Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

Highest Rated: 94% An Education (2009)

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

Birthday: Mar 07, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Batman District Attorney Gil Colson (Character) - 2021
67% No Score Yet Human Capital Quint Manning (Character) $4.3K 2019
84% No Score Yet Mr. Jones Walter Duranty (Character) - 2019
65% No Score Yet The Sound of Silence Peter Lucian (Character) $17K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lie Jay (Character) - 2018
31% 35% Loving Pablo Neymar (Character) $16.6K 2017
87% 60% Jackie Bobby Kennedy (Character) $14M 2016
64% 72% The Magnificent Seven Bartholomew Bogue (Character) $93.4M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladygrey Samuel (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 72% Black Mass Brian Halloran (Character) $62.6M 2015
85% 61% Experimenter Stanley Milgram (Character) $155.1K 2015
72% 66% Pawn Sacrifice William Lombardy (Character) $2.4M 2014
No Score Yet 91% Valley Uprising Narrator - 2014
19% 33% Very Good Girls Joe Fitzsimmons (Character) - 2013
53% 36% Lovelace Chuck Traynor (Character),
Executive Producer
$354.8K 2013
91% 77% Blue Jasmine Dwight (Character) $33.4M 2013
86% 42% Night Moves Harmon (Character) $252.9K 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
56% 63% Orphan John (Character) $41.6M 2009
94% 80% An Education David (Character) $12.6M 2009
58% 34% In the Electric Mist Elrod Sykes (Character) - 2009
75% 61% Elegy Kenneth Kepesh (Character) $3.6M 2008
12% 23% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Cleveland Arning (Character) $80.3K 2008
69% 43% Year of the Dog Newt (Character) $1.5M 2007
47% 62% Rendition Alan Smith (Character) $9.7M 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
64% 82% The Salton Sea Jimmy the Finn (Character) $676.7K 2002
21% 62% Empire Jack Wimmer (Character) $17.5M 2002
61% 52% K-19: The Widowmaker Reactor Officer Vadim Radtchenko (Character) $35.2M 2002
34% 41% The Center of the World Richard Longman (Character) $1.1M 2001
No Score Yet 8% Housebound Tom (Character) - 2000
88% 87% Boys Don't Cry John Lotter (Character) $11.5M 1999
No Score Yet 74% Freak City Cal Jackson (Character) - 1999
58% 62% Another Day in Paradise Ty (Character) $1M 1999
32% 55% The Man in the Iron Mask Raoul (Character) $57M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020
57% 88% Interrogation David Russell (Character) 2020
88% 65% 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 America Divided Correspondent 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slap Hector (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
69% 87% The Killing Ray Seward (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2010 2006
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995

QUOTES FROM Peter Sarsgaard CHARACTERS

Stanley Milgram says: Why is defiance the anomaly instead of the norm.

Stanley Milgram says: The man in the other room wasn't being shocked.

Robot says: Warning: Do not molest me.

June Havens says: He was charming.

Fitzgerald says: Charming one minute, homicidal the next.

Frank says: Can't you do that super fast?

Robot says: Some things take time, Frank.

Robot says: You should not drink those, Frank. It is not good for gout.

Frank says: I don't have gout.

Robot says: You do not have gout. Yet.

Mark says: The only thing worse than a favor is a favor involving money.

Newt says: Animals are like us. They live for love.

Dr. Hector Hammond says: Well, I used to fight my fears. But now that I've tasted its true power, I'll never go back!

Mark says: Well this is it

Mark says: Well this is it.

Andrew Largeman says: So knock, knock and barter for Desert Storm trading cards

Andrew Largeman says: So knock, knock and barter for Desert Storm trading cards.

Mark says: Don't tease me about my hobbies I don't tease you about being a asshole!

Samantha says: I have to say that I continue to be surprised that the places you bring us continue to be weirder and weirder

Samantha says: I have to say that I continue to be surprised that the places you bring us continue to be weirder and weirder.

Mark says: This place is nice!

Robot says: Warning: Do not molest me!

Stephen Glass says: Stephen: "I didn't do anything wrong!" Chuck: "I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!" C

Stephen Glass says: I didn't do anything wrong! C

Chuck Lane says: I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!

Stephen Glass says: Catlin: "That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?"

Caitlin says: That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?

Stephen Glass says: Chuck:"Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?"

Chuck Lane says: Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?

Stephen Glass says: Stephen: "I didn't do anything wrong!" Chuck: "I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!"

Stephen Glass says: I didn't do anything wrong!

Chuck Lane says: I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!

Mark says: you look like a wet beaver XD

Mark says: You look like a wet beaver.

David says: I studied what they call the university of life. Didn't get a very good degree there.

David says: I'm going to read what I want, and listen to what I want, and I'm going to look at paintings and watch French films, and I'm gonna talk to people who know lots about lots.

Jenny says: I'm going to read what I want, and listen to what I want, and I'm going to look at paintings and watch French films, and I'm gonna talk to people who know lots about lots.

Dr. Hector Hammond says: I've never felt better in my life.