Picks and Pans Review: Why I Love Prince Caspian's Peter Dinklage

updated 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

He has yet to be cast as an NBA player, but there's no other role the diminutive Dinklage, who rose to stardom in 2003's The Station Agent, can't play—beautifully. His secret? Those expressive eyes, which flash sardonically as the ornery Trumpkin in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (right); with determination as a secret gay lover in Death at a Funeral; and with soulful sorrow as a caring manny in TV's Nip/Tuck.

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