Like the character he plays on “Game of Thrones,” Peter Dinklage’s path to success has been a long and winding one. He tells his story to the graduating class of Bennington College with effortless wit and tenderness that may surprise Tyrion Lannister devotees. Check out the moving speech below:
Those of you chasing your dream would be interested to know Dinklage didn’t get his first break until he was 29 years old. He’d been doing data entry for six years after he graduated from Bennington. The one glimmer of hope he had was his Williamsburg apartment…which cost $400 a month. The 90s were a different time.
Now let’s get Dinklage to write a book for us. Until then, you can keep up on Dinklage’s infectious charisma with new episodes of “Game of Thrones” Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. EST.
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