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written by Luciana on November 17, 2018

Oscar Isaac Breaks Down His Most Iconic Roles to GQ

Oscar sat with GQ and talked about his most iconic roles in a 15 minutes video that worth the watching.

You might see around on the media mostly headlines talking about the negative parts of X-Men: Apocalypse but he really said much, much more. Like when he met with Nicolas Winding Refn on a restaurant and talked for 4 hours until they aligned what would be his character in Drive. Or when he met with JJ Abrams on a cafe in Paris and did read the whole Star Wars: The Force Awakens script on his iPhone. Or about Inside Llewyn Davis, when he met a guy in a movie set, the guy played in a Dave Van Ronk style and gave Oscar guitar lessons for the movie audition. Or A Most Violent Year, which was filmed near his home, and because of Jessica Chastain which he went to school and Julliard together. He said when he met Jessica he just finished Ex-Machina and was with shaved head and a big beard and she was like “Oh, I don’t know if its the guy we’re looking for”. Or his nerd site taking all the space when he start talking about Ex-Machina.

Watch the full interview below:

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written by Luciana on May 28, 2017

Oscar talks “The Last Jedi” and “Hamlet” on Stephen Colbert

Oscar stopped by ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ last Thursday (May 26), which was also the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. He talked about his admiration for the late Carrie Fisher and some of their time together on what would be her final Star Wars film.

“A large amount of the stuff I got to do was with Carrie, which was amazing,” Isaac began. “I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie … I remember it was a scene where I come up and talk with her, and she is very upset with me and slaps me. And Rian Johnson, the director, kept doing it over and over. I think it ended up being 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in (mimics hard slapping).”

Isaac also had a funny anecdote about how he tired to initially keep his Force Awakens script after wrap, which he was supposed to give back, and finally did when Disney mentioned the lawyers were looking for it.

Watch the full interview below:

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written by Luciana on April 19, 2017

(Watch) Complete Interview to SwaysUniverse at SiriusXM

Watch now the complete interview Oscar did yesterday at SiriusXM to SwaysUniverse, talking about The Promise and The Last Jedi.

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written by Ray on May 19, 2015

Oscar Isaac on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Oscar Isaac discusses filming the new X-Men movie, and why he wanted Glenn Danzig to play Wolverine as a kid in a clip from his late night interview with Seth Meyers back in April 8th, 2015. Added to our gallery are 8 high quality stills from that night, be sure to check it out!

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written by Ray on May 19, 2015

Oscar Isaac on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Oscar Isaac guest stared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon two months ago (March 30th, 2015), added to our gallery are stills from his interview where he was looking adorable in all smiles. Below you can catch a clip of where Oscar shares how his uncle earned a walk-on role in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Screencaptures from the interview will be added to our site when I get a chance.

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written by Ray on February 12, 2015

Oscar Isaac talks ‘A Most Violent Year’ and why he changed his Latino last name: ‘Oscar Hernandez is like John Smith’

NYDailyNews.com — Stroll into a random café in New York City to watch a live band play and you may just find Oscar Isaac singing and strumming guitar. The Golden Globe-nominated actor gives award-worthy performances in films like 2013’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but off-screen he indulges in his other passion — music. But it’s his talent for acting that’s suddenly making film audiences take notice of the Guatemalan-born Isaac, who grew up in Miami to a Guatemalan mother and Cuban father. The Juilliard graduate’s acclaimed performance as a troubled New York businessman alongside Jessica Chastain in the ’80s-set “A Most Violent Year” will be followed with roles as an X-wing fighter pilot in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” as the titular villain in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and the sci-fi thriller “Ex-Machina.”

Your character in “A Most Violent Year” had some really strong lines throughout the film like, “When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life.” Did those lines jump out at you when you first read the script? It did. It definitely spoke to someone who is very confident in their vision, and everything (my character is) doing is exactly that. It’s 1981, one of the most violent years on record, the city’s on the brink of economic collapse, people are leaving in droves, and he decides now is when you grow, now is when you risk it all.

You’ll be appearing in the latest “Star Wars” and “X-Men,” plus “Ex-Machina.” Do you enjoy playing sci-fi roles? The genre is less important to me than the story and the world of it. And, obviously, great directors. Between J.J. Abrams, Bryan Singer and Alex Garland, who’s the writer and director of “Ex-Machina,” those are amazing people to work with and real visionaries. That, for me, is the most exciting thing, and then characters that are really interesting and unique. Things I’ve never done before.

At this rate, you may soon be a geek god. Well, I guess a geek god that’s also a geek. I really do like sci-fi. The really great sci-fi is … never about aliens and mutants and robots, it’s actually about the human condition and us trying to express something about existence and the mystery of it.

Did you decide to go with the name Isaac instead of your birth name of Hernandez in order to expand your appeal in Hollywood? It wasn’t so much Hollywood that I thinking about. This was before I even went to Juilliard, when I was an actor in Miami. Oscar Hernandez is like John Smith down there… so I wanted to differentiate myself.

Casting directors, especially when you’re starting out, there’s not a lot of imagination yet, so they kind of just pigeonhole you as one thing and I was hoping they’d see me for other roles, not just “The Gangster” or whatever.

What do you say to the naysayers in the Latino community who may not support the decision to drop your last name? That’s their prerogative. I feel totally comfortable with my decision. I’m very up front about the fact that I was born in Guatemala and that my father’s Cuban, my mother’s Guatemalan (and) I speak Spanish. I think the idea of show business and names, that’s always been an element of just the nature of show business.

It seems to be working for you, considering you’ve had so many different roles, not just Latino stereotypes. Yeah, it’s great. Also with “A Most Violent Year,” it’s like the very first time that you see a Latin American man portrayed this way. He’s not a gangster; he’s nonviolent, he’s powerful, he’s quintessentially American, and he’s not a sidekick. We get to see a very un-clichéd look at the Latin American immigrant experience and really what the backbone of this country is. A lot of people like this come and work their way to the top, and this is somebody that buys into the American dream — and at the same time he’s very flawed. When you present someone not as a token for the entire community, I think that actually does more for the community than being some sort of poster child.

written by Ray on February 12, 2015

Who Would Play You in the Story of Your Life?

VanityFair.com The stars of our Hollywood Issue dream cast their own biopics. Some requests are more realistic than others.

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for the 2015 Hollywood Issue, the stars of the moment told Smith about who they’d choose to star in their personal biopics. Some had requests that might be impossible—Grace Kelly?—while others may have just hand-picked the biggest stars of tomorrow.

 

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