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People are saying the same thing about Peter Dinklage after seeing The Hunger Games prequel

Britt Jones

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People are saying the same thing about Peter Dinklage after seeing The Hunger Games prequel

Featured Image Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/Lionsgate

In Hollywood, there are some actors who just take the trophy with their range of character abilities.

From method actors like Marlon Brando to type-casted funny men like James Corden, there’s always someone out there to tickle your fancy.

But what really takes the cake is someone who seems to be able to do it all.

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Such as Game of Thrones superstar, Peter Dinklage.

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Dinklage has played an enormous number of characters across his thirty-year career in TV and film, from the wise traveller in Lassie (2005) to a corporate tyrant in Elf (2003), the actor has gone on to produce so much more substance in each of his roles.

For example, his character Tyrion Lannister won him international recognition and an Emmy for his portrayal of a tortured son in a dysfunctional family dynamic.

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But it’s his villain era that has everyone on X (formerly Twitter) talking.

Though Dinklage has played characters that are funny, dim-witted, broken or energetic, his recent roles have been turning heads.

In this year’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom, the unintentional creator of the Hunger Games and uber villain who often taunts and punishes those under his rule.

People are convinced Dinklage loves to be the bad guy. Credit: Getty / Dia Dipasupil / Staff
People are convinced Dinklage loves to be the bad guy. Credit: Getty / Dia Dipasupil / Staff
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Or, his role as Eitri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - a person capable of both creating the Infinity Gauntlet for Thanos as well as forging Stormbreaker to defeat him.

It seems as though Dinklage’s inclination to play men with large amounts of power at their disposal has created its own lore online, with fans claiming that he has been the catalyst of many events and destructive situations on the big screen.

One person on X unintentionally created a thread where many hopped on board to share their theories about Dinklage’s hand in the ruins of other heroes.

They wrote: “Bro created the X-Men Sentinels and The Hunger Games?! Peter Dinklage needs to be stopped.”

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But these two examples weren’t the only times Dinklage lent his talents to destroying populations, as other recalled his role on Game of Thrones and the obliteration of King’s Landing, civilians and all.

Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Credit: Lionsgate
Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Credit: Lionsgate

Another brought up that he was also the voice of Scourge, a commander of the Terrorcons in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts who actively attempted to kill all on Earth.

It also appears that when Dinklage plays a hero, he’s still the villain too.

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This can be seen in The Toxic Avenger this year where portrayed a comedic toxic waste anti-hero who grotesquely defeated his enemies after being given powers.

Another user added: "He plays a villain so well."

While someone else praised: "He's unstoppable."

So, maybe the Cyrano actor has been taking a leaf out of an evil genius’s book and is slowly taking on roles where large amounts of people perish at his hands.

But you can’t say he doesn’t make it a delight to watch.

Topics: Film & TV, Game of Thrones, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Peter Dinklage, News, Film and TV, Social Media

Britt Jones
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