The Station Agent – 2003

Peter Dinklage is an American Treasure. He has appeared in dozens of film and one of the most prolific television series of all time, but he got his start like every actor in some small role that turned into a big break. For Dinklage it was The Station Agent, a little indie film about a dwarf with a train obsession. Dinklage channels some of his own feelings about being a dwarf and how he is perceived into this role filled with angst and anger. Tom McCarthy has rocketed upward since this film as well and has gone on to direct some great films with great casts, but no cast is as unlikely as this one. The trio of Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale, and Patricia Clarkson doesn’t seem like it would work, but their unique personalities mix surprisingly well.

Definitely one of the most underrated films of the past twenty years and worth a look.

This film set the stage for some big names and for its significance in creating cultural icons, I award it…

5 out of 5


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