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Celebrity Birthdays, June 11: Peter Dinklage, Shia LaBeouf and Hugh Laurie

By Marie Blake,

Actors Peter Dinklage, Shia LaBeouf and Hugh Laurie are celebrating their birthdays today.

Peter Dinklage, 45


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Actor Peter Dinklage turns 45 today. Dinklage made his film debut in Living in Oblivion, and his breakout role was in the 2003 film The Station Agent. He received Independent Spirit and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor for his role. He went on to appear in the films Elf, The Station Agent, Penelope, Underdog, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Death at a Funeral.

In 2005, he starred in the short-lived CBS science fiction series Threshold. In 2006, Dinklage appeared in the courtroom drama Find Me Guilty, and episodes of Nip/Tuck. He played himself in one episode of the HBO television series Entourage, and appeared in the NBC series 30 Rock.

Dinklage currently plays Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. He received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, as well as the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Dinklage most recently portrayed Bolivar Trask in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In 2005, Dinklage married theater director, Erica Schmidt, and they had their first child in 2011.


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