After the end of “Game of Thrones”, actor Peter Dinklage aka Tyrion Lannister did not stop working, because he did not stop playing roles in other films and series such as “Last Sons of America” or “I Care a Lot”. And this year, he returns to Netflix (Virgin River Season 3) as the producer and narrator of a historical documentary series entitled “How to Become a Tyrant” which will be available on the platform from July 9. When we hear tyrant, the words dictatorship, authoritarian, despot, or abuse of power come directly to the mind and are associated with names like Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Kadhafi, Kim Jong-Un, and Stalin.
These power-hungry men have ruled their country with an iron fist to the detriment of the happiness of their people and have committed horrendous crimes against humanity to achieve their ends. Yet thousands of people followed them and embraced their ideas. But how did they gain power? How could they impose their terror-based regime? How did they manage to convince people to follow them in their follies? A zoom on the secrets of the greatest tyrants in history.
How to Become a Tyrant: What is it about?
How to Become a Tyrant is a documentary series produced by Peter Dinklage, who is also the narrator alongside Jonas Bell and Jonah Bekhor. Through the episodes of this first season, the Netflix docu will take us to discover the history of the most famous and horrible dictators that our world has known: great leaders of the twentieth century who changed the course of history. A thematic choice that will not surprise fans of “Game of Thrones” knowing that the character of Peter Dinklage in the hit series is known as a very good advisor who has always prioritized non-violent solutions for the good governance of the kingdom.
And precisely, in this documentary, the actor, screenwriter, and producer looked at how these tyrants managed to gain power and indoctrinate an entire country. On the basis of historical facts, expert commentaries, and animations, the documentary paints a portrait of these dictators and offers us a detailed analysis of their horrible methods of controlling the people.
Whether it is Hitler or Stalin, their ways of doing things all come together, brainwashing, violence, a method of forceful repression, manipulation of the media, all means are allowed to reign supreme over their territory. However, this is not only a story centered on dictators, but also that of a people that has always followed them despite the fact that they have lived under the regime of terror for years.
Who is Peter Dinklage?
For those who don’t know him yet, he is an actor who became world-famous thanks to his role in the series “Game of Thrones” which ended in 2019 after 8 seasons. Note that it is available for streaming in full on Disney+ if you want to see or review the series. Otherwise, Peter Dinklage is a talented actor who began his film career in 1995 by appearing in the feature film “Living in Oblivion”.
He then managed to land the lead role in the film “The Station Agent” in 2003 and then went on to make other films and series before winning the jackpot by playing Tyrion Lannister in the series “Game of Thrones” in 2009. A role that allowed him to win an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. Most recently, he also lent his voice to Phil Betterman in the animated film “The Croods 2”, released in cinemas this week, and will star in the upcoming film “Good Bad & Undead” with Jason Momoa.