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看过《权力的游戏》的朋友,一定都对“小恶魔”这个角色印象深刻。他身材矮小、行事放荡、说话毒舌,似乎一点都不讨喜,但他却被评为剧中最具人格魅力的角色。他的可贵之处在于:无论世界给了他多少不公和伤害,他始终保持着对弱者的悲悯和对生命的尊重。

 这,不仅仅是戏剧。


看过《权力的游戏》的朋友,一定都对“小恶魔”这个角色印象深刻。他身材矮小、行事放荡、说话毒舌,似乎一点都不讨喜,但他却被评为剧中最具人格魅力的角色。他的可贵之处在于:无论世界给了他多少不公和伤害,他始终保持着对弱者的悲悯和对生命的尊重。


这,不仅仅是戏剧。


现实生活中,小恶魔的扮演者 Peter Dinklage 一出生就患了软骨发育不全症,这是“侏儒症”的一种,世界上每 25000 个人中只有一人会得此病。不幸的遭遇让他尝遍苦头,但 Peter 敢于正视缺陷,敢于追求梦想,敢于打破常规的精神让他的人生不再平凡。


这个身高只有 1.35 米的男人,无论在剧中还是现实中,都活出了新的高度。


命运的不公、生活的困局都无法阻止我们追求潇洒、勇敢的人生之旅。“What doesnt kill you makes you stronger”,希望 Peter Dinklage 的故事对你们有所触动。现在先Enjoy一段Peter Dinklage的10分钟超励志演讲!



这段演讲是Peter在2012年,也就是出演《权力的游戏》第二年,回到母校本宁顿学院给毕业班的致辞。英语演讲君非常喜欢这个演讲,尤其是演讲中, Peter最点题的一句话(引用塞缪尔·贝克特名言): " 屡战屡败, Ever tried,ever failed 屡败屡战, No matter,try again 纵然失败,更加出彩 Fail again,fail better "!



10分钟演讲中的经典英文片段


Raise the rest of your life to meet you. Don’t search for defining moments because they will never come.. The moments that define you have already happened. And they will already happen again. And it passes so quickly, so please bring each other along with you.

Life after college sucks. It really does. I mean, I don’t know, at least it did for me, but that’s the only thing I know. You just get a bit derailed. But soon something starts to happen, trust me. A rhythm sets in. Just like it did after your first few days here. Just try not to wait until, like me, you’re 29 until you find it. And if you are that’s fine too, some of us never find it.


Don’t wait until THEY tell you “you are ready”! Get in there! Sing!.. The world might say “You are not allowed to yet” I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please, don’t even bother asking. Don’t bother telling the world you are ready. Show it! Do it! What did Beckett say: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”.. Treat everyone kindly and LIGHT UP the night!





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《权利的游戏》每一集都是一部大片的节奏,山雨欲来暗流汹涌峰回路转怒火燎原,看得粉丝们心潮澎湃感慨万千,豆瓣网友已打出 9.7 的高分!



IMDb 上第 4 集更给出了空前绝后的 9.9 分!



这一季,有詹姆·兰尼斯特单枪匹马冲向龙焰孤绝求死的一战,他一直梦想做个真正的骑士,这一刻,终于实现了。



有史塔克家三姐弟离散多年后终于再度同框,只是物非人非,珊莎已不再是三傻,艾莉亚不再是二丫,布兰也不再是当年的布兰了……



令人感慨的还有琼恩·雪诺和小恶魔跨越6季的再次相见,却一见面就有爱地互怼~




还记得第一季第一集,俩人初次见面的对话吗?




琼恩:你根本不懂身为私生子的感受。
小恶魔:全天下侏儒在他们父亲眼里都是私生子。





那时,小恶魔就像人生导师一样告诉还是一张白纸的琼恩:永远不要忘记自己的身份,用它来武装自己,就没有人可以用它来伤害你。



几经命运的流转,琼恩已不再是那个“囧·什么都不懂·雪诺”,小恶魔还是一如既往地“毒舌”,令人感慨又令人莞尔。


要论《权力的游戏》中最有人格魅力的角色,非小恶魔提利昂·兰尼斯特莫属。



2015 年,IMDb 评选的“过去 25 年我最喜爱的电视剧角色”,小恶魔名列第 12,并且,是《权力的游戏》唯一一个上榜的角色。


乔治·马丁《冰与火之歌》原著中,那个相貌丑陋、到处招人烦的小恶魔,是如何实力蜕变成了剧中最受欢迎、圈粉最多的角色的呢?


