History Creator / PeterDinklage

13th May '16 3:55:54 AM karstovich2
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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage''' (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.

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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage''' (born June 11, 1969) 1969 in Morristown, UsefulNotes/NewJersey) is an American actor with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.
28th Apr '16 8:43:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.

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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born Dinklage''' (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: As a result of his being cast for the role of Tyrion, he caused this. In the books, Tyrion is described as being facially deformed in addition to being a dwarf. Tyrion in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as played by Peter Dinklage is still short, but he's called attractive by some characters. This still applies even after Tyrion [[spoiler:is nearly assassinated]], as his injuries from this are less serious compared to the books, presumably since book-accurate prosthetics would be extremely expensive and time consuming to maintain. Though it's mitigated a bit by Dinklage being in his 40s while supposedly being the youngest Lannister sibling.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: As a result of his being cast for the role of Tyrion, he caused this. In [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books, books]], Tyrion is described as being facially deformed has a number of other deformities in addition to being a dwarf. his dwarfism. Tyrion in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'', as played by Peter Dinklage Dinklage, is still short, but he's called attractive by some characters. characters (though it's mitigated a bit by Dinklage being in his forties despite Tyrion being the youngest Lannister sibling). This still applies even after Tyrion [[spoiler:is nearly assassinated]], as his injuries from this are less serious compared to the books, presumably since book-accurate prosthetics would be extremely expensive and time consuming time-consuming to maintain. Though it's mitigated a bit by Dinklage being in his 40s while supposedly being the youngest Lannister sibling.maintain.
15th Apr '16 3:23:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplastic dwarfism(the most common variety). His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.

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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplastic dwarfism(the achondroplasia, the most common variety).form of dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.
5th Apr '16 2:11:34 PM Larkmarn
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* DeadpanSnarker: He tends towards snarky roles. Especially since his role as Tyrion Lannister, a deadpan snarker extraordinaire rocketed him to new popularity.
5th Apr '16 1:45:42 PM XFllo
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* DeadpanSnarker: He tends to have a dry wit both in and out of character. An example as given by Creator/RoosterTeeth's Burnie Burns would be when a fan says "I thought you were great in (insert film here)", to which he will reply "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint but you thought I was shit before?]]"



* TropeNamer: For a term, not a trope. He effectively coined the term "nerd glaze" during an interview on ''TheDailyShow''.
29th Mar '16 12:07:22 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasiac dwarfism(the most common variety). His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.

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'''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasiac achondroplastic dwarfism(the most common variety). His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.
29th Mar '16 5:39:09 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Peter Dinklage (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with dwarfism. His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones''. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.

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Peter Dinklage (born '''Peter Hayden Dinklage'''(born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with dwarfism.achondroplasiac dwarfism(the most common variety). His breakout role was Finbar [=McBride=] in ''Film/TheStationAgent'', and he has also appeared in such films as ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (both versions). Since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in the {{Creator/HBO}} series ''Series/GameOfThrones''.''Series/GameOfThrones'', winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. It is confirmed that he will have a role in 2016's ''Film/AngryBirds'' as the Mighty Eagle, a grumpy old TragicHero who lives in seclusion from the rest of the flock.



* AbilityOverAppearance: Dinklage looks nothing like the comic version of Bolivar Trask (the character he portrays in ''Days of Future Past'', who was in fact previously played by Bill Duke), but was cast on the strength of his performance.



* DyeingForYourArt: As you can see from the photo, he's got naturally dark hair, but to play Tyrion Lannister he dyed his hair blond in order to fit in with the other Lannisters, who are almost all blond(e).
* FakeBrit: Puts on an English accent as Tyrion in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The results are... mixed, though overall the accent isn't actually too bad on its own merits; the main problem is that he's surrounded by ''real'' Brits [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and a Dane)]].
** Basically it's more than adequate to the ears of a non-Brit, and to a proper Brit...well, it's not bad for an American, anyway.
* HeAlsoDid: Prior to Game of Thrones, he was in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' as one of Liz Lemon's (many) boyfriends, and played Simon Bar Sinister in the [[Film/{{Underdog}} live-action reboot]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''.
* IronyAsSheIsCast:
** He plays Captain Gutt in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''. A [[MeaningfulName Gigantopithecus]].
** Set to happen again with the Angry Birds movie where he will play the Mighty Eagle.



* StarMakingRole: Anybody who didn't know him by Series/GameOfThrones probably knows him best as Tyrion Lannister.



* {{Typecasting}}: Averted. Dinklage turns down any roles that pigeon-hole his dwarfism.

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* {{Typecasting}}: Averted. Dinklage turns down any roles that pigeon-hole his dwarfism.
dwarfism, and has admitted that this decision left him extremely poor at times earlier in his career.
27th Jan '16 1:35:05 PM kyun
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' (2012) -- Captain Gutt (voice)
7th Jan '16 1:42:45 PM YT45
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* FakeBrit: Puts on an English accent as Tyrion in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The results are... mixed, though overall the accent isn't actually too bad on its own merits; the main problem is that he's surrounded by ''real'' Brits.

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* FakeBrit: Puts on an English accent as Tyrion in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The results are... mixed, though overall the accent isn't actually too bad on its own merits; the main problem is that he's surrounded by ''real'' Brits.Brits [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and a Dane)]].
21st Dec '15 4:18:30 AM DeepRed
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* {{Typecasting}}: Averted. Dinklage turns down any roles that pigeon-hole his dwarfism.
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