Peter Sarsgaard


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Boyish-looking Peter Sarsgaard was born on March 7, 1971, at Scott Air Force Base, in Bellville, 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. Initially trained with the ... See full bio »

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14 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Shattered Glass Charles 'Chuck' Lane
(2003)
(2004)
Kinsey Clyde Martin
(2004)
Green Lantern Hector Hammond
(2011)

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 2022 The Batman
District Attorney Gil Colson
 2021 Dopesick (TV Mini Series)
Rick Mountcastle
- The People vs. Purdue Pharma (2021) ... Rick Mountcastle
- Black Box Warning (2021) ... Rick Mountcastle
- Hammer the Abusers (2021) ... Rick Mountcastle
- The Whistleblower (2021) ... Rick Mountcastle
- Pseudo-Addiction (2021) ... Rick Mountcastle
 2021 The Survivor
Emory Anderson
 2021 The Guilty
Henry Fisher (voice)
 2021 The Lost Daughter
Professor Hardy
 2020 Best Summer Ever
Camera Man
 2020 Homemade (TV Series)
Frank
- Maggie Gyllenhaal (2020) ... Frank
 2020 Interrogation (TV Series)
Det. David Russell
- P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Amy Harlow 2003 (2020) ... Det. David Russell
- P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Eric Fisher 1996 (2020) ... Det. David Russell
- Henry Fisher vs Eric Fisher 1992 (2020) ... Det. David Russell
 2019 Human Capital
Quint Manning
 2019 Mr. Jones
Walter Duranty
 2019/I The Sound of Silence
Peter Lucian
 2018 The Lie
Jay
 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini Series)
Martin Schmidt
- 9/11 (2018) ... Martin Schmidt
- Tuesday (2018) ... Martin Schmidt
- A Very Special Relationship (2018) ... Martin Schmidt
- The General (2018) ... Martin Schmidt
- Boys at War (2018) ... Martin Schmidt
 2017 Loving Pablo
Shepard
 2017 Wormwood (TV Mini Series documentary)
Frank Olson
- Chapter 6: Remember Me (2017) ... Frank Olson
- Chapter 4: Opening the Lid (2017) ... Frank Olson
- Chapter 5: Honorable Men (2017) ... Frank Olson
- Chapter 3: The Forbidden Threshold (2017) ... Frank Olson
- Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake (2017) ... Frank Olson
 2016 The Magnificent Seven
Bartholomew Bogue
 2016/V Jackie
Bobby Kennedy
 2015 Black Mass
Brian Halloran
 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
Hector
- Ritchie (2015) ... Hector
- Rosie (2015) ... Hector
- Aisha (2015) ... Hector
- Connie (2015) ... Hector
- Manolis (2015) ... Hector
 2015 Ladygrey
Samuel
 2015 Experimenter
Stanley Milgram
 2014 Moustaches Make Food Taste Better (Short)
Jørgen 'Jørgen' Jørgen
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice
Father Bill Lombardy
 2014 Reel Rock Film Tour (TV Series)
Narrator
- Valley Uprising (2014) ... Narrator
 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 Blue Jasmine
Dwight
 2013 Lovelace
Chuck
 2013 Very Good Girls
Fitzsimmons
 2012 Robot & Frank
Robot (voice)
 2011 Green Lantern
Hector Hammond
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Boogerman
- Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) ... Boogerman (uncredited)
 2010 Knight and Day
Fitzgerald
 2009 Orphan
John
 2009 In the Electric Mist
Elrod T. Sykes
 2009 An Education
David
 2008/I Elegy
Kenny Kepesh
 2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Cleveland Arning
 2007 Rendition
Alan Smith
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Newt
 2007 High Falls (Short)
Pedro
 2005 Jarhead
Alan Troy
 2005 Flightplan
Carson
 2005 The Skeleton Key
Luke Marshall
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
Robert
 2004 Kinsey
Clyde Martin
 2004 Garden State
Mark
 2003 Shattered Glass
Charles 'Chuck' Lane
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Brendon III
 2002 Unconditional Love
Window Washer
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
Lt. Vadim Radtchinko
 2002 The Salton Sea
Jimmy the Finn
 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 Boys Don't Cry
John Lotter
 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
 1998 Desert Blue
Billy Baxter
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
Raoul
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Boy No. 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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Personal Details

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:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Peter Scarsgaard

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Maggie Gyllenhaal  (2 children)

Children:

Sarsgaard, Ramona | See more »

Parents:

Reinhardt, Judy Lea | Sarsgaard, John Dale
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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:

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 »

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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