About Peter Dinklage:
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor and self-identified dwarf. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and has voiced a character in a video game.
I just don't like boring myself. That's one of the main reasons I did 'Ice Age' - because I'd never done something like this before.
'Game of Thrones' is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO.
'Lassie' was amazing. I didn't have any scenes with humans. There's a couple little bits, here or there, but mainly just me and my horse and a couple of dogs in the Isle of Man.
It's amazing what they can do with animation nowadays. It's really beautiful. The 3D stuff is out of hand.
I should call people back more readily. I'm not the best friend sometimes in terms of that. I do follow that white balloon and get distracted a lot.
Sometimes, when the material is really good, you put expectations on yourself to make it the best possible show. You're not just serving up the regular hash and doing your job and going home.
I think with a lot of filmmakers, their first film is their best film because they had to think on their feet and solve problems with ingenuity.
I feel as much of a stud as... I can't come up with a metaphor. That's how lacking in studliness I am.
I like animals, all animals. I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to hurt them for me. That's why I'm a vegetarian.
Dwarves are still the butt of jokes. It's one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice.
I was fortunate enough to have an upbringing that made me more accepting of who I am.
So I won't say I'm lucky. I'm fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.
I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun.
Bad guys are complicated characters. It's always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don't have a heroic code you have to live by.
I think if actors are successful at one thing, they paint themselves into a corner sometimes, and what's the fun in that?
Maybe everyone is a little too reassuring that things are going to be OK to college graduates. It gives them a false sort of security.
I never lived in an abandoned railroad station.
Being on television, playing the same character for many years, for me, I think that would get a little tedious.
George Martin is an incredible writer.
I think actors get too comfortable. I like being uncomfortable as an actor because it keeps you alive. I don't know, I think it's important.