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Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare has been exceptionally busy in the last year. He just completed The Brothers Grimm for director Terry Gilliam, alongside Heath Ledger and Matt Damon. Prior to that, he worked on the drama Birth, with Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall.

Stormare was most recently seen on the big screen in Michael Bay's action sequel Bad Boys II, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Never one to stay idle, in 2002 he starred in no less than seven films including The Tuxedo, starring Jackie Chan; the independent film Spun; Steven Spielberg's Minority Report; John Woo's Windtalkers; The Beatle Fan; Bad Company, with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock; and the independent comedy 13 Moons, starring Steve Buscemi.

His numerous film credits include Lasse Hallstrom's Chocolat, Lars Von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Wim Wenders' The Million Dollar Hotel, Joel Schumacher's 8MM, Michael Bay's Armageddon, The Coen Brothers' films The Big Lebowski and Fargo, and Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Stormare began his acting career in his native Sweden at the royal National Theater of Sweden, under the direction of Ingmar Bergman. He had leading parts in such plays as Long Day's Journey Into Night, Miss Julie, King Lear and Hamlet. He later appeared in Hamlet on the New York Stage, which gained him the attention of critics and audiences and led to his first roles in American feature films. Between film roles, Stormare continues to return to the stage, appearing in productions at New York's Actors Studio and Public Theater. In 1990, he became the associate artistic director of the Globe Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, where be both directed and appeared in a number of productions.

The talented actor recently formed a band called Blond From Fargo, in homage to his breakout role in Fargo. He writes the music and plays guitar. They are currently recording their first record for release later this year.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Peter Stormare Facts

Birth Name Peter Ingvar Rolf Storm
OccupationActor, Director
BirthdayAugust 27, 1953 (70)
BirthplaceArbrå, Sweden
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Peter Stormare compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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