Oscar Isaac, who turned 44-year-old this Thursday, is a highly talented and versatile actor. He starred in many critically acclaimed movies throughout his career. Here are some of his best movies and why they are worth watching:
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
In this Coen brothers film, Isaac plays the title character, a struggling folk singer in 1960s Greenwich Village. Isaac’s performance is nothing short of incredible as he portrays Llewyn’s many ups and downs with heart-wrenching authenticity.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Set in 1981 New York City, this crime drama stars Isaac as an immigrant businessman trying to expand his heating oil company while navigating corrupt and violent competitors. Isaac gives a powerful performance as a man who is trying to stay true to his values in a morally compromised world.
Ex Machina (2014)
In this sci-fi thriller, Isaac plays a reclusive tech billionaire who creates an AI robot with the help of a young programmer. Isaac’s performance as the enigmatic and unpredictable Nathan is captivating and chilling.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
In the first of the new Star Wars trilogy, Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron, a skilled X-wing fighter pilot for the Resistance. Isaac brings a natural charisma and charm to the role, making Poe a fan favorite character.
In this mind-bending sci-fi horror film, Oscar Isaac plays a soldier who goes missing after entering an inexplicable environmental disaster zone known as “The Shimmer.” Isaac’s performance is intense and haunting, and his character’s fate is a major driving force of the film’s mystery.
In this stylish and intense crime drama, Oscar Isaac plays Standard Gabriel, a former convict who hires a skilled driver (Ryan Gosling) to help him with a heist. Isaac’s performance as a desperate man trying to provide for his family is memorable, despite his relatively brief screen time.
The Two Faces of January (2014)
In this Hitchcockian thriller, Oscar Isaac plays a charming and mysterious tour guide who gets entangled with a wealthy American couple (played by Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) while they are on vacation in Greece. Isaac’s character is full of surprises, making for a thrilling and unpredictable ride.
Operation Finale (2018)
Based on true events, this historical drama stars Oscar Isaac as an Israeli intelligence officer tasked with capturing Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann (played by Ben Kingsley) in Argentina in 1960. Isaac gives a nuanced and intense performance in this gripping and emotional film.
Triple Frontier (2019)
Triple Frontier is an action-packed heist film, Oscar Isaac leads an ensemble cast of former Special Forces operatives who plan to rob a drug lord in South America. Isaac brings his trademark intensity and gravitas to the role, making for a compelling and suspenseful film.
In this highly anticipated sci-fi epic, Oscar Isaac plays Duke Leto Atreides, the leader of a noble family who is tasked with taking over the desert planet of Arrakis. Isaac’s performance is poised and commanding, bringing depth and humanity to a character caught in a dangerous political game.
Isaac has a diverse and impressive filmography, and his range as an actor is on full display in these movies. For more such features, keep watching this space.