Kit Harington Looks *Exactly* Like a Young George R.R. Martin

Is this a new Game of Thrones plot twist?

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Do you know what Game of Thrones star Kit Harington (AKA Jon Snow) looks like? Do you know what A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin looks like? Did you know that they are basically identical?

No, really. The internet has spewed out Martin's old yearbook picture and he's a dead ringer for Kit Harington. This isn't totally new news. In May, Martin tweeted a picture of himself from 1976 that looked a lot like Kit.

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And direct comparisons to the yearbook picture have been going on for a while:

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But the comparison is enjoying a new life this week thanks to BuzzFeed writer Ryan Broderick, who tweeted (opens in new tab) the side-by-side image on his account.

Is the real spoiler that there's a time machine at HBO HQ and George R.R. Martin is Jon Snow?

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Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.