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Peter Sarsgaard

John Peter Sarsgaard (born March 7, 1971 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American film and stage actor. He landed his first feature role in the movie Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. That same year, Sarsgaard received a substantial role in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), playing Raoul, the son of Athos. Sarsgaard later achieved critical recognition when he was cast in Boys Don't Cry (1999) as John Lotter. He landed his first leading role in the 2001 film The Center of the World. The following year, he played supporting roles in Empire, The Salton Sea, and K-19: The Widowmaker. For his portrayal of Charles Lane in Shattered Glass, Sarsgaard won the Online Film Critics Society Award in the category for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sarsgaard has appeared in an eclectic range of films, including the 2004 comedy Garden State, the biographical film Kinsey (2004), the drama The Dying Gaul (2005) and big-budget films such as Flightplan (2005), Jarhead (2005), Orphan (2009), Knight and Day (2010), the superhero film Green Lantern (2011), Lovelace (2013), Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013), and Black Mass (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016). Sarsgaard also appeared in the U.S. TV series The Killing (2013) as a man on death row perhaps wrongfully convicted for the brutal murder of his wife—a performance which he says included "some of the best acting I have ever done in my life." Sarsgaard has appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, Burn This, and Uncle Vanya. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull. He is married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Sarsgaard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors can be found on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 7, 1971 In Belleville, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
74
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Batman 2022-03-03
Known For
Poster of The Batman
Poster of Harry Haft
Poster of Green Lantern
Poster of Orphan
Filmography
Movie The Batman District Attorney Gil Colson 2022-03-03
Movie Harry Haft Unknown 2022
Series Dopesick Rick Mountcastle 2022
Movie The Lost Daughter Professor Hardy 2022
Movie The Guilty (voice) 2021-12-31
Series Homemade Frank 2020-06-30
Series Interrogation David Russell 2020-02-05
Movie Human Capital Quint Manning 2020-07-17
Movie Best Summer Ever Camera Man 2020-10-10
Movie The Sound of Silence Peter Lucian 2019-09-13
Movie Mr. Jones Walter Duranty 2019-10-25
Series The Looming Tower Martin Schmidt 2018-02-28
Movie The Lie Jay Logan 2018-09-06
Movie Loving Pablo Shepard 2017-10-12
Movie Wormwood Frank Olson 2017-10-22
Series Wormwood Unknown 2017-12-15
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton Unknown 2016-04-01
Movie The Magnificent Seven Bartholomew Bogue 2016-09-14
Series America Divided Himself 2016-10-29
Movie Jackie Robert Kennedy 2016-12-02
Movie Ladygrey Samuel 2015-05-06
Series The Slap Hector 2015-02-12
Movie Black Mass Brian Halloran 2015-09-04
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself 2015-09-08
Movie Experimenter Stanley Milgram 2015-10-16
Movie Pawn Sacrifice Father Bill Lombardy 2015-09-16
Movie Night Moves Harmon 2014-04-23
Movie Valley Uprising Narrator (Voice) 2014-09-01
Movie Very Good Girls Fitzsimmons 2013-01-22
Movie Blue Jasmine Dwight 2013-07-25
Movie Lovelace Chuck Traynor 2013-08-08
Movie Robot & Frank Robot (voice) 2012-08-16
Movie Green Lantern Hector Hammond 2011-06-16
Series The Killing Ray Seward 2011-04-03
Movie Knight and Day Fitzgerald 2010-06-15
Movie Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Alan Troy 2010-01-01
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Series The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Unknown 2009-06-01
Movie In the Electric Mist Elrod Sykes 2009-04-15
Movie Orphan John Coleman 2009-07-24
Movie An Education David Goldman 2009-10-29
Movie The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Cleveland Arning 2008-01-20
Movie Elegy Kenneth Kepesh 2008-08-08
Movie High Falls Pedro 2007-05-30
Movie Year of the Dog Newt 2007-04-13
Series Indie Sex Himself 2007-08-01
Movie Rendition Alan Smith 2007-09-07
Movie The Dying Gaul Robert Sandrich 2005-01-01
Movie The Skeleton Key Luke Marshall 2005-07-29
Movie Flightplan Carson 2005-09-22
Movie Jarhead Alan Troy 2005-11-04
Movie Garden State Mark 2004-07-28
Movie Kinsey Clyde Martin 2004-09-04
Movie Death of a Dynasty Brendon III 2003-05-07
Movie Shattered Glass Charles 'Chuck' Lane 2003-11-14
Movie K-19: The Widowmaker Vadim Radtchinko 2002-07-19
Movie The Salton Sea Jimmy the Finn 2002-01-01
Movie Empire Jack 2002-12-06
Movie Unconditional Love Window Washer 2002-08-23
Movie The Center of the World Richard Longman 2001-04-19
Movie Housebound Mignon 2000-09-02
Movie The Cell Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited) 2000-08-17
Movie Freak City Cal Jackson 1999-01-16
Movie Desert Blue Billy Baxter 1999-06-04
Movie Boys Don't Cry John Lotter 1999-09-02
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask Raoul 1998-03-12
Movie Another Day in Paradise Ty 1998-12-30
Movie Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Boy No. 1 (segment "Underground") 1997-07-24
Series Cracker Unknown 1997-09-18
Movie Dead Man Walking Walter Delacroix 1995-12-29
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series This Week Unknown 1981-11-15
Series Saturday Night Live Boogerman 1975-10-11