Game of Thrones fans came out in force today to celebrate their very own Tyrion Lannister, aka Peter Dinklage on his 52nd birthday. While he was already a well-established actor, it was his role as a relentless Tyrion that caught him the attention of many new fans and gave his career incredible impetus. Since his stint on Thrones, he doesn’t seem to have stopped to catch his breath, even playing the role of a fairly tall “dwarf” in Avengers: Infinity War, one who ultimately played a big part in the proceedings, in building Stormbreaker. for Thor.
Dinklage was born in New Jersey in 1969 and studied acting at Bennington College before starting to work in a guitar shop and appear in a number of amateur dramatic productions. He made his film debut in Living in Oblivion in 1995, an independent dark comedy also starring Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener. His big break didn’t come until 2003, when he got the lead role of Finbar McBride in The Station Agent. Dinklage played a calm, single man with dwarfism who finds solitude in a deserted train station in a small town in New Jersey.
From now on, with each subsequent birthday, Dinklage’s career just seemed to get better and better. He appeared in Elf with Will Ferrell, Lassie’s 2005 reboot, Death at A Funeral in 2007, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in 2008, made his first foray into the world of Marvel Comics with X-Men Days of Future Past, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2017. He made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut the following year as Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and the same year played the title role of ‘a new musical adaptation by Cyrano de Bergerac.
However, no matter how successful his film career was, he was portrayed as Tyrion Lannister in Game of thrones in 2011 it really had an astronomical effect on its popularity. He was the first actor to be cast in the series, two years before the series first aired, which showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss said was still their plan due to the ‘core humanity of the actor, covered with a shell of sardonic wit, is pretty much in keeping with the character. ” However, it was not taken for granted that he would accept the role, having been choosy about staring in genre series and saying that as a dwarf he would not “play fantasy elves or goblins” . Not being familiar with George RR Martin’s books, it only took a half-meeting with Benioff and Weiss for him to sign.
Dinklage won four Emmy Awards for his role as Tyrion, as well as a Golden Globe, and from season two he has been headlining the series. He currently has many projects in the works, including the film version of Cyrano, the Toxic Avenger reboot, a voiceover in Hitpig and the recently announced The Wild Bunch and The Dwarf. As his fans celebrated his birthday today, they’ll be happy to know we’ll see a lot more of him in the future. Check out some of the birthday messages from fans and colleagues on Twitter below.
Happy Birthday to Peter Dinklage! pic.twitter.com/Ch3y4H67Xm
– Emilia Clarke ™ (@EmiliaClarkeTM) June 11, 2021
One of the most iconic characters in the history of television.
Happy birthday to Peter Dinklage pic.twitter.com/0CM8PGc7jn
– Ethan Hunt🇦🇷 (@JonSnowLegacy) June 11, 2021
Happy birthday to Peter Dinklage, former frontman of punk-rap-funk, Whizzy. pic.twitter.com/7fKGNpg0Op
– Alden Diaz 🎙 (@AD_Strider) June 11, 2021
Hell yeah I wish Peter Dinklage a happy birthday because he reigns! I’ve been a fan since Living In Oblivion.
– gordon leadfoot (@leadfootgordon) June 12, 2021
It’s Peter Dinklage’s birthday! 🍷 From “Game of Thrones” to “I Care A Lot”, which of her roles is your favorite? https://t.co/usLmoO9bYOpic.twitter.com/lr17qTu50u
– IMDb (@IMDb) June 11, 2021
Today is Peter Dinklage’s birthday so I would like to take a moment to appreciate how good-looking and talented he is 😍 pic.twitter.com/Aq1BbSKFoN
– The Most Cheeky Semite (@LittleMissLizz) June 11, 2021