Peter Dinklage Net Worth $16 million
Peter Dinklage salary $1,100,000
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Peter Dinklage is an American actor and film producer and his current net worth is $16 million.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey as the son of John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman and Diane Dinklage, an elementary-school music teacher, he grew up in Brookside, New Jersey.
Born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, he is the only dwarf in his family.
Along with his brother, he used to perform puppet musicals for people in their neighborhood.
He first got on the stage in a fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit, which turned out to be a success.
Then he attended Delbarton School, a Catholic preparatory school for boys, where he began to evolve his acting skills.
At 15 years old, he watched a production of the play True West, written by American playwright Sam Sheppard, which inspired him to pursue a career in acting.
Later on, he attended Bennington College, where he studied for a drama degree. While there, he appeared in a number of productions before graduating.
Upon moving to New York City with his friend Ian Bell, to build a theater company, they failed to pay the rent and had to leave their apartment.
During the same period, he got a job at a data processing company and has worked there for six years, before deciding to pursue a career as a full-time actor.
In the beginning of his career, he struggled to find jobs as an actor, partially because he didn’t want to take roles typically offered to actors with his condition.
Then he made his first film appearance in the low-budget independent comedy-drama Living in Oblivion, where he performed alongside Steve Buscemi. The film received critical acclaim.
In the following year, he made an appearance as a building manager in the crime drama Bullet starring Tupac Shakur.
He still couldn’t find someone willing to be his agent, even though he had a well-received performance in Living in Oblivion.
Then, Steve Buscemi recommended him to the director Alexandre Rockwell, he received a role in the comedy 13 Moons.
How did Peter Dinklage get famous?
He made his breakthrough after he played Finbar McBride, who is a quiet, withdrawn, unmarried man in the 2003 The Station Agent.
Thanks to the role, he received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
Then in 2003 he appeared alongside Gary Oldman and Matthew McConaughey in the direct-to-DVD film Tiptoes.
Still in 2003 he also starred in some Off-Broadway productions, including Richard III.
He has also starred in the Christmas comedy film, Elf, as well as short-lived CBS SF series Threshold, as well as in The Baxter.
In the following years he starred in Lassie, Find Me Guilty, Penelope, as well as having guest roles in TV shows like Nip/Truck and Entourage.
Then the comedy Death at a Funeral followed and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
How does Peter Dinklage make money?
Ever since 2011, he has played Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s hit fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, which is an adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.
The series proved to be a commercial success, receiving multiple seasons. However it will end in 2018, with its eighth season.
For his role in the series he has received critical acclaim with many people acclaiming his performance.
Tyrion became the “most quotable” character and “one of the most beloved characters” of the series.
For his performance, he has gone on to win a Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2015, as well as the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
How does Peter Dinklage make money?
In 2014, they became some of the highest-paid actors on television.
Apart from Game of Thrones, Dinklage has lent his voice for Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift, which earned over $877 million at box office.
He has also appeared in an episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 2013, and hosted an episode in April 2016. He received praise for his performance.
As of 2017, Dinklage will star and play the title role in My Dinner with Hervé. He will also star in the American comedy O Lucky Day, as well as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and in Three Christs.
In the early 2017, he received a role in the 2018 Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War, a role he will reprise in the 2019 untitled Avengers film.