Who is Peter Dinklage?
Peter Dinklage is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, as well as roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War.
Jersey Shore, New Jersey, United States of America
In 2005, Dinklage married Erica Schmidt. Since then, they have had two kids and are very private in this regard.
Dinklage has a condition known as achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
Dinklage debuted in film in 1995 in Living in Oblivion. However, he had some difficulties finding roles, as he would not agree to roles that are often offered to actors with dwarfism, such as elves. In 1996, he was in Bullet, which starred Tupac Shakur.
In 2002, he was cast in 13 Moons. In 2003, Dinklage got his breakthrough roles in The Station Agent, where he played Finbar McBride, an isolated man with a lot of depth. The role was well-received, earning Dinklage nominations for the Independent Spirit Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. In 2003, he was in Tiptoes, which was very poorly received, especially as it had Gary Oldman playing a man with dwarfism.
The actor would also appear on the stage in plays like Richard III. In addition, he plays Miles Finch in Elf opposite Will Ferrell.
In 2005, he starred in Threshold and appeared in the comedies The Baxter and Lassie.
2006 saw Dinklage appear in Find Me Guilty, starring alongside Vin Diesel in this courtroom drama. He would also appear in Nip/Tuck, Entourage, and 30 Rock. In 2006 as well, he appeared in Penelope.
In 2007, Dinklage would appear in Death at a Funeral (a role he would reprise in the 2010 remake) and in Underdog. In 2008, Dinklage played Trumpkin in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The same year he starred as Uncle Vanya in a production of the play directed by his wife, Erica Schmidt.
Starting in 2011, Dinklage portrayed Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, which would give him mainstream recognition. His character quickly became one of the most popular ones thanks to the actor’s performance and charisma.
Other cast members seen in Game of Thrones include Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Conleth Hill, Gwendoline Christie, Aidan Gillen, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Nathalie Emmanuel and Jerome Flynn.
In 2012, he did voice acting for Ice Age: Continental Drift. In 2014, he was in Knights of Badassdom and X-Men: Days of Future Past, playing Bolivar Trask.
In 2015, he was in Pixels. The next year, he provided his voice for The Angry Birds Movie. In 2017, he was in Rememory and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
In 2018, Dinklage produced and starred in I Think We’re Alone Now. The same year, he played Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War. Also, in 2018, he would star in and produce in My Dinner with Hervé. In 2021, he was in I Care a Lot.
Dinklage was the first actor to be cast in Game of Thrones. His character became one of the most popular, and Dinklage received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance.
He has received eight Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and won four of them.
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