Peter Sarsgaard



Place of birth:

Belleville, Illinois, USA:


John Peter Sarsgaard (born March 7, 1971 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American film and stage actor. He landed his first feature role in the movie 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 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 Online Film Critics Society Award in the category 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 Garden State, the biographical film Kinsey (2004), the drama The Dying Gaul (2005) and big-budget films such as Flightplan (2005), Jarhead (2005), Orphan (2009), Knight and Day (2010), the superhero film Green Lantern (2011), Lovelace (2013), Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013), and Black Mass (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016). Sarsgaard also appeared in the U.S. 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." 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Sarsgaard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors can be found on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

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

Production Credits

Lovelace (2013)
Executive Producer
Best Summer Ever ()
Executive Producer