Actor Sarsgaard to speak on campus Nov. 8

Actor Peter Sarsgaard, a 1991 WUSTL alumnus and one of the stars of the current film “Rendition,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Graham Chapel.

The event is sponsored by Congress of the South 40. Sarsgaard, an accomplished actor, is known for portaying disturbing and hard-edged characters.

While at the University, Sarsgaard majored in history in Arts & Sciences and founded the improv comedy troupe Mama’s Pot Roast.

Sarsgaard made his big-screen debut in Tim Robbins’ “Dead Man Walking” (1995). He went on to act in such films as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Garden State,” “Jarhead,” “Kinsey” and “Flight Plan.” He was nominated for a 2003 Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Charles “Chuck” Lane in “Shattered Glass.”

Sarsgaard is engaged to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.