Oscar Isaac's BiographyOscar Isaac, an American actor and musician of Guatemalan descent, achieved fame through his leading role in the musical film "Inside Llewyn Davis". He also depicted the secondary character, Poe Dameron, in the recent "Star Wars" trilogy and embodied the primary antagonist in "X-Men: Apocalypse".
Childhood and YouthOscar was born in the capital of Guatemala to Oscar Hernandez, a Cuban-Jewish pulmonologist, and a Guatemalan woman Maria Eugenia. Shortly after his birth, his parents relocated to the United States and settled in Miami. His father found work in a prestigious clinic while his mother managed the household and raised their son.
His early forays onto the stage took place in a local amateur theater. Oscar maintains an excellent relationship with its director to this day - whenever he lands a substantial role, he makes it a point to inform his former mentor first.
Acting CareerAs a sophomore, he made his cinematic debut with a minor role in the film "All About the Benjamins". By 2006, he was invited to appear in the series "Law & Order", and to portray Joseph in the film "The Nativity Story".
At times, we would record a single song in thirty takes. For another actor, this would be madness. But I adore music, I'm prepared to play the same song a hundred times a day! So thirty is nothing. Sometimes, I would smoke an entire pack of cigarettes and down a few bottles of beer beforehand.The film chronicled the journey of a talented singer forging his path to fame in 1950s New York. This atmospheric film received warm reviews from critics and the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. Oscar himself was nominated for a Golden Globe among other prestigious film awards.
Oscar's third lucky break was his participation in the large-scale Hollywood project "X-Men", where he played the primary antagonist in "Apocalypse". Thanks to these roles, Oscar has secured a well-deserved place among highly-paid and sought-after Hollywood actors, with a secure future ahead.
Oscar Isaac's Personal LifeBefore meeting his future wife, Oscar was engaged to his childhood friend Maria Miranda for many years, but their relationship didn't ultimately work out.
Oscar Isaac NowOscar Isaac attended the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival in September 2021 arm in arm with actress Jessica Chastain, and the chemistry between them was so apparent that viewers and internet users who saw these provocative photos were convinced that Isaac was dating Chastain!
Meanwhile, the series contains quite a few bed and explicit scenes. And how could it be otherwise if the plot focuses on a couple divorcing after ten years of marriage, realizing that their feelings are still alive. During the shooting of such scenes, the actors did not use body doubles. Here's what Jessica recalled about these moments:
Since I was very nervous, he sang to me. We had a little bit of bourbon. Oscar said, «Imagine that there's no one else here. Nothing to be scared of.» There's a song I really like… He would sing it during the breaks between takes. So, I thought: «Okay, just look at him.In the same month, the blockbuster "Dune", based on the novel by science fiction writer Frank Herbert, was released. Oscar Isaac plays one of the key characters - Duke Leto Atreides, the father of the main character (Timothée Chalamet). By the emperor's order, the elder Atreides travels with his family to the planet Arrakis, which is completely devoid of water resources. But there is something more valuable than water on it - the substance called spice, the use of which endows people with the gift of foresight and superhuman life force.