Peter Hayden Dinklage is a famous American Actor and Producer who is best known for his role of Tyrion Lannister in The HBO drama television series Game Of Thrones. He was born on 11 June 1969 in a town Morristown in New Jersey.
PETER DINKLAGE: Net worth, Awards, Family, Earning, Work
1. Family and childhood:
His father, John Dinklage, worked as an insurance salesman and his mother, Diane Dinklage, was an elementary school music teacher. His has an elder brother named Jonathan Dinklage who is a violinist. Peter’s childhood was full of struggles as he was born with a body growth disorder disease named Achondroplasia, which made him become a dwarf forever. He takes his elder brother as his only inspiration. In his childhood, he used to perform puppet musicals along with his brother for his neighbors.
2. Education and early life:
When he was in the fifth-grade, he had his first success in the firm of a theatrical production named The Velveteen Rabbit, where he played the lead. His main inspiration to be an actor came from a play production True West, which he saw when he was in Delbarton School, a Catholic School where he prepared for his acting. He then attended Bennington College, where he got his drama degree in 1991. He moved to New York with a friend to start a theatre company, but failing to pay the rent, he had to forfeit it.
3. Struggles in early career and his debut:
In his early acting career, Dinklage struggled a lot to find work as he rejected the typical roles offered to a person like him, such as elves or leprechauns. However, he made his film debut through a low-budget comedy-drama film Living In Oblivion. He got positive reviews from critics but still wasn’t able to get a breakthrough, even after doing successful films like Bullet and 13 Moons.
4. His breakthrough as an actor:
He soon got his breakthrough came with a film The Station Master, which was successful economically against it’s low-budget, as well as was his highest rated film on the review aggressor Rotten Tomatoes. The role earned him nominations for Best Actor in Screen Actors Guild Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. The following years he appeared in several comedy films such as Elf, The Baxter, Lassie and a sci-fi CBS series, The Threshold. In 2006, he did a film alongside Vin Diesel, named Find Me a Guilty, which was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews. From 2007-2008, he did a few films, some of which were Death At A Funeral, Underdog and the popular The Chronicles Of Narnia.
5. Peter and Popularity:
Popularity knocked his doors when he portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series, Game Of Thrones. In 2014, he became one of the highest paid television stars among with some of his co-stars from Game Of Thrones.. He once again lent his voice for Captain Gutt in Ice Age: The Continental Drift.
6. His most successful films:
In 2014, he played the role of the villain Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He has lent his voice in various games like for Tyrion in a gaming version of the Game Of Thrones series and the AI Ghost in Destiny. He also voiced The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds movie in 2016. Dinklage also appeared in the Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War as Eitir, a giant dwarf who helped Thor in making his new axe.
7. His Critically Acclaimed movies
In his career, Dinklage has given many critically acclaimed films, says Rotten Tomatoes, which include The Station Master, Lassie, Living In Oblivion, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avengers: Infinity War etc.
8. Awards he has won
He has won a Golden Globe Award and Three Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in Game Of Thrones. He has been nominated by Screen Actors Guild Awards consecutively from 2013-2016 and by Critics Choice Television Awards thrice, in 2012, 2016 and 2017. Till now, he has won 12 awards out of 58 nominations, including 3 Emmy Awards and One Golden Globe Award.
9.Few facts about his present
In 2005, Dinklage married a theatre director named Erica Schmidt, with whom he fell in love when he had been to watch a theatre play directed by her. They have two children, information about whom hasn’t been declared publicly.