Peter Dinklage is in Game of Thrones for seven seasons.
Watching seven seasons of game of thrones is an emotional experience for viewers — one of the show’s stars has warned that we will all need therapy once the series ends later this year.
Peter dinklage is an American actor. He has appeared in a number of films and plays since his debut in agent at the station in 2003. Dinklage has played tyrion lannister on HBO’s game of thrones since 2011. For that, he won the 2011 emmy award for best supporting actor in a drama, the golden globe award for best supporting actor in a drama, and the best supporting actor in a mini-series.
Peter Hayden dinlage was born in morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl dinlage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish and English descent. He began his career in 1991 with a degree in drama from bennington college. His delicate theatre work, expression of the excellent performance, unique scope includes special performance full of profound, charm, intelligence, feelings and opinions, such as playing “killing”, “love” is not perfect, Ivan turgenev’s “state” of a month as well as the title character in William Shakespeare’s “Richard iii” and Chekhov’s “uncle”, Virginia.
Peter Dinklage has won acclaim for his first film, “Living in Oblivion” (1995). In 2003, he starred in agent at the station (2003), written and directed by Tom McCarthy. The film has received critical acclaim, and Peter dinklage’s work has received multiple nominations, including best actor at the screen actors guild and best actor at the independent spirit awards. One of his next roles was as acclaimed children’s book author Miles Finch in Elf (2003). “Find me guilty” (2006), “English death at a funeral” (2007), “English death at a funeral” (2010), “Penelope” (2006), “the Chronicles of narnia: prince Caspian” (2008) and “x-men: days of future past” (2014) are also featured in his outstanding feature films.
His other TV credits include entourage (2004), life as we all know (2004), threshold (2005) and plastic surgery (2003). In “Game of Thrones” (2011), Tyrion Lannister, the main character of a clever man, was uniquely great in dinklage’s peerless performance. Series is adapted from a writer George Martin mercury sphygmomanometer series on the song of ice and fire, and his work has been widely acclaimed, highlights the he won an emmy for best supporting actor in the TV series (2011) of the 63th emmy awards, the 67th emmy awards (2015) and the 70th emmy awards (2018), and the 69th annual golden globe for best supporting actor (2012) – series, mini series or TV movies.
In 2012, dinklage voiced captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). In 2014, he starred in the horror comedy badeston knight (2013) and played bolivar trask in the superhero film x-men: days of future past (2014). In 2016, Dinklage was the voice of the condor in angry birds (2016).
1. November 2004 – engaged to theatre director erica schmidt.
2. With achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism in which the body is fully formed, but the skeleton is originally made of cartilage (the long bones of the arms and legs) that doesn’t grow long enough. Velazquez painted a wonderful portrait of a man with the disease, which is hanging in the prado in Madrid.
3. He is a vegetarian. Whenever you see him eating a meat product on the screen, it’s tofu (like the tofu “beef” jerky in “the Station Agent” (2003)).
4. The son of a music elementary school teacher and a retired insurance salesman. His parents are of medium height, and his elder brother, John, is a violinist.
5. He was George R.R. Martin’s first choice to play Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones in 2011.
For his role in Game of Thrones (2011), he was named one of “the eight actors who turned television into art” in a New York Times magazine cover story (9/11/11).
6. In his acceptance speech at the golden globes, dinklage called attention to the plight of Martin Henderson, the midget. Henderson was maimed outside the bar after being attacked by a football player.
7. He and his wife currently have only one child, a daughter.
8. He has a dog named Kevin.
9. Studies theology.
10. In 2012, he delivered a commencement address at his Alma mater, bennington college in vermont. He graduated from bennington college in 1991 and majored in drama.
11. He is of German, Irish and English descent. His last name is Germany.
12. On “game of thrones,” dinklage’s co-stars describe him as so affable that many find it difficult to work with him in scenes that abuse his character tyrion. He and Lena headey are good friends, and in fact, whenever they shoot a scene, they share an apartment and drive to the set together every day, even though their characters hate each other. Charles dance was also dismissive of how his character treated tyrion, saying it was hard for him to be so mean to a good man like dinklage.
