He’s made his name playing Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, a role that has netted him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, but actor Peter Dinklage is still not well known to many people. The 50-year-old actor who identifies himself as a “dwarf” is extremely private and rarely gives interviews. And besides Game of Thrones, his best-known role is probably that of irritable children’s book author Miles Finch in the enduring Christmas movie Elf opposite comedian Will Ferrell. But with the popularity of Game of Thrones, it seems that we are destined to see more of Peter Dinklage on both the small and big screens.
In celebration of Peter Dinklage’s 50th birthday, here are 10 lesser known facts about the talented actor.