The Last Of Us Movie: 11 Actors Who Could Play Joel
10. Iain Glen
This Scottish born actor can currently be seen on HBO's juggernaut series, Game of Thrones, as Ser Jorah Mormont. He is older than Joel is in the game, but he could still bring a lot to the role, I think. This wouldn't be the first video game adaptation for him either, as he has previously starred in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the Resident Evil series. His role on Game of Thrones is what inspired me to include him in this list because of his relationship with Daenerys Targaryen. Ser Jorah's devotion to Daenerys is comparable to Joel and Ellie in that both men would die to protect these ladies no matter the cost, and no matter the threat. Obviously, the love between these characters differs from one another but you can't escape the similarities. Glen would be a unique choice for Joel because he would be able to perfectly convey the caring side of the character that you know exists, but is buried deep inside because of everything that has happened thus far in his life. Obviously the actor would have no problem getting down and dirty when it comes time to take on the infected as well as the other numerous antagonists from the game; just dye Glen's hair and his beard a darker colour then have him do an American accent, and I think that he could make a very compelling Joel.
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