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Peter Berg



Onscreen from the late '80s, actor Peter Berg first made a memorable impression in A Midnight Clear (1992), playing one of a group of soldiers stationed in Germany during World War II. The muscular, strong-jawed actor had his real screen breakthrough with John Dahl's critically acclaimed The Last Seduction (1994), a neo-noir that cast him as Linda Fiorentino's unwitting, hormonally misguided accomplice. Berg's subsequent roles tended to be in films of middling quality, and it was for his work on the popular TV series Chicago Hope that he received the most recognition.



In 1998, Berg made his feature directorial debut with Very Bad Things, a black comedy starring Jon Favreau, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, and Leland Orser as a group of men behaving badly. The film, which was shown at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals, received a fairly mixed critical reception. Nonetheless, Berg continued to be a presence behind the camera. In 2000, he created Wonderland, an edgy dramatic television series set in an asylum. While the ABC show recieved rave reviews and garnered a cult following, it failed to deliver ratings and was quickly cancelled.



Berg finally found himself with a hit on his hands in 2003 with The Rundown. Starring The Rock and Seann William Scott, the Berg-helmed action comedy was well-received by critics and managed to score well at the box-office. In 2004, Berg began work on his third directorial effort, Friday Night Lights, a football film he also scripted that turned into the biggest ciritical hit of his career, as well as performing solidly at the box office. He followed that up with the military thriller The Kingdom in 2007, and the Will Smith sci-fi film Hancock in 2008. He had a hand in the script for the action revenge film The Losers, and in 2012 he helmed the big-screen adaptation of the beloved board game Battleship.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% Patriots Day
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2017
83% Deepwater Horizon
  • Director
  • Mr. Skip
2016
98% Hell or High Water
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Hunt for El Chapo
  • Producer
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Mile 22
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Serena
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Gridiron Heroes
  • Actor
2015
60% Hercules
  • Producer
2014
75% Lone Survivor
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
34% Battleship
  • Producer
  • Director
  • JPJ 2nd Gunner
2012
49% The Losers
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet 30 for 30
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Virtuality
  • Director
2009
41% Hancock
  • Director
2008
27% Lions for Lambs
  • Lt. Col. Falco
2007
81% Lars and the Real Girl
  • Executive Producer
2007
51% The Kingdom
  • Producer
  • Director
2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Pete Deeks
2007
No Score Yet Splinter Cell
  • Director
2006
57% PU-239
  • Executive Producer
2006
81% Friday Night Lights
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
86% Collateral
  • Richard Weidner
2004
No Score Yet Dinner For Five
  • Actor
2004
70% The Rundown
  • Director
2003
6% Corky Romano
  • Paulie Romano
2001
0% De Sade
  • Screenwriter
2001
No Score Yet Dill Scallion
  • Nate Clumson
1999
44% Very Bad Things
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1998
72% Cop Land
  • Joey Randone
1997
45% The Great White Hype
  • Terry Conklin
1996
33% Girl 6
  • Caller 1, Bob
1996
94% The Last Seduction
  • Mike Swale
1994
No Score Yet F.T.W. (The Last Ride)
  • Clem
1994
No Score Yet Going Overboard
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon
  • Lyle
1994
No Score Yet Unveiled
  • Drug Dealer
1994
No Score Yet A Case For Murder
  • Jack Hemmet
1993
41% Fire in the Sky
  • David Whitlock
1993
22% Aspen Extreme
  • Dexter Rutecki
1993
87% A Midnight Clear
  • Bud
1992
58% Late for Dinner
  • Frank Lovegren
1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts
  • Tom
1991
20% Shocker
  • Jonathan Parker
1989
No Score Yet Heart of Dixie
  • Jenks
1989
No Score Yet Race For Glory
  • Chris
1989
88% Miracle Mile
  • Band Member
1989
No Score Yet Tale of Two Sisters
  • Gardener
1989
No Score Yet Genuine Risk
  • Henry
1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday
  • Eddie
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Noah Hicks
87% The Leftovers
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Pete
No Score Yet On Freddie Roach
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
68% Ballers
2015-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Coach
No Score Yet Dream Machines
2012
  • Guest
22% Trauma
2009-2010
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Director
No Score Yet State of Play
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Wahlburgers
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Fight Game With Jim Lampley
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
83% Prime Suspect
2011-2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Pete Berg Himself

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