Peter Sarsgaard

American actor Peter Sarsgaard

John Peter Sarsgaard is an American film and stage actor. He landed his first feature role in the movie 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, 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.
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Patriots Day review – gripping account of the Boston marathon bombings
Guardian (UK) - 12 months
The narrative pulse of this tense thriller about real-life events is strong enough to override Mark Wahlberg’s irritating heroics as a fictional cop It is easy to imagine an alternative universe in which there is an exciting film entitled Bowling Green, directed by Michael Bay. Ralph Fiennes gets to play a chuckling terrorist who detonates the gigantic bomb in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011, and then Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep play the liberal media nabobs who conspire with the Obama White House to cover it up, getting amnesia pills in the water supply, pulping newspapers, changing websites. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Baldwin and Scott Baio play three US Navy Seals whose wives were killed in the Bowling Green massacre; they accept a top secret terminate-with-extreme-prejudice mission – ’copter out to Kreplachistan where Fiennes is holed up in the Swedish embassy, having spent the host country’s entire UN aid budget on a state-of-the-art broadband connection for his internet porn. ...
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Jackie
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It was two weeks of pure hell for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. First there was November 22, 1963 to November 25, the time span between the assassination of her husband and his funeral. Then the days leading up to December 3, when she was pushed out of the White House. For the nation who witnessed the tragedy from afar, it was a shock. For the FLOTUS who lived it, it was a rapid-fire nightmare. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight) Natalie Portman stars in the biofilm Jackie. That's the premise writer Noah Oppenheim (Allegiant) presents in his perceptive, impressionistic screenplay Jackie, which follows the anguished 34-year-old Mrs. Kennedy (Natalie Portman, Black Swan) as she deals with the aftershock of her husband's death, the planning of his funeral and vacating her home. It's almost as if he creates a re-imagined Jacqueline Kennedy from scratch. In Oppenheim's eyes, she's a tad more eccentric than the overly sophisticated lady that was presented to the public...
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Film Clip: 'Jackie'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Watch a film clip from "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig. Photo: Fox Searchlight
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Washington and Pratt Show True Grit in "The Magnificent Seven"
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "The Magnificent Seven" (MGM/Columbia) It has been fifty-six years since Yul Brynner played the man in black in "The Magnificent Seven". That movie co-starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn among others. It was an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa's classic film "Seven Samurai." Now we have a new version of "The Magnificent Seven" and it stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke among others. It might not be a magnificent movie -neither was the Yul Brynner version - but it is certainly enjoyable entertainment. Once again there is a town in danger of being destroyed by a man with a gang. This time out it is Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) and he is a villain and a half. Before the opening credits roll he has had several of the good farmers who inhabit the town killed in cold blood.. These events convince farmer's wife Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) the town needs to hire some gunslingers to fight Bog...
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On Peter Sarsgaard's Magnificent Seven Villain - Vulture
Google News - over 1 year
Vulture On Peter Sarsgaard's Magnificent Seven Villain Vulture Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven is, for the most part, a straight-faced action-Western. Denzel Washington plays the pure-hearted leader of men; Chris Pratt is the comic relief; Ethan Hawke's character has to overcome his troubled past. The Magnificent Seven Gallops Boldly Into MediocrityMTV.com 'Magnificent Seven' Draws $1.75M In Thursday Night PreviewsDeadline With 'Mag 7' coming to theaters, here are some quality westernsNew York Daily News NPR -The New Yorker -Entertainment Weekly -Huffington Post all 351 news articles »
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DVDs: A Lost Masterpiece, TV's Coolest New Show (This Week) And More
Huffington Post - about 2 years
A new year and a new flood of DVD and BluRay releases. We start with a lost landmark of French cinema, dive into the coolest show on TV (at least until yet another one is dubbed even cooler next week) and then all bets are off. It's only January and thanks to the ever-rising spectre of streaming video on demand, studios are emptying their vaults faster than ever. OUT 1 BOXED SET ($99.95 BluRay and DVD combo; Carlotta) Like Abel Gance's Napoleon, French director Jacques Rivette's 1971 masterpiece Out 1 is much-discussed but rarely seen, a rabbit-hole of a movie that's more than 12 hours long (in one version) and essentially invisible. Napoleon is difficult to screen for technical reasons; Out 1 simply wasn't available. Now finally the movie has been restored and screened in cinemas. But it will surely find its real audience via this beautifully made boxed set. Like the standard bearers from Criterion, this release from Carlotta is impeccable. You get the entire 12+ hour ep...
