Mr. Dinklage, is the rise of television changing the kinds of leading characters we are seeing nowadays?
Yes, there is a different definition of the leading man now. It’s fantastic. You look at the leading men of the past and you look at them now and they are very different. Hollywood is finally opening the door wider to more realistic portrayals of who people are, not just beautiful Hollywood stars. In the past people had a very limited imagination in terms of character – the size was defining the role for me.
I can imagine. But even in your first film, Steve Buscemi’s Living in Oblivion, you played an actor who was annoyed to be cast in a dream sequence, saying, “Have you ever had a dream with a dwarf in it?”
My size does not define me. It’s just part of who I am, so why would it …Read Now Read later