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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 »

Known For

Jarhead
Jarhead Alan Troy
(2005)
Orphan
Orphan John
(2009)
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Hector Hammond
(2011)
Flightplan
Flightplan Carson
(2005)

Filmography

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 2017 The Looming Tower (TV Series)
Martin Schmidt
- #1.1 (2017) ... Martin Schmidt
 2017 Loving Pablo
Neymar
 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 Sykes
 2009 An Education
David Goldman
 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:

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

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Alternate Names:

Peter Scarsgaard

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Seriously, in Catholicism, you're supposed to love your enemy. That really impressed me as a kid, and it has helped me as an actor. I don't believe there are bad people. Just people who do bad things. The way that I view the characters I play is part of my religious upbringing. To abandon curiosity in all personalities, good or bad, is to give up hope in humanity. Like somebody who is mumbling on... See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandfather was of half Danish and half Norwegian descent. His other ancestry includes German, Austrian, Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), English, and Irish. His surname originates in Denmark. 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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