Peter Sarsgaard Biography

Birthday: 1971-03-07
Place of Birth: Belleville, Illinois USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Coming on the scene fairly recently, Illinois-born actor Peter Sarsgaard has already demonstrated an amazing flair for harsh, disturbing, dark-edged characters despite his boyish countenance. 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 Mitchell's "Kingdom of Earth." He made his screen debut in Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking (1995) and was given more sizable roles in Desert Blue (1998) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I), as the ill-fated son of the Musketeer Athos, played by John Malkovich. Peter then started gracing the art-house circuit, making a violent, searing impression as a homophobic killer in Boys Don't Cry (1999) starring two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank as a trans-gendered teen. Other impressionable offbeat roles for Peter that have thrilled critics from coast to coast include Shattered Glass (2003), which earned him a slew of awards including the prestigious National Society of Film Critics Award. Prior to that, he showed off his versatility with portrayals ranging from a Russian nuclear reactor officer in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) to a drug addict in The Salton Sea (2002). Other heralded performances in Garden State (2004) and Kinsey (2004) only prove that, at this rate, it is only a matter of time before the Oscar comes rapping on this man's door.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Another Day in Paradise 1998
The Man in the Iron Mask Raoul 1998 0, 0
Desert Blue 1999 0
The Center of the World 2001 Drama, Romance
The Salton Sea Jimmy the Finn 2002 Crime, Drama, Mystery
K-19: The Widowmaker Vadim Ratchenko 2002
Unconditional Love 2002 Drama, Comedy, Musical
Empire Jack 2002
Shattered Glass Charles 'Chuck' Lane 2003 0
Kinsey Clyde Martin 2004
Garden State Mark 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jarhead Alan Troy 2005 Romance, 0
Flightplan Carson 2005 Game Show, 0
The Skeleton Key Luke Marshall 2005 Reality Tv, Game Show
The Dying Gaul 2005
Year of the Dog Newt 2007 0, Biography
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Cleveland Arning 2008
Elegy 2008 Drama, Romance
Housebound Tom 2008 Thriller
An Education David Goldman 2009 0
In the Electric Mist Elrod Sykes 2009 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Orphan John Coleman 2009 Mystery, Thriller
Knight and Day 2010 0, 0
Green Lantern Dr. Hector Hammond 2011 Game Show, Sport, 0, 0
Robot & Frank Robot 2012 Sport, 0, 0
Lovelace Chuck 2013
Night Moves Harmon 2013 Drama
Bone Tomahawk Arthur O'Dwyer 2015 Horror
Experimenter Stanley Milgram 2015 0