The Best Of Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac has established himself one of Hollywood’s most charming and watchable actors over the last decade. As we prepare for his latest role in Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself, Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge picks out his five favourite Isaac films.

5) Balibo (2009)


Isaac plays assertive young politico José Ramos-Horta as he looks into the murders of the Balibo Five with war correspondent Roger East.

4) The Two Faces Of January (2014)


Isaac shines alongside Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen in this thrilling tale of bloody deception on the run.

3) A Most Violent Year (2014)


An engrossing Isaac performance captures the conflicted struggle of a businessman trying survive crime-infested New York in 1981.

2) Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)


A brilliant Isaac performance brings wretched relatability to this melancholic, folksy Coen brothers tale.

1) Ex Machina (2015)


Alex Garland’s incredible thriller sees Isaac bring intensity and erratic mystery to the role of tech genius Nathan Bateman. As well as, one of cinema’s most memorable dance performances.



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