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Peter Sarsgaard has a dark side - at least on film.
I mean this guy has taken on some challenging -and at times, disturbing roles. Like in 'Boys Don't Cry' - as a sociopathic killer. Or how about 'Jarhead'? Peter plays a diehard marine, out to prove himself in combat.
So, what's his story? Well, Peter grew up an army brat - so, he moved around a lot as a kid. Eventually, he went to Washington University in St. Louis. He started a comedy troupe, did some plays, graduated, and moved to New York to do theatre.
Two years later, he was in Hollywood. His first big film? 'Dead Man Walking' - where he's killed by Sean Penn. A few years later, he got a larger role in 'The Man in the Iron Mask.' Then came 'Boys Don't Cry.' And Peter has never looked back.
The critics loved him in 'Shattered Glass.' The same goes for 'Kinsey', where he played Liam Neeson's bisexual assistant, and the comedy drama 'Garden State', with Peter as a stoner gravedigger. His latest film is called 'An Education.' Peter plays an older man, in a romance with a sixteen year old girl.