The Swedish-American actor made his name as the taciturn bad guy in Fargo … hard to forget the scene of him feeding the body of accomplice Steve Buscemi into a wood chipper.
Peter was in Tokyo directing a production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream at Tokyo's Globe Theatre and promoting Damage, one of his first international movies where he starred alongside Juliette Binoche. I photographed him in the offices of the theatre company in Shin Okubo. He mentioned that he lived in New York and had been to Tokyo a few times on invitations to director theatre, and liked it here. Thankfully he was nothing like his character in Fargo. A down-to-earth charmer.
Apart from 1996s Fargo, he'd go on to memorable cameos in 1997s The Lost World: Jurassic Park (where he was eaten by a pack of annoying little dinosaurs), The Big Lebowski in 1998, and both Constantine and The Brothers Grimm in 2005. His theatre work notwithstanding, it seems he's never out of work with nearly 200 film and TV credits and counting.