Oscar Isaac

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

Oscar Isaac: 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.

Oscar Isaac: 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.

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'A Most Violent Year' Misses Out On Oscar

by Rich Cline | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 23rd January 2015

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A Most Violent Year

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 22nd January 2015

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Ex Machina

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 22nd January 2015

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Footage | 14th January 2015

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by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 31st December 2014

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Could 'A Most Violent Year' Win the Oscar for Best Picture?

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 31st December 2014

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Ex-Machina

Video | 24th December 2014

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Oscar Isaac And J.C. Chandor Among Guests At 'A Most Violent Year' NY Premiere - Part 1

Footage | 10th December 2014

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Jessica Chastain Teams Her Red Locks With A Red Gown At 'A Most Violent Year' NY Premiere - Part 2

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'A Most Violent Year' Wins Film of the Year, But What About the Oscars?

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 3rd December 2014

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Video | 28th November 2014

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The REAL 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Now Here [Trailer + Pictures]

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Oscar Isaac Cast as Chief Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th November 2014

Oscar Isaac, the actor who rose to prominence after strong showings in Drive and Inside Llewyn Davis, will play the primary villain in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse - the next instalment in Fox's long-running Marvel...

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Oscar Isaac Cast As Lead Villain In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th November 2014

American actor Oscar Isaac has just finished filming for the hugely anticipated, 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' and now the 35 year-old star is reportedly set to portray the main villain in the upcoming, 'X-Men: Apocalypse.'Isaac...

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Ex-Machina

Video | 30th October 2014

Sometimes, a competition can reward you with more than you bargained for. When a 24-year-old coder for the world’s largest investment company wins the chance to spend a week with the companies CEO, he has...

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A Most Violent Year

Video | 2nd October 2014

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Opening Night of 'King Lear' at The Delacorte Theater [Pictures]

by Lenny Barksdale | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th August 2014

Celebrities including Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham attended The Delacorte Theatre for the opening night of Daniel Sullivan’s “fast-moving if stiff-jointed” production of “King Lear” on Tuesday evening (Aug 5).John Lithgow plays King Lear...

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Lee Pace Makes His Arrival At 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New York Premiere - Part 1

Footage | 4th August 2014

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David Simon and HBO Get Busy Once More: 'Show Me A Hero' Announced

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 31st July 2014

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Star Wars Spin-off to be Filmed in London, Announces Chancellor George Osborne

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 11th June 2014

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Where Are The Women In "Star Wars: Episode VII"? Here They Are - The Most Wanted In The Business

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 3rd June 2014

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JJ Abrams To 'Star Wars: Episode VI' Cast & Crew: "Let's Give 'Em Something Great"

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by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 16th May 2014

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by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 16th May 2014

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The Two Faces Of January

Video | 12th May 2014

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Driver, Domhnall, Daisy: Meet The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast

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