Actor Peter Dinklage is earning much praise for his acting performance on the HBO hit television show "Game of Thrones" for his superb performance as the black sheep of his wealthy family in this fantasy-adventure drama which makes his revelation that he almost turned down this 'juicy' dream role all the more surprising.
The immensely talented actor revealed in a Reddit AMA conversation that he almost turned down the role offered by the creators of the show because he did not want to return to being in a makeup chair for three hours every morning which he did to play the rewarding but physically challenging role of a 'Red Dwarf' in the big budget fantasy movie "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian".
Some entertainment observers and Hollywood agents upon learning that the rise of one of Hollywood's top actors was almost stalled by his fears about being cast in a similar type of role that he previously played are now using him as an example about the need for some actors to get out of their own way, something probably best accomplished with the guidance of a good agent.
His sensational performance of complex, flawed character Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones" has made this 4 foot 5 inch thespian one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood and it illustrates the importance of being open to listening to different film opportunities. If he had not taken the time to meet with the creators of the show he could have missed out on a career-changing opportunity.
Prior to his involvement in the show he was known as a talented actor, a star on the horizon who arguably made his career ascent more difficult than necessary by constantly turning down commercials, some of which were likely very lucrative because he wanted to stay true to himself as an artist and instead acted in plays for $50.
Sometimes to be successful in Hollywood (and life) one has to 'get out of their own way' and be able to identify a great opportunity and Peter Dinklage fortunately was able to do so and as a result he is now acknowledged as not just a talented actor but as a star.