WorldCat Identities

Vargas, Jacob

Works: 56 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 12,816 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jacob Vargas
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,034 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
Heaven is for real by Greg Kinnear( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth
Selena( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot dead on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was poised to become the first female singer to cross over from Spanish to English markets successfully. For a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena's accomplishments were remarkable. She conquered the Spanish charts, had No. 1 hits, dominated Mexican-American pop music, won both acceptance in Mexico (despite shaky Spanish) and a Grammy. This biopic presents Selena as that rare popular girl who's not especially rich, cool, or perfect looking but is bubbly and warm and genuinely at ease. Nurtured by her family, Selena never pretended to be anything other than Mexican-American, which made her a cultural icon, while she continued to reach out to everyone. Her life was brutally cut short, but her example--working her way through obstacles with grace and grit--lives on
Bobby by Emilio Estevez( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on tgat fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests
Cesar Chavez( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
Devil( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: "5 seemingly ordinary people become trapped in a skyscraper elevator. Each has a dirty secret, a tainted past. All seems well until the lights go out ... and the screaming begins. With no way to escape, the horrific truth dawns that one of them is the Devil ... and only then they realize that very bad things happen for very good reasons."--Container
Mi vida loca by Allison Anders( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The streets are alive in Echo Park, Los Angeles--alive with passion and anger, with casual moments of love and sudden acts of violence. Gang members Sad Girl and Mousie, once best friends, are now enemies as they have both become pregnant by the same man, Ernesto, a local drug dealer. But when Ernesto is murdered, the balance of power on the street brutally changes and it's time to take sides. As the Echo Park boys deal with Ernesto's murder by searching for revenge, the Echo Park girls arm themselves for another kind of struggle -- the struggle to survive." -- Back of container
The hills have eyes 2( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers stop at a New Mexico outpost in order to deliver equipment to a group of atomic scientists. When they arrive at the isolated research camp, however, they find it mysteriously deserted. After spotting a distress signal in a distant mountain range, the team decides to embark on a search and rescue mission with the hope of locating the missing scientists. Little do they know that these are the very hills that the ill-fated Carter family once visited and that a tribe of cannibalistic mutants lies in wait. This time, there is an even larger force of evil at work. The family patriarch, Papa Hades, plans to keep the women as breeders in order to ensure the survival of the mutant clan. Thus, the inexperienced group of soldiers must learn to band together against a foe that is intent on their very destruction
Sleep dealer by Alex Rivera( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memo Cruz siempre ha soñado con dejar su pequeño y huir a las grandes ciudades fronterizas del Norte. Pero cuando ocurre una tragedia imprevista y se ve obligado a huir, Memo descubre un nuevo mundo mucho más salvaje de lo que había soñado. El futuro próximo de Sleep Dealer es un mundo lleno de drones asesinos, fábricas de tecnología de punta, vendedores de memorias y una salvaje batalla contra los 'aqua-terroristas' emitada por televisión
Traffic by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic is a mural of a war being fought and lost. In a culture devoted to instant gratification and the quick fix, it poses unanswerable questions about greed, corruption, economic inequity, pleasure, self-medication, dependency, and addiction. The stories of a well-meaning politician with a wayward daughter, a rich suburban homemaker who sees her comfortable life hijacked by two earnest DEA agents, and a conscientious and honorable Mexican police officer illustrate the difficulties of waging this war against people who are essentially members of the family. How do you combat human frailty, human nature, and the basic human desire to take the edge off? Are we all not just doomed to repeat our mistakes, but--perversely--willing?
The Wendell Baker story by Andrew Wilson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendell Baker is a dreamer and schemer whose latest scam lands him in jail and leaves him alienated from his longtime girlfriend, best friend and even his dog. Eternally optimistic, Wendell makes the most of his time behind bars and vows to turn his life around. Upon release, he gets a job at a retirement hotel, where he befriends some of the colorful residents. Wendell's new friends advise him on how to win back his girl, while he helps them battle the hotel's evil head nurse and his right-hand man
Bobby Z( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marked for death by a biker gang, ex-Marine convict Tim Kearney just got one last chance to walk out of jail alive. A scheming DEA agent needs somebody to impersonate recently deceased druglord Bobby Z and Tim happens to be a dead ringer. It's a risky proposition, but if Tim plays his part right, he may be able to claim Bobby's hot ex-girlfriend and a cool fortune in illegal profits. Unfortunately, taking on Bobby's name also means taking on his bloodthirsty enemies. Caught in the crossfire, Tim runs for his life as he tries to find a way out of his deadly masquerade
RFK by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final five years of Robert F. Kennedy's life are looked at in this drama, starting with JFK's assassination in 1963, to his own tragic death in 1968
It calls you back : [an odyssey through love, addiction, revolutions, and healing] by Luis J Rodriguez( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up on the streets of East L.A., Luis Rodriguez narrowly escaped a serious jail term and then struggled to overcome his powerful addiction to heroin and alcohol. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a husband and a father and his difficulty leaving his criminal past completely behind. Most disturbing is the terrifying realization that he cannot save his own son from the deadly lure of gang life
Love lies bleeding by Keith Samples( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt DEA agent goes after couple who took a duffel bag full of money they stumbled upon after a drug deal turned deadly in their apartment building
The 33 by Patricia Riggen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic look at the 69-day-long 2010 San Jose Mine Accident, where 33 Chilean miners were trapped and an international rescue mission worked around the clock to rescue them in time
Rick Najera's Latinologues : a comedy about life in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by writer and actor Rick Najera, this production captures the Latino experience and mocks the stereotypes
National Lampoon's TV the movie : a very special kind of stupid( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof of some of television's best shows, including Cops, Miami Vice, Sex and the City, and more. Features Jackass stars Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, and Weeman
Rick Najera's Latinologues 2 : a comedy about life in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning collection of gut-busting monologues from a broad range of characters brilliantly captures the Latino experience with outrageous humor and touching poignancy
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.08 for Heaven is ... to 0.34 for Sleep deal ...)

Alternative Names
Jacob Vargas acteur américain

Jacob Vargas American actor

Jacob Vargas attore messicano

Jacob Vargas meksikansk skodespelar

Jacob Vargas meksikansk skuespiller

Jacob Vargas Mexicaans acteur

Jacob Vargas mexicansk skuespiller

Jacob Vargas mexikanischer Schauspieler

Jacob Vargas mexikansk skådespelare

Джейкоб Варгас

Джейкъб Варгас

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ג'ייקוב ורגאס שחקן אמריקאי

جیکوب بارگاس بازیگر مکزیکی

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English (128)

Spanish (12)

French (4)

German (2)

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