Peter Dinklage has become an international superstar thanks to his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones.” In our review of the first season, Will Harris described Tyrion as a character “who is perpetually underestimated because he’s a dwarf, even though the fact of the matter is that he’s smarter than just about anyone else around.” Beyond smarts, however, Tyrion has a hedonistic side that makes him one of the most entertaining characters on television. There’s no shortage of scenes having Tyrion indulge in his love of drink and beautiful women, and he delivers a stream of hilarious lines through each season. In a show known for killing off popular characters, we’re thrilled that Tyrion has made it this far.
In Peter’s brief role as Miles Finch in “Elf” he and Will Ferrell teamed up to deliver one of the funniest scenes in this Christmas classic:
Peter appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live after winning his third Emmy for playing Tyrion. He discusses the blessing and curse of becoming so famous, and how some fans can get a little creepy when meeting him.
Peter doesn’t seem to particularly enjoy press interviews, though he seems to be comfortable here on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.