Oscar Isaac

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Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada[1][2]

(1979-03-09) March 9, 1979 (age 40)[3]
ResidenceNew York City, United States
Alma mater
Occupation
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active1998–present
Home townMiami, Florida, United States
Partner(s)Elvira Lind
Children1

Oscar Isaac (born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada; March 9, 1979)[4][5][6] is a Guatemalan American actor and musician. He is known for his lead film roles in the comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014) and the science fiction thriller Ex Machina (2015). He had a role in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He has also recorded music in Guatemala. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2016.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1998 Illtown Pool Boy Nick Gomez
2002 All About the Benjamins Francesco Kevin Bray
2004 Lenny the Wonder Dog Detective Fartman Oren Goldman & Stav Ozdoba
2006 Pu-239 Shiv Scott Z. Burns
The Nativity Story Saint Joseph Catherine Hardwicke
2007 The Life Before Her Eyes Marcus Vadim Perelman
2008 Che: Part One Interpreter Steven Soderbergh
Body of Lies Bassam Ridley Scott
2009 Agora Orestes Alejandro Amenábar
Balibo José Ramos-Horta Robert Connolly AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Robin Hood John, King of England Ridley Scott
2011 Sucker Punch Blue Jones Zack Snyder
W.E. Evgeni Madonna
10 Years Reeves Jamie Linden
Drive Standard Gabriel Nicolas Winding Refn
2012 For Greater Glory Victoriano "El Catorce" Ramírez Dean Wright Nominated—ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor: Supporting Role
Revenge for Jolly! Cecil Chadd Harbold
The Bourne Legacy Outcome #3 Tony Gilroy
Won't Back Down Michael Perry Daniel Barnz
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actor
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Ensemble
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Performance on Camera
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Nominated—Iowa Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
In Secret Laurent LeClaire Charlie Stratton
2014 The Two Faces of January Rydal Keener Hossein Amini
Ticky Tacky Lucien Brian Petsos Short film
A Most Violent Year Abel Morales J. C. Chandor National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (Tied with Michael Keaton)
Nominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2015 Ex Machina Nathan Bateman Alex Garland Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place)
Nominated—Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle Award for Supporting Actor of the Year
Mojave John "Jack" Jackson William Monahan
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron J. J. Abrams
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse Bryan Singer
The Promise Mikael Boghosian Terry George
2017 Lightningface Basil Stitt Brian Petsos Short film; also executive producer
Suburbicon Bud Cooper George Clooney Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poe Dameron Rian Johnson
2018 Annihilation Alex Garland Completed
Operation Finale Peter Malkin Chris Weitz Post-production; also producer
Life Itself Dan Fogelman Post-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Robbie Paulson Episode: "The Healer"
2015 Show Me a Hero Nick Wasicsko HBO miniseries; 6 episodes
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Voice role
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Poe Dameron
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron

Podcasts[change | change source]

Year Title Role
2016 Homecoming Walter Cruz

Theatre[change | change source]

Year Title Role Theatre Notes
2005 The Two Gentlemen of Verona Proteus Shakespeare in the Park
2006 Beauty of the Father Federico García Lorca Manhattan Theatre Club
2007 Romeo and Juliet Romeo Montague Shakespeare in the Park
2008 Grace Tom Manhattan Theatre Club
2011 We Live Here Daniel Manhattan Theatre Club
2017 Hamlet Prince Hamlet The Public Theater

References[change | change source]

  1. Nepales, Ruben V. (January 3, 2013). "Some quotable quotes of 2013". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  2. Shoard, Catherine (May 23, 2013). "Oscar Isaac: 'The irony is not lost on me. Being celebrated for playing someone who wasn't'". The Guardian. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. "Live with Kelly and Michael: Season 26, Episode 92: Joel McHale/Oscar Isaac" at the Internet Movie Database
  4. "Oscar Isaac says he can relate to 'Llewyn Davis' character | abc7.com". Abclocal.go.com. December 5, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. "Oscar Isaac Had A Most Excellent Year". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  6. Howard, Pat. "Kelly + Michael: Inside Llewyn Davis Star Oscar Isaac Real Birthday". Recapo.

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