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(Planet Ivy)   The rise of Peter Dinklage. He's more than just a short man. More like a tripod, really   (planetivy.net) divider line 105
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2013-09-06 08:34:35 PM
Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great
 
2013-09-06 08:36:03 PM
Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.
 
2013-09-06 08:40:14 PM
Please watch The Station Agent. One of the best underrated movies out there and Dinklage was excellent, along with the rest of the cast (Paul Benjamin, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind). The scene Dinklage had in the bar when he had a breakdown was sad to watch.
 
2013-09-06 08:53:21 PM
FTFA: "Dinklage is actually playing a joke-free, flamboyant, make up-free part."

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No makeup in GoT? So they gave him that gigantic hideous facial scar for real, then burned it shut to scar over? Dinklage is the biggest badass of all time!
 
2013-09-06 09:09:57 PM
I thought he was awesome in Threshold, which I totally watched for him and not Carla Gugino.
 
2013-09-06 09:21:25 PM
He's packin' an ounce of killer shrooms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQ9Vp4fV4I
 
2013-09-06 09:26:41 PM
He was great in the film 'In Bruges', it's like he was really another person, so good was his acting.
 
2013-09-06 09:27:51 PM
Having read all of the books so far, Tyrion is my second favorite character, next to Arya.
 
2013-09-06 09:30:42 PM
"Tripod"? How long is his third leg?
 
2013-09-06 09:34:06 PM

Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


In the producers' commentary for the first episode, they mentioned that when they started casting, they had two people in mind for prominent roles in the series that would be perfect. Dinklage as Tyrion and Sean Bean as Ned Stark, and if they could get even just one, they'd be really happy. And then they lucked out and got both.
 
2013-09-06 09:38:50 PM

Dr.Zom: Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.


There's a lot of great acting on the show. The actor playing Tywin is amazing, as are the people playing Roose Bolton, Jorah Mormont, and Dany Targareyen.
 
2013-09-06 09:40:12 PM
Seems like an ok guy. Hopefully he doesn't get caught being involved with the dwarf mafia
 
2013-09-06 09:44:01 PM
Ask Verne Troyer...Britney SPears is into tripods.
 
2013-09-06 09:46:23 PM

Shadowtag: I thought he was awesome in Threshold, which I totally watched for him and not Carla Gugino.


The way CBS handled that show pissed me off to no end.  Originally it was on I think Fridays, something like that, and was pulling in respectable but not amazing viewing numbers.  Close to Home was new that season as well and was pulling in much the same numbers, but on Tuesdays.  CBS for some bizarre reason decides that they can get better numbers for both shows if they swap nights.  What happens?  Close to Home pulls the EXACT SAME NUMBERS on Fridayss, and Threshold's numbers drop like a rock because, surprise, a bunch of Threshold's viewers weren't aware of the move, and as for new viewers a serialized Sci-Fi drama isn't something you can just jump into the middle of.

The worst part is that Close to Home kept going for three sensationalist "yay tough on crime" bullshiat morals seasons.  Instead of watching episodes of "Peter Dinklage farks everything that moves and oh yeah we forgot about the aliens" we got three seasons of "your 16-year-old son saw his drug dealer commit a murder and didn't report it for fear for his life, but since he's a no-good pot addict he's lucky he's only getting 10 years in a maximum security prison."  Yes, that last example was a real part of one episode.  It wasn't even a big part either, it was just casually mentioned like "well we got the kid to give testimony so he's only off to prison for ten years, now let's find out who hired that drug dealer."  God, fark that show so hard.
 
2013-09-06 09:49:34 PM
He is the hottest dwarf I've ever seen and a great actor to boot.

/DwILF indeed
 
2013-09-06 09:55:06 PM

Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great



You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.
 
2013-09-06 09:57:23 PM

pnuttzz: He's packin' an ounce of killer shrooms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQ9Vp4fV4I


When in the hell is that movie coming out? Someone take my money!
 
2013-09-06 10:03:03 PM

halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.


Don't be a dick. The vast majority of the characters aren't quite how they're written, doesn't make the series bad. It's a very well done show, and as long as you have the mental capacity to separate the show from the books there's no reason to ignore one or the other. Hell it's actually kind of fun watching everything a second time around and doing the nitpicking then.
 
2013-09-06 10:10:02 PM
Authentic Brits:  how is his Tyrion accent ??
 
2013-09-06 10:14:44 PM

halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.


They "Prettied Up" a few characters for the show. Brienne and Arya for starters. It's harder to sell a premium cable show full of hideous looking people.
 
2013-09-06 10:16:56 PM
I was going to come in here and post something along the lines of 'in before some book-reader points out that Tyrion is supposed to be ugly', but it appears I am late.

I'll concede that Peter Dinklage lacks a certain physical resemblance to Tyrion as written in the books, but I honestly feel like that's the absolute least important part of the character. He's not an outcast because he's ugly. Every single other aspect of the character, well, it's like it was written from the outset for Dinklage.
 
