62 Facts About Peter Dinklage


Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American film, television and stage actor.


Peter Dinklage received international recognition for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series Game of Thrones, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record of four times.


Peter Dinklage received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the role.


Peter Dinklage has used his celebrity status to raise social awareness concerning dwarfs.


Peter Dinklage studied acting at Bennington College, performing in a number of amateur stage productions.


Peter Dinklage made his film debut in the black comedy Living in Oblivion, and had his breakthrough with a starring role in the 2003 comedy-drama The Station Agent.


Peter Dinklage has performed in theater, with roles such as the title character in Richard III at the Public Theatre, Rakitin in A Month in the Country at Classic Stage Company, and Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano at the Daryl Roth Theatre in 2019.


Peter Dinklage is the only member of his family with achondroplasia.


Peter Dinklage has described his brother Jonathan as being the "real performer of the family," saying that his brother's passion for the violin was the only thing that kept him from pursuing acting.


Peter Dinklage had his first theatrical success in a fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit.


Peter Dinklage attended Delbarton School, a Catholic preparatory school for boys, where he developed his acting skills.


Peter Dinklage then attended Bennington College, where he studied for a drama degree and appeared in numerous productions before graduating in 1991.


Peter Dinklage moved to New York City with his friend Ian Bell to build a theater company.


Peter Dinklage lived in New York for 20 years in Williamsburg and the West Village.


Peter Dinklage then worked at a data-processing company for six years before pursuing a career as a full-time actor.


Peter Dinklage initially struggled to find acting work, partially because he refused to take the roles typically offered to actors with his condition, such as "elves or leprechauns".


Peter Dinklage made his credited film debut in the low-budget independent comedy-drama Living in Oblivion, where he performed alongside Steve Buscemi.


Peter Dinklage's role was that of a frustrated actor with dwarfism who complains about his cliched roles.


Peter Dinklage found his breakthrough playing Finbar McBride, who is a quiet, withdrawn, unmarried man in the 2003 Tom McCarthy-directed film The Station Agent.


Peter Dinklage later appeared in the direct-to-DVD film Tiptoes with Gary Oldman and Matthew McConaughey.


Peter Dinklage can do whatever he wants, and I'm so happy to be here.


That year, Peter Dinklage starred in several off-Broadway productions, such as Richard III.


Peter Dinklage appeared in the Christmas comedy film Elf as Miles Finch, an irritable children's author who beats up Buddy Hobbs after he mistakes him for an elf.


Peter Dinklage made an appearance in the adventure comedy-drama Lassie as a traveling circus performer.


In 2006, Peter Dinklage co-starred with Vin Diesel in Find Me Guilty, a courtroom drama directed by Sidney Lumet.


The film tells the true story of the longest Mafia trial in American history; Peter Dinklage played Ben Klandis, the lead defense attorney.


Peter Dinklage played a fictionalized version of himself in an episode of the HBO series Entourage and appeared in NBC's 30 Rock as Stewart.


Peter Dinklage appeared in the 2007 British comedy film Death at a Funeral, reprising the role in the 2010 American remake; the films tell the story of a family trying to deal with a variety of issues after the death of their father.


Peter Dinklage played Trumpkin in the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.


Unfamiliar with the source material, Peter Dinklage was cautious in his first meeting with the producers; as a dwarf, "he wouldn't play elves or leprechauns" and was choosy about genre roles.


In 2015, Peter Dinklage lent his voice for the role of Tyrion in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, a video game based on the show.


In 2012, Peter Dinklage voiced Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift.


Peter Dinklage said he prepared himself by making sure to rest his voice before the recording sessions as it was his first voice acting role, and that he prefers doing roles he has not done before.


In 2014, Peter Dinklage starred in the comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom opposite Ryan Kwanten and Steve Zahn.


Executive producer Mark Noseworthy said that it was due to scheduling difficulties caused by Peter Dinklage's other acting commitments.


In 2015, Peter Dinklage starred in the science fiction comedy film Pixels as a former arcade champion named Eddie Plant.


In 2016, Peter Dinklage provided the voice of The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie, and recorded a song for the musical's soundtrack.


In 2018, Peter Dinklage produced and starred in I Think We're Alone Now, a post-apocalyptic drama based on the companionship between Del, played by Peter Dinklage, and Grace, played by Elle Fanning.


Peter Dinklage appeared in the 2018 Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War as the character Eitri, a giant dwarf.


In 2018, Peter Dinklage starred and played the title role in My Dinner with Herve.


The movie was approved by HBO, with Peter Dinklage co-starring alongside Jamie Dornan.


Peter Dinklage reprised the role in a 2021 film adaptation of the musical, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.


In 2021, Peter Dinklage portrayed mobster Roman Lunyov in the crime thriller I Care a Lot.


Peter Dinklage's performance was praised, with Tony Sokol favorably comparing his character to Russian mobsters in other media, including Training Day and Orange is the New Black.


In 2017, it was announced that Dinklage has been attached to star in the American comedy O Lucky Day, which is to be directed by Jon S Baird where he will play a con-man who pretends to be a leprechaun.


On October 5,2017, Dinklage purchased the rights to the film adaptation of Joe R Lansdale's novel, The Thicket.


Peter Dinklage was cast as the Terrorcon Scourge, the main antagonist of the 2023 film Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.


Peter Dinklage's face was injured in the early 1990s, when he was in a "punk-funk-rap" band called Whizzy.


Peter Dinklage was playing at the nightclub CBGB in New York City, where he was accidentally kneed in the face and started bleeding on the stage.


Peter Dinklage has been a vegetarian since the age of 16.


Peter Dinklage narrated the video Face your Food, a film on behalf of PETA advocating a vegan diet on ethical grounds.


Peter Dinklage appeared in another PETA campaign, asking Game of Thrones fans to adopt from shelters rather than to buy huskies that might look like direwolves.


In 2017, Peter Dinklage attended the Women's March demonstration in Park City, Utah, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues.


Peter Dinklage has a form of dwarfism, achondroplasia, a genetic disorder which affects bone growth.


The speech by Peter Dinklage brought media and public attention to the act of dwarf-tossing with Henderson's name being trended worldwide on social media.


In January 2022, Peter Dinklage appeared on an episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, in which he criticized Disney's portrayal of the Seven Dwarfs in the upcoming live-action remake of the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Peter Dinklage stated that Disney tried to be progressive in one way by casting a Latina actress as Snow White, but retained the damaging stereotype of the Seven Dwarfs.


Peter Dinklage won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actor Guild Award for his performance in Game of Thrones.


Peter Dinklage has won four Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the same role.


Peter Dinklage is the only member of the cast to receive a Primetime Emmy.


Peter Dinklage has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor each year from 2013 to 2017.


Peter Dinklage has been nominated for Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor three times, in 2012,2016 and 2017.