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."
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Born Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm in Sweden August 27, 1953, 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. Since then, he's become a cult actor well known for his supporting roles in film, television and videogames.

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.

Tropes associated with Peter Stormare:

  • Awesome McCool Name: 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: Due to his tendency to play villains, his characters wind up dead.
  • Husky Russkie: Seems to end up playing one of these fairly often. Still Fake Nationality.
  • 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. Inverted in Fargo (not detracting in the slightest from the creepy part, though).
  • The Stoic: Many of his roles, most notably his Star-Making Role as the terrifyingly emotionless Gaear Grimsrud.

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