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PETER SARSGAARD received critical acclaim and honors including winning the Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto and National Society of Film Critics awards as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of New Republic editor Charles Lane in Billy Ray's SHATTERED GLASS.

Sarsgaard most recently completed work on Iain Softley's SKELETON KEY, a thriller also starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands and John Hurt. In September, Sarsgaard will star opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Schwentke's FLIGHT PLAN.

He recently garnered critical attention for his performance opposite Zach Braff and Natalie Portman in GARDEN STATE and will next be seen opposite Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott in the thriller THE DYING GAUL for writer/director Craig Lucas.

Sarsgaard is perhaps best known for his portrait of John Lotter, the man who murdered Brandon Teena in Fox Searchlight Pictures' BOYS DON'T CRY opposite Hilary Swank and Chloƫ Sevigny for director Kimberly Peirce. Other roles include the submarine thriller K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, opposite Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson; THE SALTON SEA, opposite Val Kilmer; EMPIRE, opposite John Leguizamo; and Wayne Wang's controversial THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, opposite Molly Parker. He first gained notice as Leonardo DiCaprio's rival and John Malkovich's son in THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. He also appeared in Larry Clark's ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE and Tim Robbins' DEAD MAN WALKING with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.

On the small screen, Sarsgaard starred in the acclaimed feature "Freak City," produced by Michael Stipe and Sandy Stern's Single Cell Pictures.

A member of Douglas Carter Beane's New York-based theater company, The Drama Department, Sarsgaard appeared in their off-Broadway production "Kingdom of Earth," opposite Cynthia Nixon and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. In 2003, he appeared in the Signature Theatre Company's production of Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Sarsgaard 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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