Fact: Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac has been cast as real-life double agent Juan Pujol Garcia in a new movie. The Garbo Project will centre on the story of Garcia, who worked as a spy for Germany and Britain, even though he had no military or covert training. According to Deadline.com, Isaac will also produce the project.
Quote: "He's the meanest person I've ever met. He dominated the whole set. He terrorised everybody." Jennifer Lawrence jokes about working with her X-Men: Apocalypse co-star Oscar Isaac, who portrays the titular villain in the new superhero movie.
Quote: "It's the first time in my life when things have been mapped out for quite some time. I'm basically Star War-ing until 2020." Oscar Isaac is booked to appear in Star Wars films for the next four years after initially being told his character, Poe Dameron, would be killed off in last year's (15) The Force Awakens.
Quote: "It's definitely irritating. The problem is it's less about the guy that's saying it, and more that he's being the mouthpiece for a large part of the population. Because that's me, that's my family. We're immigrants." Star Wars hero Oscar Isaac, who was born in Guatemala, is concerned about presidential wannabe Donald Trump's stance of immigration. The property tycoon, who appears to be a lock to lead the Republican Party into the next U.S. general election, has upset many Latinos with his remarks about immigration.
Quote: "It's a great Star Wars name... There's a Morgan Dameron, who's (director) J.J. Abrams' assistant and she has a little moment in the movie too." Oscar Isaac on the genesis of his new Star Wars character Poe Dameron's name.
Quote: "She has an amazing voice! She even sings opera a little bit." Oscar Isaac sings the praises of his Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Daisy Ridley's vocals after recently performing an impromptu cover of Christmas classic Baby, It's Cold Outside with her and sharing the footage on social media.
Quote: "What's actually very interesting is that Yavin... at the end of the very first Star Wars... that last scene was shot in Guatemala and you know, I think that Poe Dameron is from that planet... and that's a beautiful coincidence." Actor Oscar Isaac offers fans his take on the origins of his new STAR WARS character, Poe Dameron, who he believes is from the fictional moon of Yavin 4. The highly-anticipated STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS opens in movie theatres in December (15).
Quote: "Every new movie we'd dress up as characters (from Star Wars). These are grown a** people! I went for functionality over form, so I went with a gonk droid. The most bada** gonk droid you can imagine. It's a box! You just put a box and some grey shoes on and you're done!" Oscar Isaac dressed up as the droid for a costume party his Star Wars-mad family held to celebrate the release of the last movie in the sci-fi franchise, 2005's STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH. The actor has since worked with director J.J. Abrams on the highly-anticipated Episode VII and even managed to land his uncle a role as an extra.
Quote: "We text a little bit. He loves emoticons. Lots of smiley faces and the guy with the moustache (graphic)." Actor Oscar Isaac reveals he's become texting buddies with movie icon Al Pacino after meeting through mutual friend Jessica Chastain.
Quote: "They did have a specific one for people that needed to lose some pounds... It would come to you via, like, a messenger with your special low-calorie food." Oscar Isaac reveals some of his Star Wars castmates enjoyed special catering services on the set of the new sci-fi sequel.
Quote: "To go back and kind of tweak it with new stuff, it doesn’t make it more interesting for me as a watcher... I'd much rather go back and watch the old thing, because it’s a product of the time... (But) as an artist, like, he made the s**t, so why can’t he do whatever the heck he wants with it." Star Wars Vii star Oscar Isaac isn't a fan of the changes and updates producer George Lucas added to his original sci-fi epic.
Quote: "Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he's 150 per cent back. It's pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible." Actor Oscar Isaac is amazed by his Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford's recovery after he broke his leg on the set earlier this year (14).
Quote: "There was about a month where I already knew that I'd been cast, before the announcement, so it was tough to keep it under wraps. I was a huge Star Wars fan growing up - my family collects the toys, and we had Star Wars parties." Actor Oscar Isaac struggled to keep the exciting news of his casting in Star Wars: Episode Vii from his super-fan family.
Fact: Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac kickstarted his acting career at the age of 10 by starring in a school musical he wrote about a platypus on Noah's Ark.
Fact: Actor Oscar Isaac showed of his musical skills on U.S. late night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (09Dec13), when he sang an acoustic version of Katy Perry's Roar while playing a guitar. Isaac was on the programme to promote his new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, in which he plays a folk singer.
Fact: Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Oscar Isaac are among the seven talented actors who will each be presented with the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California. The honour, annually bestowed upon those who are recognised as breakthrough performers, will be handed out on 4 February (14).