The modern man of Game of Thrones’s ancient world, the solitary railroad enthusiast of The Station Agent, the non-elf of Elf. Peter Dinklage is one of a kind.
A leading man with strength, vulnerability, and a cartoonishly thick head of hair, Peter Dinklage has delivered a slew of memorable roles marked by a sardonic sense of humor.
He also managed to survive an eight-season bloodbath in Westeros. Here are some facts you might not know about the award-winning actor.
He Caught The Acting Bug Early
Appearing in a lead role in a performance of The Velveteen Rabbit in fifth grade, Peter got his first taste of acting.
A Bloody Jam Session
It was during the time when Peter was in a Punk-Funk Rap band (No seriously!) When he hit him in the head with his knee. He continued performing even when he was bleeding profusely.
He Starred In The Same Movie… Twice!
Dinklage played the American man who surprised a family by showing up at the patriarch’s funeral claiming to be the old man’s lover. He played the same role in the British original as well as its American remake.
Swordfights Made Him Squirmish
The infamous Battle Of The Five Kings in Game Of Thrones didn’t make Peter feel cool. Instead, he struggled a lot to act bravely in the entire sequence.
He Read The GOT Script Backwards
Nothing special. He just wanted to see how long his character survives the story. You can’t blame him for that! Especially for a show that is notorious for killing off its main characters.
A Modest Sex Icon
Despite having legions of screaming fans worldwide, Dinklage isn’t convinced of his sex appeal. “They’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s so sexy’, but women still go for the guys who are 6’2”.-Peter Dinklage
A BFF He Worked With
Peter and Lena Headey (who plays Cersei Lannister) were friends before being cast on Game of Thrones. In fact, it was Peter who brought her name up for the part. Guess we all owe him a big ‘thank you’!
No Brushing About
His hair is so casually wonderful and windswept that he doesn’t own a brush. But I’m guessing the makeup and wardrobe departments do!
The Puppet Master
When he was a kid, he and his brother would put on puppet musicals for the whole neighborhood. They did a puppet version of the Who album, Quadrophenia, and made drum kits out of tuna cans.
The First Choice
From the very beginning, George R.R. Martin, author of ‘Game of Thrones’ wanted Peter Dinklage to play Tyrion. In fact, he wasn’t even auditioned before being offered the role.
His Sexy Voice Got Him A Role
He got a role on Seinfeld as James the wake-up call guy who calls up Elaine and flirts with her. All this because of his sexy, olive oil voice which makes the ladies go weak in the knee.