Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac

Highest Rated: 100% Balibo (2009)

Lowest Rated: 12% W.E. (2011)

Birthday: Mar 9, 1979

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

After graduating from Juilliard in 2005, Oscar Isaac embarked on a whirlwind acting career, working with some of the industry's biggest stars and directors. In 2011 alone, Isaac starred alongside Channing Tatum in "10 Years" and Ryan Gosling in "Drive," and worked with Madonna on the historical drama "W.E." Soon, he became a leading man in critically-acclaimed films like "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013) and "A Most Violent Year" (2014) before leaping into the commercial mainstream via his performance as cocky pilot Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015) and a key role in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016). A versatile actor in his own right, Isaac was known for immersing himself in each performance, whether it be an ex-con, musician or historical figure, and quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's hottest young character actors. Born in Guatemala, Oscar Isaac moved with his family to the United States when he was four months old. His family moved often in his youth, briefly residing in Baltimore and St. Louis, before finally settling in Miami, FL. It was there that Isaac first discovered his love of acting. He acted in several local plays throughout the city, before making his way to New York. While staying in New York, Isaac applied to the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. Although he had limited experience at the time of his application, Isaac was accepted into the school, thus beginning his professional training as an actor. After graduation, Isaac landed a part as a Russian mobster in director Scott Z. Burns' 2006 drama, "Pu-239." Isaac's performance caught the attention of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, who cast Isaac as an interpreter in his next film, the underseen biopic "Che" (2008). Although his part in Soderbergh's epic two-part historical drama was small, Isaac soon began landing larger roles in major Hollywood movies. He played Prince John in 2010's "Robin Hood," a star musician that returns home for his high school reunion in "10 Years," and a troubled ex-convict in the critically acclaimed crime drama "Drive." In 2012, Isaac appeared alongside Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter in the school drama "Won't Back Down." However, despite an all-star cast that also included Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film received generally poor reviews upon its release. That year, Isaac was also featured as a secret operative in "The Bourne Legacy," starring Jeremy Renner. Isaac's major breakthrough arrived in 2013, when he portrayed the folk-singing title character in Joel and Ethan Coen's 1960s-set film "Inside Llewyn Davis." The movie featured an impressive supporting cast, including fellow "Drive" actor Carey Mulligan, and pop star Justin Timberlake. Isaac opted for another ensemble production with "Therese" (2013) (also known as "In Secret"), a moody literary adaptation co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange. After co-starring opposite Viggo Mortensen in the Patricia Highsmith adaptation "The Two Faces of January" (2014), Isaac starred in J.C. Chandor's crime drama "A Most Violent Year" (2014), garnering widespread praise for his portrayal of a compromised businessman in early '80s New York. The science fiction love story "Ex Machina" (2015) and indie thriller "Mojave" (2015) followed, along with David Simon and Paul Haggis' miniseries "Show Me A Hero" (HBO 2015), for which Isaac won a Golden Globe for his starring role as a city council member running for mayor of Yonkers during a 1980s public housing crisis. Isaac reached an even broader audience with his crowd-pleasing turn as cocky pilot Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), which he reprised in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017). In between, he starred in the villainous title role of "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016) and co-starred in a historical romance set against the Armenian genocide in "The Promise" (2016). Isaac next appeared in the crime comedy "Suburbicon" (2017), written by Joel and Ethan Coen and directed by George Clooney before reteaming with "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland for "Annihilation" (2018), which also starred Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Highest rated movies

Balibo
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Drive
Ex Machina
Inside Llewyn Davis
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A Most Violent Year
Annihilation

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Miguel O'Hara (Voice),
Unknown (Character)
- 2023
20% 73% Big Gold Brick Anselm (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2022
83% 90% Dune Duke Leto Atreides (Character) $108.3M 2021
28% 69% The Addams Family 2 Gomez Addams (Voice) $56.5M 2021
87% 42% The Card Counter William Tell (Character) $2.6M 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Letter Room Richard (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
52% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poe Dameron (Character) $515.2M 2019
45% 69% The Addams Family Gomez Addams (Voice) $673.0K 2019
70% 55% Triple Frontier Santiago "Pope" Garcia (Character) - 2019
79% 65% At Eternity's Gate Paul Gauguin (Character) $2.3M 2018
13% 83% Life Itself Will Dempsey (Character) $4.1M 2018
61% 64% Operation Finale Peter Malkin (Character),
Producer
$17.6M 2018
88% 66% Annihilation Kane (Character) $32.7M 2018
91% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poe Dameron (Character) $620.2M 2017
28% 26% Suburbicon Roger (Character) $5.7M 2017
No Score Yet 14% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Poe Dameron (Character) - 2017
51% 92% The Promise Michael Boghosian (Character) $8.0M 2016
46% 65% X-Men: Apocalypse En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (Character) $155.0M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightningface Unknown (Character) - 2016
86% 79% Time to Choose Narrator $29.2K 2015
32% 30% Mojave Jack (Character) - 2015
93% 85% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron (Character) $123 2015
92% 86% Ex Machina Nathan Bateman (Character) $25.4M 2014
90% 69% A Most Violent Year Abel Morales (Character) $5.7M 2014
79% 48% The Two Faces of January Rydal (Character) $506.1K 2014
41% 34% Therese Laurent LeClaire (Character) $420.3K 2013
92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis (Character) $13.2M 2013
No Score Yet 27% Revenge for Jolly! Cecil (Character) - 2012
35% 61% Won't Back Down Michael Perry (Character) $5.2M 2012
55% 58% The Bourne Legacy Outcome No. 3 (Character) $113.2M 2012
20% 77% For Greater Glory El Catorce (Character) $5.7M 2012
60% 40% 10 Years Reeves (Character) $201.1K 2011
12% 48% W.E. Evgeni (Character) $582.1K 2011
93% 79% Drive Standard (Character) $35.1M 2011
22% 47% Sucker Punch Blue Jones (Character) $36.4M 2011
43% 58% Robin Hood Prince John (Character) $105.2M 2010
100% 80% Balibo Jose Ramos-Horta (Character) - 2009
55% 65% Agora Orestes (Character) $617.8K 2009
55% 62% Body of Lies Bassam (Character) $39.4M 2008
67% 66% The Half Life of Timofey Berezin Shiv (Character) - 2006
37% 76% The Nativity Story Joseph (Character) $37.6M 2006

TV

Credit
100% 88% The Last Movie Stars Unknown (Character) 2022
86% 91% Moon Knight Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2019 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017 2022
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2015 2021-2022
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2019 2021
83% 75% Scenes From a Marriage Jonathan (Character),
Executive Producer
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet A World of Calm Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2017-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015 2019
92% 57% Star Wars Resistance Poe Dameron (Guest Voice) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 72% Das Boot Poe Dameron (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006