20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Peter Dinklage

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Most of us only met Peter Dinklage a few years ago, when he landed (and crushed) the role of Tyrion Lannister on the HBO hit Game of Thrones. From his raw, honest portrayal of a beloved character to his impassioned speeches at awards shows, it’s been impossible not to fall in love with him.

Still, I’m betting there’s plenty of things you don’t know about him. At least, until now.

Read on!

#20. Dinklage’s form of dwarfism, achondroplasia, only affects the long bones in the arms and legs.

#19. He’s classically trained – Peter graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama. The school invited him back in 2012 to give a commencement speech to the graduating class, which he slayed.

#18. He doesn’t worry too much about whether people are politically correct.

“I hate all that ‘little person’ shit. Call me a midget, but just be real. I am all for correct terms, but please don’t tiptoe around feelings. Don’t be too careful, because that shuts you off from people.”

#17. Peter loves animals – he’s a vegetarian.


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#16. He really loves animals, and is avidly outspoken against animal testing.

#15. He’s thinking of making the celeb move of creating his own fragrance.

“You know how Jessica Simpson and Beyoncé have signature perfumes and make a mint? I’m thinking this cologne could be the ticket to fortune.”

#14. Despite having legions of screaming fans worldwide, Dinklage isn’t convinced of his sex appeal.

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“They’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s so sexy’, but women still go for the guys who are 6’2”.

#13. Peter and Steve Buscemi met in 1995, and have been BFFs ever since.

#12. He has a real scar that runs from his neck to his eyebrow, which he got during his days playing with his punk band Whizzy. (You can’t make that up).