Oscar Isaac

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MALE LEAD: Inside Llewyn Davis – “Llewyn Davis”


Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer at a crossroads, struggling to make it in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac)—guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter—is beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn journeys from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on a misbegotten odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again.


OSCAR ISAAC most recently appeared in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne franchise, directed by Tony Gilroy. Isaac also recently starred in W.E., directed by Madonna, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (opposite Carey Mulligan, his Inside Llewyn Davis co-star), and as King John in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood.

Upcoming films include Two Faces of January from director Hossein Amini and Therese based on the Émile Zola novel Thérèse Raquin. Other films include the Anchor Bay ensemble feature Ten Years, for which Oscar wrote an original song that he performs in the films; Zak Snyder’s Sucker Punch; Agora, directed by Alejandro Amenabar; Balibo for which Oscar received an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor; Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies; Daniel Barnz’s Won’t Back Down; Steven Soderbergh’s Che; Vadim Perelman’s The Life Before Her Eyes; HBO’s PU-239; and Oscar plays the role of Joseph in The Nativity Story.

Off-Broadway, Isaac appeared in Zoe Kazan’s play We Live Here at Manhattan Theatre Club, as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; and in Two Gentlemen of Verona, the latter productions for the Public Eater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Oscar also appeared in Beauty of the Father at Manhattan Theatre Club and in MCC Theater’s Grace.

Other theatre credits include: Arrivals and Departures; When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba and Spinning into Butter. While a student at Juilliard, Isaac played the title role in Macbeth; he also co-wrote and performed in the show American Occupation, and was seen in The Marriage of Figaro; The Birds; Three Sisters and many other productions.