Oscar Isaac Movies and Career Information
Jan 05, 1980
Oscar Isaac (born Oscar Isaac Hernandez; January 5, 1980) is a Guatemalan actor. Isaac was born in Guatemala to a Cuban father, Oscar G. Hernandez, and a Guatemalan mother, however was raised in Miami, Florida. He is also of Israeli, French descent. While in Miami, he played lead guitar and sang vocals for his band "The Blinking Underdogs". He has described his evangelical upbringing as "very Christian". He graduated from Juilliard School in 2005. Isaac's first major film role is as Joseph opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes in the film The Nativity Story. He also had a small role in All About the Benjamins and the Che Guevara biopic Guerrilla. In addition to movie appearances, he made an appearance in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Additionally, he appeared as Romeo in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park performance of Romeo and Juliet and in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Isaac also plays Prince John, later crowned King John, in the 2010 film Robin Hood; the character is based upon John of England. Oscar Isaac will start the shooting of W.E., the second film directed by Madonna, in July.