Peter Hayden Dinklage (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism ("regular" sized head and torso, shortened arms and legs).
His breakout role was Finbar McBride in The Station Agent, and he has also appeared in such films as Elf and Death at a Funeral (both versions) and series such as Nip/Tuck. From 2011 to 2019, he played Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, winning near-universal acclaim for his performance. He won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the character, along with numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, he appeared as the villain Bolivar Trask in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, and as your companion AI "Ghost" in the video game Destiny. note
In addition to supporting causes related to dwarfism, Dinklage is a well known vegetarian and campaigner for animal rights, narrating PETA videos such as this one.
Fun fact: he is actually related to the German noble family Dincklage, which can be traced back to 1231.
- Living in Oblivion (1995) — Tito
- Bullet (1996) Apartment manager.
- The Station Agent (2003) — Finbar McBride
- Elf (2003) — Miles Finch
- Tiny Tiptoes (2003) — Maurice
- Threshold (2005) — Arthur Ramsey
- Find Me Guilty (2006) — Ben Klandis
- Penelope (2006) — Lemon
- Nip/Tuck (2006) — Marlowe Sawyer
- Death at a Funeral (2007) — Peter
- Death at a Funeral (2010) — Frank (remake of 2007 film; despite name change, Dinklage played the same role)
- Underdog (2007) — Simon bar Sinister
- Prince Caspian (2008) — Trumpkin
- Game of Thrones (20112019) — Tyrion Lannister
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) — Captain Gutt (voice)
- Knights of Badassdom (2013) — Hung
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) — Bolivar Trask
- Pixels (2015) — Eddie Plant
- The Angry Birds Movie (2016) — Mighty Eagle (voice)
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
- The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special — Kevin Miller (voice)
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) — James
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) — Eitri
- My Dinner with Hervé (2018) —Hervé Villechaize
- I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
- This Super Bowl ad with Morgan Freeman where they use Doritos and Mountain Dew's new flavors to sing...hmmm, a song of ice and fire.
- The Croods: A New Age (2020) — Phill Betterman (voice)
- How To Become A Tyrant (2021) — Narrator
- I Care a Lot (2021) — Roman
- Cyrano (2021) — Cyrano de Bergerac
- American Dreamer — Dr. Phil Loder
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) — Scourge (voice)