Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage (born June 11th 1969) Peter Dinklage is a TV and film actor best known for his role in 'Game Of Thrones'.

Net worth: Peter Dinklage has a net worth of $10 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Acting career: Peter Dinklage's first film was 1995's 'Living in Oblivion' starring Steve Buscemi. In 2003, he appeared in the Christmas movie 'Elf' with Will Ferrell and later that year became widely recognised for his breakthrough role in the comedy drama 'The Station Agent'.

His first regular TV role was sci-fi drama 'Threshold'. He then appeared in 7 episodes of 'Nip/Tuck' and an episode of '30 Rock'.

He was in 2007 British comedy 'Death at a Funeral' as well as the 2010 American re-make, and appeared as Trumpkin in 2008's 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'.

He began starring as Tyrion Lannister in 'Game of Thrones' based on George R. R. Martin's novel series in 2011, and has subsequently won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

He lent his voice to 2012's 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and in 2014 appeared in the comedy horror 'Knights of Badassdom'. He also played Bolivar Trask in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

Personal life: Peter Dinklage grew up in New Jersey with his insurance salesman father John and school teacher mother Diane.

He has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

He went to Delbarton School and Bennington College.

He married Erica Schmidt in 2005 with whom he has a child.

Dinklage is an outspoken vegetarian.



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Peter Dinklage joins Cruelty Free International to welcome the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act to end animal tests

Peter Dinklage - Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor, Peter Dinklage, star of Game of Thrones has today joined with Cruelty Free International, the leading global organization working to end animal testing for cosmetics and consumer products, in welcoming the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act. The Humane Cosmetics Act, introduced by U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R -AZ), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA), would end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and would further phase out the sale of animal tested cosmetics in three years. Peter Dinklage, well known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones states: "Testing cosmetics on animals is a cruel, outdated, and unnecessary practice. I am proud to join Cruelty Free International in supporting the Humane Cosmetics Act to end cosmetics testing on animals in the United States." Peter Dinklage joined Cruelty Free International as its US Ambassador in April 2012 and has since helped to raise awareness of the continued cruel use of animals to test everyday beauty products and toiletries from soap to toothpaste. Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew commented, "We congratulate U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R -AZ), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA), for introducing this landmark bill. We are delighted to have the support of Peter Dinklage and we now urge everyone to call on their Representatives to get behind the Humane Cosmetics Act so that the United States can join the global trend in moving away from the cruel use of animals to test cosmetics. The European Union ban on the testing and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics and ingredients came into effect in 2013. As well as Europe, Israel and India now have bans in place while New Zealand, Brazil, South Korea, and Vietnam are also making strides toward ending cosmetics testing on animals and China has lifted the animal testing requirement for certain cos at Golden Globe - - Friday 1st February 2013

The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]


Kit Harington Lena Headey Jonathan Pryce Emilia Clarke Iain Glen Peter Dinklage

With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:

Kit Harrington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dustKit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust

Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes. 

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'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...


Kit Harington Chris Martin Liam Neeson Peter Dinklage Emilia Clarke Nikolaj Coster-Waldau John Bradley Alfie Allen Iwan Rheon Mark Addy Thomas Sangster Rose Leslie Diana Rigg

For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.

Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the oddsPeter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds

The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.

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Pixels - Extended Trailer


Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with possible life forces on other planets. But when neighbouring aliens discover a feed of classic arcade games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders, they interpret it is a threat of war. Fearing for the safety of their planet, they send pixelated monsters in the shape of beloved video game characters to Earth to destroy mankind, and the only people who can stop it are record-breaking gamers Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant. Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten is also on the team, providing a set of creative weapons to defeat the characters. But can this group of gaming experts really stop Pac Man eating up the city?

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Valar Morghulis - But Who Do We Think Will Die In This Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'? [Speculative Spoilers]


Kit Harington Alexander Siddig Alfie Allen Gwendoline Christie Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Peter Dinklage Emilia Clarke Lena Headey Sophie Turner Maisie Williams Jerome Flynn George R. R. Martin Rory McCann

Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.

Kit Harrigton in 'Game of Thrones'Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'

Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.

