“[on his dwarfism] When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humour. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs."”
“Bad guys are complicated characters. It's always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don't have a heroic code you have to live by.”
“I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn't very strong, as opposed to film, but there's been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent.”
Peter Dinklage (born Peter Hayden Dinklage in Morristown, New Jersey, on June 11, 1969), is an American television and film actor. Best known for starring as the small but formidable leader Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Peter’s breakout role was in the 2003 film The Station Agent. For his role on Game of Thrones, Peter was awarded the 2011 Emmy and 2012 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
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Peter Dinklage is best known for his role as the heroic yet calculating Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage married Erica Schmidt, a theater director, in 2005. The couple had their first child, Zelig, in 2011.