Vladimir Furdik, who plays the sadistic Night King in 'Game of Thrones', is dashing and goofy in real life
The handsome star, who's always been shielded by the eerie prosthetics and chilling CGI blue eyes of the Night King, shows off his classic good looks and chiseled features on his social media account
The third episode of the season finale of 'Game of Thrones' saw a gruesome and grisly end for the Night King during the Battle of Winterfell, and it has been revealed that the sadistic king of the White Walkers is none other than the hunky stuntman-turned-actor Vladimir Furdik, who has previously appeared in blockbusters 'Skyfall' and 'Thor: The Dark World'.
The handsome star, who's always been shielded by the eerie prosthetics and chilling CGI blue eyes of the Night King, shows off his classic good looks and chiseled features on his social media account. Previously, Welsh actor Richard Brake was seen on TV as the Night King in seasons four and five but he was replaced by Furdik later in season six.
According to reports, Furdik received his first Hollywood break in 'The Three Musketeers' in 1993, starring Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland. He also appeared as a stunt double for Nicholas Cage in the 2011 film 'The Season of the Witch' and even shared a picture of his transformation for fans to see on social media.
Apart from that, his acting credits include roles in movies such the 2011 film 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' where the hunky Night King played the character of Andrzej, one of the gypsies guiding Holmes and his pals over the French border.
Although his terrifying visage has become an emblem of the war waged by his White Walker army, the 'GOT' actor sent fans into a frenzy on Sunday night after he was killed during the Battle of Winterfell by Arya Stark, when it appeared that all hope was seemingly lost.
The episode, which has become a sensation among GoT fans due to the strength and bravery shown by Arya Stark, saw the character (played by Maisie Williams) stab the Night King with her Valyrian steel dagger, killing him with her dragon glass blade, and killing all of the white walkers en masse.
However, in real life, the 48-year-old actor is far from his villainous persona, as he offers a glimpse into his life by posing with co-stars Gwendoline Christie and Kristofer Hivju in a number of shots taken during his time on the popular HBO drama. Most of Furdik's pictures are usually quite goofy in nature, showcasing his good-humored personality.
As if to prove that he is, in reality, nothing like his ruthless on-screen alter-ego, the actor even put up a hilarious photo collage, which has Furdik enjoying an ice cream before filming a battle scene, as opposed to one where he's eating an ice cream sans the hideous makeup and prosthetics on his face.