Who is Peter Sarsgaard?
John Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor and the husband of Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also an actress. Sarsgaard was born in at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and he is 47 years old. The actor’s father, John Dale Sarsgaard was an Air Force engineer who later worked for Monsanto and IBM. Sarsgaard was raised a Catholic and even served as an altar boy. Because of his work, Sarsgaard’s father moved 12 times when he was growing up. When he was seven, the actor was interested in soccer, but he suffered several severe concussions while playing it and he gave up on the sport. He diverted his attention to writing and theatre. Sarsgaard was a student at Fairfield College Preparatory School, a private school in Connecticut where the actor developed an interest in film and graduated in 1989. After that, Sarsgaard joined Bard College for two years before moving to Washington University in St. Louis. It’s at the university that Sarsgaard began acting and his first role was in Moliere’s “Tartuffe” as a servant. Sarsgaard graduated with a bachelor degree in history in 1993 before moving to New York. The actor made his debut in the “Dead Man Walking” in 1995, followed by 1998’s films “Another Day In Paradise and “Desert Blue.”
Sarsgaard In Jarhead
One of the best Peter Sarsgaard’s roles is in the film “Jarhead.” The American biographical war drama was released in 2005 and was directed by Sam Mendes. “Jarhead” is based on a memoir gong with the same name from U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford. The main star of the film is Sarsgaard’s in law, Jake Gyllenhaal who plays the role of Swofford and supporting roles are played by Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard, and Chris Cooper. Jarhead is a slang term used to describe the U.S. Marines. Sarsgaard played the role of Cpl Alan Troy, and the character died at the end of the film. The film received several nominations including two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Sarsgaard’s role.
Sarsgaard As The Scientist In Green Lantern
Peter Sarsgaard also played a role in 2011’s American superhero film, “Green Lantern.” The film was directed by Martin Campbell, and it was based on the DC Comics character also called “Green Lantern. The film narrated the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is chosen to become the member of the Green Lantern Corps as the first human and is given a ring that gives him some superpowers. Jordan must confront Parallax, who is a threat to the universe. Sarsgaard played the role of Dr. Hector Hammond, a scientist in the film. The film didn’t do well and received a lot of negative reviews. “Green Lantern” underperformed at the box office.
The Bad Guy in The Magnificent Seven
“The Magnificent Seven” was 2016 American Western action film and was based on a 1960 film based on the same name. “The Magnificent Seven” was directed by Antoine Fuqua and starred Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley, Bennett, Lee Byung-hun, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Sarsgaard played the role of Bartholomew Bogue, a corrupt industrialist. The film received a mix of reviews even though the actors and some action sequences were praised. The film received a couple of nominations and Denzel got a Jupiter Award for his role.
Sarsgaard As President Kennedy
Sarsgaard played the role of John F. Kennedy in 2016 biographical drama film “Jackie” The film was directed by Pablo Larrain it was partly based on Life magazine interview with the real Jackie Kennedy, and the main star was Natalie Portman who played the role of Jackie Kennedy. The film narrated the story of Jackie when she was in the White House as the First Lady and how her life was after her husband was assassinated in 1963. The film did well at the box office and was nominated for three Oscars.
Sarsgaard Is The Husband Of Maggie Gyllenhaal
Sarsgaard is the husband of Maggie Gyllenhaal and the have two daughters. Gyllenhaal turned 40 years old recently and was born in New York City. She has only one sibling, the actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her father is Swedish while her mother is Jewish. Gyllenhaal grew up in L.A. and studied at the Columbia University. She was also a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Gyllenhaal began acting as a teenager and appeared with her brother in 2001 sci-fi, “Donnie Darko.” She then played a role in “Secretary,” a 2002 film and got nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Gyllenhaal also played a role in a 2006 drama, “Sherrybaby” and got nominated for the Golden Globe Award for the second time.
Maggie Gyllenhaal appears in “The Deuce” a TV series. “The Deuce” is about legalization and the rise of the porn industry in New York in early ‘70s. The themes of the film include violence, drugs and real estate boom as a result of the change. Gyllenhaal plays the role of “Candy” a prostitute with an entrepreneurial view of the pornography industry. Gyllenhaal is nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The title The Deuce is derived from the 42nd Street’s nickname.
Sarsgaard’s Net Worth
Sarsgaard has a net worth of $20 million while his wife Gyllenhaal has a net worth of $15 million. Together, they have a net worth of $35 million. Both Gyllenhaal and her husband Sarsgaard have earned their wealth through acting.
Sarsgaard is undoubtedly a great actor with and a husband to a great actress. He is a vegetarian, but he said that he cooks meet for his daughters. He will appear in a 2017 movie titled, “Loving Pablo” and a 2018 TV show, “The Looming Tower.” His fans can’t wait.