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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 11, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mendham, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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Though affected by dwarfism, Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage refused to embrace roles that mocked or stereotyped his height, choosing instead to play dynamic characters that loomed large on both stage and screen. Following his feature debut in "Living in Oblivion" (1995), in which he played an actor who castigates Steve Buscemi's character for making him play a dwarf, Dinklage amassed an impressive résumé devoid of clichéd roles. He emerged as a serious actor with award-worthy potential thanks to his leading performance in Tom McCarthy's engaging character drama, "The Station Agent" (2004). Thanks to that eye-opening performance, Dinklage was able to propel his career with roles more suitable to his talents. He delivered a fine comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Elf" (2003) before landing meatier roles in the British-made "Death at a Funeral" (2007) - which he reprised in the 2010 American remake - and the large scale sequel, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (2008). Dinklage also earned considerable acclaim and a new fanbase as the crafty Tyrion Lannister on the epic series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ), which underscored his ability to transform himself and deliver high-quality...

Though affected by dwarfism, Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage refused to embrace roles that mocked or stereotyped his height, choosing instead to play dynamic characters that loomed large on both stage and screen. Following his feature debut in "Living in Oblivion" (1995), in which he played an actor who castigates Steve Buscemi's character for making him play a dwarf, Dinklage amassed an impressive résumé devoid of clichéd roles. He emerged as a serious actor with award-worthy potential thanks to his leading performance in Tom McCarthy's engaging character drama, "The Station Agent" (2004). Thanks to that eye-opening performance, Dinklage was able to propel his career with roles more suitable to his talents. He delivered a fine comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Elf" (2003) before landing meatier roles in the British-made "Death at a Funeral" (2007) - which he reprised in the 2010 American remake - and the large scale sequel, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (2008). Dinklage also earned considerable acclaim and a new fanbase as the crafty Tyrion Lannister on the epic series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ), which underscored his ability to transform himself and deliver high-quality performances, no matter the role or genre.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Pixels (2015)
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 Low Down (2014)
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 Case of You, A (2013)
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 Rememory (2013)
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1995:
Made film debut in Tom DiCillo's independent comedy "Living in Oblivion"
1998:
Cast in the comedy feature "Safe Men"
2001:
Held his own in Michel Gondry's "Human Nature"
2002:
Cast as Binky in "13 Moons"
2003:
Cast in breakthrough role as Finbar McBride in the drama "The Station Agent" opposite Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson
2003:
Appeared in Jon Favreau's "Elf"
2004:
Returned to the New York stage in the title role of Shakespeare's "Richard III"
2005:
Once again acted alongside Michelle Williams in "The Baxter"
2005:
Cast in the short-lived CBS series "Threshold"
2006:
Played lead defense opposite Vin Diesel in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty"
2006:
Cast as Michael Panes' karate-loving best friend in the mockumentary "Surviving Eden"
2007:
Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"
2007:
Played a villian in the live-action version of the classic cartoon "Underdog"
2008:
Co-starred in "Penelope"; produced by and co-starred Reese Witherspoon
2008:
Cast as Trumpkin in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
2010:
Reprised role for the American remake of "Death at a Funeral"
2011:
Portrayed Tyrion Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
2012:
Co-starred in the romantic drama "A Little Bit of Heaven"
2012:
Voiced the character Captain Gutt, a prehistoric ape in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
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Education

Bennington College: Bennington , Vermont -
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts: -
Delbarton School: Morris Township , New Jersey - 1987

Notes

He currently stands at 4 feet and 5 inches

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companion:
Erica Schmidt. Theater director. Engaged November 2004.

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