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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 14 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Jarhead Alan Troy
Orphan John
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Hector Hammond
Flightplan Carson


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 2017 Escobar (pre-production)
 2015 Ladygrey
 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).

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

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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 »


His baby face; his soft, strangely ominous voice; and often bizarre, unstable characters have led to him being compared to John Malkovich, who played his father in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). 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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