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I Just Picked My Dream Oscar Nominations (And They Are Glorious)
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This year's awards season has been a gleeful treat for all the film junkies worldwide thanks to its ability not to self-predict itself. What a ride it has been! With Spotlight winning big at the Gotham Awards, many film major studios and producers were betting it would also take the "Best Picture" award in Golden Globes. Spoiler: It didn't. The Revenant divided and conquered with three awards among these being Leonardo's powerful victory for "Best Actor" in Drama. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Every year I read dozens of "Oscar Predictions" articles from film critics who do their best to play clairvoyant for a month or two. And that's okay. Granted, these articles start to look identical after a while but it always makes me smile when I spot a tiny new addition in these prediction articles. It gives me a sense of fresh air, even if they turn out to be out of scope later. What truly makes me a happy monkey though is when Oscar voters go out on a limb and hand out a nomination to s...
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My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the winner of my Health Oriented Motion-picture Excellence (HOME) Academy Award just prior to the real Oscar awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The health-themed movies are rated by me based on outstanding presentation of an important health issue that has motivated discussions of the topic and influenced changes in attitudes towards health or dealing with disease. As a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen (and later on our smaller screens at home or on our mobile devices) causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations. So when movies portray important health themes, I use these to talk with my family and also my friends and patients about health issues in our lives, and I trust others do as well. These issues are discussed in more detail in my ...
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James E. Hansen and Peter Sarsgaard on Climate Change and Karma
NYTimes - about 2 years
Dr. Hansen, whose congressional testimony in 1988 sounded an alarm on global warming, speaks with Mr. Sarsgaard, the actor and activist, at the Rubin Museum of Art.
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Theater: <i>Once Upon</i> a Fairy Tale; <i>Color Purple</i> Glows
Huffington Post - about 2 years
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS ** 1/2 out of **** ABRON ARTS CENTER THE COLOR PURPLE ** 1/2 out of **** BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE Both of these musicals have a lot in common. Both are pretty weak, with Purple especially weak in the score and Mattress weak in the book. But both are elevated by outstanding casts. We'll probably never see a better production of The Color Purple; this one is so good it almost tricks you into thinking the show itself is worthwhile. Mattress can be harmless fun with the right pros on board and the right attitude -- Transport Group's production happily has both. First, the little show that could. Once Upon A Mattress was a memorable success for composer Mary Rodgers. It takes the old fairy tale of "The Princess And The Pea" and expands that into pleasing entertainment. The show is so old school you might believe it's winkingly retro rather than just traditional down to its toes. Genially overstuffed, it has a solo showcase for a hoofer (a fleet, fit Co...
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Here's Your First Look At Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Based on the first photo of Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, we are in for something good. Portman will portray the former first lady in "Jackie," a biopic that chronicles the four days after President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Currently shooting in Paris and slated for a 2017 release, "Jackie" is directed by Pablo Larraín ("No") and produced by Darren Aronofsky, reuniting Portman with the "Black Swan" maestro. Peter Sarsgaard is playing Robert Kennedy and Greta Gerwig is on board as one of Kennedy's aides. Portman follows in a long line of actresses who have played Mrs. Kennedy, including Katie Holmes, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. See the first photo of Portman in the role below.  Compare it to this photo of Kennedy herself:   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distribut...
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Here's Your First Look At Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Based on the first photo of Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, we are in for something good. Portman will portray the former first lady in "Jackie," a biopic that chronicles the four days after President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Currently shooting in Paris and slated for a 2017 release, "Jackie" is directed by Pablo Larraín ("No") and produced by Darren Aronofsky, reuniting Portman with the "Black Swan" maestro. Peter Sarsgaard is playing Robert Kennedy and Greta Gerwig is on board as one of Kennedy's aides. Portman follows in a long line of actresses who have played Mrs. Kennedy, including Katie Holmes, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. See the first photo of Portman in the role below.  Compare it to this photo of Kennedy herself:   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distribut...
