''I hate that word – ‘lucky’. It cheapens a lot of hard work"- Peter Dinklage
“Call me Elf….one more time.” Generally, a small, elusive figure in human form with pointed ears, magical powers, and a capricious nature commonly interpreted in folk tales are known as elves, according to the well-renowned dictionary. The roles of playing as ‘Elf or leprechauns’ were refused by the winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series with a record-breaking number of 4, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and numerous awards, Peter Hayden Dinklage whose portrayal in drama series and block-bluster films are bizarre and heart-throbbing. The denial of such roles, accountable for today’s Peter Dinklage, was not upset about his small height but he believed the height of passion and dedication.
A person with the genetic condition of Achondroplasia, affecting bone growth at an early stage, Dinklage had this sort of dwarfism even torturing him with the aggression and often locking himself behind the four walls. “As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that it’s not your problem. It’s theirs.” The statement of Dinklage to MSNBC, depicting the intrepidity and gutsiness of him, is appealing and beguiling.
Born in 1969 and grew up in New Jersey, he went to New York City to work in theatre. Dinklage appeared in numerous productions as a student at Bennington College. ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ was the first theatrical success of Peter Dinklage. His appearance in comedy movies was also very heart-throbbing however, ‘The Station Agent’ gave him away to pave towards his blockbuster successes. Among all his hits, portraying the role of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones as a ‘good bad guy’, bestowed him a prominent success with a record of four times winner for a supporting role. His roles in Avengers, X-men and many hits made him a proficient artist in the television industry and the audiences are always eager for his upcoming projects.
Intense passion, complete dedication of Dinklage triumphed over the aggression, anger towards one’s body structure and distance from the normal society. He has proven that being born different is fine but one has to sustain his/her discrepancy longing towards reaching the specified goals.