2013-09-06 10:20:44 PM

BATMANATEE: halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.

They "Prettied Up" a few characters for the show. Brienne and Arya for starters. It's harder to sell a premium cable show full of hideous looking people.


They didn't pretty up Brienne all that much. They didn't give her the broken nose look and busted up teeth and fat lips and all but she wasn't all that pretty in the show.

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2013-09-06 10:21:55 PM

SilentStrider: Dr.Zom: Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.

There's a lot of great acting on the show. The actor playing Tywin is amazing, as are the people playing Roose Bolton, Jorah Mormont, and Dany Targareyen.


There's not many weak links on the cast, but I'm seriously sad that Charles Dance will be gone after next season.
 
2013-09-06 10:31:42 PM

halB: Read the books.  Screw the series.


Took a while for "the books are sooo much better" hipster to arrive, but he always does.
 
2013-09-06 10:32:00 PM

halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.


As someone who read the books long before the series came along and still enjoys the series, I think he's perfect as Tyrion. Yes, he's prettier than Tyrion, but no matter how good looking Tyrion might be, in his world he is considered a monster. I don't think his appearance takes away from that at all.
 
2013-09-06 10:34:04 PM

Dr.Zom: Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.


Well, apart from the shiate accent...
 
2013-09-06 10:43:11 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: They didn't pretty up Brienne all that much. They didn't give her the broken nose look and busted up teeth and fat lips and all but she wasn't all that pretty in the show.

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Given that the actress is an honest-to-god supermodel, they did a pretty good job of making her look relatively homely.  Relatively, anyway.  Still not the kind of woman you'd be horrified to wake up in bed next to, but we viewers get the idea all the same.
 
2013-09-06 10:50:13 PM

costermonger: SilentStrider: Dr.Zom: Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.

There's a lot of great acting on the show. The actor playing Tywin is amazing, as are the people playing Roose Bolton, Jorah Mormont, and Dany Targareyen.

There's not many weak links on the cast, but I'm seriously sad that Charles Dance will be gone after next season.


Dance skinning the deer while discussing politics with Jaime is one of my favorite scenes in the show.
 
2013-09-06 10:55:21 PM

ukexpat: Dr.Zom: Dinklage is awesome. Watching him on GoT is the best acting class you could ask for.

Well, apart from the shiate accent...


I'm unfamiliar with traditional Westeros accents so I'm not sure how accurate it is.
 
2013-09-06 11:02:54 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: BATMANATEE: halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.

They "Prettied Up" a few characters for the show. Brienne and Arya for starters. It's harder to sell a premium cable show full of hideous looking people.

They didn't pretty up Brienne all that much. They didn't give her the broken nose look and busted up teeth and fat lips and all but she wasn't all that pretty in the show.

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She is nowhere near as ugly as portrayed in the books either. Hot actress made to look average isn't the same as horribly disfigured.
 
2013-09-06 11:08:14 PM
Warwick Davis is also a great actor.  I loved his role as the Emperor in Doctor Who.
 
2013-09-06 11:12:49 PM

BATMANATEE: Dingleberry Dickwad: BATMANATEE: halB: Tarl3k: Never has there been a better match of an acting role and an actor than Peter Dinklage and Tyrion...I mean, come on, how many LP actors are out there, and who is actually writing roles for them?  Then GoT comes along with a justifiably LP character and a fantastic actor to fill that role...just great


You know how I know you never read the books?

Dinklage is, no homo, an attractive man.

Tyrion is an exceptionally scary deformed looking man with mismatched eyes who then becomes even UGLIER (as he becomes more likable) during the siege of the castle when he takes an axe upside the head.

Dinklage may be a good actor, but he does NOT fit the image of Tyrion that book readers had.  Tyrion's hideousness creates a certain sort of irony.  To the audience, we know that he's a good soul pushed too far when he kills his father.  To the people within the story, he's a wretched disfigured and cursed imp who does what he was always figured to do.

Read the books.  Screw the series.

They "Prettied Up" a few characters for the show. Brienne and Arya for starters. It's harder to sell a premium cable show full of hideous looking people.

They didn't pretty up Brienne all that much. They didn't give her the broken nose look and busted up teeth and fat lips and all but she wasn't all that pretty in the show.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 321x157]

She is nowhere near as ugly as portrayed in the books either. Hot actress made to look average isn't the same as horribly disfigured.


I wasn't aware that broken nose, fat lips, crooked teeth, flat chested, tall, and freckled counted as horribly disfigured. Tyrion as written in the books could be considered disfigured. Sandor Clegane could be considered disfigured. Theon Greyjoy could be considered disfigured (as it's been written at least, show hasn't gotten quite as far) or at least maimed after Ramsay is totally finished with him. Brienne was just ugly.
 
2013-09-06 11:26:58 PM
If Peter Dinklage was of normal height he'd still be a terrific actor and have a decent career. Maybe even better than most. His height is an eye catcher but he can actually act a role and not be a born "special effect" as many diminutive actors are cast as.