一切都要归功于他的演绎

Peter Dinklage

彼得·丁拉基



凭借《权力的游戏》,彼得·丁拉基一举拿下了艾美奖最佳男配角和金球奖最佳男配角双料大奖!要知道,《权力的游戏》是没有主角的~



就连老爷子乔治·马丁都说:“如果不是他来演这个角色,老天爷,这部剧肯定完蛋了。”


在 Peter Dinklage 之前,世界上没有任何一个侏儒演员,获得过这样的荣誉,他们甚至连幻想都不曾幻想过。而这个身高只有 1.35 米的男人,无论在剧中还是现实中,都活出了珠峰的高度!


《冰与火之歌》作者乔治·马丁和小恶魔提利昂·兰尼斯特



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1969 年,Peter 出生在美国新泽西州一个普通家庭。


他的父母和哥哥都是正常身高,只有他,一出生就罹患了软骨发育不全症。这是“侏儒症”的一种,世界上每 25000 个人中只有一个人会得这种病,他们在智力上没有任何缺陷,但身高只有普通人的一半。



少年时代的 Peter 非常不快乐。每次走在路上,他都会遇到形形色色异样的目光,有人小声地讥笑,有人远远地指点,有人甚至会指着他大声说:“看啊,那个小矮人真好玩儿!”


Peter 只能假装听不到,若无其事地穿越人群。渐渐地,他变得自卑、孤僻,并且学会了与孤独相处,和书籍相伴,借此来逃避外界的歧视和嘲笑。


上高中的时候,经常被恶作剧的 Peter,曾不止一次有过自杀的念头。他曾疯狂地幻想过:把自己吊死在学校最醒目的钟楼上,让全校师生都为他的死而忏悔,忏悔当初对他的种种恶意行径。



后来 Peter 回忆起这段时光,说:




我小时候对身高非常介意,青春期的时候经常为此痛苦、愤怒,无形中把自己封闭起来。但随着年纪越来越大,我懂得了必须幽默。当别人嘲笑你时,你必须明白这不是你的问题,而是他们的问题。

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1987 年,Peter 考上了著名的本宁顿学院表演专业。


他是真心热爱戏剧和表演,大学四年,Peter 都是妥妥的学霸一枚,在每次考试和年终汇演中,几乎都能拿到最优异的成绩。


长期的隐忍让他锻造出一颗强大的心灵。大学期间时期,Peter 已经学会了用幽默和自嘲来回应别人的调侃,这样一来,反而让他交到了许多志同道合的朋友。



1991 年,大学毕业后,Peter 和几个同学合伙创业,开了一家戏剧公司。几个 20 岁出头的毛头小子,住在没有热水和浴室的破剧场里,踌躇满志地进行着创作。


但现实很快给他们泼了一盆冷水,由于不懂商业市场的运作,他们很快就耗尽了创业资金,还欠下了一笔债务。



创业失败没有打倒 Peter。之后,他来到机会更多的纽约,一边创作剧本,一边寻找表演机会。


陆陆续续有一些人找到他,请他出演一些小矮人、小妖怪、地精类的角色。就像《权力的游戏》中乔佛里婚礼上的侏儒演员那样,这些角色只需要穿着尖皮鞋、挂着铃铛,负责滑稽搞笑就行了。


Peter 统统拒绝了。


他太骄傲了:“我是一个演员,我有演技,我不需要靠讽刺自己的身高吃饭。”


那时的 Peter,像每个愤世嫉俗的年轻人一样,想用自己的行动控诉世界的不公:“把矮人当做笑柄是影视剧最根深蒂固的偏见。每个矮人演员都可以为改变这种偏见贡献自己的力量,方法就是对这样的角色 Say NO!”



