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Also Known As: Peter Rolf Stormare, Peter Ingvar Rolf Storm Died:
Born: August 27, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, playwright, director

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A celebrated actor, director and playwright in his native Sweden, Peter Stormare made his American film breakthrough playing a quiet, sociopathic killer in the Coen Brothers' dark comedy, "Fargo" (1997). Prior to that, Stormare enjoyed a 15-year association with Ingmar Bergman at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden and appeared in films from such international directors as Louis Malle and Susanne Bier. In the U.S., Stormare went on to enjoy a prolific film career playing mean-spirited villains, intelligent bad guys, and ominous "foreigners" in high profile blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) and "Minority Report" (2002). He occasionally had opportunities to stretch his range for European directors like Lasse Hallstrom with "Chocolat" (2000) and Lars von Trier with "Dancer in the Dark" (2000), but mainstream American audiences came to recognize him through his many discomforting supporting roles as amoral ne'er do wells and mysteriously evil authority figures.

A celebrated actor, director and playwright in his native Sweden, Peter Stormare made his American film breakthrough playing a quiet, sociopathic killer in the Coen Brothers' dark comedy, "Fargo" (1997). Prior to that, Stormare enjoyed a 15-year association with Ingmar Bergman at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden and appeared in films from such international directors as Louis Malle and Susanne Bier. In the U.S., Stormare went on to enjoy a prolific film career playing mean-spirited villains, intelligent bad guys, and ominous "foreigners" in high profile blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) and "Minority Report" (2002). He occasionally had opportunities to stretch his range for European directors like Lasse Hallstrom with "Chocolat" (2000) and Lars von Trier with "Dancer in the Dark" (2000), but mainstream American audiences came to recognize him through his many discomforting supporting roles as amoral ne'er do wells and mysteriously evil authority figures.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Heatstroke (2014)
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 Petit (2014)
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 22 Jump Street (2014)
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 Autumn Blood (2014)
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 Jewtopia (2013)
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 Clown (2013)
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 Last Stand, The (2013)
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Worked with Ingmar Bergman and the Royal National Theatre of Sweden for 15 years as actor, director and playwright
1983:
Feature film debut, bit role in Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander"
1988:
Played "Hamlet" in Sweden, directed by Bergman; production also played at Brooklyn Academy of Music
1992:
Had featured role in Louis Malle's "Damage," starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche
1992:
Moved to the U.S.
1996:
Landed breakthrough film role as Steve Buscemi's partner in the Coen brothers' "Fargo"
1996:
Made U.S. episodic TV debut with guest spot on UPN series "Swift Justice"
1997:
Appeared in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
1998:
Reuinited with the Coen brothers for "The Big Lebowski"
1998:
Played the Russian Cosmonaut in "Armageddon" opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck
2000:
Cast opposite Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin in Lasse Hallström's "Chocolat"
2002:
Landed a regular role on the NBC sitcom "Watching Ellie," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus
2002:
Acted opposite Tom Cruise in "Minority Report," directed by Steven Spielberg
2004:
Cast in Jonathan Glazer's "Birth," starring Niccole Kidman
2005:
Cast in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger
2005:
Cast as imprisoned former mob boss John Abruzzi on the death row series "Prison Break" (Fox)
2008:
Featured in the comedy "Witless Protection" with Larry the Cable Guy
2009:
Cast as the President in Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
2011:
Appeared opposite Abigail Breslin in "Janie Jones"
2012:
Cast in action thriller "Lockout," starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace
2013:
Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in action feature "The Last Stand"
2013:
Cast opposite Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"
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Education

Royal Dramatic Theatre: -

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wife:
Karen Sillas. Actor. Divorced.
wife:
Toshimi Stormare.

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daughter:
Kelly Stormare. Born c. 1989.

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