Peter Sarsgaard
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It’s time that Peter Sarsgaard became a star

WHERE YOU KNOW HIM FROM Garden State (2004), where he plays Mark, the continuously stoned gravedigger

WHERE ELSE? He was a very game assistant to sex researcher Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson) in Kinsey (2004) and a killer in Boys Don’t Cry (1999).

MUST-SEE ROLE He’s Charles Lane, the New Republic editor who cleans up the mess left by reporter and serial fabricator Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen) in Shattered Glass (2003).

WHY HE SHOULD BE A STAR He’s quiet but dramatic and fearless, à la John Malkovich.

NEXT He’s currently on screen as the air marshal in Flightplan, and as a Gulf War Marine alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Jarhead.