Peter Dinklage: “One of the best things I can say about being on a TV show is that it makes you a better actor”

Actor Peter Dinklage

A lot of people would say that Peter Dinklage was a damn good actor ever before he started to become showered with awards for his role on HBO’s Game of Thrones. He won critical acclaim for his performances in 2003’s The Station Agent and 2007’s Death at a Funeral before he ever auditioned to play Tyrion Lannister. However, in an interview with Vulture Dinklage revealed that acting on a TV show helped improved his abilities by making the craft seem more like a regular job. Dinklage says:

“One of the best things I can say about being on a TV show is that it makes you a better actor. It takes away the preciousness; it makes you see acting as work. You’re getting up, you’re delivering, you’re telling a story, you’re a piece of a whole, and it’s not about some self-involved process. It’s about being prepared, saying your lines, and stripping away all the bullshit artifice. It’s like acting as carpentry: Put that beam up; put that nail in. I love that approach.”

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...) For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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