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Peter Dinklage ’91 Addresses Bennington College’s Class of 2012 (Full Transcript

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Here is the full transcript of The Game of Thrones star – Peter Dinklage’s commencement speech at Bennington College’s Class of 2012…

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TRANSCRIPT: 

Don’t be frightened! When a Bennington student, 10 minutes before you come up to the podium — and you’re amazed.

That he made. If you don’t bring it to the podium with you, you will never be Bennington.

So I would like to thank you Ben for helping me put the fear of God in the audience tonight. But I have to put it down because I’m an actor, I am really weak. That was heavy. It wasn’t like a probe but it was real. Thanks Ben.

So now I’m going to read. And I’m not off book. Sorry, I might be looking down a lot.

Thank you, President Coleman, Brian Conover, faculty, students, family, alumni, some of whom are dear friends of mine who have traveled all the way from the big city to see me hopefully not humiliate myself tonight. And especially thanks to you, the Graduating Class of 2012.

See, as a joke I wrote, hold for applause, and I was actually going to read that. So you kind of killed my joke.

Let’s do that again. 2012, hold for applause.

2012. Wow! I never thought I’d see 2012. I thought perhaps the Mayan calendar would prove correct. And the end of the world would have been the greatest excuse to get me out of this terrifying task of delivering the commencement speech. But wait! According to the Mayan calendar here, when does the world end? December — December 2012. Damn!

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