Peter Dinklage, the phenomenal actor who has starred in many impactful films such as "Elf", "Death at a Funeral" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past", celebrates his 46th birthday on Thursday, 11 June. Born in New Jersey, Dinklage currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Erica Schimdt, a theatre director, and daughter Zelig, born in 2011.
Although he has given many iconic performances during his lucrative career, he is best known for his role as the incomparable Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones". Tyrion, the youngest son of Tywin Lannister, is a dwarf, who uses his wit and sharp intellect to get by in the prejudiced world of Westeros.
In celebration of Peter Dinklage's 46th birthday, here are some of the best quotes he got to say as Tyrion Lannister:
The Kingsroad: Season 1 Episode 2
Tyrion Lannister: "I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much, Jon Snow."
The Old Gods and the New: Season 2 Episode 6
Tyrion Lannister: Oh you blind, bloody fool!
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't insult me!
Tyrion Lannister: We've had vicious kings, and we've had idiot kings, but I don't think we've ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king!
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't!
Tyrion Lannister: I can, I am!
Joffrey Baratheon: They attacked me!
Tyrion Lannister: The threw a cow pie at you so you decide to kill them all? They're starving, you fool! All because of a war you started!
Joffrey Baratheon: YOU'RE TALKING TO A KING!
[Tyrion slaps Joffrey]
Tyrion Lannister: And now I've struck a king! Did my hand fall from my wrist? Where is the Stark girl?
Mhysa: Season 3 Episode 10
Joffrey Baratheon: Everyone is mine to torment! You'd do well to remember that, you little monster.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, "monster". Perhaps you should speak to me more softly then. Monsters are dangerous and, just now, kings are dying like flies.
The Laws of Gods and Men: Season 4 Episode 6
Tywin Lannister: You admit you poisoned the king?
Tyrion Lannister: No. Of that, I'm innocent. I'm guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I'm guilty of being a dwarf.
Tywin Lannister: You are not on trial for being a dwarf.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, yes I am. I've been on trial for that my entire life.
Tywin Lannister: Have you nothing to say in your defense?
Tyrion Lannister: Nothing but this, I did not do it. [to Cersei]
Tyrion Lannister: I did not kill Joffery, but I wish that I had! Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores!
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: Season 5 Episode 6
Tyrion Lannister: Wait. WAIT! Wait, wait! Wait, you can't just hand a dried c**k to a merchant and expect him to pay for it! He has to know it came from a dwarf! And how could he know unless he sees the dwarf?
Slaver: It will be a dwarf-sized c**k.
Tyrion Lannister: Guess again!
— t2 (@t2telegraph) June 11, 2015