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PERSONAL DATA OF PETER SARSGAARD
Age: 50 years
Height: 180 cm
Born in: Belleville, Illinois, United States
Born on: 07/03/1971
BIOGRAPHY OF PETER SARSGAARD
Born in Belleville, Illinois, the March 7, 1971, Peter Sarsgaard he lived the first years of his life, often moving from one part of the country to another, due to the constant job changes of his father, an engineer of Danish origins. His childhood dream was a brilliant football career and for this reason he decided to take dance lessons to improve his body coordination; unfortunately the various injuries on the playing field forced him to abandon football. Thus he turns his interest in the theater, founding “Mam’s Pot Roast”, a comedy improvisation company. While attending Washington University in St. Louis, where he studies history, he performs in plays and collaborates with the Actors Studio in New York, where he will move after graduation.
Followed by some theatrical performances in some off-Broadway shows, but they do not allow him to sustain himself as he should, so he starts working on TV, appearing in some episodes of even successful series, such as Law & Order in 1995. In the same year he made his cinema debut in Dead Man Walking – Sentenced to death (1995), where she plays one of the victims of Sean Penn. In 1997 he was in the cast of the successful film The Iron Mask (1998) as the son of Athos (John Malkovich). As he tries to make his way to Hollywood, he also takes part in independent films Another day in Heaven (1998) and Desert Blue (1998). Act next to Hilary Swank is Chloë Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry (1999) in the role of executioner John Lotter, winning critical ovations. In 2001 finally comes a starring role in The Center of the World, next to Molly Parker; while in the following years it is divided between the sets of Together by chance (2002) and K-19 (20029 and the stage of Burn This, where it replaces Edward Norton.
In 2003 he found Sevigny in The inventor of fairy tales, whose performance earned him a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a National Society of Film Critics Award win. These are the first awards that the actor wins in his candidacy and are followed, after only one year, by a nomination in the same category for Kinsey (2004) of Bill Condon. Fame begins to interest his name and confirms it in 2005, an intense year for the actor, who is at the cinema with four works: the dramatic The Dying Gaul, the thriller Fightplan – Mystery in flight, horror The Skeleton Key and the war bio-pic Jarhead. In 2007 he is in the cast of Rendition – Illegal detention with Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin and many others. He begins to receive more and more important roles, from that of protagonist in The Pittsburg Mysteries (2008) to the one next to Penélope Cruz is Ben Kingsley in Lessons of love (2008).
Back to contending with horror in Orphan (2009) and takes part in the Oscar nominee An Education (2009) of Lone Scherfig. Some antagonist roles follow, that of the double agent Fitzgerald in Innocent lies (2010) by James Mangold and villain Hector Hammond in Green Laterna (2011). In 2013 he was directed by Woody Allen in Blue Jasmine, where he has a love affair with the blonde Cate Blanchett, but also returns to TV by participating in the third season of the series The Killing. Right on the small screen he receives a new starring role with The Slap (2015), a dramatic miniseries in which they also feature Uma Thurman, Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox and other.
The last few years have seen him involved in many bio-pic: he is the chess champion William Lombardy in The big game (2014), psychologist Stanley Milgram in Experimenter (2015), Brian Halloran – the member of the Winter Hill Gang – in Black Mass – The ultimate gangster (2015), Robert Kennedy in Jackie (2016). The only exception in recent years is the western The magnificent 7 (2016) of Antoine Fuqua, where he is the main antagonist, the brigand and gold mine magnate Bartolomeo Bogue. 2017 marks a return to biographical films with Escobar – The charm of evil, where it flanks Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.
PETER SARSGAARD’S MOST RECENT FILMS
The Lie (Between Earth and Sky)
Escobar – The Charm of Evil (Loving Pablo)
I Magnificent 7 (The Magnificent Seven)
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PETER SARSGAARD’S MOST RECENT TV SERIES
The Looming Tower
Year: 2011 Go to all TV series
THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF PETER SARSGAARD
Drama: 40% Action: 12% Thriller: 10% Biography: 9%
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