MY DINNER WITH HERVE (M)
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This fine HBO-produced biopic of the late Herve Villechaize has been a passion project for Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage for several years. He has certainly left nothing on the table in terms of throwing his full range of talents at portraying the mercurial Villechaize, best remembered here in Australia for his years fronting the cheesy TV series Fantasy Island. Life was anything but cheesy away from the cameras for Frenchborn Villechaize, whose diminutive height of 1.2m (or 3 foot 11 inches for you old-timers out there) was more a curse than a blessing in a world that treated “little people” as a big joke. The movie is framed around the last press interview Villechaize gave before his tragic death at age 50 in 1993. Jamie Dornan (the male lead of the Fifty Shades movies) plays the writer who hears out the angst-ridden, excessprone Villechaize over the space of one colourful, action-packed week in Los Angeles.