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King Joffrey Is Quitting Acting After 'Game of Thrones' to Pursue Charity Work

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Nov 25, 2013 | 5:45pm EST

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Now that Heisenberg's journey has come to an end, there's no monarch more twisted than Game of Thrones' King Joffrey. But the smug little face you just want to punch inside out actually belongs to a well-rounded 21-year-old (WHAT?! Yep, it's true) named Jack Gleeson, who has decided he wants the sadistic meglomaniac to be his last role. 

Gleeson told The Independent (via The Wrap) the success of GOT showed him the disparity between the lifestyle of a TV star and the troubles in the real world, and made him reevaluate his choices. But Gleeson says, "I'm 21, so it's hard to decide what kind of course life will take," he said. But so far, Gleeson spends exponentially more time contributing to charity work in Haiti than cursing the Starks and clenching his fists. 

There will certainly be a snot-nosed-entitled-little-brat-shaped-hole in Hollywood. It will no doubt be quickly filled by a dozen other child actors, but none will do it so well as Gleeson does. Until then, though, we can still look forward to the next season of Game of Thrones, sure to be chock-full of King Joffrey, in early 2014. 

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