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!
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.
I’ve added 4 behind the scenes photos of Oscar Isaac from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood’s photoshoot for March 2015 to our photo gallery. Some images include: Sienna Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne. You can check them out below!
Dujour.com — In 1981, it was no walk in the park to live in New York City. Over the course of 12 months, the city was reportedly home to over 2,000 murders and more robberies than ever previously committed. Cupcake shops were not opening on a regular basis. In director J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, businessman Abel Morales (played by Oscar Isaac) attempts to navigate these brutal waters as his fortunes swell and the target on his back grows to keep pace.
More than 30 years later in a very different New York, Isaac himself is in the midst of an impressive ascent—albeit one marked by a lack of circling thugs. While the chorus of adulation for Isaac’s role in A Most Violent Year is still resounding, the Guatemalan-born actor doesn’t seem interested in pausing to enjoy it. In the coming months, he’ll appear opposite Mark Wahlberg and Garrett Hedlund in Mojave, he’ll star in the artificial intelligence thriller Ex-Machina and he’ll be deified by nerds everywhere for his roles in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens as well as Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
It’s an impressive slate for the Julliard graduate, but he says each of the films was one that he just couldn’t pass up. “Being asked to inhabit the psyche of someone over a period of time, it’s got to be a bit like falling in love,” he says. “You know, you can’t really quantify exactly why you want to play a particular part, but it’s something you just keep thinking about, that doesn’t leave your mind. That’s the barometer in how I choose a role.”
Still, Isaac’s quick to admit that choosing a job that involves light sabers is remarkably easy. “Not only are there these iconic props, but the sets, vehicles, droids and all these characters—you’re interacting with the characters that have been a part of everyone’s life for such a long time,” he says of Star Wars, for which he plays X-Wing fighter Poe Dameron. “Sometimes I pinch myself because it’s actually happening; it’s wild! But it’s funny, because you still have to do the same job you’re hired to do, which is between ‘action’ and ‘cut’ to be alive, be truthful and tell the story.”
Isaac, who got his big break in the 2013 Coen brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis, says there’s no one sort of character or film that he finds appealing.
“In film it’s not the same as in theater, where you’re like, OK, I definitely want to give Hamlet a crack, or I want to play Willy Loman,” Isaac, who admits he aspires to one day direct, says. “There isn’t so much that one that I’m looking to do, it’s more about working with certain directors and finding stories that are compelling.”
That was certainly the case with Chandor and A Most Violent Year. Isaac’s Morales is an up-and-coming oil titan whose fleet of trucks—not to mention his family—is being terrorized by his competitor’s goons, but who refuses to lower himself to their level. It was a mindset Isaac took pains to understand.
“I had some issues figuring out why he was making his decisions,” Isaac says, “particularly the nonviolent choices, like why he felt so strongly against getting a gun to protect himself even though he was getting threats from all sides, and against his family.”
Oscar Isaac discussed his role in the crime drama set in New York City during the ’80s for ‘A Most Violent Year’ on The View on January 8th, 2015. Added to our gallery are a few stills from that day, and below you can watch the interview!
I’ve added 28 more photos of Oscar Isaac at a press conference for A Most Violent Year to our photo gallery.
WMagazine.com — This combination of severely limited female roles and overwhelmingly serious film biographies may have contributed to the sense of abandon that seemed to possess the 39 actors and actresses chosen for this portfolio. The photographer Tim Walker was influenced by the colorful, sun-drenched Los Angeles paintings and photographs of David Hockney, as well as the ’70s free-love aesthetic that informs the artist’s work. From there, the photographic scenarios took cues from Federico Fellini and, naturally, Walker’s own unique perspective. Remarkably, all the actors and actresses were excited to play, to be transformed, to embrace personae that were extreme, odd, and truly fascinating. Perhaps therein lies a message for Hollywood: History is safe, but surprise is thrilling.