Peter Dinklage, the small-statured Game of Thrones star, has an interview in the upcoming May Playboy magazine, as well as a photo spread with a host of scantily clad ladies fawning all over him. The interviewer veers into "blue" categories and brings up Dinklage's new sex-symbol status, calling him a DwILF (Dwarf I'd Like to F#&*). Dinklage responds that while this is flattering and all, he doesn't quite buy it. Regardless of what people say, Dinklage still believes that in the end, ladies go for tall, strapping men. http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/20q-peter-dinklage-game-of-thrones
While I agree with his assessment of the shallow features of human beings, I think he is forgetting something very important -- beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think I am the only person out there who is proud to say that Peter Dinklage is totally hot, however short he may be.
There are a slew of reasons that Dinklage makes my heart patter, but here are five specifics.
5. He's a really good actor
Way before Dinklage became the troubled yet brilliant Tyrion Lannister of GOT, he starred in several indie films in which he stole the show. He started his career in the indie film about making an indie film,Living in Oblivion
. But his breakthrough role was as the depressing hermit Finbar McBride inThe Station Agent
. Even though the role was specifically for a dwarf, Dinklage nailed the part (size mattering not) and you were rooting for him to get the girl the whole film. He deserved her. Right around that time, he had a cameo in the holiday movieElf
and completely whooped its ass as well. Obviously Dinklage stands out physically, but he still finds a way to be a chameleon.
4. He was in a punk rock band
I would pay a substantial amount of money or tears to have seen Dinklage in his punk-funk-rap band. Concerning his scars, Dinklage told Playboy: "I have a pretty big scar that runs from my neck to my eyebrow. I was in a band called Whizzy for many years in New York. We were this punk-funk-rap band. We played a show at CBGB, and I was jumping around onstage and got accidentally kneed in the temple. I was like Sid Vicious, just bleeding all over the stage. Blood was going everywhere. I just grabbed a dirty bar napkin and dabbed my head and went on with the show."
3. He's a vegetarian
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You might think that a little chap like Dinklage would feel the need to rip apart giant turkey legs with his manly incisors and then take a slab of beef off of a grill with his bare hands and wrap it around his little, little body, Lady Gaga-dress style. But not Dinklage; he doesn't need to eat the flesh of animals to prove anything to anyone. He is a short actor and he is a vegetarian. 2. He's genuinely good-looking
Dinklage's appeal may have something to do with his theatrics, his eloquent speaking skills or the characters he plays, or it might be because he's totally adorable. Who cares how tall he is?
1. Okay, and he's Tyrion Lannister
As a GOT fan, I am madly in love with Tyrion. He is smart, sexy, witty and kind to boot. Considering that he's been crapped on his whole life by his monstrous father, his outlook on life is refreshingly upbeat. And the ladies love him in an "under the skinned animal covers" type of way. And 100-plus prostitutes can't be wrong. I mean, they can be wrong about a lot of things, but probably not that.