Creator: Peter Stormare
Believing in nothing, severing pinkie toes, and just generally giving off the impression that he's committed a couple of sex crimes lately.Born Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm in Sweden, Peter Stormare began his acting career with the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre, before his apparent discovery by Ingmar Bergman. His first major American film role was as one of the kidnappers in Fargo. A recent automotive ad campaign featured him as a German pseudo-hip hop artist/"engineer" answering to V-Dub, whose shtick was violently un-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.
— Cracked Article
Tropes associated with Peter Stormare:
- Awesome McCoolname: He was born with one of these, and his current one, although a slight variation, is no less awesome.
- Bilingual Bonus: Sometimes speaks and/or swears in Swedish in some of his non-Swedish movies, most prominent in the Minority Report.
- Chronically Killed Actor
- Fake Nationality
- Husky Russkie: Seems to end up playing one of these fairly often. Still Fake Nationality.
- Irony as She Is Cast: Yep; he's a devout Christian. Presumably this gave him insight into how to play Satan.
- Large Ham: 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.
- Mean Character Nice Actor: During the filming of Fargo, he would take anyone else who had a day off to different parts of Minnesota to experience the overly Swedish-saturated culture with him firsthand, a culture he described as being "More Sweden than Sweden". He said that many of these experiences caused him to become overwhelmed and cry. One experience he related in the documentary Minnesota Nice was of an old man he met who spoke in a very particular dialect that helped him correctly determine where his ancestors had come from.
- Plays Great Ethnics: The Trope Codifier.
- Star-Making Role: Gaear Grimsrud.
- The Stoic: Many of his roles.
- 1990 Awakenings as Neurochemist
- 1996 Fargo as Gaer Grimsrud
- 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Dieter Stark
- 1998 Armageddon as Lev Andropov
- 1998 The Big Lebowski as Uli Kunkel / Karl Hungus
- 1999 Purgatory as Cavin Guthrie
- 1999 8 MM as Dino Velvet
- 2000 Bruiser as Milo Styles
- 2000 Chocolat as Serge Muscat
- 2000 Dancer in the Dark as Jeff
- 2002 Minority Report as Dr. Solomon Eddie
- 2002 Windtalkers as Gunnery Sergeant Hjelmstad
- 2002 The Tuxedo as Dr. Simms
- 2002 Bad Company as Adrik Vas
- 2003 Bad Boys II as Alexei
- 2005 The Batman vs. Dracula as Dracula
- 2005 The Brothers Grimm as Cavaldi
- 2005 Constantine as Lucifer
- 2006 Nacho Libre as Emperor
- 2006 Unknown (2006) as Snakeskin Boots
- 2007 Premonition as Dr. Roth
- 2007 Switch! as Tommen
- 2009 Horsemen as David Spitz
- 2009 The Killing Room as Dr. Phillips
- 2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as The President
- 2011 Marianne as Sven
- 2012 Lockout as Scott Langral
- 2012 Get the Gringo as Frank Fowler
- 2012 Tai Chi Hero as Duke Fleming
- 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as Sheriff Berringer
- 2013 The Last Stand as Thomas Burrell
- 2013 The Zero Theorem as Doctor
- 2013 Pain and Gain as Dr. Bjornson
- 2014 22 Jump Street as Ghost
- 2014 Rage as O'Connell
- 2014 Penguins of Madagascar as Corporal
- 1998 Seinfeld as Slippery Pete
- 2005 Prison Break as John Abruzzi
- 2008 Transformers Animated as Meltdown
- 2009 Entourage as Aaron Cohen
- 2010 Weeds as Chef
- 2010 Adventure Time as Sir Slicer
- 2014 The Blacklist as Berlin
- 2014 Arrow as Werner Zytle / Count Vertigo
- 2014 Longmire as Chance Gilbert
- 2005 Quake IV as Pvt. Johann Strauss
- 2005 Mercenaries as Mattias Nilsson
- 2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 as Dr. Gregor Zelinsky
- 2012 The Secret World as Dr. Aldini, Huiginn, Muninn
- 2013 Call of Duty Black Ops II as The Replacer
- 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online as Jorunn the Skald King
- 2014 Destiny as Dead Orbit Faction Leader