Oscar Isaac

  • 25 March 2009

Date of birth

5th February, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.74

Oscar Isaac Hernandez (born 9th March 1979)
Oscar Isaac is a Latin American actor and singer.

Early Life: Isaac is an evangelical protestant of Guatemalan descent, his mother is from Guatemala and his father is a Pulmonologist from Cuba. He was raised in Miami, Florida. Hernandez played in a band as the lead guitarist and vocalist; their name was The Blinking Underdogs.

Career: His first break as an actor came in the film 'The Nativity Story' opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes. He then got a part in 'Guerrilla' which is part two of the film 'Che'. Isaac also played Prince John in 2010 film 'Robin Hood'. In September 2011, Isaac starred as a security guard in a film directed by Madonna called 'W.E', he then followed up with a small role in the film 'Drive' starring Ryan Gosling. Isaac went on to star in a film called '10 Years', playing a musician. Two of his own songs were included in the film and were added to the soundtrack. He made an appearance in the hit television series 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'. Isaac played the lead protagonist Romeo in Public Theatre's 'Shakespeare in the Park'. He also had a role in Shakespearean play 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. Isaac replaced Javier Bardem in 2013 for the film 'A Most Violent Year', opposite Jessica Chastain. In the same year, Isaac starred in the Coen Brothers film 'Inside Llewyn Davis' alongside Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. The film earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor among several other film festival accolades.

Charlize Theron And Oscar Isaac Lead 'The Addams Family' Voice Cast

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 June 2018

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The main cast for the new animated film has been revealed.

'The Addams Family' is set to return in a new animated movie, and the freshly announced voice cast is very exciting. Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac are leading the cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams, with Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday and Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley.

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MGM are launching an animated reboot of the creepy, kooky franchise twenty years after the macabre family last appeared on our screens. While the best known adaptations of the original Charles Addams comic strip have been the 60s black and white TV series starring Carolyn Jones and John Astin and the 90s feature film with Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá, it's not the first time the family have appeared in animated form.

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Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018

Oscar Isaac at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Annihilation' held at the Regency Village Theatre. Directed by Alex Garland, the film stars Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Natalie Portman as researchers in an exhibition whereby nature has developed beyond the rest of the world - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th February 2018

The Laws Of Nature Don't Apply In 'Annihilation'

When a biologist’s husband disappears his wife must undertake a dangerous mission into the unknown to save him. From the writer and director of ‘Ex-Machina’, Alex Garland, ‘Annihilation’ hits theatres in February.

After a group of soldiers enter an environmental disaster zone known as Area X only one makes it home alive. But his homecoming is shot-lived and soon it is up to his wife Lena (Natalie Portman) to save his life.

Natalie Portman in ‘Annihilation’

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Oscar Isaac Could Voice Gomez In Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16 December 2017

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The film's set for release in 2019.

In development since 2013 and now set for an official release in 2019, an animated 'Addams Family' movie from MGM and co-screenwriters Pamela Pettler and Matt Lieberman is set to hit the big screen, finally bringing the iconic horror/comedy family back to fans following a long hiatus.

Oscar Isaac enjoying the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Though reports all the way back in 2010 suggested Tim Burton was developing a stop-motion 'Addams Family' picture, the adaptation fell through and allowed room for another to replace it. That would turn out to be MGM's animated take on the horror family.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Extraordinary

After the thunderous reception for J.J. Abrams' Episode VII: The Force Awakens two years ago, writer-director Rian Johnson had a lot to live up to with Episode VIII. And he delivers more than anyone expected: a lucid, entertaining film that operates on four distinct planes, deepens all of its characters, enriches the mythology and constantly surprises the audience with twists and turns. It's a little overwhelming, a nonstop two and a half hours of action and intensity without any time to catch your breath. But there's also a steady stream of sharp humour to help keep things in perspective.

The story picks up straight away, as the First Order led by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) presses its advantage to wipe out the rebellion for good. Snoke is playing his apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) off against General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) for maximum effect as they launch an attack. Rebel General Leia (Carrie Fisher) is trying to protect her scrappy army, with pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) trying against the odds to find a way to get them to safety. He sends rebel hero Finn (John Boyega) and mechanic Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on a mission to track down a hacker who can give them a chance against the First Order. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has tracked down Leia's brother, jaded Jedi master Luke (Mark Hamill), who is trying to teach her hard truths about the Force.

Each of these characters finds a surprising connection to others, derailing plans and sending each person on an unexpected journey. The way Johnson orchestrates all of this is remarkable because it's both coherent and compelling. And the actors beautifully inhabit the characters, offering telling glimpses beneath the surface. Driver has the strongest role, grappling with three other main characters to understand his destiny. It's dark and complex, and unnervingly moving. Ridley and Hamill also have powerfully gripping moments, while Isaac gets to make good on his scallywag promise in the previous film. And in her final role, the late Fisher brings a wonderfully knowing, sassy edge to Leia.

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Suburbicon Review

Excellent

This film feels kind of like what you'd expect from a collision between George Clooney and the Coen brothers: a comical noir thriller with a hefty dose of social commentary. Essentially two films mashed together, it paints a clever portrait of America in the 1950s with repressed rage, racial unrest and deep-seated greed. But the film's most powerful angle is its story of a young boy's rather nightmarish coming of age.

