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Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. 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 graduated from the Juilliard School in... See full bio »

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

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Ex Machina
Ex Machina Nathan
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Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year Abel Morales


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 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX (pre-production)
Poe Dameron
 2019 The Addams Family (announced)
Gomez Addams (voice, rumored)
 2018 Operation Finale (post-production)
Peter Malkin
 2018 At Eternity's Gate (post-production)
Paul Gauguin
 2018 Annihilation
 2017 Bienvenue à Suburbicon
Bud Cooper
 2016/II La promesse
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 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
 2014 Ex Machina
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Abel Morales
 2014 Ticky Tacky (Short)
 2014 Two Faces of January
 2014 Trentemøller: Gravity (Video short)
Mr. Carpool
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
 2013 En secret
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Llewyn Davis
 2012 Won't Back Down
Michael Perry
 2012 Jason Bourne: L'héritage
Outcome #3
 2012 Revenge for Jolly!
 2012 Cristeros
Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
 2011 10 ans déjà
 2011 W.E.
 2011/I Drive
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short)
Poe Dameron
 2011 Sucker Punch
Blue Jones
 2010 Robin des Bois
Prince John
 2009 Balibo
José Ramos-Horta
 2009 Agora
 2008 Mensonges d'état
 2008 Che - 1ère partie - L'Argentin
Interpreter (as Óscar Isaac)
 2007 La vie devant ses yeux
 2006 La nativité
 2006 Pu-239
 2006 New York - Section criminelle (TV Series)
Robbie Paulson
- The Healer (2006) ... Robbie Paulson
 2005 Lenny the Wonder Dog
Fartman (as Oscar Isaac Hernandez)
 2002 Chasseurs de Primes
 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:

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

Alternate Names:

Oscar Isaac Hernandez | Óscar Isaac


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[on La promesse (2016)] It was an educational process for me because to my great shame I didn't know about the Armenian Genocide before and I think, unfortunately, a lot of us in this country and in the West and all around the world have been purposefully kept in the dark about it. To be a part of something that does shed light on this horror that occurred is very special. And on top of that, to ... See more »


Started acting in small local play in Miami at Area Stage Company. Till this day, he has a good relationship with owner and manager John Rodaz Sr. to the point that he was one of the first people whom he told that he got the part of Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Likewise, John often asks Oscar for his input in any plays that he is producing and thus tends to get a thank you credit ... See more »

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