Produced in 1980 in Guatemala, celebrity Oscar Isaac loved to play and also make music growing up in Miami, Florida. He got several movie characters after graduating from the Juillard School in 2005. Then he went on to supporting parts in such movies as Robin Hood (2010), Drive(2011) and W.E. (2011). He continues to be featured in other lauded jobs likeA Most Violent Year (2014), Ex Machina (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Power Awakens (2015).
Growing up in Miami, Florida, Isaac acquired a passion for music and playing early on, with he and his sister staging plays inside their backyard.
In his teens, Isaac additionally performed in groups as a vocalist and guitarist. He played using the ska punk outfit the Blinking Underdogs, which acquired a following. Isaac, nevertheless, set his music to the side after being admitted to the renowned Juilliard School’s performing program. While a student there, he worked on among his first movies,All About the Benjamins (2002).
After graduating from Juilliard in 2005, Isaac got an important part in The Nativity Story (2006). He appeared in such movies as Steven Soderbergh’s biographical play Che and Body of Lies with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
In 2009, Isaac starred opposite Rachel Weisz in the Roman age drama Agora. He also had a leading part in the real life thriller Balibo with Anthony LaPaglia the subsequent year. Going to mainstream menu, Isaac revealed his dark side as the bad King John in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood,again starring Crowe, in 2010.
For Sucker Punch (2011), a black action fantasy movie, Isaac had a chance to showcase his singing abilities, singing a cover of Roxy Music’s “Love Is the Drug.” The exact same year he also had supporting parts in the crime drama Drive,starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, and the biographical love story W.E., by Madonna.
For Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac brought his two loves to the title role. Joel and Ethan Coen had sought far and wide to get a musician who plays or an actor with musical ability for their 1960s play of a performer in the Greenwich Village folk scene. (The movie is loosely centered on the life of musician Dave Von Ronk.) For his audition tape, Isaac examined Von Ronk’s distinctive musical style, called Travis deciding. He was likewise in a position to take guitar lessons from a different musician who’d really played with Von Ronk.
The Coen brothers were incredibly impressed with Isaac and cast him as Llewyn Davis, a fighting folk musician. He received another Globe nod in 2015 for his part as Yonkers mayorNick Wasicsko in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero.
In 2014, Isaac impersonated an ambitious businessman who runs into trouble while running a heating oil business in A Most Violent Year, costarring Jessica Chastain. After in 2015, Isaac thrilled audience around the world playing aviator Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Power Awakens.
Outside of playing, Isaac performs and records as part of a duet called NightLab.