If they actually go through with the George R.R. Martin *Song of Ice and Fire * adaptation, and cast Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister… well, you could hit me with a bus then and there, because I’d know I’d die happy.
Oh, my god. I just started reading A Game of Thrones, and that would be absolutely perfect casting. And not just because Dinklage is a little person. Believe me, if you’ve read Martin, you’d know that just throwing Billy Barty (when he was alive) or Warwick Davis or David Rappaport (see parenthetical note for Billy Barty) in the role wouldn’t work. Okay, maybe David Rappaport. But the CHARACTER would be perfect for Dinklage.
I thought he was fantastic in Death at a Funeral. He is such a fantastic performer and he is a very attractive guy when all is said and done. I think he is kind of hot but I don’t know how easily I could get past the fact that he is a little person.
I’ve said it before and I’ll chime in again! I adore him and found that after about 5 minutes of *Station Agent * I didn’t notice anything about his height, it was all his presence. Agree that he is yummy in Nip/Tuck as well.
Peter Dinklage has been cast (or at least “attached”) to star in a movie adaptation of one of George Chesbro’s novels. Let’s see. . . .it’s An Affair of Sorcerers. If you’re not familiar with the books, the protagonist is Mongo the Magnificent, former circus acrobat, investigator of bizarre happenings, and the toughest dwarf God ever made.
I’ve always wondered how regular sized ladies would feel about dating a male little person? It would probably be less common than a regular sized man dating a female little person-- I think it would be easier for a man of normal size to date a female little person-- less of a stigmatization along gender lines, maybe?
Statistically, I wonder how it all breaks down? I’d be willing to bet there are more female little people married to males of regular height than male little people married to women of regular height.
I suspect you’re right. I know that in general we women tend to have a somewhat easier time being small; women aren’t supposed to be huge, hulking beasts. A lot of dwarf men have issues with it, and in my experience (I used to belong to LPA, am 4’2" myself, female, very rare condition) some tend to way overcompensate. But as far as percentages, I have no idea.
And Peter Dinklage is a serious hottie! Also a good actor. You can imagine how hard it is to find actual acting parts if you’re four feet tall, and he’s pulled it off. Yowza.
Well, the whole movie is a satire. And it’s the *character *who’s complaining, not Dinklage. He does come into a sort of a dream sequence (a la Twin Peaks, if I recall correctly,) but he’s far from the only weird thing in the movie. Basically, he’s asking why the producers casted a dwarf to play a dwarf.
Anyway, the whole movie is an exercise for the director (played by Buscemi) to try to maintain control over an indie film that is slowly but surely slipping away from him. Well worth renting, and I would be interested in your take on it if you do see it.
Yep, he’s kinda funny and mole-like looking but he does something for me. He also comes across as extremely intelligent and interesting when I’ve seen him interviewed so that has something to do with it as well.