“A Most Violent Year” star Oscar Isaac talks about his roles in the upcoming blockbusters, “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”
Massive thanks to my friend Jon, Oscar Isaac was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on January 28th, 2015. If you happened to have missed it, you can watch it below! He shows up at 14:38.
The Golden Globe-nominated actor discusses his role in the crime drama set in New York City during the ’80s.
Written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex_Machina stars Oscar Isaac as a reclusive robotics scientist working on the promise of an artificial intelligence that’s indistinguishable from a human being. In this exclusive clip he introduces his experiment to Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a young and ambitious programmer.
Ex Machina, which also stars Alicia Vikander, is released in the UK on 23 January 2015 and in the US on 10 April 2015.
Slashfilm.com — Oscar Isaac is one of us, a geek through and through. But at this time last year, we had no idea. A year ago, Isaac was the star of a wonderful Coen Bros. movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, which was a big coming-out party for the actor. Before that he’d appeared mostly as stand out supporting character in Drive, Body of Lies, Robin Hood and others. Fast forward a year, and now we’ve not only seen him fly an X-Wing in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he’s also been cast as the ultimate mutant baddie, Apocalypse, in X-Men: Apocalypse. Those are two of the biggest franchise movies Hollywood has happening.
Isaac was out promoting his latest film, A Most Violent Year, and was asked about both projects. Turns out, he’s been an Apocalypse fan for decades and he still can’t believe he got to fly an X-Wing. You can watch the Oscar Isaac Star Wars and X-Men videos below.
Both videos come from MTV. First up, here’s Isaac talking about his shot in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.
J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year has a new UK trailer courtesy of Icon Film Distribution. Written and directed by Chandor, A Most Violent Year stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Interstellar).
Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, which was statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history, the crime drama follows immigrant Abel Morales (Isaac) and his family as they attempt to expand their business, but the violence and corruption of the city threatens to destroy their American dream.
Joining Chastain and Isaac are Albert Brooks (Drive), David Oyelowo (The Butler), Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle), Cataline Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) and Elyes Gabel (Interstellar).
Variety.com — On Monday, Nov. 17, the filmmaker and stars of “A Most Violent Year” spoke to a SAG audience following a screening of the film. Moderated by Variety’s Jenelle Riley, the conversation was filmed by SAG Foundation, the non-profit arm of SAG and marked the first time actors Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac spoke together at length about the film. They were joined by writer-director J.C. Chandor.
“A Most Violent Year” tells the story of Abel Morales (Isaac), an immigrant in 1981 struggling to grow his business while being investigated by the FBI and dealing with corrupt competitors. Chastain plays his tough-as-nails wife, who happens to have a mob connection.
Chastain not only stars in the film, she was instrumental in getting Chandor to cast Isaac, who she attended the Juilliard School with. “There was another actor attached for awhile,” said Chastain, “But the right actor came on board.” Added Chandor, “Jessica started whispering about this guy to me and it was sort of meant to be. She was sort of acting as an agent.” To which Chastain quipped, “Where’s my 10 percent?”
Chastain also revealed that she sent a long email to Chandor endorsing Isaac–something that Isaac was not aware of until this Q&A.
In addition to talking about preparing for the film, the actors revealed their worst audition stories, both of which involved prominent actors who were not named. “A Most Violent Year” hits theaters Dec. 31, 2014.