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Oscar Isaac is one of Hollywood's hottest properties right now, and he has totally solidified his position in the acting world by starring in the new blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As well as that you may know him from the incredible cult hit, Ex Machina. He can be funny, sarcastic, cool and as seen in The Force Awakens, heroic. Here's some things you might not know about your new hero, Poe Dameron.

He was a funny troublemaker as a child!

At an Ex-Machina premiere
At an Ex-Machina premiere

Whenever you see behind-the-scenes footage of Oscar Isaac, you can see he's quite the messer! It turns out he was always this way, when he was younger he set off a fire extinguisher in the gym and defaced a mural. He always done this to entertain as he said he liked to make kids laugh. There's always one class clown, and it seems it was Oscar in this case!

He is a fantastic singer!

In his early life, while in Miami, he played lead guitar and sang vocals for his band, Blinking Underdogs. Along with his acting career, he always kept his singing close to him. He had a role in 10 Years, in which he played a musician where he performed his own song "Never Had" in the film. His big break came when he was cast as the lead in Inside Llewyn Davis, which was written and directed by the Coen brothers. Oscar Isaac played a talented yet unsuccessful folk singer in a drama set in Greenwich Village in 1961. This film was nominated for many awards and his main cover, Fare Thee Well is a beautiful song that you should look up! In the video above, he sings with Star Wars cast-mate Daisy Ridley, who also, is a terrific singer.

He is playing Apocolypse in the new X-Men!

Oscar Isaac and co.
Oscar Isaac and co.

This may be a surprise to some of you that Oscar Isaac is playing Apocalypse in the latest X-Men film! I wouldn't blame you for not knowing, he is totally unrecognizable in this strange costume of his. When they released the first picture of the colossal villain, people weren't totally pleased, but I'm sure once people see his portrayal of the powerful villain, they will be quick to take back what they said! X-Men Apocalypse comes out next year!

He was fired while making a video game!

Disney Infinity 3.0
Disney Infinity 3.0

Oscar Isaac recently lent his acting chops to fill in the dialogue for Disney Infinity 3.0, but did you know that he was once fired while making Dantes Inferno. When asked why he was fired he replied in saying, "I think they just thought I was bad," Isaac said. He did funnily go on to say, "It was such a shitty game, though. Dante’s Inferno." I guess the studio didn't know the talent they had when they had it...

He is diversifying Hollywood, by taking it over!

Oscar Isaac is one of the first Hispanic actors in the Star Wars movies and this is a big deal for Hollywood! He is totally representing his Guatemalan heritage proudly! His original name is Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada and he was born to his Guatemalan mother and his Cuban father. So he stands hand in hand with John Boyega and Daisy Ridley by adding some fresh diversity to the galaxy far, far away.

So what do you think guys? Are you a fan of Oscar Isaac? Keep an eye out for him, he's a fantastic actor! Who's your favorite Star Wars character?


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