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PETER SARSGAARD (Hector Hammond) first received wide acclaim for his role as John Lotter, the tormenter and rapist in Kimberly Peirce's "Boys Don't Cry,” opposite Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny. He later earned both a Critics' Choice Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his supporting role alongside Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in Bill Condon's ”Kinsey.” His portrayal of New Republic editor Charles Lane in Billy Ray's "Shattered Glass,” garnered Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, as well as awards from the Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto and National Society of Film Critics. In 2009, he received rave reviews for his role in Lone Scherfig's Oscar®-nominated Best Picture, "An Education,” alongside Dominic Cooper, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina and Carey Mulligan.

Sarsgaard has just completed a critically acclaimed Anton Chekov run. He first starred opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan on Broadway in "The Seagull,” and next opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal off-Broadway in "Uncle Vanya.” Most recently, Sarsgaard again starred opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in Chekov's "Three Sisters,” which has been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.

Sarsgaard's other credits include "Knight and Day,” opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz; Jaume Collet-Serra's "Orphan”; Isabel Coixet's "Elegy,” which co-starred Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz; Bertrand Tavernier's "In the Electric Mist,” alongside Tommy Lee Jones; Gavin Hood's "Rendition,” with Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Jake  Gyllenhaal; "Year of the Dog”; Sam Mendes' "Jarhead”; "Flightplan,” opposite Jodie Foster; "The Dying Gaul”; "Garden State,” starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman; "The Skeleton Key,” with Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands; and his motion picture debut, Tim Robbins' Oscar®-winning "Dead Man Walking,” alongside Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.

Sarsgaard attended the Actors Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, after which he was cast in the off-Broadway production of Horton Foote's "Laura Dennis” at the Signature Theatre Company.


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