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Peter Dinklage

With his supporting role in Tom Decillo's Living In Oblivion, actor Peter Dinklage - as dwarf actor 'Tito' -- delivered an open rant to an entire generation of would-be filmmakers, refusing to be used as a gag or a prop -- while honoring his craft with an unforgettable fierceness and dignity. Dinklage later went on to redefine the concept of a leading man with his starring role in the 2003 Sundance Audience Award winner The Station Agent.

For his work in The Station Agent, Dinklage was recognized with a Best Actor nomination in the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, as well as being named one of the top 5 Breakout Stars of the year by Entertainment Weekly. Also in 2003, Dinklage received critical raves for his appearance in the Will Ferrell box office hit Elf, where he played scene-stealing children's author Miles Finch.

Recently, Dinklage starred in Sidney Lumet's Find Me Guilty starring opposite Vin Diesel, Lassie opposite Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton and Kelly Macdonald, Michael Showalter's The Baxter and Penelope starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Reese Witherspoon. On television, he has been seen in the CBS sci-fi series Threshold and in a recurring role on the popular Nip/Tuck.

Dinklage plays Simon Barsinister in Disney's forthcoming live-action version of Underdog and has joined the cast of 3/5 a Man, about Nat Turner and the 1831 Slave Rebellion. He is set to star in a number of upcoming features, including Mendel's Dwarf for Barbara Streisand's Barwood and the Affair of the Sorcerers franchise.

Other feature credits include Michel Gondry's Human Nature written by Charlie Kaufman; John Hamburg's Safe Men; Eric Shaeffer's Never Again; Alexandre Rockwells' 13 Moons and Greg Pritikin's Surviving Eden.

Dinklage is a graduate of the drama program at Bennington College in Vermont. He has appeared Off-Broadway in such plays as Marc Spitz's I Wanna Be Adored, Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Evolution. In 2005, Dinklage was nominated for a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his portrayal of Richard III at New York's Public Theater and he starred in the Charlie Kaufman New Ear radio play Hope Leaves the Theater opposite Meryl Streep and Hope Davis.


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Peter Dinklage Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 11, 1969 (48)
SignGemini
BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, USA
Height4' 5" (1m35)  How tall is Peter Dinklage compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Pixels
The Boss
Penelope
The Angry Birds Movie
Underdog
Elf
Game of Thrones
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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