12 Things You Must Know About the Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Oscar Isaac
Is it hot in here, or is it just Oscar Isaac? The Guatemalan-born Star Wars star has been making moves in the industry since 2005, but his role in blockbuster hit thrust him into the global spotlight — and we don't mind one bit.
With friends like Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar is the rotation of favorite celebs and a total It dude. But if perhaps you've been living under a rock and don't know much about your favorite Hollywood actor (yes, we're deciding for you), it's time for a little "Oscar 101." Keep scrolling to discover 12 things you need to know about the hunky actor.
— Additional reporting by Celia Fernandez
He's 100 Percent Latino
Oscar's mom is Guatemalan, and his dad is Cuban.
His Family Immigrated to the US Under Scary Circumstances
Oscar's mom was pregnant during Guatemala's damaging earthquake in 1979. "They came to the US right after I was born," he told Details.
His First Major Role Was Biblical
Oscar played Joseph in The Nativity Story alongside Keisha Castle-Hughes.
His Uncle Is Also in Star Wars — Really
Oscar told Jimmy Fallon that after his uncle, who is a Star Wars superfan, made personalized Estar Guars: Episode VII t-shirts for the cast (Lupita is still rocking hers) and brought them to set, producer J.J. Abrams offered him a role in the movie. He stars as an extra in a scene alongside his nephew.
He's a Bad Boy
Oscar was once expelled from school for being mischievous: "I set off a fire extinguisher in the gym, defaced a mural, just stupid stuff," he told The Globe and Mail.
He Graduated From NYC's Prestigious Julliard School . . .
Oscar attended Julliard to study drama and graduated in 2005. One of his classmates and good friend was A Most Violent Year costar Jessica Chastain.
. . . and Has the Voice of an Angel
He Starred in Madonna's Movie W.E.
Remember when Madonna (yes, the pop star) co-wrote and directed a movie? Though it didn't do great at the box office, a trip down memory lane reveals Oscar's role as Evgeni, a security guard, in W.E..
He Knows How to Rock a Full Beard
Just look at him!
He's Knows How to Play a Villian
Oscar nabbed the leading role of Apocalypse (aka En Sabah Nur) in X-Men: Apocalypse, which premiered in theaters in the Summer of 2016.
He's Bringing Poe Back to the Big Screen
Oscar is reprising his role as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is set to be released on Dec. 5, 2017.