chest that plays the theme music when you open it.#Awesome #ThanksHBO#GameOfThrones"

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Shonda Rhimes

Kerry Washington's ABC drama mogul boss digs Thrones, too.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z

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In a May 2015 Harper's Bazaar cover story, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) said she'd heard Bey-Z wound up with one of Dany's dragon eggs. "Apparently Jay Z bought one for Beyoncé, or something," she said, laughing. "I don't know." She added that the eggs "are really, really, really expensive and they are really fucking heavy and serious works of art."

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Stephen King

The veteran author-who's-always-getting-adapted-for-TV-and-movies digs Thrones, although Thrones fans didn't dig him so much when he spoiled a major Season 4 episode. He also weighed in after the Season 5 finale:

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Mindy Kaling

The Office alum she shared the following in 2013:

“On my show [The Mindy Project], all the writers—everyone loves it. This season, this gorgeous guy, Jaime Lannister, lost his hand. And I actually thought that made him hotter. I felt now he’s imperfect and I might have a chance with him.”

In 2015 she told HitFix:

"I'm often surprised at how I can suspend my disbelief and watch shows like Game of Thrones and Walking Dead or Outlander. They're so high concept and they take themselves so seriously. I'm surprised I don't criticize them at all. In fact, I like that."

She also cooked up her own Westerosi house sigul with JoinTheRealm.com:

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Elizabeth Banks

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Prior to Season 5, the actress/director posted the trailer on her Tumblr, writing, "Game of Thrones season 5. I’m counting down the days." Before that, the Red Wedding crushed her as brutally as it did us all:

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Elijah Wood

Yup—GoT is Frodo-approved, and he fanned out at a chance to sit on the Iron Throne just like we all would/have. 

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Aziz Ansari

Fun fact: The second result when you google "aziz ansari game of thrones" is the page for Azor Ahai, the legendary bearer of the flaming sword Lightbringer, whose return has been long-prophesied.

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Then Queen of Pop dressed up as the Queen of Meereen for Purim, complete with baby dragons and silver-white locks. She wrote on Instagram, "Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty."

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CNBLUE’s Yonghwa

Last season, the South Korean singer-songwriter/actor/producer Instagrammed the above photo, with the caption reportedly translating to, “I’m always like whenever I watch Game of Thrones.. #shock #sob #gameofthrones.”

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R.L. Stine

The Goosebumps author majorly digs the show based on his fellow prolific novelist George R.R. Martin's series. Just this past December, he said it's still his favorite show, alongside Homeland. (We'll forgive that one.) He didn't seem impressed by the Game of Thrones beer, though.

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President Barack Obama

The White House tweeted out a feather-ruffling pic of President Barack Obama sitting on the Iron Throne in the Oval Office, and the president went on to joke about it in a speech:

It was recently revealed that he's gotten Season 6 screeners, a luxury not even TV critics are getting this year.

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Nick Jonas

At the 0:30 mark in the interview above, the solo dolo JoBro revealed that he got teary-eyed during the Red Wedding.

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Rachel Platten

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Earlier this year, the singer opened an interview with, "I look like Jon Snow.” (She was wearing a big black faux fur around her neck.)

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Zach Braff

The Scrubs alum and Garden State director got a little scandalized back in Season 4.

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