He could essentially be put into any role where physical size isn't required and he'd do it well. I understand he used to do Shakespearean plays at the start of his career.
 
2013-09-06 11:34:15 PM
Whoa!
https://www.google.com/search?q=gwendoline+christie&client=safari&hl= e n&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=YZ4qUtrTOveq4APPmoDQDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA& biw=568&bih=268
 
2013-09-06 11:41:30 PM
Nothing to do with TFA, but I wish that Warwick Davis show would have had more episodes. Maybe that's just the Gervais way.
 
2013-09-06 11:47:00 PM
I like when he, Shea and his sell sword are sitting around and he's "acting" drunk saying,

Look at the,fffun we're having, we're having fffun.

I say that to my wife all the time.

Bronn couldn't think of his name
 
2013-09-06 11:54:07 PM

skinink: Please watch The Station Agent. One of the best underrated movies out there and Dinklage was excellent, along with the rest of the cast (Paul Benjamin, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind). The scene Dinklage had in the bar when he had a breakdown was sad to watch.


I loved that movie.
 
2013-09-07 12:25:41 AM

SundaesChild: skinink: Please watch The Station Agent. One of the best underrated movies out there and Dinklage was excellent, along with the rest of the cast (Paul Benjamin, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind). The scene Dinklage had in the bar when he had a breakdown was sad to watch.

I loved that movie.


The great thing about that movie (if I remember correctly) is that it wasn't written for a dwarf at all.  Dinklage just got the part, and they rolled with it.
 
2013-09-07 12:32:43 AM
Warwick Davis  ain't gonna be happy.

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
 
2013-09-07 12:41:29 AM
I liked "The Station Agent," but if you want a surprisingly good movie with Dinklage in it rent "Find Me Guilty."  Not only is Dinklage great, but Vin Diesel is freaking awesome and the movie's directed by Sidney Lumet.
 
2013-09-07 12:42:02 AM
I like the man's style...

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2013-09-07 12:46:26 AM

halB: Read the books. Screw the series.


Screw the books. They're horribly written, boring as shiat. A great plot line couched in thousands of pages of dreck. Martin came up with some great ideas, but he's a horrible, horrible, horrible writer.
 
2013-09-07 12:52:11 AM

Hebalo: halB: Read the books. Screw the series.

Screw the books. They're horribly written, boring as shiat. A great plot line couched in thousands of pages of dreck. Martin came up with some great ideas, but he's a horrible, horrible, horrible writer.


What, in your opinion, is a good, well-written fantasy series?
 
2013-09-07 01:04:57 AM

PizzaJedi81: What, in your opinion, is a good, well-written fantasy series?


My resume.
 
2013-09-07 01:18:15 AM
 
2013-09-07 01:24:16 AM

costermonger: I was going to come in here and post something along the lines of 'in before some book-reader points out that Tyrion is supposed to be ugly', but it appears I am late.

I'll concede that Peter Dinklage lacks a certain physical resemblance to Tyrion as written in the books, but I honestly feel like that's the absolute least important part of the character. He's not an outcast because he's ugly. Every single other aspect of the character, well, it's like it was written from the outset for Dinklage.


I was pretty happy when they cast him in that role. I'd discovered him a while ago with the Station Agent and Tiptoes and just fell in love with him. He's one of those actors that I'm really glad is going mainstream. He deserves to be in more stuff.

And I'm especially glad that they didn't decide to ugly him up. Shallow maybe, but I like my good looking Peter Dinklage.
 
2013-09-07 01:43:33 AM
I used to work with him back when he was doing data entry at a company that published licensing and certification exams.  I guess you could say I knew him before he was big.  I mean, undiscovered.
 
2013-09-07 01:50:37 AM

educated: Whoa!
https://www.google.com/search?q=gwendoline+christie&client=safari&hl= e n&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=YZ4qUtrTOveq4APPmoDQDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA& biw=568&bih=268


6'3" and worth the climb.
 
2013-09-07 01:57:49 AM

Snapper Carr: educated: Whoa!
https://www.google.com/search?q=gwendoline+christie&client=safari&hl= e n&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=YZ4qUtrTOveq4APPmoDQDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA& biw=568&bih=268

6'3" and worth the climb.


For a minute I thought you were talking about this woman,(NSFW) whose book is titled "6'1" and Worth the Climb".
 
2013-09-07 02:01:28 AM
I love indie movies and enjoyed "The Station Agent" when it came out. I will admit that Dinklage's handsome face was definitely a factor in my enjoying the movie, but the movie really was excellent. All three main actors, the filmmaking, the story about three fragile outsiders finding each other really made it a stand out movie.

I could not help but feel sad that the usual way things go, this very talented dwarf actor would really struggle and probably disappear.

Boy, howdy, was I delighted to be wrong and to see how well he's done with his career.

Yeah, I read the books. I think Dinklage took a somewhat amoral and damaged character and made him truly fascinating.
 
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