It's set in 1959 middle America, where Suburbicon is the town of the future, an idyllic place to raise a family. Then the Meyers family moves in, the first black family, and the community blames them when the Lodges - dad Gardner (Matt Damon), mom Rose (Julianne Moore), son Nicky (Noah Jupe) and aunt Maggie (also Moore) - are violently attacked. But an insurance inspector (Oscar Isaac) suspects that Gardner knows more about his attackers (Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell) than he's letting on. And Nicky knows he does. So as the neighbourhood descends into chaos to protest the Meyers' presence, Nicky quietly befriends their son Andy (Tony Espinosa).

Clooney directs this in a colourful 1950s style, with jaunty music by Alexandre Desplat and vivid production design by James Bissell. This is a community that looks perfect on the surface, but more than a little rotten underneath. And the script lures the audience in with some clever twists and turns that shift perspectives and tones, playing with the way these people are interconnected. Much of this is observed through Nicky's eyes, and he sees everything even if he can't explain why something is happening. All of this builds to a properly intense final act that's laced with wicked humour to gleefully keep the audience off balance. So even as it turns increasingly violent, the suspense and irony keep us entertained.

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Oscar Isaac at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017

Suburbicon Trailer

In the quiet, seemingly perfect land of suburbia, a businessman named Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) has everything. A high-flying career, a beautiful home, a wife and a young son, but when his house gets broken into by thugs who kill his wife, he starts to begin to understand the immensity of some of the mistakes he's made in his life. He's being hunted by loan sharks who happen to have connections to the mob, and they intend to get their money back no matter what the costs. When it starts to become clear that everything he has left is at stake, he decides to take matters into his own hands and give those mobsters as good as they give. Soon the neighbourhood transforms into one of the bloodiest in the area, and even his sister Margaret (Julianne Moore) gets dragged into her brother's vengeful scheme.

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The Promise Review

Very Good

The director of Hotel Rwanda, Terry George, turns to another humanitarian horror: the systematic murder of 1.5 million Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians by the Turkish government between 1915 and 1923. Turkey has long denied that this took place, so the filmmakers take a rather soft approach to the story, setting out a romantic plotline with the genocide as a backdrop. So the resulting drama is somewhat uneven, but the events are so powerful that the film can't be ignored.

It opens in 1915 as the Ottoman Empire is collapsing. Mikael (Oscar Isaac) is a young Armenian studying medicine in Constantinople with a promised fiancee Maral (Angela Sarafyan) back home. Even so, he falls for Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), who shares his rural Armenian background. But she has a boyfriend, Chris (Christian Bale), who is investigating rumours of war as the Germans arrive to help the Turkish government round up its ethnic minorities. Mikael is soon arrested, but escapes from the work camp to return to his parents (Shohreh Aghdashloo and Kevork Malikyan) and Maral. Meanwhile, Chris and Ana are trying to report the story of what's really happening, and Mikael joins them to help a group of orphan refugees.

Yes, this is a sweeping epic in which there's a lot going on, and it's filmed on a lavish scale. The characters' lives continually intersect throughout the story, and the intensity of the wartime atrocities is seriously powerful. On the other hand, this makes the four-sided romance feel like a melodramatic distraction. The actors are solid, but the earnest tone undermines any real emotional edge. Isaac is sincere and decent, Le Bon is strong and wilful, Bale is solid and cynical, and Sarafyan is lost in the shuffle. Aghdashloo, as always, provides wrenching support.

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Oscar Isaac Felt An Intense Responsibility To Make The Promise

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 April 2017

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Oscar Isaac stars alongside Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon

The Promise is a new drama from Terry George (Hotel Rwanda), set amid a horrific genocide in the early 20th century, which Turkey still refuses to acknowledge. The film stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian caught in Constantinople as the Ottoman Empire collapses.

Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale in The Promise

"To my shame," Isaac says, "I didn't know about the Armenian genocide before I got the script. To read that 1.5 million Armenians perished at the hand of their own government, it was shocking. To this day, there's an active denial of it. That was the most interesting part of it, but the cast they put together, and the fact that all of the proceeds will go to charity. That's a great thing to be a part of."

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Oscar Isaac at the New York screening of 'The Promise' held at the Paris Theater - New York, United States - Tuesday 18th April 2017

Christan Bale, Sibi Blazic and Oscar Isaac at the New York screening of 'The Promise' held at the Paris Theater - New York, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017

New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Breaks The Internet And Helps Smash Advance Ticket Records [Watch]

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 October 2015

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While the new trailer has given away little secrets, fans are freaking out in anticipation for ‘The Force Awakens’.

On Monday evening the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit and the internet nearly broke, thanks to the reactions of excited fans. The new clip is our third look at the upcoming film, but this trailer is by far the most interesting for fans, even if it gives little away.

Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Newcomer Daisy Ridley is heavily featured as Rey, a scavenger who is thought to be the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. The actress herself was just as emotional as the franchises’ legion of fans on Monday, while watching the trailer from her bed.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot.

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