13. He has a dog and a dog walker named Kevin.
14. Even as a struggling actor, he turned down many roles in fantasy films for fear of being stereotyped as a magical dwarf or figure for the rest of his career. Living in expensive New York, he admits he is often short of money, so a meal consists of a bag of crisps.
15. Peter’s last name is the same as that of dinklage, a town in lower Saxony in the wehta region of northwest Germany. Dinklage is derived from the old Norse word thing which means place of a meeting, such as a meeting or a trial. The castle was built at the end of the middle ages and the earliest official record is from 1231. Over time, the name changed from “Thinclage” to “Dinclage” due to changes in the German pronunciation, such as the stop of the th sound, and eventually became the common term “Dinklage” today.
16. He won the 2018 emmy award for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Tyrion Lannister on game of thrones (2011).
17. He was nominated for the 2018 New Jersey performing arts hall of fame.
(about being short) when I was younger, I definitely let it get to me. As a teenager, I was bitter and angry, and I certainly put these walls. But as you get older, you realize you have to have a sense of humor. You just know it’s not your problem. This is theirs.
I like animals, all animals. I won’t hurt the cat or the dog, or the chicken or the cow. I will not let others hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.
[after winning a golden globe for game of thrones ] I was talking to my mom in jersey before I came out, and she said, “have fun, but have you met Mildred Pierce ?” Guy Pierce is awesome. He will win.” So… I didn’t see Mildred Pierce, but I believe he was really good, and I loved our moms because they kept us humble.
I think a lot of great male comedians are introspective and quiet, which I appreciate. But when the camera is on, they can really turn it up.
I was a sullen kid who smoked every day, wore black, and went to school with lacrosse players and izod.
I should be able to call people back more easily. I’m not the best friend sometimes. I do follow the white balloon, often distracted.
Game of thrones (2011) is a great show, and I have no doubt about the merits of HBO.
I’m a very private person in many ways.
When I was on game of thrones (2011), every time a new character appeared on our show, we welcomed them with open arms and felt energized by their presence. Then we kill them quickly.
I just sit at night reading, drinking tea and walking the dog. This is the most exciting moment of my life.
What I really wanted to do was play the romantic lead and get the girl.
I think the actors are too comfortable. As an actor, I like being uncomfortable because it keeps you alive. I don’t know. I think it’s important.
I’ve never lived in an abandoned train station.
Writing is killed by too many cooks. Back in Humphrey Bogart’s day, it started with great scripts. You have a writer who writes a script, and that is your movie. I think that’s been watered down a little bit recently.
Any swagger is just defense. And when you’re reminded a lot of who you are — not in terms of fame, but as my body gets bigger and bigger — you either curl up in dark corners or wear it proudly, like armor or something. You can open its head and use it yourself before anyone else has a chance.
That’s one of the differences between theater and film — in theater, the actors have more control, and the disappointing thing about movies is that once you finish shooting, anything can happen, you know?
On TV, playing the same role for so many years, for me, I find it a bit boring.
I don’t socialize. I’m a hermit. An actor’s life can be lonely.
George r.r.martin is a great writer.
I think if actors are successful at something, they sometimes push themselves into a corner, what fun is that?
Basically, I dress and eat like a fifth grader. I like sandwiches, cereal and hoodies.
Our family has a habit of collecting animals that don’t always want to be pets. The first animal I remember was a lab named zoe.
I don’t blame anyone else for choosing to play the role they wish they hadn’t played… Because at the end of the day, no one is happy with their job all the time.
The dwarves are still a laughing stock. This is one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice.
My brother is now a violinist. He’s a real amateur, a real player. His love of the violin is the only obstacle to his becoming an actor.
I like to play the sidelines. They have more fun.
I’ve been against television for a long time because I don’t think the quality of the writing is very good compared to the film, but the quality of the script has changed. HBO attracts a lot of great writing talent.
