As it happens, Pete is four and a half feet tall.
With the success of "Station Agent," Hollywood has come calling, but it's clear most studio executives aren't sure how to pigeonhole a talented leading man who comes in at under 5 feet. "After Sundance, I was in LA for a few weeks, and everybody wanted to meet me," says Dinklage drily. "Nobody had a project, but they all wanted a 'sit-down' -- heads of movie companies and all that stuff. I guess they just wanted to `catch the buzz' . . . I hope it doesn't slip into, 'OK, I'm writing a movie about teaching tolerance and let's call Pete.' "Good on him. Maybe sooner or later, they'll just stop making movies that aim at "teaching tolerance."