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31 Thrilling Facts About Peter Dinklage That Will Make You Love Him More


Peter Dinklage, who garnered universal acclaim for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones” series, has three Primetime Emmys awards along with five more nominations to his name. Famous for his trademark deep baritone voice, he is known to frequently portray driven and intense characters, who are gifted speakers and morally ambiguous heroes. Here are a few interesting things to know about the American actor:

  1. For his role as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” he was named one of the “Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art,” in cover story of The New York Times Magazine, in the year 2011.
  2. For his role as Tyrion Lannister, he has been nominated eight consecutive times (once for each season) for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys.
  3. Out of his eight nominations, he won three awards for the first, fifth, and seventh seasons of “Game of Thrones,” tying the record held by “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul for most wins in the Best Supporting Actor category for the same role.
  4. He and Director Sacha Gervasi were reportedly working together on the screenplay of “My Dinner with Hervé” for several years before HBO greenlit the TV movie, with Dinklage starring.
  5. For years, he had been indicating that a Hervé Villechaize biopic was a long-time passion project of his. In the movie “My Dinner with Hervé,” Sacha Gervasi tells the story of his night with actor Hervé Villechaize, also for a magazine story.
  6. Dinklage claims that he was chosen by Bryan Singer for the role of Dr. Bolivar Trask in the “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” because of his height. He said that due to his Dwarfism, he is already a bit of a mutant.
  7. It was reported that Singer is a very big fan of his and his character in the show “Game of Thrones.” It’s his role of Tyrion Lannister that inspired Singer to cast him as Trask in the “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
  8. For the 2003 movie “The Station Agent,” in which he played the lead role of Finbar McBride, Director Tom McCarthy is said to have written the role directly for him.
  9. In the “Game of Thrones” series, he was the first actor to be cast, as he was the first choice of showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for the role. Weiss said that the actor’s “core of humanity, covered by a shell of sardonic dry wit, is pretty well in keeping with the character.”
  10. He is known to be a genuinely pleasant and amiable person by his co-stars on “Game of Thrones.” Most of the other characters find it difficult to act out scenes where they have to mistreat his character Tyrion.
  11. Charles Dance, who played the role of Tywin Lannister, even expressed disdain for how his character treats Tyrion. He stated that he finds it hard to be so mean to a nice man like Dinklage. He even kept apologizing to Dinklage between takes.
  12. He and Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, are very good friends in real life, although their characters have a mutual hatred of each other in the show. During filming, they even share an apartment and drive together to the set each day.
  13. Dinklange, who played Herve Villechaize in “My Dinner with Hervé,” was often teased in school by the kids using the Herve’s trademark line from “Fantasy Island” “De plane! De plane!”
  14. His first credited film role was as Tito, a frustrated dwarf actor who complains about his clichéd roles, in the 1995 movie “Living in Oblivion.”
  15. Even as a struggling actor, Dinklage is known to have declined many roles in various fantasy movies, to avoid being typecast as a magical dwarf or little person for the rest of his career.
  16. At times, living in New York has had its downsides, as he would often be so short on money that eating out was prohibitively expensive, leaving him dining on a bag of crisps.
  17. He is one among the ten principal characters from the “Game of Thrones” series who appeared on the UK’s Royal Mail postage stamps in the year 2018.
  18. It was said that in the 2002 movie “Just a Kiss,” the role of Peter, played by Patrick Breen, was originally written for Dinklage himself. However, he played the role of Dink in the movie.
  19. From each of the years 2013 to 2017, he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, for his role as Tyrion in “Game of Thrones.”
  20. Before the commencement of the filming of the 2013 movie “Knights of Badassdom,” in which he played the role of Hung, the entire main cast is said to have went through Live Action Role Playing sessions, and Dinklage was declared the most successful out of everyone.
  21. During the initial days of the filming of 2017 movie “Rememory,” he shot solo scenes of his character Sam Bloom, with Director Mark Palansky and the crew.
  22. The shooting was reportedly intense, and in an effort to unwind, the entire crew would watch the comedy “Step Brothers” every night, a movie that Dinklage hadn’t yet seen.
  23. He is known to have been a vegetarian since the age of 16. When shooting scenes where he is eating meat, it is usually a tofu substitute, such as the tofu “beef” jerky in his movie, “The Station Agent.”
  24. In the movie “Tiptoes,” in which he played the role of Maurice, he is said to have drank so much water that he became the unofficial water champ. He was slow at first but got it finished in 3 long chugs.
  25. He received a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Tyrion in “Game of Thrones.” In the acceptance speech for the Golden Globe, Dinklage called attention to the plight of Martin Henderson, a dwarf who was crippled after being attacked by a rugby player outside a bar.
  26. In his movie “Rememory,” the gorgeous modern house used as the home of the Dunns, seemed out of the director’s budget. was actually used for commercial purposes, and the director feared that it was not affordable. However, the owner of the building was a fan of “Game of Thrones,” and allowed them to use it as long as he and his family could meet Peter Dinklage.
  27. He is an advocate for animal rights and supports Farm Sanctuary. He is the spokesperson of the organization’s Walk for Farm Animals.
  28. He was the narrator of the video “Face your Food,” a film made on behalf of PETA advocating a vegan diet on ethical grounds.
  29. In the early 1990s, he was a member of the “punk-funk-rap” band called Whizzy. During a gig at the nightclub CBGB in New York City, he was accidentally kneed in the face and then started bleeding on the stage. This gave him a scar that runs from his neck to his eyebrow.
  30. He married Erica Schmidt, a theater director in the year 2005. The duo have two kids together, and have never revealed the name or the sex of their kids.
  31. Peter Dinklage Net Worth: $15 Million
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