Los Angeles Times
Into the Wild With Oscar Isaac
Isaac, 38, follows up Star Wars: The Last Jedi with his role in the sci-fi thriller Annihilation (Feb. 23), about an expedition team venturing into a mysterious region where a force threatens to destroy anyone looking for answers. Here are five facts about the Guatemala-born Golden Globe winner.
He was expelled from school in seventh grade for a variety of “stupid stuff,” including setting off a fire extinguisher and defacing a mural.
In the late ’90s, he played lead guitar and sang in the ska-punk band Blinking Underdogs.
Isaac worked as an orderly at the same hospital as his father, a pulmonologist.
An avid fan and colleccomics tor of X-Men as a child, he grew up to play Apocalypse in the movi X-Men: Apocalypse.
Ryan Reynolds, Casey Affleck and Michael Fassbender all auditioned for the starring role that eventually went to Isaac in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis.