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.
Mutants and humans alike are familiar with the story of Apocalypse, he was the first mutant and began harnessing his power in ancient times. Now, millions of years after his reign, Apocalypse is reborn and finds himself in the middle of a modern society and shocked by the direction both human and mutant life has taken.
Feeling there are few options left, Apocalypse calls on the help of Magneto and a group of other mutants to help 'cleanse' the earth of all the citizens who have contributed to its downfall. The Horsemen of the Apocalypse - headed by Magneto - start to wreak havoc around the world and it looks like the x-men's attempts to save it are all but lost - especially when their team is badly hurt by the loss of one member.
Jane The Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez Is Taking A Step Towards More Diversity In Hollywood By Launching A Social Media Campaign Aimed At Promoting Fellow Latino Actors.
Hollywood bigwigs have been under fire following the lack of diversity at this year's (16) Oscar nominations, and in an effort to change the trend, Rodriguez, who is Puerto Rican-American, took to her Whosay account on Monday (25Jan16) to announce a new initiative called #MovementMonday, a weekly campaign to highlight various Latino members of the television and film industry.
Rodriguez's first choice was Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac, and in addition to posting a photo of him, she wrote, "This is Oscar Isaac. He is a Guatemalan American actor.... With all this Oscar (Academy Awards) Talk and lack of diversity I decided to start a movement and speak from the perspective of a Latina American who desires to see more Latinos on screen.
"There are 55 million Latinos in this country and although we all come from various backgrounds our unity can make a movie explode at the box office or a tv show sore to the highest viewers possible. The better these projects do financially, the more money they will spend on putting Latinos In blockbuster films, as leads in tv shows Etc."
Continue reading: Gina Rodriguez Launches Diversity Movement For Latino Actors
Golden Globe Winner Oscar Isaac Is Romancing Documentary Director Elvira Lind.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens star went public with his romance with Elvira at Sunday's (10Jan16) Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, where he was shown on camera planting a kiss on his date after landing the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie honour for Show Me a Hero.
UsMagazine.com editors have since confirmed Oscar and Elvira are a couple, although further details about the relationship have yet to be revealed.
However, the publication notes they previously worked together in 2013 on the Staircase Sessions website, where they helped produce acoustic music videos.
Continue reading: Oscar Isaac Dating Filmmaker Elvira Lind
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Shattered North American Box Office Records By Scoring The Biggest Opening Of All Time With A $238 Million (£159 Million) Haul.
The Disney sci-fi epic, featuring original franchise stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and newcomers Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, skyrocketed to number one, easily eclipsing the $209 million (£139.3 million) debut previously set by Jurassic World in June (15).
The huge figure makes it the highest-grossing movie debut in the U.S. and Canada since box office records began, not accounting for inflation, while it also sets a new record for a December opening, more than doubling the $84.6 million (£56.4 million) made by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012.
The gross helps to boost The Force Awakens' global grab to $517 million (£345 million) after setting new opening weekend records in the U.K., Germany, Australia and Russia, among 14 other countries.
Continue reading: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shatters North American Box Office Records
Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.
Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.
Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.
Continue reading: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review
Actor Oscar Isaac Has Always Believed In Individuality, And Doesn't Want To Be Defined By His Ethnicity.
The 36-year-old was born in Guatemala to a Guatemalan mother and Cuban father, but was raised in Miami, Florida, and while his family was part of the Latin community, Oscar was taught from a young age to be his own person.
"For my father, individualism was very important, and he instilled that in me," he explained to the American edition of GQ. "It was way more important to recognise myself as an individual than as part of a group. I wasn't part of the 'Latino community.' I was just a kid in high school with friends, who was into playing music."
As he reached his teenage years, his straight-laced nature meant Oscar avoided the drugs and alcohol many of his peers enjoyed.
Continue reading: Oscar Isaac: 'I've Never Thought Of Myself As An Ethnic Actor'
When we think of Star Wars there are certain actors and characters that instantly spring to mind, Harrison Ford and Hans Solo is two of those things. Here Harrison talks about what it means to reprise his much loved role and make a welcome return to the Star Wars set.
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Oscar Isaac - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. at Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Disney, Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015
Oscar Isaac Had To Briefly Halt Filming On The New Star Wars Movie After Suffering Motion Sickness While Shooting Scenes In His X-wing Fighter Jet.
The Ex MAChina star portrays ace pilot Poe Dameron in the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, and admits his first experience in the cockpit apparatus left him feeling rather ill.
"They take just the cockpit area and just put it on a gimbal and then they just move that thing around all over the place," Oscar told U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. "The first time I was on it, I was yelling and doing my thing, and I got so sick, 'cause I was so hot and it was moving around, I had to stop. I was like, 'Hold on guys, I need to swallow my lunch for a second!'"
The Star Wars newcomer reveals he was also given specific instructions on which buttons he should and shouldn't touch at the helm of the jet, based on which controls had previously been used in the first six instalments of the sci-fi franchise.
Continue reading: Oscar Isaac Fell Sick In Star Wars X-wing Cockpit
Adam Driver Has Been Praised For Bringing Such A “Rich Emotional Life” To His Star Wars Character By Harrison Ford, Who Starred In The Original Movies.
Adam is one of a group of new actors to sign up for the latest instalment of the franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, in which he will play Kylo Ren. Everything about the release is currently steeped in secrecy, but Harrison, who reprises his character Han Solo, has singled Adam’s performance out as particularly impressive.
“Adam is really interesting and complicated, he brings a very rich emotional life to the character… I mean he gives the character a very interesting and complicated emotional life, not that he brings his own interesting and complex emotional life to the project,” he told Empire magazine. “From my point of view, the movie is very well cast.”
Also signing on for the flick are Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, along with A Most Violent Year’s Oscar Isaac. Harrison has got behind director J.J. Abrams’ decision to cast less well-known actors, believing their talent will shine through.
Continue reading: Harrison Ford: 'Adam Driver Is Perfect For Star Wars'
Date of birth
5th February, 1980