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.

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