Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Highest Rated: 94% The Station Agent (2003)

Lowest Rated: 4% A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1969

Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, USA

American actor Peter Dinklage overcame every obstacle to start one of the most unique careers in Hollywood history. A native of Morristown, New Jersey, he was born with the genetic disorder achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism. He studied drama in college but had trouble finding work during his early career in New York. His first break came in "Living in Oblivion" (1995) playing an obnoxious actor opposite Steve Buscemi. His career continued in fits and starts, although another turn with Buscemi in "13 Moons" (2002) kept him on the industry's radar. Dinklage was finally given the chance to show what he could do with a starring role in Tom McCarthy's "The Station Agent" (2003). Playing an introverted character being drawn out by Bobby Cannavale's outgoing hot dog vendor. The actor earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the role. While mixing in stage roles, he soon filmed a cameo that would exponentially increase his profile. Playing Miles Finch, the children's author who battles Will Ferrell in "Elf" (2003), he found himself part of a soon-to-be holiday staple. Work started coming steadier, including a starring role in the short-lived sci-fi TV show "Threshold" (CBS, 2005-06). He appeared in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty" (2006), and had a recurring role on the drama "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-10). He also appeared in a pair of big budget family films, playing the villain in "Underdog" (2007) and appearing as Trumpkin in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (2008). His true star turn would come when he was tapped to play Tyrion Lannister in the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels. The resulting "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-19) became a cultural phenomenon that catapulted Dinklage to a new level of fame. The role earned the actor three Emmys and a Golden Globe. Between seasons of the hit show, he worked regularly in films. He co-starred in the Adam Sandler comedy "Pixels" (2015) and the Robin Williams drama "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" (2014). He also stepped into the popular superhero genre with supporting roles in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014) and the blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018). Dinklage joined Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017). The actor also produced and starred in a biography of "Fantasy Island" (ABC,1977-83) star Herve Villechaize in the TV film "My Dinner with Herve" (HBO, 2018).

Highest rated movies

The Station Agent
Lassie
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri X-Men: Days of Future Past
Living in Oblivion
Cyrano Avengers: Infinity War Elf

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Casca Highbottom (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Dreamer Unknown (Character),
Producer
- 2022
85% 86% Cyrano Cyrano (Character) $3.9M 2021
79% 34% I Care a Lot Roman Lunyov (Character) - 2020
77% 94% The Croods: A New Age Phil Betterman (Voice) $58.5M 2020
74% 43% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self - 2019
73% 84% The Angry Birds Movie 2 Mighty Eagle (Voice) $41.7M 2019
83% 80% My Dinner With Hervé Hervé Villechaize (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
63% 39% I Think We're Alone Now Del (Character),
Producer
- 2018
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Eitri (Character) $678.8M 2018
43% 62% Three Christs Joseph (Character) $37.3K 2017
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri James (Character) $54.1M 2017
25% 42% Rememory Sam Bloom (Character) - 2017
43% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Mighty Eagle (Voice) $107.5M 2016
22% 38% The Boss Renault (Character) $63.0M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Ride Marc (Character) - 2015
18% 46% Pixels Eddie Plant (Character) $78.7M 2015
50% 49% Low Down Alain (Character) $44.5K 2014
9% 30% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Aaron Altmann (Character) - 2014
90% 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past Dr. Bolivar Trask (Character) $233.9M 2014
63% 37% Knights of Badassdom Hung (Character) $86.8K 2014
47% 26% A Case of You Gerard (Character) - 2013
37% 62% Ice Age: Continental Drift Captain Gutt (Voice) - 2012
4% 52% A Little Bit of Heaven Vinnie (Character) $10.0K 2011
No Score Yet 34% Pete Smalls Is Dead K.C. (Character) - 2010
43% 45% Death at a Funeral Frank (Character) $42.7M 2010
54% 46% I Love You Too Charlie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 34% The Last Rites of Ransom Pride The Dwarf (Character) - 2009
25% 27% Saint John of Las Vegas Mr. Townsend (Character) $100.7K 2009
66% 73% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Trumpkin (Character) $141.6M 2008
62% 79% Death at a Funeral Peter (Character) - 2007
15% 42% Underdog Simon Barsinister (Character) $43.8M 2007
No Score Yet 40% Little Fugitive Sam Norton (Character) - 2006
53% 73% Penelope Lemon (Character) $10.0M 2006
62% 63% Find Me Guilty Ben Klandis (Character) $1.2M 2006
No Score Yet 60% The Limbo Room Dusty Spitz (Character) - 2006
93% 64% Lassie Rowlie (Character) $651.4K 2005
32% 75% The Baxter Benson Hedges (Character) $181.9K 2005
No Score Yet 43% Nobody Wants Your Film Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Artists Unknown (Character) - 2005
14% 25% Surviving Eden Sterno (Character) - 2004
20% 22% Tiptoes Maurice (Character) - 2003
85% 79% Elf Miles Finch (Character) $177.1M 2003
94% 89% The Station Agent Finbar McBride (Character) $5.7M 2003
18% 29% Just a Kiss Dink (Character) $63.8K 2002
No Score Yet 45% 13 Moons Binky (Character) - 2002
48% 61% Human Nature Frank (Character) $695.9K 2001
86% 87% Living in Oblivion Tito (Character) $48.0K 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2021
100% 76% How to Become a Tyrant Narrator 2021
89% 85% Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister (Character) 2011-2017 2019
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2013 2016-2017
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003 2013-2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
78% 93% 30 Rock Stewart (Guest Star) 2009
44% No Score Yet Threshold Arthur Ramsey (Character) 2005-2006
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Marlowe Sawyer (Guest Star) 2006
65% 82% Entourage Himself (Guest Star) 2005
73% No Score Yet life as we know it Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004