I’ve never been a huge comic book fan. Obviously, I’ve heard about these comics from friends who have read them, but I’ve never been a big fan of comic books.
Bad guys are complex characters. It’s always fun to play with them. You can get more. You don’t have a heroic code to follow.
So I wouldn’t say I was lucky. I’m lucky to find or attract very talented people. For some reason, I found them, and they found me.
I like to work with the same actors over and over again. This happens all the time. It’s inevitable, especially if you’re working with the same writers and directors, and you start to build an actor company. You are attracted to each other.
I’m lucky that I was brought up to be more accepting of myself.
I just think the less you know about an actor, the more seriously you take them as actors, because they disappear for a while.
My favorite superhero? I love batman because he doesn’t have any superpowers — he’s just a human being. And he’s dark.
Perhaps everyone is a little overconfident that college graduates will do well. This gives them a false sense of security.
Believe it or not, I was born in 1969, so I was a kid in the 70s.
Everyone asks me about will ferrell because I’ve known him for about three days. But he was very funny and quiet between takes. I think it’s interesting. I think a lot of great male comedians are introspective and quiet, which I appreciate. But when the camera is on, they can really turn it up. I really liked that movie, the end result of Jon Favreau being very interesting. I had a good time. This was taken in vancouver, a very beautiful city.
I lived in providence, Rhode Island, for six weeks. I didn’t know that providence had a long criminal history. But it’s a three-hour drive from New York so I can go home on weekends and it’s fun. This is the first time I’ve been treated with a serious prosthesis, which is interesting in itself. It piqued my interest in playing a role that physically changed me. It’s fun. I think the kids love it. I’m going to play a villain in a cartoon adaptation, so, you know, the usual rules don’t apply. You can have some fun.
[on watching his own movie in 2007] I tried. I’ve been working recently, so this summer I made a couple of movies, death at a funeral and loser, which I didn’t see because I was in Prague, where I didn’t make movies. They had already left the theatre when I came back. I haven’t seen these. When I see myself on the screen, I feel scared — sometimes I close my eyes — but I watch the movie purely out of curiosity, to see how the director did it. I’ve seen most of them.
On death at a funeral (2007) is awesome. Frank oz is yoda. He’s huge. It was a month in London. I was one of the few American actors on the cast. I just love it. Some scenes are difficult to finish. We laughed a lot on the set. We had a good time. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I hope I can show it to you. Because people say that about radio agents, they think it shows that everyone in the movie CARES about each other and gets along well. I think sometimes it shows. I believe this is reflected in the death at the funeral, because we had a good time.
In order to make a crazy generalization, many big movies are made in the commercial sector. Not art, but business: money-making machines. Many machines are not so interested in artistic value. I try to do something that makes me proud of my accomplishments. I think I’m lucky enough to be a professional actor, to be able to say that, to be able to choose my roles. I think I like interesting stories. I guess the more interesting stories don’t make much money. It’s bad, but it’s a fact of the film industry. That’s what I’m drawn to, but, heck, there are a lot of big budget movies that I love, that have artistic integrity, and I’d love to do any of them. But I’m just a little picky. I don’t want to be dragged into this crap.
“(2007, in” plastic surgery “(2003)) I lost my job, I have an apartment in Los Angeles, I don’t use my wife and I started renting a few months ago, my manager called and said” would you do this show called plastic surgery for two months, like eight episodes? I really wanted to go to Los Angeles and I wasn’t interested in making TV because I made a show called threshold and it was canceled and I just wanted to go back to work in film and theater. But I don’t know. They caught me when I was weak. It’s not that television is a weak moment, it’s that its timing works. I had never seen the show before because I didn’t have cable or anything like that, but I liked the people involved, and I met Ryan Murphy, who was the creative person behind the show, and he inspired me to do it. Because he is a very clever man. So I said yes. At the end of the meeting, I agreed, and I’m glad I did.
