(USA TODAY) -- Wearing a custom suit, shirt and tie by Armani, Peter Dinklage looks sharp on the March cover of Esquire mag.
The Game of Thrones star recounts that he's often recognized in public and talks about some of his fan encounters in the interview.
"I was walking down Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles," says Dinklage, 44. "There was this guy on a motorcycle right in front of me ... And he looked at me. He didn't wave, but he looked at me, and then he pulled out into traffic and this car, like, boom - killed him instantly."
"And you were the last person he saw?"
"Yes. I was the last person he saw on earth," Dinklage replies, saying the two had made a connection.
He goes on to say that death comes in such different ways.
"You can have somebody who is really sick for a long time. Like, my father had cancer for many years and he passed away. He was too young. He was in his seventies, which is too young. But there's something different between an older person dying and this guy. He was probably about twenty-five. He'd probably just had breakfast at the same place I was headed. And then he died. It's like, he was robbed."
And then the reporter suggests that maybe Dinklage distracted the biker, which, of course, freaks out the actor.
No, no, no, no!" cries Dinklage. "No! I never felt like that! NOT AT ALL." He drops some f-bombs, adding, "Oh, my God! ... How dare ... I never thought of that before. This was supposed to be a story about how I actually connected with a stranger. .... Oh, man. Dude!"