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Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage on what Tyrion Lannister meant to him



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Peter Dinklage played one of the most influential characters on Game of ThronesTyrion Lannister. Similar to Tyrion, Peter’s life was no bed of roses. He rose to success with years of dedicated hard work. For Dinklage, each of his characters meant something to him. Playing Tyrion Lannister for nearly a decade, the persona was engraved on his resume like a shining star. There’s no denying the character left a huge impact on pop culture, and his quotes from the show can be seen everywhere.

In a recent interview with Ali Plumb on BBC Radio 1, Dinklage looked back at the roles he had traversed in his career, and what each of them stood for. Of course, the discussion began with Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister, to which he said:

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“Character of Tyrion, what does he mean to me… He means a good time, he means a strong moral compass in a world that really didn’t have much of a moral compass. Even though on paper he seems to be the most morally bankrupt individual there is. He’s really the one, even at the end, he had to convince the heroic Jon Snow to do something as bad as it was. Tyrion was the guiding force in many ways of that world. And he did it behind the curtain, being the one least likely to succeed. He provided, most importantly, levity to the situation. At least, that’s my go-to and I think that was what the audience needed quite often in that show.”

What does Tyrion Lannister as a character mean to you? Tell us in the comments below!


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  1. Rob kharl

    March 3, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    My favorite guiding thought about Tyrion is: I want to die how Tryion wants to die, “lying in my bed at the age of eighty, with a belly full of wine and a woman’s mouth wrapped around my c#$k”. What a great T-shirt that would make!!

    • Helena Taylor

      April 10, 2022 at 12:25 am

      That’s what I do. I drink and I know things…

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