Either Peter Dinklage has the most loyal fans in the world ... or the dumbest -- which is a label they might be stuck with after screaming in joy for a look-a-like.
You'd like to give the overeager fans outside the cast's hotel in Osuna, Spain the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they're simply cheering anyone who has anything to do with "Game of Thrones."
However, it seems clear they can't tell the guy is a fake.
To us, Peter's stunt double looks more like the love child of Dinklage and Dave Grohl ... but judge for yourself.
And to the good people of Spain -- they don't all look alike.
'Game of Thrones' Star
Slams Steve-O's Frost Giant
10/17/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sansa Stark has lots of pent up anger ... and the video of her taking it all out on Steve-O's nuts is pretty damn hard to watch.
Sophie Turner punted the "Jackass" star right between his field goal posts with extremely painful results during an event for a big new movie they're both in called "Barely Lethal."
The flick is about a teenage special ops agent who fakes her own death, then enrolls in high school.
If it's anything like this video, we're sold.
'Game Of Thrones'
It Costs a Ton ...
To Keep Cersei's Nude Scene Secret
10/6/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lena Headey's naked bod was finally unleashed on the "Game of Thrones" set -- sort of -- but producers racked up a $50,000/day tab to shoot the scene ... and keep it under wraps.
According to our GoT spies ... more than 200 security guards were hired to protect the set while shooting the "Walk of Shame" scene -- where Lena's character Cersei walks stark naked out of a church and through town. We're told the 4-day shoot in Croatia got so pricey because of the added crew -- and producers having to pay local shop owners to shut down and leave the area.
Cell phones were banned on set so photos wouldn't get leaked (oops!) -- and everyone signed confidentiality agreements that threatened $250,000 lawsuits for violators.
It's been a bitch to get this far. We broke the story ... the whole scene was nearly called off when church leaders banned any nude shoots. They ended up shooting on the other side of town.
As for who actually witnessed Lena, au naturel -- we're told only 4 key crew members were present for the unveiling.
'Game of Thrones'
Lannister Hooters Scene Saved!
They Shall Be Gazed Upon
8/31/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hear ye, hear ye ... Cersei Lannister doth FINALLY have permission to stroll the streets of King's Landing in her birthday suit -- but her majesty hath some holy guidelines that must be followed.
By order of the Croatian film commission, Cersei ... played by Lena Headey ... now hath the green light to walk the streets of Dubrovik in the nude -- as long as she never sets foot in a church.
As we doth previously reported ... Church of St. Nicholas officials proclaimed the royal breasts could not be unleashed on their property ... where the highly anticipated scene was to be filmed.
We're told the film commissioners changed their initial ruling ... upon realizing how much pleasantry "Game of Thrones" doth bring the townspeople. It also brings in a lot of copper pennies.
Lannister sources telleth TMZ, producers will shoot Cersei's boob debut on a fake church set. Which is fine ... no one will be looking at the background.
Game of Thrones
Lena Headey's Boobs Dissed
By Church Leaders
8/25/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Game of Thrones usually delivers boobs by the bunch, but now it might be forced to hold back the pair viewers most want to see ... and it's all God's fault!
The plan was for Lena Headey to get nude at a church, but Cersei Lannister's fans better start praying hard ... 'cause right now the good church folk ain't down for naked knockers.
'Game of Thrones'
Best Boobs On Show
Victim of Church Cover-Up
8/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The most coveted boobs on TV may stay covered ... and you can blame the church.
Everybody -- actually 90% of men based on Kinsey and probably 40% of women -- are drooling at the prospect of ogling Cersei Lannister's royal cans.
Here's the problem. The scene calls for Cersei -- played by Lena Headey -- to walk out of a church and onto the streets of King's Landing in the buff. The scene is supposed to be shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the church has a lot of power and a rigid policy against public displays of sexuality.
We're told the local film commission will not give producers a permit to shoot the scene because they take their cue from the church -- in this case the Church of St. Nicholas.
Sources tell TMZ ... they can't cut the scene because it's crucial to the story line and it's an iconic moment from the book.
So far ... producers haven't figured out a workaround ... and Hail Marys probably won't do the trick.
George R.R. Martin
I'm NOT Obsessed With 'Weenies'
... But I Love Boobs!
7/28/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George R.R. Martin says "South Park'" got it all wrong ... claiming he's NOT the wiener-obsessed old man he was made out to be ... he's more of a boob man!
The "Game of Thrones" creator decided to set the record straight at Comic-Con during an interview with Clevver News -- right after he admitted that he's never actually watched the famous "GoT" episode.
"I do have to say I've been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies. I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor."
But what Martin says next is even more entertaining than watching Lord Tyrion bitch slap Joffrey.
Game of Clones for Cosplay Fans
... Good and Bad
7/25/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Game of Thrones' Stars
An Arrow Through the Chest
Won't Kill Our Love
7/24/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
*** "Games of Thrones" spoilers below ***
Just because one of their characters got killed off the show, it doesn't mean the end for "Game of Thrones" couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie.
The pair, a couple both on and off-screen for the last few years, were spotted Wednesday at LAX, sporting matching black sunglasses as they hopped a flight out of Los Angeles.
For a guy who knows nothing, Jon Snow sure can hang on to a hot chick.
'GoT' Star Nathalie Emmanuel
'Memba My Naked Butt?
Of Course You Do
7/15/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones" … or just a fan of really hot bodies sit back and enjoy our run-in with Nathalie Emmanuel -- who plays the Khaleesi's very able bodied assistant.
We caught up with her fully clothed -- but her now super famous 'GoT' scene really does make her fans … make strange noises.
'Game of Thrones' Fan
I Won A $30K Iron Throne
And It Won't Fit In My NJ Apartment
6/25/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A man's home is his castle ... unless it's a dude who lives in a shoe box of an apartment in New Jersey that's too small for his life-size replica of the "Game of Thrones" throne.
Mike Ross tells TMZ ... he won a reproduction of the Iron Throne in an HBO fan contest ... it was just delivered to his Hoboken apt. Problem is ... it's 7'2" tall and 350 lbs -- and it doesn't fit.
For now ... he's sticking it in an even less regal setting -- his parents' garage.
It's an awesome chair ... a $30K hand painted fiberglass knockoff made to look like it was constructed with swords ... just like the one crafted by Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms.
Mike says he loves it ... but is open to offers from other GoT fans.
He wants to use the money ... for a down payment on a bigger place.
Battle of the Thrones
Iron vs. Royal
6/24/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Queen Elizabeth took a little jaunt to the “Game of Thrones” set in Ireland and came face-to-face with the Iron Throne … but did she sit in it?
Better question … which throne is cooler: the one for ruling the Seven Kingdoms or the one for ruling the United Kingdom? That's right … we have ourselves a THRONE-OFF!!!!
You Call That a Throne?
6/24/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It consists of a thousand blades ... was forged together with the hot breath of an ancient dragon ... but Queen Elizabeth II didn't seem to impressed today when she laid her eyes upon the Iron Throne.
QE was out in Northern Ireland checking out the set of "Game of Thrones" when she got up close and personal with the chair reserved for the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
During her tour of the set, Lizzy met a bunch of the cast members ... including Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill.
As for the Queen's REAL throne -- it's pretty pimptastic.