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Sarsgaard, Peter

Overview
Works: 180 works in 629 publications in 8 languages and 30,964 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Personal narratives  Coming-of-age films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Sarsgaard
Boys don't cry by Kimberly Peirce( Visual )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows "Swoff," a third-generation Marine enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through the Middle East deserts. There is no cover from intolerable heat or from the Iraqi soldiers, who are always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully understand. Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer, heads up the scout/sniper platoon, while Troy, Swoff's friend and mentor, is a die-hard member of STA - the elite Marine Unit
An education by Lone Scherfig( Visual )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her
Green Lantern by Ryan Reynolds( Visual )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected, Hal Jordan"--Container
Flightplan by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art 474 aircraft that she designed, Kyle Pratt faces every mothers worst nightmare when her six year-old daughter, Julia, vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berline to New York. Already emotionally devastasted by the unexpected death of her husband, Kyle desperately struggles to prove her sanity to the disbelieving flight crew, pilot, and passengers while facing the very real possiblity that she may be losing her mind
Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again
Knight and day by Tom Cruise( Visual )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small-town girl named June meets a mysterious stranger, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But she soon discovers he's a fugitive super-spy, who thrusts her into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the globe. As the bullets and sparks fly, June must decide if her 'Knight' in shining armor is a dangerous traitor or the love of her life
Kinsey by Liam Neeson( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey is a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of the nation, and journey into the mystery of human behavior. His 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation
Garden State by Zach Braff( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Largeman returns from self-imposed exile in Los Angeles to his hometown in New Jersey for his mother's funeral. Andrew has spent years cut off from his darker feelings with the aid of pharmaceuticals prescribed by his father, Gideon, a coldly formal psychiatrist. Afterward, he takes to tooling around on his antique motorcycle, finding old friends and making new ones. When he meets and begins to fall for Sam, he finds himself slowly awaking not only to the pain of life but also to the life-affirming power of love
K-19 the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload
Rendition by Gavin Hood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack
Shattered Glass by Billy Ray( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical drama based on the career of Stephen Glass, a popular writer for such magazines as 'Rolling Stone', 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'George'. But by the mid 1990's, at the height of his career as staff writer for 'The new republic' under lead editor Chuck Lane, strange inconsistencies in his stories began to surface that called into question his professionalism
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion
Elegy by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his state of 'emancipated manhood' thrown into tragic disarray. David is a renowned college professor whose life is turned inside out when he becomes involved in a passionate relationship with Consuela. Consuela is a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. As their sexual relationship evolves, an incredible love story is born
Year of the dog by Mike White( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy is a happy-go-lucky secretary who is a great friend, employee, and sister. She lives alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must find meaning in her life
Orphan by Jaume Collet-Serra( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther - this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be
In the electric mist by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster 'Baby Feet' Balboni. Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance. A tangled web of past and present murders converge in a shocking showdown with stakes that become deeply personal to Robicheaux and his family
The skeleton key( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real
Night moves by Kelly Reichardt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam
Lovelace by Amanda Seyfried( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, before the Internet, Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict family, she discovered freedom and married Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation, fully inhabiting her new identity and a enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom. Later she presented another, utterly contradictory narrative to the world, a far darker story
 
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Sarsgaard, Peter 1971-

Scarsgaard, Peter 1971-

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