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Peter Sarsgaard


Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He has Danish, Norwegian, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Austrian ancestry. Sarsgaard is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Black Mass (post-production)
Brian Halloran
 2015 Experimenter (post-production)
Stanley Milgram
 2014 Ladygrey (completed)
 2013 Lovelace
Chuck
 2013 Very Good Girls
Fitzsimmons
 2012 Robot & Frank
Robot (voice)
 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)
 1998 Minor Details
Scott
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Walter Delacroix
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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).

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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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Seriously, in Catholicism, you're supposed to love your enemy. That really impressed me as a kid, and it has helped me as an actor. I don't believe there are bad people. Just people who do bad things. The way that I view the characters I play is part of my religious upbringing. To abandon curiosity in all personalities, good or bad, is to give up hope in humanity. Like somebody who is mumbling on... See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandfather was of half Danish and half Norwegian descent. His other ancestry includes German, Austrian, Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), English, and Irish. His surname originates in Denmark. 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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