Oscar Isaac comes into the world on January 5, 1980 in Guatemala. He obtained a classical actor schooling, finishing in 2005 the Juilliard School. He grew up in the United States and there he went into the Juilliard School of well-known teenagers, talented in music and arts. While still a student, he organized a music group with his friends, where he was lead singer and bass player, and at the age of 20, he seriously got interested in cinema. His starting role was Siva from “Plutonium-239”, made by HBO Films which had good critics. Then Isaac pleased the viewers with the role of Joseph in the Christmas drama “Divine Birth” by New Line Cinema, which arranges a chronological historical framework of Jesus’ birth. It was the initial film in history which was released at the Vatican.
Wonderful reviews he also received for the role of Romeo, performed by Isaac in “Romeo and Juliet” play. The musical version of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, where he played later, also had positive reviews. It was staged by John Gahr and Mel Shapiro. Both plays could be seen on NY Public Theatre’s Shakespeare stage in the Park program.
He played one of significant roles in “Beauty of the Father” play by Nilo Cruz, staged by Michael Grieff on the scene of Manhattan Theatre Club.
Oscar Isaac on the stage might be noticed in such stage shows as Arrivals and Departures, When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba and Spinning into Butter. While still a student at the Juilliard School, he played a major role in the “Macbeth” play; He was also co-wrote the text and wrote the background music for the American Occupation show; He may be seen on stage in such productions as “The Marriage of Figaro», The Birds, «The Three Sisters” and numerous others.
He attended master-classes, which were led by such artists as Sir Ian McKellen, Fiona Shaw, Simon Russell Beale, and Alfred Molina.
He still writes music and performs it with his group.
If we’re about awards, in 2009 he obtained the prize offered by the Australian Film Institute for Best Supporting Actor (Jose Ramos-Horta) in the movie “Balibo”. He was also awarded with the prestigious Princess Grace Award (Award offered by Rene Prince of Monaco in honor of his wife, Grace Kelly; it’s awarded to a promising young actor from USA).
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