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Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His maternal grandfather was of French origin. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking Underdogs. He... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ex Machina
Ex Machina Nathan
(2014)
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis
(2013)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year Abel Morales
(2014)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(2015)

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 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX (pre-production)
Poe Dameron
 2018 Annihilation (completed)
The Biologist's Husband
  At Eternity's Gate (filming)
Paul Gauguin
  Operation Finale (filming)
Peter Malkin
 2017 Suburbicon
Bud Cooper
 2016/II The Promise
Mikael Boghosian
 2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video Game)
Poe Dameron (voice)
 2016 Lightningface (Short)
Basil Stitt
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse
En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Poe Dameron
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Nick Wasicsko
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Nick Wasicsko
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Nick Wasicsko
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Nick Wasicsko
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Nick Wasicsko
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Nick Wasicsko
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Poe Dameron - The Force Awakens DLC (voice)
 2015 Mojave
Jack
 2014 Ex Machina
Nathan
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Abel Morales
 2014 Ticky Tacky (Short)
Lucien
 2014 Trentemøller: Gravity (Video short)
Mr. Carpool
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
Man
 2013 In Secret
Laurent
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Llewyn Davis
 2012 Won't Back Down
Michael Perry
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Outcome #3
 2012 Revenge for Jolly!
Cecil
 2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
 2011 10 Years
Reeves
 2011 W.E.
Evgeni
 2011/I Drive
Standard
 2011 Sucker Punch
Blue Jones
 2010 Robin Hood
Prince John
 2009 Balibo
José Ramos-Horta
 2009 Agora
Orestes
 2008 Body of Lies
Bassam
 2008 Che: Part One
Interpreter (as Óscar Isaac)
 2007 The Life Before Her Eyes
Marcus
 2006 The Nativity Story
Joseph
 2006 Pu-239
Shiv
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Robbie Paulson
- The Healer (2006) ... Robbie Paulson
 2005 Lenny the Wonder Dog
Fartman (as Oscar Isaac Hernandez)
 2002 All About the Benjamins
Francesco
 1996 Illtown
Pool Boy
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Other Works:

: Plays Proteus in "Two Gentlemen of Verona" musical by John Guare and Galt MacDermot, based on the play by William Shakespeare (Delacorte Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Oscar Isaac Hernandez | Óscar Isaac

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[singing in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)] Sometimes like 30 takes of one song. It was an intense process but I love the music, and I'd been playing them 100 times a day, so playing them 30 was fine. I get obsessed with that kind of stuff. Sometimes I would smoke a bunch of cigarettes and drink a bunch of beer before the take. See more »

Trivia:

Is a musician and singer, playing guitar. In high school he played in punk bands and later became lead singer of his own band, the Blinking Underdogs. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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