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Peter Sarsgaard is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 7 march 1971 at Scott Air Force Base (USA)

Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard
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Birth name John Peter Sarsgaard
Nationality USA
Birth 7 march 1971 (48 years) at Scott Air Force Base (USA)

John Peter Sarsgaard (/ˈsɑrzɡɑrd/; born March 7, 1971) is an American actor, best known for his role in the 2004 comedy-drama Garden State. 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 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), Orphan (2009), Knight and Day (2010), and the superhero film Green Lantern (2011). 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." His latest film, Experimenter, in which he stars alongside Winona Ryder, will be released in October 2015.

Sarsgaard has also appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, and Burn This. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull. Sarsgaard appeared in the off-Broadway production of Uncle Vanya in January 2009. Sarsgaard is married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. They have two daughters.

Biography

In an interview with the New York Times, Sarsgaard stated that he followed Catholicism, saying: "I like the death-cult aspect of Catholicism. Every religion is interested in death, but Catholicism takes it to a particularly high level. [...] 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. [...] 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."

Among his most notable romantic relationships, Sarsgaard dated burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and model and actress Shalom Harlow. Early in his film career, he dated photographer Malerie Marder, a close friend from his days attending Bard College, who had featured Sarsgaard in some of her early work. Sarsgaard has been in a relationship with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, the sister of his close friend Jake Gyllenhaal, since 2002. In April 2006, they announced their engagement, and on May 2, 2009, they married in a small ceremony in Brindisi, Italy. They have two daughters, Ramona, born October 3, 2006, and Gloria Ray, born April 19, 2012. The family lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarsgaard is vegan, although he says he cooks meat for his children.

In June 2013, Sarsgaard and numerous other celebrities appeared in a video showing support for Chelsea Manning.

Best films

Knight and Day (2010)
(Actor)
Flightplan (2005)
(Actor)
Green Lantern (2011)
(Actor)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
(Actor)
An Education (2009)
(Actor)
Kinsey (2004)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2 films)
Juno Temple
Juno Temple
(2 films)
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Sarsgaard (42 films)

