|Real Name||Peter Dinklage|
|Nickname||Predictable (school name)|
|Famous Role||Tyrion Lannister in Games of Throne|
|Height||In centimeters: 135cm
In Meters: 1.35m
In feet inches: 4'5''
|Weight||In Kilograms: 50 kg
In Pounds: 110 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||11 June 1969|
|Birthplace||Morristown, New Jersey, USA|
|College||Bennington College (1991)|
|Qualifications||Graduate in Drama|
|Debut||Film: Living in Oblivion|
|Father||John Carl Dinklage|
|Net Worth||10 million Dollars|
|Sense of Humour||Great|
|Active activist||Experimenting on Animals|
|Wax Statue||Madame Tussaud's|
|Won Emmy||Drama Series 2011 and 2015|
|Highest Paid TV star||Network Primetime show|
|Narrated Video||Face Your Food|
If you’ve seen Game of Thrones you know what an amazing actor Peter Dinklage is and how beautifully he’s given life to Tyrion Lannister. Game of Thrones would just not be the same without him, (i hope I don’t jinx anything), and looking at him now you can tell that he’s an extremely talented man who can be both humorous and serious when the time arises. But things weren’t always smooth for Peter Dinklage, his life has challenged him in ways that life challenges very few humans.
Early life and dealing with his condition:
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Peter Dinklage was born with a normal sized head and short limbs and he suffers from a condition called achondroplasia and is exactly 4 feet and 5 inches tall, and while he has learned to accept his condition he found it hard to deal with it as a teenager. He was always angry and enraged at the world and so had difficulties fitting in with his peers, but it was also in his troubled adolescent years did he discover his love for the theatre.
Peter Dinklage family:
Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Dinklage is married to theater director Erica Schmidt. Peter Dinklage and his wife Erica Schmidt stood together throughout every phase of life.
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After graduating he decided to move away from his hometown in hopes of pursuing his dream of making his own theatre company, however, things did not go as planned. But he continued persevering and tried making a name while staying true to himself. He had to let go a large number of roles because they were exploiting his condition and so his acting career got off to a rough start.
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He stayed true to himself however and with time things started looking up for him, he stared in the parody “Living in Oblivion” and was highly praised for his outstanding performance before moving on to perform beside stars like Meryl Streep.
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But his big break came when he auditioned for the part of Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones, after watching his audition, George RR Martin, sent away all other candidates and decided that Peter was the one.
Peter Dinklage movies and tv show:
Few movies of Peter Dinklage are The Dwarf, The Thicket, The Angry Birds Movie 2, My Dinner with Hervé, Avengers: Infinity War, I Think We’re Alone Now , The David S. Pumpkins, Halloween Special, The Angry Birds Movie, The Boss, Taxi, Pixels and Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.
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Peter Dinklage is one of the most loved actors on television today and has taken home two Emmys and a screen actors guild award and is enjoying playing the loveable Tryion. He reflects now on his life and realizes that he has accepted his condition but things were difficult once and its hard for him to think back on his life and so, he doesn’t want to tell people with the same condition that things are always going to be okay.
Every person my size has a different life, a different history. Different ways of dealing with it. Just because I’m seemingly O.K. with it, I can’t preach how to be O.K. with it. I don’t think I still am O.K. with it. There are days when I’m not.
He also comments that he doesn’t like people beating around the bush when it comes to his condition, he thinks it shuts you out from the other person, and it’s better to be direct. But he also comments that things don’t constantly look bad;
I am this guy who’s four and a half feet tall, but my life doesn’t constantly address it.
He has an interesting relationship with his fans and tells us that while he loves meeting with them, he gets a bit claustrophobic when several people come to see him at once, he also comments that while he believes that women are less shallow and condescending than men, several come up to him and say things like, “wow he’s so but still choose the 6 ft 4 guy anyway and so its hard for him to believe that they actually feel that way about him. He’s also a breaking bad fan and says that one of the reasons he loves the show is that Walter White has transformed in a unique way and it’s always fascinating to watch, he says that most great stories fall short because the characters become stagnant.
He is also an animal activist and quotes that;
“Each year, billions of animals are subjected to cruelty on factory farms, feed lots, and slaughterhouses. The brutality that these animals endure would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if inflicted upon our cats and dogs.”
He also loves Batman and says that his soft corner for Batman is because he’s human and also because he has an amazing dark side. He loves anti-heroes! And says that he always finds himself tilting towards the more the bad guy than the good. He likes being on the sidelines too and likes to play the villain because he believes that not having a moral code to live by makes you a better character. He has always loved theater and says that it’s sad that actors think of theater as a stepping stone for getting into television and cinema, he vows to do a play every year because it has helped him a lot.
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