Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). United Artists/Fantasy Films hide caption

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Peter Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, a role that he tells NPR he talked over with his grandmother. "She misunderstood me and she thought I said, 'interior banisters,' and she was quite confused by that, so it got off to sort of a clunky start." Dinklage has since won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance. HBO hide caption

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