Continue reading: Valar Morghulis - But Who Do We Think Will Die In This Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'? [Speculative Spoilers]

Come on, "Game of Thrones" fans! Hang in There (and Don't Pirate)


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Game of Thrones fans, your mission is a tough one today. After episodes of the highly anticipated Series 5 were leaked online, Thrones diehards were faced with a near impossible mission: resist watching ahead of the season premiere this Sunday. 

The leak, as per usual, seems to have been an inside job. According to Mashable, the leaked versions, which have since been made available via several Torrenting sites, appear to have been copied from DVDs given to members of the press in advance of their broadcast on HBO.

Game of Thrones Will you watch the leaked episodes?

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Pixels Trailer


In 1982, Earth created a time capsule of popular culture from the era, and sent it into space in order to establish contact with extra-terrestrial life. Somehow, an ancient race of alien lifeforms that have never had any other contact with mankind did not understand the meaning of the 'message'. They especially take offence to the inclusion of 'Pac Man' and 'Donkey Kong', and assemble an army of pixelated, murderous 1980s video game characters and send them back to Earth to destroy the humans. With the world on the brink of destruction by a giant 'Pac Man', mankind has just one hope: a hodgepodge collection of retro gamers, using their old techniques to defeat the greatest video game boss of all time.

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A Month in the Country Opening Party Arrivals

Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage - Shots from the after party for the opening night of 'A Month In the Country' which was held at the CSC Theatre in New York, New York, United States - Friday 30th January 2015

Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage
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Introducing, The Latest Stars of 'X-Men: Apocalypse'


Sophie Turner Peter Dinklage Tye Sheridan

Bryan Singer has announced the actors who will play younger versions of the three most famous mutant superheroes in X-Men: Apocalypse. The director revealed the news on Twitter - and there was a nice surprise for fans of HBO's all-conquering Game of Thrones.

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner is joining the X-Men world and will play Jean Grey in Apocalypse.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, will take over the role of Jean Grey - originally played by Famke Janssen. Turner's Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage played the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Things We Want reading Arrivals

Peter Dinklage - The New Group benefit reading of "Things We Want" held at the Signature Theatre - Arrivals. at Signature Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Monday 5th January 2015

Scott Elliott, Zoe Kazan, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Peter Dinklage and Adam Bernstein
Zoe Kazan, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano, Jonathan Marc Sherman and Peter Dinklage
Zoe Kazan, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano, Jonathan Marc Sherman and Peter Dinklage
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Jennifer Lawrence & Peter Dinklage As Cakes? Check Out These Award-Winning Creations From A British Baker


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Have you ever wondered what Jennifer Lawrence or Peter Dinklage would look like as cakes? Well now you don't have to as a British woman has created life-sized, and scarily realistic, cakes in their likeness.

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Sticks and Bones Opening Night Party - Arrivals

Peter Dinklage - Opening night after party for The New Group production Sticks and Bones, held at the Out NYC hotel - Arrivals. at Out NYC hotel, - New York, New York, United States - Friday 7th November 2014

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Peter Dinklage Cast as Bounty Hunter in Awesome Sounding 'The Thicket'


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Peter Dinklage, the American actor best known for starring as Tyrion Glennister in HBO's Game of Thrones, has signed on to play a crafty bounty hunter in the period crime drama The Thicket.

Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage is set to star in 'The Thicket', which sounds pretty awesome

Dinklage will play Shorty, a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave and street-smart prostitute who's enlisted to find a woman who has been kidnapped in East Texas by a violent killer at the turn of the 20th century. He and fellow hunters venture into the deadly no-man's land known as the Big Thicket, a play where "blood and chaos reign". 

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Peter Dinklage - The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
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Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama


Bryan Cranston Aaron Paul Julianna Margulies Robin Wright Claire Danes Lizzy Caplan Kerry Washington Woody Harrelson Matthew Mcconaughey Anna Gunn Kevin Spacey Maggie Smith Joanne Froggatt Christina Hendricks Jon Voight Peter Dinklage Mandy Patinkin Allison Janney Diana Rigg Kate Mara Joe Morton Beau Bridges Robert Morse Dylan Baker Paul Giamatti

The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results were ultimately highly predictable. 

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad dominated the drama awards at the Primetime Emmys.

Read More: Forget Malcolm In The Middle, Three Serious Breaking Bad Ending Theories.

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