Pin It

Peter Dinklage On His First Animated Movie, ‘Ice Age 4′: “I felt like I was doing everything wrong”

Game of Thrones‘ actor Peter Dinklage recently spoke to Moviefone about his role as the evil pirate ape Captain Gutt in Ice Age 4, that’s currently out in theaters, and his work on the HBO drama as Tyrion Lannister.

When asked about how he was cast in the kid’s movie in his first voice role, Dinklage shared how movie heads reached out to him for the part. “They called my agent and asked if I would be interested. I was nervous the first couple of [voice] sessions, because I was new to it. I felt like I was doing everything wrong. Steve [Martino] and Mike [Thurmeier], the directors, were there, and they just allowed me to explore it and have fun with it and try a couple different voices. I don’t know if that happens all the time, but they were just open to my ideas. It was just a great way of working. But I always thought I was going to be fired after the first couple of sessions.”

When asked why he was afraid he would be fired, the talented performer replied: “It’s much easier to watch. I often don’t see what I’ve done or I cringe when I watch myself. This one I could completely sit back and enjoy. And I’d never done a 3D movie before, and that was pretty unique. It’s part of the fun of being an actor — trying new things.”

The New Jersey native also touched on the topic of playing the evil characters fans known him best for.  “Bad guys are complicated characters. It’s always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don’t have a heroic code you have to live by.”

Check out a clip of Ice Age 4 below.  The movie was released on July 13th.

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/alex-sharp-curious-incident-of-the-dog.jpg
Alex Sharp Talks About His Broadway Debut in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ (video)
Alex Sharp went from working in a call-center and renovating houses to going to Julliard. And now, he’s starring in one of the most talked about shows of the season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Check out this great, inspiring video!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Its-only-a-play.jpg
Watch a Scene From Terrance McNally’s, ‘It’s Only a Play’, Featuring Nathan Lane and Micah Stock
Here’s a quick scene from Terrance McNally‘s It’s Only a Play, currently on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater. In this scene, Nathan Lane and Micah Stock meet for the first time. The show, about the opening night of a new play, also stars Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/birdman-director-alejandro-g-ina.jpg
‘Birdman’ Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu Narrates a Scene from the Film Featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu narrates a scene from Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance that features stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is wonderful and if it’s playing in your town, definitely check it out!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/the-cast-of-mad-men-on-the-final.jpg
The Cast of ‘Mad Men’ on the Final Season and More
Though the AMC television series Mad Men might not carry the same cultural weight that it did a few years ago (splitting your final season over two years might do that to you), the second half of the show’s final season is expected to be full of powerful performances from its ensemble cast. With the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/behind-the-scenes-of-a-sex-scene.jpg
Behind the Scenes of a Sex Scene with Patrick Wilson, Brooklyn Decker and Director Joe Carnahan
Director Joe Carnahan is giving viewers an inside look at what it is like to film a big screen Hollywood sex scene, as confirmed by Gawker. Carnahan released a brief video clip taken from the set of his latest film Stretch starring supermodel and actress Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson. The video showcases the two […]