Oscar Isaac

Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada (born March 9, 1979) is an American actor. After making his acting debut in the late 1990s, he studied acting at the Juilliard School and played small roles for a majority of the 2000s. For portraying José Ramos-Horta in the Australian film Balibo (2006), Isaac won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Following supporting roles in major films such as Body of Lies (2008), Robin Hood (2010) and Drive (2011), Isaac had his breakthrough with the starring role of a singer in the Coen brothers' black comedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), earning a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. Isaac's career progressed with leading roles in the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014), the thriller Ex Machina (2015), and the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He became a global star with his starring role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019). He has since starred in the science fiction films Annihilation (2018) and Dune (2021), and the crime drama The Card Counter (2021). On television, Isaac has starred in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero (2015) and Scenes from a Marriage (2021), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for portraying Nick Wasicsko in the former. In 2022, he began starring as the Marvel Cinematic Universe character Moon Knight in the Disney+ series Moon Knight (2022). Description above from the Wikipedia article Oscar Isaac, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list ...

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Drive (2011)

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Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

All About the Benjamins (2002)

Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become his own boss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Bray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Tommy Flanagan  •  Carmen Chaplin

Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become his own boss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Bray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Tommy Flanagan  •  Carmen Chaplin

The Nativity Story (2006)

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Illtown (1996)

Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when they suspect one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Michael Rapaport  •  Lili Taylor  •  Adam Trese  •  Kevin Corrigan

Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when they suspect one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Michael Rapaport  •  Lili Taylor  •  Adam Trese  •  Kevin Corrigan

The Two Faces of January (2014)

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hossein Amini
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Prometheus Aleifer

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hossein Amini
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Prometheus Aleifer

Won't Back Down (2012)

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Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

A Most Violent Year (2014)

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A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.C. Chandor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Albert Brooks  •  David Oyelowo

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.C. Chandor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Albert Brooks  •  David Oyelowo

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James McAvoy  •  Oscar Isaac

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James McAvoy  •  Oscar Isaac

Che: Part One (2008)

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Adam Driver  •  Daisy Ridley

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Adam Driver  •  Daisy Ridley

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

In Secret (2013)

In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Stratton
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Tom Felton  •  Jessica Lange  •  Matt Lucas

In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Stratton
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Tom Felton  •  Jessica Lange  •  Matt Lucas

Revenge for Jolly! (2012)

Harry is having a very, very bad day. He returns home from an all-night drinking binge with his cousin Cecil, to discover that his little dog Jolly...Harry's one true love and the source of light in his dark, solitary life-has been murdered. Brokenhearted and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chadd Harbold
CAST:  Brian Petsos  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Elijah Wood  •  Ryan Phillippe

Harry is having a very, very bad day. He returns home from an all-night drinking binge with his cousin Cecil, to discover that his little dog Jolly...Harry's one true love and the source of light in his dark, solitary life-has been murdered. Brokenhearted and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chadd Harbold
CAST:  Brian Petsos  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Elijah Wood  •  Ryan Phillippe

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Jerry Grayson

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Jerry Grayson

Making a Scene (2013)

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

10 Years (2012)

A group of friends reunite ten years after their high-school graduation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Linden
CAST:  Kate Mara  •  Channing Tatum  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Chris Pratt

A group of friends reunite ten years after their high-school graduation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Linden
CAST:  Kate Mara  •  Channing Tatum  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Chris Pratt

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Wright
CAST:  Eva Longoria  •  Andy García  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Peter O'Toole

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Wright
CAST:  Eva Longoria  •  Andy García  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Peter O'Toole

W.E. (2011)

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madonna
CAST:  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  James D'Arcy  •  Richard Coyle

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madonna
CAST:  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  James D'Arcy  •  Richard Coyle
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