The Life of Peter Dinklage站在《權力遊戲》上的小巨人 ── 彼得•汀克萊傑
Much like Tyrion Lannister—the role that made him famous—Peter Dinklage is a man of depth and character.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, in 1969, American actor Peter Dinklage had an interest in the performing arts from an early age. He got his first taste of success playing the lead role▼ in a fifth-grade production of The Velveteen▼ Rabbit. The positive response he received from friends and audience members inspired him to continue acting throughout high school, and later, to pursue a drama degree.
Born with dwarfism▼, Dinklage faced a number of challenges throughout his career. Because he refused to take elf▼ and leprechaun▼ roles, he initially struggled to find work. His first break▼ came in 1995, when he was cast in the independent comedy-drama Living in Oblivion▼. Coincidentally, Dinklage played the role of an actor with dwarfism who was frustrated with his stereotypical▼ roles.
Over 15 years later, it was his role as Tyrion Lannister in the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones▼ that would finally bring Peter Dinklage to the world’s attention. The depth of Dinklage’s performance would earn him multiple awards and make him one of the highest-paid TV stars of all time.
1. character n.（尤指好的）人格，品行
Education is very important when it comes to building one´s character.
2. get sb’s first taste of... 某人初嚐……的滋味，首次體驗到……
As a child, I got my first taste of music by listening to the church choir.
* choir n.（尤指教堂的）唱詩班；合唱團
3. production n. 上演；製片，製作
The play´s writer quit her job, so the production was delayed.
4. pursue vt. 追求，繼續進行
One should do whatever it takes to pursue one´s dreams.
5. initially adv. 起先，最初
= in the beginning
Einstein’s research was initially ignored by other scientists.
6. cast vt. 選派角色，挑選演員（三態同形）
The director began to cast actors for her new movie.
7. coincidentally adv. 巧合地
Coincidentally, the boy I have a crush on lives next door to me.
8. frustrated a. 感到挫折的，氣餒的
Ted was frustrated by the lack of appreciation shown for his work.
* appreciation n. 賞識；欣賞
▼ lead role n. 主角 ▼ velveteen n. 天鵝絨，綿絨 ▼ dwarfism n. 侏儒症 ▼ elf [ Elf ] n.（童話中長著尖耳朵的）小精靈，小妖精 ▼ leprechaun n.（愛爾蘭傳說中的）矮妖精 ▼ break n. 機會；機緣；好運 ▼ oblivion n. 被遺忘，被忘卻 ▼ stereotypical a. 刻板印象的；類型化的 ▼ throne n. 王座；王位
of all time
of all time 為介詞片語，表「空前的，有史以來」，使用時，通常放在有最高級形容詞修飾的名詞之後。 例 This movie, The Godfather, is rated as one of the most popular films of all time.
《教父》這部電影被列為有史以來最受歡迎的影片之一。 例 I’ve received the best Valentine´s Day gift of all time─a mask.
我收到了有史以來最棒的情人節禮物 ── 就是口罩。 例 William Shakespeare is one of the most important authors of all time.