An American character actor born March 7, 1971 in St. Clair County, Illinois. Known for Ensemble Dark Horse roles in films such as Boys Don't Cry, Shattered Glass, K-19: The Widowmaker, Kinsey, and the 2011 Green Lantern film. He currently stars in Interrogation. He will also play the Gotham District Attorney in The Batman.
He's married to Maggie Gyllenhaal since 2009.
Works featuring Peter Sarsgaard:
- Dead Man Walking: Walter Delacroix (1995)
- The Man in the Iron Mask: Raoul (1998)
- Boys Don't Cry: John Lotter (1999)
- The Cell: Julia Hickson's Fiance—uncredited (2000)
- The Center of the World: Richard Longman (2001)
- The Salton Sea: Jimmy the Finn (2002)
- K 19 The Widow Maker: Lt. Vadim Radtchinko (2002)
- Shattered Glass: Charles Lane (2003)
- Garden State: Mark (2004)
- Kinsey: Clyde Martin (2004)
- Flightplan: Carson (2005)
- Jarhead: Alan Troy (2005)
- Rendition: Alan Smith (2007)
- An Education: David Goldman (2009)
- Orphan: John (2009)
- Green Lantern: Hector Hammond (2011)
- Lovelace: Chuck (2013)
- Blue Jasmine: Dwight (2013)
- Pawn Sacrifice: Father Bill Lombardy (2014)
- Experimenter: Stanley Milgram (2015)
- The Magnificent Seven (2016): Bartholomew Bogue (2016)
- Mr Jones (2019): Walter Duranty (2019)
- The Batman (2022): District Attorney Gil Colson (expected in 2022)
- Law & Order: Josh Strand (1995)
- New York Undercover: Donald Jones (1997)
- The Killing: Ray Seward (2013)
- The Slap: Hector (2015)
- The Looming Tower: Martin Schmidt (2018)
This actor provides examples of the following tropes:
- Creator Couple: With wife Maggie Gyllenhaal. The two performed in Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters on stage together.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Male version. Capable of ping-ponging all over the attractiveness spectrum depending on the role.
- Star-Making Role: Shattered Glass.