Actor Profile: Peter Stormare

Character actors sometimes pose a problem when I go to do an actor profile, as sometimes they blend so much into the background, it’s hard to remember all their roles. I’d like to think Peter Stormare is more of a standout actor in a few films, so I’m hoping that I can do this profile justice.

BEST PERFORMANCE
I’m gonna have to go with Fargo, as Stormare has been pretty marginalized ever since then. He’s gotten some really crappy roles in films, often just popping in and out, but Fargo was a nice featured role for him, and he did it justice. As a side note, I enjoyed him as essentially comic relief in Armageddon.

MOST ICONIC PERFORMANCE
Probably still Fargo, however he might also be as well known for The Lost World and Armageddon. Also, he’s pretty well known to the legion of Prison Break fans.

MOST UNDERRATED ROLE
I don’t know if there is one. I mean, I think we can all agree he was great in Fargo, but anything else? Maybe Prison Break, though I can’t say because I actually never watched that show. He gets stuck with a lot of small crap roles sometimes.

BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE HEARD WAS GOOD AND HAVEN’T SEEN
Definitely Prison Break.

WORST PERFORMANCE
I don’t remember him in either Million Dollar Hotel or Premonition, but both were just incredibly awful films. Next level bad. Some others on his list were “not great” like Windtalkers and The Last Stand, but those other two are probably on my bottom 100 of all time.

ROLES/FILMS I’VE SEEN:
1) Fargo (1996)
2) The Lost World (1997)
3) The Big Lebowski (1998)
4) Mercury Rising (1998)
5) Armageddon (1998)
6) The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
7) Chocolat (2000)
8) Bad Company (2002)
9) Windtalkers (2002)
10) Minority Report (2002)
11) The Tuxedo (2002)
12) Bad Boys II (2003)
13) Constantine (2005)
14) The Brothers Grimm (2005)
15) Nacho Libre (2006)
16) Premonition (2007)
17) Lockout (2012)
18) The Last Stand (2013)
19) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
20) Pain and Gain (2013)
21) 22 Jump Street (2014)
22) Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)
23) The Blacklist (2014)

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