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An actor with a talent for taking a candid look into the souls of his characters, PETER SARSGAARD is quickly becoming one of the acting community's most sought-after young talents. He stars back-to-back in several major upcoming films, including P.J. Hogan's black comedy Unconditional Love, with Rupert Everett and Kathy Bates. He is currently filming The Sultan Sea starring opposite Val Kilmer for producer Frank Darabont and director Di Caruso.

Sarsgaard was recently seen starring in Boys Don 't Cry opposite Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny for director Kimberly Peirce. Peter received critical acclaim for his portrayal of John Lotter, the tightly wound young man who first accepts Brandon Teena into his small-town circle, then begins to suspect her true identity concluding with the troubling violent results.

Sarsgaard starred opposite Samantha Mathis in Showtime's acclaimed feature, Freak City, produced by Michael Stipe and Sandy Stern's Single Cell Pictures and directed by Lynne Litman. The actor first gained notice as Leonardo di Caprio's rival and John Malkovich's son in The Man in the Iron Mask. Other films include Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise and Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.

A member of Douglas Carter Beane's New York-based theater company, The Drama Department, Sarsgaard appeared in the company's off-Broadway production, Kingdom of Earth, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. He attended the Actors' Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, after which he was cast in Horton Foote's Laura Dennis at the Signature Theatre Company off-Broadway.


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