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Peter Dinklage gets his first starring role in a comedy from Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge

10.08.2013

It would be easy to fill this article with love for Peter Dinklage. The guy knows how to drop a line, and is one of the coolest actors on the planet. So it is with much happiness that I bring you the news that Dinklage has scored a leading role in an upcoming comedy for Paramount.

BAD WORDS scribe Andrew Dodge has written an R-rated comedy that is said to be full on R but with a some heart. Sources are saying that the plot will, "play off of Dinklage’s size as the story centers on a man who tells people he is a true leprechaun." The tone is described as being much like that of 2003's BAD SANTA with Billy Bob Thornton.

After reading that, I let out a silent "oh god yes" then returned to my regularly scheduled duties. I can already imagine Dinklage convincing people that he is in fact, a real leprechaun. That snarky sense of humor with a face that can almost guarantee anything. He's got this one in the bag.

BAD WORDS was Dodge's collaboration with first time feature director, Jason Bateman. There were some comparisons to BAD SANTA but if that's the vibe they are going for then they certainly found the right person to pen the script. Can't wait to see what comes out of this one.

Extra Tidbit: GAME OF THRONES will be back Spring of next year. Just wanted to say that...
Source: THR

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6:23PM on 10/09/2013

Thought He Didn't Like Roles Like This..

Preface: I love Dinklage. I remember reading a New York Times article last year where he said that he refuses to play roles that play up stereotypes that encourage people to label small people. Specifically, one of Santa's elves was mentioned. But a leprechaun is okay?? The original article: [link] ">
Preface: I love Dinklage. I remember reading a New York Times article last year where he said that he refuses to play roles that play up stereotypes that encourage people to label small people. Specifically, one of Santa's elves was mentioned. But a leprechaun is okay?? The original article: [link]
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3:21PM on 10/09/2013

Fact checking?

I'm guessing by the title, that the writer is a 12 year old with a learning disability.
Dinklage has starred in a few movies. And they're Great.
I'm guessing by the title, that the writer is a 12 year old with a learning disability.
Dinklage has starred in a few movies. And they're Great.
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4:29PM on 10/09/2013
I agree that there's so much shit writing on this sight, but it does say first STARRING ROLE IN A COMEDY. He's never really had a starring role in any comedies.
I agree that there's so much shit writing on this sight, but it does say first STARRING ROLE IN A COMEDY. He's never really had a starring role in any comedies.
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7:01AM on 10/09/2013

Immediately reminded me of this scene

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Why does it have to be a leprechaun? Why does my character have to be a leprechaun?
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Why does it have to be a leprechaun? Why does my character have to be a leprechaun?
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9:35AM on 10/09/2013
Yes!!! LIVING IN OBLIVION was the very first movie I saw Dinklage in and he killed in that role. It was one of those scenes that made me say, "There's an actor to watch."
Yes!!! LIVING IN OBLIVION was the very first movie I saw Dinklage in and he killed in that role. It was one of those scenes that made me say, "There's an actor to watch."
4:24AM on 10/09/2013
I think he meant first starring role in a comedy.
I think he meant first starring role in a comedy.
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12:29AM on 10/09/2013
I thought his first starring role was in the lollipop guild
I thought his first starring role was in the lollipop guild
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11:04PM on 10/08/2013

The station agent

The station agent was his first starring role. Great movie! And glad to hear he's getting more and better roles
The station agent was his first starring role. Great movie! And glad to hear he's getting more and better roles
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9:29AM on 10/09/2013
Thanks rol, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the headline. And you're right-great movie.
Thanks rol, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the headline. And you're right-great movie.
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