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Theater: Cracked "China Doll," A "C" For "School Of Rock," New Bacharach And New Standards
Huffington Post - about 2 years
CHINA DOLL * out of **** SCHOOL OF ROCK * 1/2 out of **** but *** out of **** on cute scale NEW YORK ANIMALS ** 1/2 out of **** THE NEW STANDARDS HOLIDAY SHOW*** out of **** OK, so the theatrical season is ending on a pretty grumpy note, with coal in the stockings of several shows. Luckily, music comes to the rescue. Here we go. CHINA DOLL * out of **** GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE Well, no reason to pile on. China Doll is not a good play. But let's make a few points: a bad play is a lot harder to memorize than a good play. At least that's always been my thinking. And even the greats rarely produce great works of art throughout their careers. Most often, they have a fertile period of ten to 15 years or so...and then they repeat themselves, plow the same land with decreasing yields and every once in a while do something good that reminds you of why they're great. Not something great, mind you. But something good. So David Mamet is not being lazy or indifferent. He's a pl...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Sarsgaard
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    His latest film, Experimenter, in which he stars alongside Winona Ryder, was released in the U.S. on October 16, 2015.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In June 2013, Sarsgaard and numerous other celebrities appeared in a video showing support for Chelsea Manning.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    The production is scheduled to begin in 2011, and Sarsgaard will reunited with Uncle Vanya director Austin Pendleton.
  • 2010
    Age 38
    In February 2010, it was announced that Sarsgaard had been cast as villain Hector Hammond in the superhero film Green Lantern.
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    Sarsgaard played a federal agent in the action comedy film Knight and Day, released in June 2010, in which he appeared alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
    In May 2010, it was reported that Sarsgaard will star in Chekhov's play Three Sisters.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In 2009, Sarsgaard starred alongside Jon Foster and Sienna Miller in the drama The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    In 2008, Sarsgaard made his Broadway debut at the Royal Court Theatre of Anton Chekhov's adaptation The Seagull alongside Kristin Scott Thomas, Mackenzie Crook and Carey Mulligan.
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    Sarsgaard has also appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, and Burn This. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    Viewed as a sex symbol, Sarsgaard was named one of Salon.com's Sexiest Man Living in 2007. 2008 saw Sarsgaard star in the drama Elegy, based on a Phillip Roth novel, The Dying Animal.
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    In 2007, he starred in supporting roles in Year of the Dog and Rendition.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In April 2006, they announced their engagement, and on May 2, 2009, they married in a small ceremony in Brindisi, Italy.
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    Sarsgaard hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) on January 21, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    Also in 2005, he had a supporting role in the suspense film The Skeleton Key.
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    In 2005, Sarsgaard starred in the drama The Dying Gaul, where he plays Robert Sandrich, a struggling screenwriter who has written a serious love story about a man and his terminally ill partner.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    Following the success of Shattered Glass, Sarsgaard starred in several roles. In 2004, he starred in the comedy-drama Garden State, where he played Mark, the sarcastic best friend to Zach Braff's character.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    2003 marked a significant turning point in Sarsgaard's career, when he starred in the feature film Shattered Glass.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    In 2002, Sarsgaard starred in three films, K-19: The Widowmaker, Empire and The Salton Sea.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    His first leading role was in the 2001 feature The Center of the World, where he plays Richard Longman, a lonely young entrepreneur who skips out on his company's big initial public offering and pays a stripper (Molly Parker) $10,000 to fly to Las Vegas with him.
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  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Sarsgaard earned critical recognition in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, where he was cast as notorious killer John Lotter.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    He received his substantial role in the 1998 film The Man in the Iron Mask, where he played Raoul, the ill-fated son of John Malkovich's dueling Musketeer, Athos.
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  • 1995
    Age 23
    In 1995, Sarsgaard made his theatrical debut in the Off-Broadway production of Horton Foote's Laura Dennis, which was directed by James Houghton.
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    Sarsgaard branched out with guest roles in television productions filmed in New York City, with Law & Order in 1995, and New York Undercover (1997) as well as an appearance in the 1997 HBO special Subway Stories.
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  • 1993
    Age 21
    In 1993, he graduated with a degree in history and moved to New York.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    Sarsgaard attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a private Jesuit boys' school in Connecticut, where he became interested in movies. Following his graduation from Fairfield Prep, he attended Bard College in New York for two years before transferring to Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) in 1991, where he co-founded an improvisational comedy troupe "Mama's Pot Roast."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on March 7, 1971.
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