Born: June 11, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey
“I’m on Game of Thrones, and every time we have someone new coming on our show, we welcome them with open arms and get revitalized by this new presence. Then we kill them off very quickly.”
Did You Know?
Dinklage is a vegetarian. Anytime you see him eating a meat product on screen, it is actually a tofu product.
Dinklage was one of my first ‘Scene Stealer’ profiles for his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones. He’s a phenomenal actor with a wide range of genres and roles in his filmography, and while he may not be a big box office draw on his own, he’s the kind of actor that makes everyone around him better.
Breakout Role (according to the masses): The Station Agent
Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): Elf
– Admittedly, I have never seen The Station Agent, but I do watch Elf every Holiday season with my family and Miles Finch will forever have a place among my favorite Christmas movie characters.
Box Office Status: Co-Star Firepower
Next Project to Look Out for: Pixels (In theaters July 24th)
Most Famous Scene (‘Miles Finch’ in Elf):
Won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Golden Globe Awards) in 2012 for “Game of Thrones”
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Screen Actors Guild Awards) in 2004 for “The Station Agent”
ONE LAST THING:
Check out this great compilation of Peter Dinklage’s “Top 10 Performances”: