Peter Sarsgaard - Famous Actor

Peter Sarsgaard Net Worth


Peter Sarsgaard is a famous American actor whose combined net worth with his wife Maggie Gyllenhaal is $25 Million. He has been acting since 1995 and has played notable roles in several hit movies such as ‘Dead Man Walking’, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’, and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.

Key facts:

  • Peter Sarsgaard is an American film and stage actor who has been acting professionally since 1995.
  • He earned his first critical recognition for his performance in the 1999 drama film 'Boys Don't Cry.'
  • Sarsgaard had a breakthrough after his performance as killer John Lotter in the biographical drama 'Boys Don't Cry.'
  • He made his Broadway debut in 2008 with 'The Seagull' and has gone on to appear in numerous stage productions.
  • In 2003, Sarsgaard gave one of his most critically lauded performances playing journalist Charles Lane in the biographical drama 'Shattered Glass,' earning a Golden Globe Award nomination and winning the National Society of Film Critics Award.

Basic Information About Peter Sarsgaard

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1971-03-07 (53 years old)
Place of birthScott Air Force Base
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften takes supporting roles instead of headlining a picture, whereby his character is friend to the main character in the film (Kinsey (2004), Shattered Glass (2003), Garden State (2004), Jarhead (2005)).
SpouseMaggie Gyllenhaal - (2 MayΒ 2009 - present)Β (2 children)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Peter Sarsgaard win?


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Peter Sarsgaard awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
WAFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeJarhead2005
Best Actor - WinnerGarden State2004
Cinema Vanguard Award - WinnerAn Education2010
BSFC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerShattered Glass2003
COFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
CFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
DFWFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
Gold Derby Award - Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNomineeShattered Glass2004
ICS Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
KCFCC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerShattered Glass2003
Best Actor - WinnerShattered Glass2004
NSFC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerShattered Glass2004
OFTA Film Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2004
OFCS Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerShattered Glass2004
SFFCC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerShattered Glass2003
Seattle Film Critics Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2003
SEFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeShattered Glass2003
TFCA Award - Best Supporting Performance, MaleWinnerShattered Glass2003
VVFP Award - Best Supporting PerformanceWinnerShattered Glass2003
Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerKinsey2005
OFCS Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeKinsey2005
Critics' Choice TV Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNomineeThe Killing2014
Gold Derby TV Award - Drama Supporting ActorNomineeThe Killing2014
Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNomineeThe Killing2014

Peter Sarsgaard roles

Movie / Series Role
Between Earth and SkyJay
Boys Don't CryJohn Lotter
Knight and DayFitzgerald
Black MassBrian Halloran
Green LanternHector Hammond
The CellJulia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
Garden StateMark
JarheadAlan Troy
The Magnificent SevenBartholomew Bogue
An EducationDavid Goldman
The Man in the Iron MaskRaoul
Blue JasmineDwight
JackieBobby Kennedy
K-19: The WidowmakerLt. Vadim Radtchinko
Mr. JonesWalter Duranty
Dead Man WalkingWalter Delacroix
The Lost DaughterProfesor Hardy
In the Electric MistElrod T. Sykes
The Skeleton KeyLuke Marshall
Pawn SacrificeFather Bill Lombardy
The Guilty
Harry Haft
Shattered GlassCharles 'Chuck' Lane
Very Good GirlsFitzsimmons
Human CapitalQuint Manning
KinseyClyde Martin
RenditionAlan Smith
Loving PabloShepard
Night MovesHarmon
Robot & FrankRobot (voice)
The Salton SeaJimmy the Finn
The Center of the WorldRichard Longman
Best Summer EverCamera Man
Made in HollywoodSelf 7 episodes, 2009-2020
Law & OrderJosh Strand 1 episode, 1995
The KillingRay Seward 12 episodes, 2013
Saturday Night LiveBoogerman / ... 1 episode, 2006-2010
InterrogationDet. David Russell 10 episodes, 2020
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2020
The SlapHector 8 episodes, 2015
CrackerSpencer Trent 1 episode, 1999
ConanSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2011-2013
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2008
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2009

Peter Sarsgaard's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
FlightplanΒ (2005)$750,000

Peter Sarsgaard's Quotes

  • "I just pick the best roles that are left over, and they usually aren't the heterosexual, leading-man, non-drug-addict parts. And once you get into doing them, people know you do them." - On his wide range of offbeat parts.
  • If you go in and audition for roles rather than just be offered them, then you kind of get a chance to kind of discover that you can do something that you didn't think you could do.
  • When you don't have power, which I still don't in the grand Hollywood scheme of things, you get offered things that you wouldn't ordinarily be offered. Frequently, other people know what I can do more than I do.
  • On his role as a marine in Jarhead (2005): There's a quality my character has about not caving in to the physical or mental demands of your job. I really took that to heart. A lot of my relatives have served, and I have respect for what it means to be a soldier. These guys are carrying a very heavy burden. We joke about marines being strict and severe, but would you want a bunch of hippies running around with guns?.
  • When people say, 'The movie sucked, but you didn't'; that means you didn't swing hard enough. You bunted. If the movie goes down, I want to go down with it.

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Interesting Facts about Peter Sarsgaard

  1. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he co-founded a comedy improvisation group called Mama's Pot Roast.
  2. His baby face; his soft, strangely ominous voice; and often bizarre, unstable characters have led to him being compared to John Malkovich, who played his father in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).
  3. In Garden State (2004), Peter's character collects Desert Storm trading cards. In Jarhead (2005), Peter's character fights in Desert Storm.
  4. He studied with legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, like Edward Norton, Jeanine Louise DeName and Broadway actress Kimilee Bryant.
  5. Childhood hero was Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett.
  6. Engaged to Maggie Gyllenhaal [April 2006]
  7. He attended the Actors' Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
  8. Admits to having a lifelong fear of flying.
  9. Son-in-law of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner.
  10. Brother-in-law of Jake Gyllenhaal.
  11. Became a father for the 1st time at age 35 when his fiancΓ©e [now wife] Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter Ramona Sarsgaard on October 3, 2006.
  12. Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his wife Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter Gloria Ray Sarsgaard on April 19, 2012.
  13. His paternal grandfather was of half Danish and half Norwegian descent. His other ancestry includes German, Austrian, Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), English, and Irish. His surname originates in Denmark.
  14. Is an avid runner. Runs 50-60 miles per week.
  15. Is friends with ultra marathon champion Scott Jurek.
  16. Co-starring with Elisabeth Shue in the off-Broadway revival of "Burn This" by Lanford Wilson. [2003]
  17. Appearing on Broadway as Trigorin in "The Seagull." [October 2008]
  18. Good friends with Vera Farmiga.

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  • Date taken: 5 October 2009

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