Peter Sarsgaard Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th August 2015

Quote: "The match with (Boris) Spassky was one of the things that got me interested in chess. I have always been fascinated byBobby Fischer. His gift for chess was divine." Peter Sarsgaard on playing chess master Bobby Fischer's former coach in new movie Pawn Sacrifice.


10th January 2014

Fact: Rocker Iggy Pop, former Eagles star Joe Walsh and British band New Order are set to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert in New York. The gig, which takes place on 11 March (14), will also feature acting couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard as Honorary Chairpersons for the show.


9th June 2012

Fact: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard showed off their newborn baby girl Gloria Ray at New York's Ubuntu Education Fund gala on Wednesday (06Jun12) to guests including Pharrell Williams and Trudie Styler. The little girl was born on 19 April (12), and is the second daughter for the couple.


22nd November 2010

Quote: "He would send me pictures from the set of Green Lantern and I was like, 'That looks so cool!'" Jake Gyllenhaal shares his love of comic books with his brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, who co-stars alongside Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming big screen adaptation.


13th August 2010

Quote: "I have been thinking about tattooing 'Mrs. Sarsgaard' on the small of my back. I felt like that would be a great gift for him." Maggie Gyllenhaal wants to seal her commitment to husband Peter Sarsgaard in ink.


16th July 2010

Quote: "I assume they cast me because I have a very large head. I wear a size 61 hat sometimes. It was either me or Philip Seymour Hoffman." Peter Sarsgaard on portraying big-headed villain Hector Hammond in upcoming comic book movie adaptation The Green Lantern.


8th March 2010

Fact: Forest Whitaker, Michael Sheen, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard and Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to each of the Best Actress nominees prior to Sandra Bullock's big win at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10). Each star recalled anecdotes of working with those actors nominated.


8th March 2010

Quote: "I'm hoping that everybody sings Happy Birthday at some point - is that asking too much? If she wins, my birthday gets postponed!" Peter Sarsgaard celebrated his 39th birthday accompanying his wife, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, to the Academy Awards.


13th January 2010

Fact: Movie star Peter Sarsgaard is about to go bad - he's in negotiations to play villainous Dr. Hector Hammond, opposite Ryan Reynolds, in the movie adaptation of comic book series The Green Lantern.


3rd September 2009

Quote: "Paparazzi will fly to the ends of the earth for some actors, but we live in Brooklyn and they're not even prepared to cross the Brooklyn Bridge for us." Maggie Gyllenhaal enjoys living away from the bright lights of Manhattan with her husband Peter Sarsgaard and daughter RAMONA, two.


23rd March 2009

Fact: Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 33rd birthday with a star-studded party at boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal's Los Angeles home on Saturday (21Mar09). Guests included Robert Downey Jr. and his wife SUSAN, as well as the actor's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her partner Peter Sarsgaard. Witherspoon spent her actual birthday, on Sunday (22Mar09), at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie MONSTERS VS. ALIENS.


6th October 2008

Quote: "I feel good, I'm on a high. It feels like what you feel like after getting in a minor car accident where nobody got hurt. You know that feeling of like, 'I just need a drink.' That's the feeling." Peter Sarsgaard after making his Broadway debut on Thursday (02Oct08) in THE SEAGULL.


7th August 2008

Quote: "I think the job of your lover is to adorn you. My boyfriend gives me jewellery and it always looks great. Think about it: this person adores you. This is how he wants to see you." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal feels sexy when boyfriend Peter Sarsgaard adorns her with expensive presents.


25th September 2007

Quote: "Lifting a girl, it's the hottest thing you can do. It was a small room of, like, 20 girls and me, and I was just overwhelmed with pheromones." Actor Peter Sarsgaard recalls his ballet days.


4th July 2006

Fact: Rocker DAVE MATHEWS has agreed to be a photographed for a campaign by the left wing US political magazine THE NATION. The South African icon will be joined by Larry David, MARIO CUOMO, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Jackson and the director of CRASH, PAUL HAGGIS.


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