(standing on my toes, 2007) (Gary oldman was one of my all-time favorite actors in 2003, so when I heard he was going to be in this movie, I said yes. I think it’s a very interesting idea about dwarfism and genetics and so on. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a crash. It’s one of those things that actors can’t control. I’m having a great time. I’m working with Patricia arquette again. She auditioned with me. I think it’s gonna be great, really great. But then, I don’t know what happened after we both left, but I heard all kinds of stories about post-production, which was really a pity. That’s one of the differences between theater and film — with theater, actors have more control, and the disappointing thing about movies is that once you’re done, anything can happen, you know? They can turn tragedy into comedy. Things could fall apart, like this one. It’s a shame. That movie could have been great, but something bad happened, and that’s life.
Living in oblivion I just graduated from college. Many actors think that their first big break, they will get a movie or a TV show or something, they are ready for life. But you know, I made that movie, and then I went back to my day job, doing temp work, doing bad work to pay the rent. Other little projects came in, but they didn’t pay a lot of money, you know? You can’t do something like this every once in a while. No, it was slow at first. It took five years to get started. Until finally, I could say, “I make a living as an actor.” This is not what you expected.
That was my first movie. I was working in an office and I got a call from a guy named Tom. I thought it was a friend of mine who was making fun of me. Because I picked up the phone in my cubicle — it was a cubicle job — and this guy said, “hi, I’m Tom dicillo, and I was wondering if you could come in and read the movie I’m directing called life in oblivion.” Oh, no, at the time, it was called scenario six to take three, or some work name. Then I said [strong irony. “yes, of course, I will go tomorrow.” then I said some dirty words or something, and then hang up his telephone. About five minutes later, he said, “well, no, I’m really, hi, my name is Tom, I’m really in this film.” I feel very bad. So I almost gave up my first movie work. But it’s great. I come in for him to read, I read he gave me this role. I was lucky, this is my first movie. I have always been independent movie fan, that movie is independent, And there were some great actors. I was just beginning to really discover Steve busmy and his film, and Catherine keener, so I was really excited to do it. It was great. It was a great time.
(2007) lacey (2005) that’s great. I’m not involved with humans. There are a few, here or there, but mainly me and my horse and a couple of dogs in the isle of man. Charles sturridge. I know him very well. He is an incredible man. Two years after the film was released, as part of Samuel Beckett’s 100th birthday celebration, we finally made Endgame. We are still in touch. I really enjoyed the experience. He is a very intelligent and creative person. I’d love to work with him again… I have to say, working with animals is hard. We did the same thing with Underdog. Your pockets are full of bacon and you have meat hanging from the top of your head, so the dog looks like it’s looking into your eyes, and there are trainers standing next to you, who have to shout commands before you say your lines. It’s slow. This is what they say: “don’t work with children or animals.” I’ve done a couple of movies, two of them, especially with animals, and it’s slow going. But the end result somehow worked.
It was written by a good friend of mine, Tom McCarthy, and directed by him. We’ve been trying to make that movie for a while. That’s great. Tom wrote for three main characters: bobby cannavall, Patricia clarkson and myself. So whenever we have time, we gather in someone’s living room and read through the latest draft. It paid off in the end — it took us a while to get the money, so based on our reading, Tom could rewrite the script many times. And then when the money came in, it all happened a little fast… This is entirely Tom’s play. What’s interesting is that a lot of people think it’s my story, it’s biographical, or I co-wrote it. I find it a bit funny – I think it has a lot to do with my size. I find it strange that people immediately assume that this is my story or that I co-wrote it, but it’s not. I’ve never lived in an abandoned train station. I worked with Tom four or five years ago, and before we made the movie, we really enjoyed working together, and Tom thought it would be a good idea for me to do that part, I think.
I feel very lucky; Although I hate the word lucky. “It reduces the cost of a lot of hard work. I lived in an apartment in brooklyn with no heat and ate in a bar bar — I don’t think I considered myself lucky. Do $50 plays, try to be a real artist, reject ads, they want a leprechaun. To say I’m lucky is to negate my efforts and spit on the guy who froze his butt in brooklyn. So I wouldn’t say I was lucky. I’m lucky to find or attract very talented people. For some reason, I found them, and they found me.