6. He was reportedly the first actor cast for Game of Thrones.
On top of being author George RR Martin's first choice for Tyrion Lannister in the show, he was also the first actor cast and did not even audition, according to reports. Talking to Salon he explained what convinced him to take on the role: "I told him I didn't want a really long beard and pointy shoes, and they assured me this character and this world wasn't that. They told me about his complexity, the fact that he wasn't a hero or a villain, that he was a womaniser and a drinker, and they painted a flawed and beautiful portrait of him, so I signed on."
5. Real life Peter Dinklage is just as razor sharp as his GoT charecter.
Back in 2012, as season two of GoT was airing, Rolling Stone published a feature on the actor. As the interview was being conducted in an upstate NY park, a jogger noticed Dinklage.
After saying she saw him on the show, she wondered what else she recognised him from. It went like this:
"'You were also in, what was the other one I saw you in . . . ? What was it? It wasn't Sex and the City, was it?"
"That was Sarah Jessica Parker," Dinklage says. "We get mistaken all the time."
"No," she said. "You were in Elf! That is my favourite movie! When you went on the table? I watch it all the time!"
"A holiday classic," Dinklage says.
"So you live right in this area? Or what?"
"Right under the bridge here," Dinklage replied without a pause, remaining deadpan. "In a cave. Actually, you can't pass. You've got to solve a riddle. I have to give you a riddle and then you can walk past."
"Well, yeah," she added, blinking behind her shades. "Anyways, nice to meet you!" Perhaps she really didn't notice she was being rinsed?