I was browsing the discussions in the A Song of Ice and Fire subreddit on Reddit over the weekend, when I came across a character discussion of Grand Maester Pycelle. It was a pretty good overview of what a creep about how much of a creep Pycelle is and his portrayal in Game of Thrones as it compares to the book, but then I started reading the comments. There were a lot of references to Pycelle leading the invasion of the Rebel base on Hoth. And that’s when I started fiercely Googling.
That’s right. Julian Glover, who plays Pycelle on Game of Thrones, also played General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back. Veers seemed to be one of the only competent officers in the Galactic Empire. According to his Wiki, things do not end well for Maximilian Veers, though.
But wait, there’s more…
Julian Glover was also the bad guy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (which is the best movie in the Indiana Jones franchise, in my opinion). He chose poorly.
Needless to say, my mind has been blown. I knew the name “Julian Glover” when attached to Game of Thrones, but I’m ashamed that I didn’t know it was because of his memorable roles in my favorite Star Wars movie as well as my favorite Indiana Jones movie.