Movies: Cue the Agonized Guy

Peter Krause is the all-media master of misery

Peter Krause isn't as attractive as people say. His jaw is too square; his face is too long; his upper lip sweats a bit. In 20 years, he will be great for a John Kerry biopic. But Krause's face, at once Teutonic and boyish, is perfect for what directors ask it to do again and again: express agony. Krause, who has a new film out this week, a Broadway play that opened July 29 and a leading role in HBO's Six Feet Under (Sundays at 9 p.m.), is having the time of his life playing men who are in hell.


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