Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard Movies and TV Shows

John Peter Sarsgaard (born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was in 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), The Skeleton Key (2005), Orphan (2009), An Education (2009), Knight and Day (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Lovelace (2013), Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), Black Mass (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016). Sarsgaard also appeared in the American 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." In 2021, he had a recurring role on the Hulu miniseries Dopesick. Sarsgaard has appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, Burn This, and Uncle Vanya. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull. He is married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 07/03/1971 (53 years old)
  • Place of birth: Belleville, Illinois, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.83 m
  • Net worth: $20,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
Presumed Innocent
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 81%
role:
Tommasino 'Tommy' Molto
2024

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.5
81%
Memory
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 71%
role:
Saul
2023

Drama

6.6
71%
The Survivor
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 71%
role:
Emory Anderson
2022

Drama

History

6.7
71%
The Batman
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 77%
role:
District Attorney Gil Colson
2022

Action

Crime

Drama

7.8
77%
The Lost Daughter
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
Professor Hardy
2021

Drama

6.7
66%
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Dopesick
IMDB 8.6
TMDB 81%
role:
Rick Mountcastle
2021

Drama

8.6
81%
The Guilty
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Henry Fisher (voice)
2021

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.3
64%
Human Capital
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 58%
role:
Quint Manning
2020

Crime

Drama

5.7
58%
Interrogation
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 66%
role:
David Russell
Not available
2020

Crime

Drama

7.3
66%
Not available
Mr. Jones
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Walter Duranty
2019

Drama

History

Thriller

6.9
67%
The Sound of Silence
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 58%
role:
Peter Lucian
2019

Drama

5.7
58%
The Lie
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 64%
role:
Jay Logan
2018

Drama

Horror

Mystery

Thriller

5.8
64%
The Looming Tower
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 75%
role:
Martin Schmidt
2018

Drama

War & Politics

8.0
75%
Wormwood
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 63%
role:
Frank Olson
Not available
2017

Documentary

7.0
63%
Not available
Loving Pablo
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 63%
role:
Shepard
2017

Crime

Drama

6.4
63%
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Jackie
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 64%
role:
Robert Kennedy
2016

Drama

6.7
64%
The Magnificent Seven
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 64%
role:
Bartholomew Bogue
2016

Action

Adventure

Western

6.9
64%
Experimenter
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 66%
role:
Stanley Milgram
2015

Drama

History

6.6
66%
Pawn Sacrifice
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 67%
role:
Father Bill Lombardy
2015

Drama

Thriller

7.0
67%
Black Mass
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 64%
role:
Brian Halloran
2015

Crime

Drama

History

6.9
64%
The Slap
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 63%
role:
Hector
2015

Drama

6.2
63%
Valley Uprising
IMDB 8.1
TMDB 79%
role:
Narrator (Voice)
2014

Adventure

Documentary

8.1
79%
Night Moves
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 58%
role:
Harmon
2014

Drama

Thriller

6.1
58%
Lovelace
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 61%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2013

Drama

6.2
61%
Blue Jasmine
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 70%
role:
Dwight
2013

Drama

7.3
70%
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Very Good Girls
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 59%
role:
Fitzsimmons
2013

Drama

5.9
59%
Robot & Frank
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 70%
role:
Robot (voice)
2012

Comedy

Crime

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
70%
Green Lantern
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 52%
role:
Hector Hammond
2011

Action

Adventure

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
52%
Knight and Day
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 62%
role:
Fitzgerald
2010

Action

Comedy

6.3
62%
An Education
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 69%
role:
David Goldman
2009

Drama

Romance

7.3
69%
Orphan
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 70%
role:
John Coleman
2009

Horror

Mystery

Thriller

7.0
70%
In the Electric Mist
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 61%
role:
Elrod Sykes
2009

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.1
61%
Elegy
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 63%
role:
Kenneth Kepesh
Not available
2008

Drama

Romance

6.7
63%
Not available
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 40%
role:
Cleveland Arning
2008

Adventure

Comedy

Drama

5.4
40%
Rendition
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Alan Smith
2007

Drama

Thriller

6.8
65%
2007

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.0
55%
Jarhead
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Alan Troy
2005

Drama

War & Politics

7.0
66%
Flightplan
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Carson
2005

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.3
64%
The Skeleton Key
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 66%
role:
Luke Marshall
2005

Drama

Horror

Mystery

Thriller

6.5
66%
Kinsey
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 67%
role:
Clyde Martin
2004

Drama

7.1
67%
2004

Comedy

Drama

Romance

7.4
71%
Shattered Glass
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 69%
role:
Charles 'Chuck' Lane
2003

Drama

History

7.1
69%
Empire
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 61%
role:
Jack
2002

Action

Crime

Drama

5.9
61%
K-19: The Widowmaker
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 65%
role:
Vadim Radtchinko
2002

Drama

History

Mystery

Thriller

War & Politics

6.7
65%
The Salton Sea
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Jimmy the Finn
2002

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

7.0
66%
The Cell
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 63%
role:
Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
2000

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.4
63%
Boys Don't Cry
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 75%
role:
John Lotter
1999

Crime

Drama

7.5
75%
Another Day in Paradise
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 63%
role:
Ty
Not available
1998

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.5
63%
Not available
1998

Action

Adventure

Drama

History

6.5
66%
Dead Man Walking
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 74%
role:
Walter Delacroix
1995

Drama

7.5
74%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Peter Sarsgaard are, for example, Presumed Innocent, Memory and The Survivor.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and Google Play.
The best Anystream ratings are Dopesick (8.4), Valley Uprising (8.0) and The Looming Tower (7.8).
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