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->''"Believing in nothing, severing pinkie toes, and just generally giving off the impression that he's committed a couple of sex crimes lately."''
-->-- '''Cracked Article'''

Born Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm in UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} August 27, 1953, Peter Stormare began his acting career with the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre, before his apparent discovery by Creator/IngmarBergman. His first major American film role was as one of the kidnappers in ''{{Fargo}}''. Since then, he's become a cult actor well known for his supporting roles in film, television and videogames.

A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv157ZIInUk recent]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCIF6JF1O5U automotive]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I0WfnhVs2s ad]] campaign featured him as a German pseudo-hip hop artist/"engineer" answering to V-Dub, whose shtick was violently ''un''-[[PimpMyRide pimping ze autos]] by smashing them to scrap and giving their owners Volkswagens.

Allegedly, the reason for his name change was that he shared it with an older student. He wasn't even out of school and he made sure that people wouldn't go around and mistake them for him.
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!! Tropes associated with Peter Stormare:
* AwesomeMcCoolname: He was born with one of these, and his current one, although a slight variation, is no less awesome.
* BilingualBonus: Sometimes speaks and/or swears in Swedish in some of his non-Swedish movies, most prominent in the ''Film/MinorityReport''.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Due to his tendency to play villains, his characters wind up dead.
* HuskyRusskie: Seems to end up playing one of these fairly often. Still FakeNationality.
* LargeHam: He acts in a very over the top fashion, and it usually makes the characters he plays much creepier for it, as they seem like they're genuinely insane. Inverted in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (not detracting in the slightest from the creepy part, though).
* TheStoic: Many of his roles, most notably his StarMakingRole as the terrifyingly emotionless Gaear Grimsrud.
!Film Roles
* 1990 ''Film/{{Awakenings}}'' as Neurochemist
* 1996 ''Film/{{Fargo}}' as Gaer Grimsrud
* 1997 ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' as Dieter Stark
* 1998 ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' as Lev Andropov
* 1998 ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' as Uli Kunkel / Karl Hungus
* 1999 ''Film/{{Purgatory}}'' as Cavin Guthrie
* 1999 ''Film/EightMM'' as Dino Velvet
* 2000 ''Film/{{Bruiser}}'' as Milo Styles
* 2000 ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' as Serge Muscat
* 2000 ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' as Jeff
* 2002 ''Film/MinorityReport'' as Dr. Solomon Eddie
* 2002 ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'' as Gunnery Sergeant Hjelmstad
* 2002 ''Film/TheTuxedo'' as Dr. Simms
* 2002 ''Film/BadCompany'' as Adrik Vas
* 2003 ''Film/{{Bad Boys II}}'' as Alexei
* 2005 ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' as Dracula
* 2005 ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' as Cavaldi
* 2005 ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' as Lucifer
* 2006 ''Film/NachoLibre'' as Emperor
* 2006 ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}'' as Snakeskin Boots
* 2007 ''Film/{{Premonition}}'' as Dr. Roth
* 2007 ''Film/Switch1991'' as Tommen
* 2009 ''Film/{{Horsemen}}'' as David Spitz
* 2009 ''Film/TheKillingRoom'' as Dr. Phillips
* 2009 ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' as The President
* 2011 ''Film/{{Marianne}}'' as Sven
* 2012 ''Film/{{Lockout}}'' as Scott Langral
* 2012 ''Film/GetTheGringo'' as Frank Fowler
* 2012 ''Film/TaiChiHero'' as Duke Fleming
* 2013 ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'' as Sheriff Berringer
* 2013 ''Film/TheLastStand'' as Thomas Burrell
* 2013 ''Film/TheZeroTheorem'' as Doctor
* 2013 ''Film/PainAndGain'' as Dr. Bjornson
* 2014 ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'' as Ghost
* 2014 ''Film/{{Rage}}'' as O'Connell
* 2014 ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' as Corporal
!Television Roles
* 1998 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' as Slippery Pete
* 2003 ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil'' as Ernst Roehm
* 2005 ''Series/PrisonBreak'' as John Abruzzi
* 2008 ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' as Meltdown
* 2009 ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' as Aaron Cohen
* 2010 ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' as Chef
* 2010 ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' as Sir Slicer
* 2014 ''Series/TheBlacklist'' as Milos Kirchoff A.K.A. Berlin
* 2014 ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' as Werner Zytle / Count Vertigo
* 2014 ''Series/{{Longmire}}'' as Chance Gilbert
* 2015 ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' as Lord Dregg
!Videogame Roles
* 2005 ''Videogame/{{Quake IV}}'' as Pvt. Johann Strauss
* 2005 ''Videogame/{{Mercenaries}}'' as Mattias Nilsson
* 2008 ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' as Dr. Gregor Zelinsky
* 2012 ''Videogame/TheSecretWorld'' as Dr. Aldini, Huiginn, Muninn
* 2013 ''[[Videogame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Call of Duty Black Ops II]]'' as The Replacer
* 2014 ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' as Jorunn the Skald King
* 2014 ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' as Dead Orbit Faction Leader
* 2015 ''[[Videogame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO]] Film/JurassicWorld'' as Dieter Stark
* 2015 ''Videogame/UntilDawn'' as Dr. A.J. Hill