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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 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Jackie (pre-production)
Robert Kennedy
 2015/I Black Mass
Brian Halloran
 2015 Ladygrey
 2015 Experimenter
Stanley Milgram
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice
Father Bill Lombardy
 2013 Lovelace
 2013 Very Good Girls
 2012 Robot & Frank
Robot (voice)
 2009 Orphan
 2008/I Elegy
Kenny Kepesh
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Brendon III
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
Lt. Vadim Radtchinko
 2002 Empire
 2001 The Center of the World
Richard Longman
 2000 Housebound
 2000 The Cell
Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
 1998 Minor Details
 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).

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Peter Scarsgaard


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I'm very much against the death penalty. It's very easy to do a piece about someone who's been railroaded by the system, who's innocent. If you don't believe in the death penalty, you have to take an extreme circumstance - someone who's indefensible - to see if it still applies. Otherwise the death penalty applies in some cases. See more »


He studied with legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, like Edward Norton, Jeanine Louise DeName and Broadway actress Kimilee Bryant. See more »


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)).

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