AT ETERNITY'S GATE
OSCAR ISAAC (Paul Gauguin) is one of the great young actors of today. He gained
critical acclaim, a
Golden Globe nomination, and an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Male Lead"
for his portrayal of the
title character in the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis. The film
premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film
Festival where it won the Grand Prix award and also garnered Oscar Isaac the
Toronto Film Critics Award
for Best Actor. Isaac shows off his skills as a singer and performer on the
Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack,
lending an element of authenticity to his portrayal of the struggling folk
singer. After receiving rave reviews
for his starring role opposite Catherine Keener in the HBO miniseries Show Me A
Hero, Isaac went on to
receive a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film"
and a Critics' Choice
Television Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries." Isaac
plays Nick Wasickso, the
youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center
of the fight for housing
desegregation in Yonkers, N.Y. in the late 1980s.
In 2014, Isaac led J.C. Chandor's action-packed drama, A Most Violent Year, for
which he earned the National
Board of Review Award for "Best Actor." The film itself won the National Board
of Review Award for
"Best Film." The following year, Isaac starred alongside Alicia Vikander and
Domhnall Gleeson in Ex
Machina written and directed by Alex Garland. This science fiction psychological
thriller tells the story of
programmer Caleb Smith who is invited by his employer, the eccentric billionaire
Nathan Bateman (Isaac)
to administer the Turing test to an android with artificial intelligence. The
National Board of Review
recognized Ex Machina as one of the ten best independent films of the year.
Last summer, Isaac headlined The Public Theater's summer production of Hamlet.
Most recently, Isaac was
seen in Suburbicon (2017) alongside Matt Damon and Julianne Moore and
Annihilation (2018) with Natalie
Portman. Next up, Isaac can be seen in the Chris Weitz film Operation Finale, of
which he also is credited as
a producer, out in August 2018. He will also star in the Dan Fogelman film Life
Itself opposite Olivia Munn,
out in September 2018. Isaac recently wrapped filming on Triple Frontier in
Hawaii alongside Ben Affleck
and Charlie Hunnam and the Schnabel film At Eternity's Gate, due out in 2019.
Isaac is currently filming the
next Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IX, in London and was recently announced
as the voice of Gomez
Addams in the animated feature The Addams Family.
In 2016, Isaac was seen in The Promise alongside Christian Bale and in that same
year he was seen in 20th
Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse. In 2015, Isaac starred as the Resistance pilot,
Poe Dameron, in the highly
awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the main Star
Wars film series. Directed,
co-produced, and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the
first of a trilogy planned by
Disney, premiered in December 2015 and within two weeks, became the highest
grossing domestic film of
all-time. It is the fastest film to reach $700 million, and broke opening day
box office records, domestic and
worldwide. The Force Awakens has also earned the highest domestic second and
third weekend ever, set a new
domestic record for the biggest Christmas Day and New Year's Day box office
haul, and became IMAX's
second highest-grossing movie ever. Isaac is set to make his reprise as Poe
Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VIII
due for release in December 2017.
Other past films include the Anchor Bay ensemble feature Ten Year for which
Isaac wrote an original song
that he performs in the film, Zak Snyder's Sucker Punch; Agora, directed by
Alejandro Amenabar; Balibo for
which Oscar received an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor; In Secret based on
the Emile Zola novel;
Ridley Scott's Body of Lies; Daniel Barnz's Won't Back Down; Steven Soderbergh's
Che; Vadim Perelman's The
Life Before Her Eyes; HBO's PU-239; and as Joseph in The Nativity Story.
Off-Broadway, Isaac appeared in Zoe Kazan's play "We Live Here" at Manhattan
Theatre Club, as Romeo
in "Romeo and Juliet," and in "Two Gentlemen of Verona," the latter productions
for the Public Theater's
Shakespeare in the Park. Oscar also appeared in "Beauty of the Father" at
Manhattan Theatre Club and
in MCC Theater's "Grace."
Additional theatre credits include: "Arrivals and Departures," "When It's
Cocktail Time in Cuba" and
"Spinning into Butter." Oscar Isaac studied performing arts at the famed
Juilliard School and currently
resides in New York City.
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