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Peter Sarsgaard

1971-03-07 Belleville, Illinois, USA

Image of Peter Sarsgaard


John Peter Sarsgaard (born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was in Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. That same year, Sarsgaard received a substantial role in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), playing Raoul, the ill-fated son of Athos. Sarsgaard later achieved critical recognition when he was cast in Boys Don't Cry (1999) as John Lotter. He landed his first leading role in the 2001 film The Center of the World. The following year, he played supporting roles in Empire, The Salton Sea, and K-19: The Widowmaker. For his portrayal of Charles Lane in Shattered Glass, Sarsgaard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sarsgaard has appeared in an eclectic range of films, including the 2004 comedy-drama Garden State, the biographical film Kinsey (2004), the drama The Dying Gaul (2005), and big-budget films such as Flightplan (2005), Jarhead (2005), The Skeleton Key (2005), Orphan (2009), An Education (2009), Knight and Day (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Lovelace (2013), Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), Black Mass (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016). Sarsgaard also appeared in the American TV series The Killing (2013) as a man on death row perhaps wrongfully convicted for the brutal murder of his wife—a performance which he says included "some of the best acting I have ever done in my life." In 2021, he had a recurring role on the Hulu miniseries Dopesick. Sarsgaard has appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, Burn This, and Uncle Vanya. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull. He is married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.


The Survivor Emory Anderson 2022-04-07
The Batman District Attorney Gil Colson 2022-03-01
The Guilty Henry Fisher (voice) 2021-09-24
The Lost Daughter Professor Hardy 2021-12-16
Best Summer Ever Camera Man 2020-10-10
Human Capital Quint Manning 2020-07-17
Mr. Jones Walter Duranty 2019-10-25
The Sound of Silence Peter Lucian 2019-09-13
The Lie Jay Logan 2018-09-13
Wormwood Frank Olson 2017-10-22
Loving Pablo Shepard 2017-10-12
Jackie Robert Kennedy 2016-12-02
The Magnificent Seven Bartholomew Bogue 2016-09-14
Starring Austin Pendleton 2016-04-01
Black Mass Brian Halloran 2015-09-04
Ladygrey Samuel 2015-05-06
Experimenter Stanley Milgram 2015-10-16
Pawn Sacrifice Father Bill Lombardy 2015-09-16
Night Moves Harmon 2014-04-23
Valley Uprising Narrator (Voice) 2014-09-01
Very Good Girls Fitzsimmons 2013-01-22
Blue Jasmine Dwight 2013-08-01
Lovelace Chuck Traynor 2013-08-08
Robot & Frank Robot (voice) 2012-08-16
Green Lantern Hector Hammond 2011-06-16
Knight and Day Fitzgerald 2010-06-15
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Alan Troy (archive footage) 2010-01-01
An Education David Goldman 2009-10-29
Orphan John Coleman 2009-07-24
In the Electric Mist Elrod Sykes 2009-04-15
Elegy Kenneth Kepesh 2008-08-08
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Cleveland Arning 2008-01-20
Rendition Alan Smith 2007-09-07
Year of the Dog Newt 2007-04-13
High Falls Pedro 2007-05-30
Flightplan Carson 2005-09-22
The Skeleton Key Luke Marshall 2005-07-29
Jarhead Alan Troy 2005-11-04
The Dying Gaul Robert Sandrich 2005-01-01
Kinsey Clyde Martin 2004-09-04
Garden State Mark 2004-07-28
Shattered Glass Charles 'Chuck' Lane 2003-11-14
Death of a Dynasty Brendon III 2003-05-07
Empire Jack 2002-12-06
The Salton Sea Jimmy the Finn 2002-02-02
Unconditional Love Window Washer 2002-08-23
K-19: The Widowmaker Vadim Radtchinko 2002-07-19
The Center of the World Richard Longman 2001-04-19
Housebound Mignon 2000-09-02
The Cell Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited) 2000-08-17
Freak City Cal Jackson 1999-01-16
Desert Blue Billy Baxter 1999-06-04
Boys Don't Cry John Lotter 1999-09-02
The Man in the Iron Mask Raoul 1998-03-12
Another Day in Paradise Ty 1998-12-30
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Boy No. 1 (segment "Underground") 1997-07-24
Dead Man Walking Walter Delacroix 1995-12-29