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Peter Sarsgaard


Illinois-born actor Peter Sarsgaard is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of the comedy improvisational group Mama's Pot Roast and trained initially with the Actors' Studio in New York. Such off-Broadway productions included Horton Foote's "Laura Dennis" and John Cameron ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bone Tomahawk (pre-production)
Arthur O'Dwyer (rumored)
 2014 Ladygrey (filming)
 2013 Night Moves
Harmon
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
Ray Seward
- The Road to Hamelin (2013) ... Ray Seward (credit only)
- From Up Here (2013) ... Ray Seward (credit only)
- Six Minutes (2013) ... Ray Seward
- Reckoning (2013) ... Ray Seward
- Try (2013) ... Ray Seward
 2013 Lovelace
Chuck
 2013 Very Good Girls
Joe Fitzsimmons
 2012 Robot & Frank
Robot (voice)
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Boogerman
- Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) ... Boogerman (uncredited)
 2009 Orphan
John
 2008/I Elegy
Kenny Kepesh
 2007 High Falls (Short)
Pedro
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
Robert
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Brendon III
 2002 Unconditional Love
Window Washer
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
Lt. Vadim Radtchinko
 2002 Empire
Jack
 2001 Bacon Wagon (Short)
Cowboy Zombie Victim
 2001 The Center of the World
Richard Longman
 2000 Housebound
Tom
 2000 The Cell
Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
 1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Spencer Trent
- The Club (1999) ... Spencer Trent
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
Cal Jackson
 1998 Minor Details
Scott
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Boy #1 (segment "Underground") (as Peter Scarsgaard)
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Donald Jones
- School's Out (1997) ... Donald Jones
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Walter Delacroix
 1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Josh Strand
- Paranoia (1995) ... Josh Strand
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Other Works:

: Played "Trigorin" in "The Seagull", a play by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton (Walter Kerr Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Scarsgaard

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

When people say, 'The movie sucked, but you didn't'; that means you didn't swing hard enough. You bunted. If the movie goes down, I want to go down with it. See more »

Trivia:

Is an avid runner. Run 50-60 miles per week. See more »

Trademark:

Often takes supporting roles instead of headlining a picture, whereby his character is friend to the main character in the film (Kinsey (2004), Shattered Glass (2003), Garden State (2004), Jarhead (2005)).

Star Sign:

Pisces

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He deserves an Emmy for The Killing metallicatt
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