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The fourth season " Game of Thrones " starts on US TV - in Germany there's the new season as usual already one day after the US premiere on Sky. For those who still have to be patient, we've collected bizarre, witty and largely unknown facts about the HBO hit series .
Here are 20 facts about " Game of Thrones, " which hardly anyone knows. And: Do not worry, spoiler free zone!
1. The authors and producers of the program, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, have been friends for over 17 years.
2. Dan Weiss and David Benioff had no experience in TV, movies or the internet.
3. George RR Martin first agreed to work with Dan Weiss and David Benioff after answering the following test question: Who is Jon Schnee's true mother?
4. Dan Weiss and David Benioff received an email in advance from George RR Martin's wife. It read: "Do not fuck it up"
5. Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) is the great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens.
6. Emilia Clarke was not the first choice for the role of the Daenerys Targaryen.
7. Kit Harington (Jon Schnee) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) drank in real life.
8. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) took the wolfhound in her role.
9. David Bradley, who plays Walder Frey, was also Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films.
10. George RR Martin once said that his books are unfilmable.
11. The series was filmed in six countries: Croatia, Northern Ireland, Scotland (UK), Morocco, Malta, Iceland and California (USA).
12. For a season "Game of Thrones" 3, 000 costumes are needed.
13. George RR Martin gives feedback after each episode.
14. In Dan Weiss' bedroom hangs a self-painted picture of a GOT fan.
15. If Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) could play another role in "Game of Thrones", it would be Tyrion Lannister .
16. Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) plays in "Batman Begins".
17. In 2012, more than 160 children in the US were called "Khaleesi" - even though it is a title and not a name in the series.
18. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) is the nephew of Hugh Grant and also played the little boy in "Actually ... Love" with Grant.
19. Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr) is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin .
20. Sibel Kekilli (Shae) has starred in a porno.
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