It’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s birthday! The Game of Thrones bad boy turns 46 years old today, and we’re celebrating with nine doses of his sexy red carpet style.
While the Danish actor plays the devilishly handsome, albeit sinister, Jaime Lanister on HBO’s hit drama, InStyle’s former Man of Style is actually adorably sweet (and, sadly for us, off the market). The star has been married to Greenlandic actress Nukaaka Coster-Waldau for 18 years, and told us that he believes in love at first sight. “I think it took longer for her,” he said. “I wore her down. I was just crazy in love.”
Plus, this couple has a sense of humor: They break out in dance just to humiliate their daughters in front of their friends. “When their friends are over we just start to dance. No music necessary. It really embarrasses them.”
If the idea of dancing with this sexy star isn’t enough to make you swoon, we’ve rounded up nine times he looked too hot to handle on the red carpet. Keep scrolling for every smoldering look. Happy birthday, Nikolaj!
1. May 2, 2016
This bad boy cleans up nice! The Game of Thrones star looked hunky on the Met Gala red carpet in a navy suit.
2. April 24, 2016
Coster-Waldau showed off his dark side on Watch What Happens Live in a leather jacket and black jeans.
3. Feb. 24, 2016
The actor perfected his colorblocking skills, suiting up in a navy jacket and black pants for the premiere of his new movie, Gods of Egypt.
4. Jan. 30, 2016
Coster-Waldau looked dapper at the 2016 SAG Awards in a navy tuxedo with a black lapel and bow tie.
5. March 18, 2015
The Game of Thrones actor proved more is more in a three-piece suit at the world premiere of his hit HBO show's fifth season.
6. Aug. 25, 2014
Coster-Waldau shaved off his signature beard for the 2014 Emmy Awards, pairing his shorter 'do with a classic black tuxedo.
7. Feb. 4, 2013
The sexy star showed off his luscious long locks at a photocall in Spain for his film Mama.
8. Jan. 8, 2013
Coster-Waldau dressed down for a visit to the SiriusXM studios, looking devilishly handsome in a dark sweater and gray slacks.
9. May 21, 2012
The GoT star matched his gray suit to his salt and pepper beard, keeping it casual by trading a shirt and tie for a light V-neck sweater.