In September 2008,
PETER SARSGAARD made his Broadway debut, appearing with An
Education co-star Carey Mulligan and Kristin Scott-Thomas in the acclaimed Ian
Rickson production of Chekhov's The Seagull.
Golden Globe nominee Sarsgaard was most recently seen on screen in Gavin
Hood's Rendition co-starring Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal,
and in Isabel Coixet's critically-acclaimed Elegy co-starring Ben Kingsley and
Sarsgaard starred opposite Vera Farmiga in Jaume Collet-Serra's Orphan, a dark
thriller produced by Joel Silver; in Bertrand Tavernier's In the Electric Mist with
Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman; and in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, based on
Michael Chabon's debut novel. Adapted and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber,
the film co-stars Sienna Miller and Nick Nolte.
In 2004, Sarsgaard co-starred with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in Bill Condon's
biopic Kinsey. For his supporting role as Kinsey's young protĂ©gĂ©, Sarsgaard earned
both a Critics' Choice Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award
For his portrayal of New Republic editor Charles Lane in Billy Ray's Shattered Glass,
Sarsgaard received awards from numerous critics groups (Boston, San Francisco, St
Louis, Toronto and National Society of Film Critics) as well as Golden Globe and
Spirit Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
Sarsgaard first received wide acclaim for his portrayal of a violent ex-con ill-equipped
to deal with a startling discovery, in Kimberly Pierce's Boys Don't Cry starring
opposite Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny.
Additional feature film credits include Kathryn Bigelow's submarine thriller, K-19: The
Widowmaker opposite Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson; Zach Braff's independent hit
Garden State; Mike White's Year of the Dog; Sam Mendes's Jarhead with Jake
Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx; Iain Softley's Skeleton Key with Kate Hudson and Gena
Rowlands; and the psychological thriller The Dying Gaul for writer/director Craig
Lucas opposite Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott. Sarsgaard also co-starred
with Jodie Foster in the box office hit, Flightplan.
Sarsgaard attended the Actors' Studio Program at Washington University in St.
Louis, Missouri, following which he was cast in the Signature Theatre Company's Off-
Broadway production of Horton Foote's Laura Dennis. Additional Off-Broadway
credits include Kingdom of Earth and Burn This.
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