这样的执拗,让 Peter 在长达 10 年的时间里能接到的角色寥寥无几。给侏儒的“正常人”角色实在太少了,靠表演根本无法养活自己。


很长时间里,Peter 连住的地方都没有,只能去蹭朋友家里的沙发。从一个沙发到另一个沙发再到另一个沙发,直到所有的朋友都对他不耐烦了。



他不想放弃演员梦,可是他必须先养活自己。




他给一家琴行掸过 5 个月的灰;

给一户人当过园丁,每天拔草、捅马蜂窝,干了一整年;

给一家画廊挂过画,那家画廊充斥着各种打鸡血的“励志画”,让他觉得特别讽刺;

后来他终于找到了一份稳定的工作,在一家公司做数据输入员,每天的工作就是机械地把一连串数据输入到电脑里,一干就是 6 年……



他打心眼里觉得自己的工作毫无意义,但是又不得不尽力保住这个饭碗,因为工资虽然不高,却足以让他有一个容身之所,虽然他租住的廉价公寓位于一家化学火灾消防队和一家调料加工厂之间,每天都必须忍受空气中化学试剂和孜然混合的酸爽味道……


那些年,他开始酗酒、宿醉,在成为一个废柴的路上越走越远……



直到 29 岁这年,一个朋友对他怒吼了一声:这个世界上不缺另一个厌世的侏儒!!!


Peter 一下子大梦初醒:我为什么要因为别人的眼光,放弃自己真正喜欢的事业?他下定决心:从现在起,不论好坏,我要做一个职业演员。


一不做二不休,他辞掉了赖以生存的数据输入员工作,因为他知道,不能给自己任何退路了!



多年后,Peter 在回忆起这段岁月时说:




我那时候比较自大。因为我的身高,我有着很强的自尊心和戒备心。我觉得娱乐业只看到了我的身高,没有看到我的才华。于是我就装作身高对我不重要,并且只出演那些与我的身高没有任何关系的角色。这显然限制住了我的事业,看看提利昂,我显然是因为我的身高得到这个角色的。如果我不是这样,我也不可能扮演这个角色。



生活让他尝遍了苦头,放下了自大和偏执,Peter 终于肯正视自己的“缺陷”了:既然身高已无法改变,我能做的就是利用它,哪怕戴着镣铐,也要跳出绝美的舞蹈!





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2003 年,Peter 和他的一位导演朋友托马斯·麦卡锡,四处筹钱拍摄了一部小成本独立电影《心灵驿站》。


这是一部为 Peter 量身打造的电影,只为了圆他一个主角梦。


Peter 饰演的男主角芬巴,是一个因为身材矮小而受尽了嘲笑的男子,他孤独、自闭,唯一的爱好就是研究火车。当他唯一的好友过世后,芬巴搬去了好友在乡下留给他的废弃火车库房,过上了离群索居的生活。



本打算就这样度过孤独的一生,搬到乡下后,一群善良的人却悄无声息走进了芬巴的生活,从前厌恶人群、自卑自闭的芬巴,也在与他们的交往中一点点敞开了自己的内心……



这部平淡如白开水、却以细节见长的电影公映后,一下子戳中了许多孤独症患者的心,意外获得了许多奖项:美国国家影评人协会年度十大佳片、英国影艺学会最佳原著剧本、美国编剧人协会最佳剧本等等……豆瓣也给出了 8.1 的高分!



用灵魂演戏的 Peter 终于引起了电影界的关注,戏约纷纷而至——


2004 年,Peter 在纽约公共剧院成功出演了莎士比亚戏剧《理查三世》中残忍、复杂又悲哀的理查三世。


出演莎翁剧是 Peter 一直以来的梦想,莎士比亚的经典名言“我宁愿重用一个活跃的侏儒,也不要一个贪睡的巨人”无形中也成了 Peter 的人生注脚。这个小侏儒心中,沉睡着一头巨人,如今已经苏醒!



2007 年,Peter 在《葬礼上的死亡》中饰演男主角父亲的同性秘密情人,一个非常富有挑战性的角色。



2008 年《纳尼亚传奇》中的红小矮人,你认得出来吗?



2011 年,Peter 因为出演《权力的游戏》走红全球,2014 年《X战警:逆转未来》也邀请了他出演大反派“特拉斯克工业”创始人。



这部电影还有范冰冰加盟,她也是小恶魔的迷妹!



来中国宣传这部电影时,Peter 的人气甚至盖过了男主角金刚狼。中国观众表示:狼叔常来,小恶魔不常来啊!



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2011 年,Peter 出演《权力的游戏》小恶魔一角时,甚至都不需要试镜,因为他是这个角色唯一的候选人。


书中的小恶魔丑陋、放荡、不羁还毒舌,一点都不讨喜,但是Peter凭借对人物的理解,让这个角色焕发出了人性的光芒。



他关心小人物的命运。当琼恩刚到守夜人军团,和其他兄弟发生矛盾时,是小恶魔告诉了他这些人的悲惨故事,帮助他们化干戈为玉帛,后来成为出生入死的好兄弟。因为小恶魔的视角,《权力的游戏》中这些打酱油的小配角不再是扁平化的人物,小人物也成了有血有泪的形象。




他富有怜悯心。他对史塔克一家人始终抱着尊敬和善意,当珊莎被乔佛里当众羞辱时,只有他挺身而出,帮珊莎脱离了窘境。



也只有他,敢扇乔佛里一个大耳光,还理直气壮地说:我还打国王了,你看我手掉了没?


舅舅教训外甥,天经地义。打你就打你,还挑日子吗?



他是天生的“国王之手”。当龙母以压倒性的优势进军维斯特洛时,是他奉劝龙母,如果疯狂屠城、累及无辜老百姓性命、任由生灵涂炭,虽然坐上铁王座,和疯王、瑟后又有何异?




小恶魔这个角色的可贵之处在于:无论世界给了他多少不公多少伤害,他始终没有泯灭自己的人性,始终保持着对弱者的悲悯,对生命的尊重。所以观众评价他是全剧唯一人格完美的人。


第 4 季第 6 集,小恶魔献上了演技最爆炸的一场戏。当他的父亲明知他不是毒死乔佛里的凶手、却要借此置他于死地,他深爱的女人也作伪证污蔑他时,小恶魔被彻底激怒了,在审判台上,这个小侏儒发出了巨人的怒吼——


我有罪,

我的罪就是生而为侏儒!



小恶魔接受审判这一场戏,

许多观众表示看多少遍都激动不已!

这一刻,小恶魔身高两米八!

一起来感受他炸裂的演技!


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毫无疑问,彼得·丁拉基成就了小恶魔,小恶魔也成就了彼得·丁拉基。这个角色,可以和《权力的游戏》这部电视剧一样,列为经典、当之无愧。


今年 48 岁的 Peter,拥有一个幸福美满的家庭。他的妻子是一位同样有才华的剧场导演,俩人于 2005 年结婚,2011 年诞下一个和《权力的游戏》同岁的女儿。


经常和妻子一起出席活动。



一家人上街的画面,其乐融融。




和女儿同框,也是各种有爱。




从 16 岁开始,Peter 就是一个素食主义者,一切只因为他喜欢动物,他养了一只汪星人,那是他多年来忠实的伙伴。




如今的 Peter,终于可以坦荡、阳光地走在人群之中。他不再畏惧别人的目光,也不再在意别人的目光。正如他所说:当别人嘲笑你时,你必须明白这不是你的问题,而是他的问题。


这个身高 1 米 35 的小巨人,终于强大到再也不会因为别人的过错而愤怒、再也不会因为别人的无知而惩罚自己了。


这一刻,他就是自己的神!



Peter Dinklage

(American actor and film producer)

Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. His exquisite theatre work that expresses brilliantly the unique range of his acting qualities, includes remarkable performances full of profoundness, charisma, intelligence, sensation and insights in plays such as "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", Ivan Turgenevs "A Month in the Country" as well as the title roles in William Shakespeares "Richard III" and in Anton Chekhovs "Uncle Vanya".

Peter Dinklage received acclaim for his first film, Living in Oblivion (1995), where he played an actor frustrated with the limited and caricatured roles offered to actors who have dwarfism. In 2003, he starred in The Station Agent (2003), written and directed byTom McCarthy. The movie received critical praise as well as Peter Dinklages work including nominations such as for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the "Screen Actors Guild" and Best Male Lead at the "Film Independent Spirit Awards". One of his next roles has been the one of Miles Finch, an acclaimed childrens book author, in Elf (2003). Find Me Guilty (2006), the original English Death at a Funeral(2007), its American remake Death at a Funeral (2010), Penelope (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and X-Men: Fy?cha & pasuto (2014) are also included in his brilliant work concerning feature films.

His fine work in television also includes shows such as Entourage (2004), Life As We Know It (2004), Threshold (2005) and Nip/Tuck (2003). In 2011, the primary role of Tyrion Lannister, a man of sharp wit and bright spirit, in Game of Thrones (2011) was incarnated with unique greatness in Peter Dinklages unparalleled performance, which for he was also honored with Emmy Awards at The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011) andThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015).


Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays.

Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2011.

Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister in HBOs Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire series. His performance has received widespread praise, highlighted by his receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2015, as well as the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

In 2012, Dinklage voiced Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift. In 2014, he starred in the comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom and portrayed Bolivar Trask in the superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In 2016, Dinklage provided the voice of The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie.


Trivia


November 2004 - engaged to theater director Erica Schmidt.


Has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism in which the body is perfectly formed but the bones initially modelled in cartilage, the long bones of the arms and legs, do not grow long enough. Velázquez painted a fine portrait of a man with this condition which hangs in the Prado in Madrid.


Is a vegetarian. Anytime you see him eating a meat product on screen, it is a tofu product (such as the tofu "beef" jerky, in The Station Agent (2003)).


Son of an elementary school music teacher and retired insurance salesman. Both parents are of average height, as is older brother, John, a violinist.


He was George R.R. Martins first choice to play "Tyrion Lannister" in Game of Thrones(2011).


For his role on Game of Thrones (2011), named one of the "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art," in cover story of The New York Times Magazine (9/11/11).


In his acceptance speech for the Golden Globe, Dinklage called attention to the plight of Martin Henderson, a dwarf who was crippled after being attacked by a rugby player outside a bar.


He and his wife have one child at present, a daughter.


Owns a dog named Kevin.


Studies theology.


Delivered the 2012 Commencement Address at his alma mater, Bennington College (Vermont). He is a 1991 graduate of Bennington College with a degree in drama.


He has German,

Irish, and English ancestry. His surname is German.


Dinklage is considered such a genuinely pleasant and amiable person by his costars on "Game of Thrones", that many of them find it quite difficult to act out scenes with him in which theyre mistreating his character Tyrion. He and Lena Headey are such good friends, in fact, they share an apartment whenever theyre filming scenes and drive together to the set each day, even though their characters have a mutual hatred of each other. Charles Dance has also expressed disdain for how his character treats Tyrion, stating that he finds it hard to be so mean to a nice man like Dinklage.


Has both a dog and a dog walker named Kevin.


Even as a struggling actor, he turned down many roles in fantasy films out of fear of being typecast as a dwarf or little person for the rest of his career. Living in expensive New York, he admitted that he would often be so short on money that a dinner consisted of a bag of crisps.



Personal Quotes BY Peter Dinklage


 When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that its not your problem. Its theirs.

I like animals, all animals. I wouldnt hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldnt ask someone else to hurt them for me. Thats why Im a vegetarian.

[after winning a Golden Globe for his performance in Game of Thrones (2011)] I was talking to my mother in Jersey before I came out and she said, "Have fun but have you seen Mildred Pierce (2011)? Guy Pearce is so good. Hes gonna win." So . . . I havent seen "Mildred Pierce" but Im sure hes really good and I just love our moms because they keep us humble.

I think a lot of great male comic actors are introspective, quiet personalities, which I really admire. But they are really able to turn it up when the cameras on.

I was a sullen kid who smoked cigarettes and wore black every day, and I went to a school that was lacrosse players and Izods.

I should call people back more readily. Im not the best friend sometimes in terms of that. I do follow that white balloon and get distracted a lot.

Game of Thrones (2011) is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO.

Im a private person in many ways.

Im on Game of Thrones (2011), and every time we have someone new coming on our show, we welcome them with open arms and get revitalized by this new presence. Then we kill them off very quickly.

I spend my nights just sitting and reading a book and drinking my tea and walking my dog. Thats about as exciting as my life gets.

What I really want is to play the romantic lead and get the girl.

I think actors get too comfortable. I like being uncomfortable as an actor because it keeps you alive. I dont know, I think its important.

I never lived in an abandoned railroad station.

Writing is getting killed by too many chefs. Back in the [Humphrey Bogart] days, it started with great scripts. You had a writer, and he wrote a script, and that was your movie. I think thats been watered down a bit lately.

Any swagger is just defense. When youre reminded so much of who you are by people - not a fame thing, but with my size, constantly, growing up--you just either curl up in a corner in the dark or you wear it proudly, like armor or something. You can turn it on its head and use it yourself before anybody else gets a chance.

Thats one of the things about theater vs. film--with theater, actors have a little more control, and one of the disappointing things about films is that once youre done shooting, anything can happen, you know?

Being on television, playing the same character for many years, for me, I think that would get a little tedious.

I dont socialize. Im kind of a hermit. The life of an actor can be very lonely.

George R.R. Martin is an incredible writer.

I think if actors are successful at one thing, they paint themselves into a corner sometimes, and whats the fun in that?

I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts.

My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didnt always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe.

I do not fault anyone else who makes choices to play characters that they wished they hadnt . . . Because at the end of the day, none of us are happy with our jobs all the time.

Dwarves are still the butt of jokes. Its one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice.

My brother, whos a violinist now, was the real ham, the real performer of the family. His passion for the violin is the only thing that kept him from being an actor.

I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun.

I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasnt very strong, as opposed to film, but theres been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent.

I never was a big comic book fan. Obviously Id heard them growing up from my friends who did read them, but I never was a big comic book reader.

Bad guys are complicated characters. Its always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You dont have a heroic code you have to live by.

So I wont say Im lucky. Im fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.

I love working with the same actors repeatedly. That happens a lot. Its kind of inevitable, especially if you work with the same writers and directors and you start to form a company of actors. You gravitate towards each other.

I was fortunate enough to have an upbringing that made me more accepting of who I am.

I just think the less you know about an actor, the more serious youll take them as an actor because they will disappear a little bit.

My favorite superhero? I have a soft spot for Batman, because he doesnt have any super powers--hes just a person. And hes pretty dark.

Maybe everyone is a little too reassuring that things are going to be OK to college graduates. It gives them a false sort of security.

I was born in 1969, believe it or not, so I was a child in the 70s.

(2007, on Elf (2003)) Everybody asks me about Will Ferrell, because I knew him for about three days. But hes extraordinarily funny, and hes quiet between takes. I thought that was interesting. I think a lot of great male comic actors are introspective, quiet personalities, which I really admire. But they are really able to turn it up when the cameras on. I really enjoyed that movie, and the final result that Jon Favreau made was really entertaining. I had a good time. And its shot in Vancouver, which is a very pretty city.

(2007, on Tetsu-Wan andadoggu (2007)) Six weeks in Providence, Rhode Island, which I didnt know had a large history of crime. But its three hours outside of New York, so I would get to come home on the weekends, and it was fun. It was the first time Ive been under some serious prosthetics, which is interesting in and of itself. And it piqued my interest, playing a character that physically transformed me. It was fun. I think the kids enjoyed it. I got to play a villain in a movie based on a cartoon so, you know, the normal rules dont apply. You get to have a little fun.

(2007, on watching his own films) I try to. Ive been working quite a bit lately, so I had a couple movies out this summer, Death At A Funeral and Underdog, and I havent seen them because I was in Prague and we didnt get any movies over there. And by the time I got back, they had already left the theaters. So I havent seen those. I cringe when I see myself onscreen-sometimes I close my eyes-but I do watch my films out of sheer curiosity, to see how the director finished it up. Ive seen most of em.

(2007, on Death at a Funeral (2007)) That was great. Frank Oz is -you know- Yoda. Hes tremendous. That was about a month in London. I was one of the few Americans in the cast. I just loved it. It was hard to get through some of those takes. We were laughing quite a bit on that set. We had a really good time. And I havent seen the movie yet, but hopefully that sort of showed. Because people have said that about The Station Agent, they felt like it showed that everybody on the film cared about each other and got along. I think sometimes that shows through. And Im sure it showed through in Death At A Funeral, because we had a grand old time.

(2007, on seeking small films versus big budget) To make a crazy generalization, a lot of the larger films are made in commerce. Not art, but commerce: a moneymaking machine. And a lot of machines dont have that much interest in artistic worth. I try to lean toward something that will make me proud of what I accomplished. I guess I have the luxury of being a working actor, and being able to say that and choose what Im in. I guess I gravitate toward interesting stories. And I guess that the more interesting stories dont get a lot of money to be made. Thats bad, but its the truth in the film industry. Thats what I gravitate toward, but, shit, there are a number of big-budget movies that Ive loved, with artistic integrity, and Id gladly do any of those. But I just am a little picky. And dont want to be involved in crap.

(2007, on Nip/Tuck (2003)) I was unemployed, I had an apartment in L.A. that I was not utilizing that my wife and I had started renting just a few months before, so my manager called and said "Would you like to do this show called Nip/Tuck for two months, like eight episodes?" And I really wanted to go to L.A. I wasnt interested in doing television, because Id done a series that got canceled called Threshold, and I just wanted to get back to film and theater work. But I dont know. They caught me at a weak moment. Not to say that doing TV is a weak moment, but the timing of it worked out. I had never actually seen the show before, because I didnt have cable or anything, but I liked the people involved, and I met with Ryan Murphy, the creative person behind that show, and he sort of inspired me to do it. Because hes a pretty smart individual. So I said yes. By the end of the meeting, I agreed, and Im glad I did it.

(2007, on Tiptoes (2003)) Shit, Gary Oldman is one of my all-time favorite actors, so when I heard he was in it, and Id get to play his delinquent best friend, I immediately said yes. I thought it was a really interesting idea, about dwarfism and genetics and all that. Too bad it sort of fell apart. Thats one of those things where its out of the actors hands. I had a great time making it. I got to work with Patricia Arquette again. She was there with me at the audition. I thought it was going to be great, and it was great. But then it sort of-I dont know what happened after we all left, but I heard various stories about the post-production business, and its a real shame. Thats one of the things about theater vs. film-with theater, actors have a little more control, and one of the disappointing things about films is that once youre done shooting, anything can happen, you know? They can make a tragedy into a comedy. And things can fall apart, like I guess this movie did. Its a shame. That movie could have been great, but something bad happened and cest la vie.

(2007) "Living In Oblivion" I got right after I got out of college. And a lot of actors think their first big break-like, theyll get a movie or a TV show or something, and theyre set for life. But you know, I did that movie, and then I went back to my day jobs and temping and doing shitty work to pay the rent. And other little projects came, but they dont pay a lot of money, you know? You cant really survive off of doing one of those every once in a while. No, it was slow going at first. It took a good five years to get going. Until, finally, I could say "I make my living as an actor." Its not what youd expect.

(2007, on Living in Oblivion (1995)) That was my first film. I was working an office job at the time, and I get a call from this guy named Tom, and I thought it was one of my friends playing a practical joke on me. Because I picked up the phone in my cubicle-it was a cubicle temp job-and this guy says "Hi, my name is Tom DiCillo, and I was wondering if you could come in and do a read for me for this movie Im directing called Living In Oblivion." Oh no, at the time, it was called Scene Six Take Three, or some working title. And I was like [Heavy sarcasm.] "Yeah, sure, Ill be there tomorrow," then some expletive or something, and I hung up on him. About five minutes later, he calls back and hes like, "Um, no, its really-hi, my name is Tom and, uh, Im really making this movie." I felt really bad. So I was very close to hanging up on my first film job. But it was great. I came in and read for him, and he gave me the part right after I read. I couldnt have been luckier, that being my first film. Ive always been a huge fan of independent films, and that was independent and then some, and with amazing actors. I had just started to really discover Steve Buscemi and his films, and Catherine Keener, so I was pretty excited to do that one. And it was great. It was a good time.

(2007) Lassie (2005) was amazing. I didnt have any scenes with humans. Theres a couple little bits, here or there, but mainly just me and my horse and a couple of dogs in the Isle of Man. [Director] Charles Sturridge, I grew close to. Hes an incredible person. We ended up doing a production of Endgame two years after the film as part of a Samuel Beckett 100th birthday celebration. We still keep in touch. I really enjoyed that experience. Hes an amazingly intelligent, creative person. I would love to work with him again... It is hard working with animals, Ive got to say. We did the same thing with Underdog. Your pockets are filled with bacon, theres meat dangling above your head so the dog looks like its looking in your eyes, there are trainers standing by who have to shout commands before you say your lines. Its slow going. Thats what they say: "Dont work with children or animals." Ive done a couple of movies where Ive done both, and, especially with the animals, its slow going. But the end result has worked out somehow.

(2007, on The Station Agent (2003)) It was written and directed by one of my good friends, Tom McCarthy. Wed been trying to get that movie made for a while. Which was really nice. Tom sort of wrote it for the three leads: Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson, and myself. So whenever we were available, wed get together in somebodys living room and just read through the latest draft. Eventually it paid off-it took us a little while to get the money, so Tom was able to rework the script a number of times, based on our readings. And then when the money fell into place, it all happened sort of quickly... Its 100 percent Toms script. The funny thing is, a lot of people thought it was my story, that it was biographical, or that I co-wrote it. I find that a little amusing-I think it has a lot to do with my size. I found it peculiar that people would immediately assume it was my story or that I co-wrote it, but it was neither. I never lived in an abandoned railroad station. I did a play with Tom years ago, four or five years before we shot the movie, and we just loved working together, and Tom thought it would be a good idea to make me that character, I guess.

I feel really lucky; Although I hate that word-lucky. It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes-I dont think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy whos freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I wont say Im lucky. Im fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.

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