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Escobar
Escobar (2017)
, 2h5
Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard, Óscar Jaenada, Colin Salmon, Juan David Agudelo
Roles Shepard
Rating62% 3.146593.146593.146593.146593.14659
Entre 1983 à 1987, le narcotrafiquant colombien Pablo Escobar entretient une liaison avec la journaliste et présentatrice Virginia Vallejo .
Jackie
Jackie (2016)
, 1h35
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, Max Casella, John Hurt
Roles Robert Kennedy
Rating66% 3.347863.347863.347863.347863.34786
En novembre 1963, le journaliste Theodore H. White se rend à Hyannis Port dans le Massachusetts pour y interviewer Jacqueline Kennedy, ancienne Première dame des États-Unis. Elle lui raconte les détails des jours qui ont suivi l'assassinat de son mari, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The Magnificent Seven, 2h13
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent d’Onofrio, Jason Momoa, Luke Grimes
Roles Bartholomew Bogue
Rating68% 3.442683.442683.442683.442683.44268
Le film commence en 1879 quelque part dans l'Ouest américain. Bart Bogue terrorise les habitants de Rose Creek pour les faire fuir, racheter la ville et exploiter la mine d'or qui se trouve dans son périmètre. Bogue et ses hommes vont jusqu'à abattre quelques habitants pour faire plier les autres. Il se retire ensuite à Sacramento, laissant trois semaines aux villageois pour se décider. Emma Cullen, dont le mari a été abattu par Bogue, rencontre le chasseur de primes Sam Chisolm et le supplie de les aider. Très vite, Chisolm recrute une équipe d'hommes violents : l'aventurier Josh Farraday, l'ex-sniper confédéré Goodnight Robicheaux, le chasseur d'Indiens Jack Horne, le lanceur de couteaux chinois Billy Rocks, le bandit mexicain Manuel Vasquez et le guerrier indien Red Harvest.
Pawn Sacrifice, 1h54
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Jeu, Sports films, Films about chess
Actors Lily Rabe, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Tobey Maguire, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sophie Nélisse
Roles Father Bill Lombardy
Rating69% 3.4980053.4980053.4980053.4980053.498005
American grandmaster Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Union and its greatest player, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), for the 1972 World Chess Championship.
Ladygrey
Ladygrey (2015)
, 1h49
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Sarsgaard, Jérémie Rénier, Emily Mortimer, Claude Rich, Liam Cunningham
Roles Samuel
Rating55% 2.7502552.7502552.7502552.7502552.750255
Dix ans après la fin de l’apartheid, au sein d’une mission française installée au pied des somptueuses montagnes du Drakensberg, une communauté de sud-africains noirs et blancs tente de vivre dans l’oubli des violents affrontements dont chacun porte encore en secret les blessures. Le passé va ressurgir et briser le silence, mettant en péril le fragile équilibre de la réconciliation et les rêves un peu fous des plus innocents.
Experimenter, 1h38
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Psychologie
Actors Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Peter Sarsgaard, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo
Roles Stanley Milgram
Rating65% 3.2997753.2997753.2997753.2997753.299775
À New York, dans les années 1960-70, les expériences d'obéissance à l'autorité du psychologue Stanley Milgram.
Black Mass
Black Mass (2015)
, 2h2
Directed by Scott Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce
Roles Brian Halloran
Rating68% 3.4468653.4468653.4468653.4468653.446865
In 1975, James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp), leader of the Irish-American Winter Hill Gang, controls almost all of organized crime within South Boston, along with his right-hand man Stephen Flemmi (Rory Cochrane), newcomer Kevin Weeks (Jesse Plemons), and cold and calculative hitman, Johnny Martorano (W. Earl Brown). Bulger's hold over South Boston is challenged by the northern Angiulo Brothers, who head the Boston branch of the New England Mafia family.
Bone Tomahawk, 2h12
Directed by S. Craig Zahler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Western
Actors Patrick Wilson, Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Young, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Carpenter
Rating70% 3.5480053.5480053.5480053.5480053.548005
The film takes place in the 1890s, with 2 men, one younger and the other much older, attacking and killing travelers camping in plains of the Wild West. After killing several men at a campsite by slitting their throats open, they steal their valuables and begin burning unneeded books and possessions. However, they desist after hearing a bizarre series of howls in the distance, and make for a nearby valley to avoid any pursuers. While traversing the valley, they come across a burial site, where the older man is attacked and savagely killed by an unseen figure. The younger man fires upon the figure as it charges at him, and the film cuts to black.
Night Moves, 1h52
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about terrorism, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Alia Shawkat, Peter Sarsgaard, James LeGros, Lew Temple
Roles Harmon
Rating59% 2.9984852.9984852.9984852.9984852.998485
Josh and Dena buy a boat and tow it long distance to meet Harmon, an ex-Marine. The three plan to bomb a dam which they believe is harming the environment. They buy fertilizer, assemble a bomb and load it onto the boat. At night, they take the boat to the dam, arm the bomb, and escape. After the explosion, Harmon says goodbye and drives away. Josh and Dena are stopped by the police, but evade suspicion.
Blue Jasmine, 1h38
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Emerson, Louis C.K.
Roles Dwight Westlake
Rating72% 3.648383.648383.648383.648383.64838
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) disembarks in San Francisco after a flight from New York City. A passenger who had been sitting next to her on the flight tells her husband that Jasmine had been talking to her about her life the whole way. Jasmine takes a taxi to her sister Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) apartment, where Ginger is dismayed to learn that Jasmine traveled first class despite claiming to be broke.
Lovelace
Lovelace (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Adam Brody
Roles Chuck Traynor
Rating61% 3.0995353.0995353.0995353.0995353.099535
Events surrounding Linda's relationship with Chuck and the production of Deep Throat are portrayed twice. The first portrayal includes no violence or intimidation, making her life look perfect, but the second portrayal reveals the truth and what really happened, including scenes of domestic abuse and intimidation by Traynor.
Very Good Girls, 1h30
Directed by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin
Roles Fitzsimmons
Rating60% 3.000173.000173.000173.000173.00017
Best friends Lily (Fanning) and Gerri (Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested.
Robot & Frank, 1h29
Directed by Jake Schreier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Comic science fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Buddy films, Heist films, Robot films
Actors Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, Jeremy Strong, Liv Tyler
Roles Robot (voice)
Rating70% 3.5488553.5488553.5488553.5488553.548855
Set in the near future, an aging ex-convict and thief named Frank Weld (Frank Langella) lives alone and is experiencing increasingly serious mental deterioration and dementia. Frank's son Hunter (James Marsden), an attorney with a family of his own, grows tired of making weekly visits to his father's home, but is reluctant to put his father into full-time care, so he purchases a robot companion (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard), which is programmed to provide Frank with therapeutic care, including a fixed daily routine and cognitive enhancing activities like gardening.
Green Lantern, 1h45
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett
Roles Hector Hammond
Rating54% 2.746792.746792.746792.746792.74679
Billions of years ago, beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps. They divided the universe into 3600 sectors, with one Green Lantern per sector. One such Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeated the malevolent being Parallax and imprisoned him in the Lost Sector on the desolate planet Ryut. In the present day, Parallax escapes from his prison after becoming strengthened by an encounter with crash survivors on the planet, feeding off of their fear to gain strength before pursuing and nearly killing Abin Sur, who escapes and crash-lands on Earth where he commands his ring to find a worthy successor.
Knight and Day, 1h50
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano, Marc Blucas
Roles Fitzgerald
Rating62% 3.147933.147933.147933.147933.14793
After colliding with Miller twice in the airport departure terminal on the way home from Wichita to pick up car parts, Havens is told she has been bumped to a later flight. C.I.A. Agent John Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard), believing Havens is working with Miller, puts her back on the plane. Completely taken with Miller, Havens goes to the restroom to prep herself up. Meanwhile, Miller fights and kills everyone else on the plane, even the pilots, who were all agents sent by Fitzgerald. After Havens reemerges and gives him a kiss, Miller crash-lands the plane in a cornfield. He drugs a shocked and confused Havens, warning her about the agents who will come after her and that she is not safe with them.