Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

Highest Rated: 93% An Education (2009)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1971

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, USA

An atypical actor who easily adapted himself in a variety of film and television projects, Peter Sarsgaard built a career disappearing into challenging and sometimes outright difficult roles most other actors might have avoided. Prior to his breakthrough playing a charming, but ultimately violent rapist and murderer in the indie drama "Boys Don't Cry" (1999), he quietly earned an impressive reputation on the New York theater scene, acting onstage in productions that including the Signature Theatre's "Laura Dennis" and his own play "The Greatest And Most Exciting Gratuitous Exhibition Ever Exploited." Sarsgaard made his biggest impression, however, with a subtle performance as a news magazine editor in "Shattered Glass" (2003), which gave the young, talented actor his first true taste of critical success. From there, he easily alternated between studio features like "Flightplan" (2005), "Jarhead" (2005) and "Knight & Day (2010), as well as independents like "Year of the Dog" (2007) and the Oscar-nominated "An Education" (2009). His 2009 marriage to equally indie-respected Maggie Gyllenhaal cemented Sarsgaard's reputation as an intelligent, devoted actor pursuing art over fame.

Highest rated movies

An Education
Shattered Glass
Blue Jasmine
Kinsey
The Lost Daughter Boys Don't Cry Jackie Mr. Jones

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Batman Gotham D.A. Gil Colson (Character) - 2022
89% No Score Yet The Lost Daughter Profesor Hardy (Character) - 2021
74% 47% The Guilty Henry Fisher (Voice) - 2021
89% 97% Best Summer Ever Executive Producer - 2020
86% No Score Yet Mr. Jones Walter Duranty (Character) - 2019
67% 32% Human Capital Quint Manning (Character) $4.3K 2019
65% No Score Yet The Sound of Silence Peter Lucian (Character) $17.0K 2019
43% 33% The Lie Jay (Character) - 2018
31% 35% Loving Pablo Shepard (Character) $16.6K 2017
87% 60% Jackie Bobby Kennedy (Character) $14.0M 2016
64% 71% The Magnificent Seven Bartholomew Bogue (Character) $93.4M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladygrey Samuel (Character) - 2015
85% 61% Experimenter Stanley Milgram (Character) $155.1K 2015
73% 68% Black Mass Brian Halloran (Character) $62.6M 2015
No Score Yet 91% Valley Uprising Narrator - 2014
71% 65% Pawn Sacrifice William Lombardy (Character) $2.4M 2014
19% 33% Very Good Girls Joe Fitzsimmons (Character) - 2013
86% 41% Night Moves Harmon (Character) $252.9K 2013
53% 36% Lovelace Chuck Traynor (Character),
Executive Producer
$354.8K 2013
91% 77% Blue Jasmine Dwight (Character) $33.4M 2013
86% 75% Robot & Frank Robot (Voice) $3.3M 2012
26% 45% Green Lantern Hector Hammond (Character) $116.6M 2011
52% 49% Knight and Day Fitzgerald (Character) $76.4M 2010
93% 80% An Education David (Character) $12.6M 2009
56% 63% Orphan John (Character) $41.6M 2009
58% 34% In the Electric Mist Elrod Sykes (Character) - 2009
12% 23% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Cleveland Arning (Character) $80.3K 2008
75% 61% Elegy Kenneth Kepesh (Character) $3.6M 2008
47% 62% Rendition Alan Smith (Character) $9.7M 2007
69% 43% Year of the Dog Newt (Character) $1.5M 2007
50% 52% The Dying Gaul Robert (Character) $342.3K 2005
61% 68% Jarhead Alan Troy (Character) $62.6M 2005
37% 48% Flightplan Carson (Character) $89.7M 2005
38% 58% The Skeleton Key Luke (Character) $47.8M 2005
86% 88% Garden State Mark (Character) $26.8M 2004
90% 75% Kinsey Clyde Martin (Character) $10.2M 2004
92% 79% Shattered Glass Chuck Lane (Character) $2.2M 2003
14% 68% Unconditional Love Window Washer (Character) - 2002
21% 62% Empire Jack Wimmer (Character) $17.5M 2002
61% 52% K-19: The Widowmaker Reactor Officer Vadim Radtchenko (Character) $35.2M 2002
63% 82% The Salton Sea Jimmy the Finn (Character) $676.7K 2002
34% 40% The Center of the World Richard Longman (Character) $1.1M 2001
No Score Yet 8% Housebound Tom (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 74% Freak City Cal Jackson (Character) - 1999
89% 87% Boys Don't Cry John Lotter (Character) $11.5M 1999
58% 62% Another Day in Paradise Ty (Character) $1.0M 1999
32% 55% The Man in the Iron Mask Raoul (Character) $57.0M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2021
86% 94% Dopesick Rick Mountcastle (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020
57% 83% Interrogation David Russell (Character) 2020
88% 66% The Looming Tower Martin Schmidt (Character) 2018
90% 65% Wormwood Frank Olson (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% America Divided Correspondent 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2015
65% 48% The Slap Hector (Character) 2015
68% 87% The Killing Ray Seward (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2013
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2006 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995