Here Are the 5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Members That Made $2M Per Episode

They're making bank for playing make believe

April 17, 2011 was an important day in American history; it was the beginning of a nationwide addiction. It was the very night that HBO premiered the first episode of Game of Thrones. The drama-driven fantasy series for adult audiences thrilled and chilled viewers with scenes of lust, violence, and back-stabbing (literal and figurative). It has a huge cult following who will be let down when the series ends after it’s eight season in 2018. But until that time, five of the actors on the show will be making tons of cash, so much so that they will have the heaviest checks of any television actor ever.

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I wonder what they're going to do with all those millions of bucks?