Tag: Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac on How He Prepared for ‘The Promise’

"You allow yourself to let go of the responsibility of having to hit anything." - Oscar Isaac on Acting

Harrison Ford on Playing Han Solo Again in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: “Another day at the office”

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that it features the returns of many members of the original cast. The most exciting return is that of Harrison Ford, who has been by far the most successful original cast member since the original Star Wars in 1977. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ford reveals his thoughts on returning to playing Han Solo, jokes about working with Star Wars creator George Lucas, and why he doesn’t take Star Wars as seriously as its fans. When asked if he ever wondered about another actor taking ... Read more

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac Discuss Their First Auditions, Rehearsing Scenes and ‘A Most Violent Year’

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac discuss their first-ever auditions, rehearsing for scenes, Julliard and heap compliments on each other's work.

Oscar Isaac on His Childhood Dream of Starring in ‘Star Wars’

“It’s never about aliens and mutants and robots (for me), it’s actually about the human condition” – Oscar Issac on Star Wars and Sci-Fi Movies   It’s a dream for most film actors: hearing the words “You’re going to be in the next Star Wars movie.” Yes, we all know the last few were not very good, but what movie fan would ever want to pass up the opportunity to swing a lightsaber or fly the Millennium Falcon? Oscar Isaac is one of the latest actors to live that dream. He stars in a major role in Star Wars: The ... Read more

Trailer: J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Ex Machina’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson

Ex Machina: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. ... Read more

Oscar Isaac on Developing His Character for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’: “You’re trying to make an actual human being, so you take from everything”

Joel and Ethan Coen are known for their character-driven work for creating several unforgettable characters in their films. Who could forget Barton Fink, Marge Gunderson, and (of course) The Dude? Destined to join their ranks is Llewyn Davis, the transient folk musician portrayed by Oscar Isaac in the Coens’ latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis. Isaac spoke about his audition and how he developed his memorable character with the Coens with Moviefone. Isaac reveals that the casting for the film was normal, albeit time consuming when it came to recording his music demo. He explains, “The casting process was pretty traditional. ... Read more

How the Cats Were Trained for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Anyone who has worked with animals on a set or stage will tell you that training a dog for a scene is one thing. Training a cat is another matter entirely — just ask the animal trainers for this year’s Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  So there were certainly some issues when the Coen brothers decided that a lost cat would play a central role in the plot of Inside Llewyn Davis — in fact, Joel Coen admits that the cat was added to the film to give the movie about a drifting folk musician some “plot.” The three ... Read more

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Adam Driver Doesn’t Watch His On-Screen Work: “I go into a spiral and obsess about all the mistakes I made”

Adam Driver is stepping into new territory after appearing in the Coen brothers latest movie Inside Llewyn Davis. He makes a cameo appearance as a backup singer inside a recording studio alongside Oscar Isaac, who portrays the title role of the folk singer Llewyn, and Justin Timberlake as a Jim Berkey, Davis’s guitar-playing rival. The scene may be short, but the Girls star makes quite an impact on the film with his quirky comedic timing. However, he was working with some musical heavyweights in the film, so Driver did the wise thing and took a step back. He said, “I think ... Read more