Though affected by dwarfism, Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage refused to embrace roles that mocked or stereotyped his height, choosing instead to play dynamic characters that loomed large on both stage and screen. Following his feature debut in "Living in Oblivion" (1995), in which he played an actor who castigates Steve Buscemi's character for making him play a dwarf, Dinklage amassed an impressive résumé devoid of clichéd roles. He emerged as a serious actor with award-worthy potential thanks to his leading performance in Tom McCarthy's engaging character drama, "The Station Agent" (2004). Thanks to that eye-opening performance, Dinklage was able to propel his career with roles more suitable to his talents. He delivered a fine comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Elf" (2003) before landing meatier roles in the British-made "Death at a Funeral" (2007) - which he reprised in the 2010 American remake - and the large scale sequels, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (2008) and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014). Dinklage also earned considerable acclaim and a new fanbase as the crafty Tyrion Lannister on the epic series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ), which underscored his ability to transform himself and deliver high-quality performances, no matter the role or genre.