If you’ve recently seen Dune, you may have noticed a familiar face amidst Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, who you can’t quite place! Playing Leto Atreides I, better recognized as the guy whose catchphrase was “Hey! I get it” throughout the film, Oscar Isaac has become quite the buzz. Isaac, who has a net worth of $10 million, has starred in a number of high-profile blockbusters throughout his career and is now one of Hollywood’s most famous faces.
Oscar Isaac Hernández Estrada was born in Guatemala and played Joseph in The Nativity Story (2006). Oscar Issac received a Golden Globe nomination for “Inside Llewyn Davis” (2013). He then played as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars films Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), as well as the mutant supervillain Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Before becoming an actor, he was a member of the Blinking Underdogs, a band where he played lead guitar and sang vocals. It is no surprise that a talented man would have a net worth of around 10 million dollars.
Isaac’s family immigrated to the United States when he was five months old. They moved around a lot, from different parts of the country to different parts of Florida, eventually settling in Miami. In an interview, he reminisced about all the trouble he caused at his private grade school, saying, “I set off a fire extinguisher in the gym, defaced a mural, just stupid stuff.” Opening for Green Day and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, his band had some success. Isaac lived a “straight edge” lifestyle during his musical years. After being accepted into New York’s prestigious Juilliard School’s acting program in 2001, he put music on hold. He worked on one of his first films, All About the Benjamins(2002), while being a student there. In high school, the actor continued to defy the rules. “I was told that I wasn’t going to graduate with my high school class because I failed P.E,” he said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as a 17-year-old. Isaac admitted that the first class of the school day was why he failed his physical education class. He was forced to attend summer school with other “lazy degenerates.”
Oscar Isaac has been the subject of numerous headlines for being the hunk who has swooned the fanbase. Time named Isaac one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to Vanity Fair, he is the “best dang actor of his generation.” He was ranked #14 on The New York Times’ list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the Twenty-First Century in 2020. Isaac played Prince Hamlet in a production of Hamlet at The Public Theater in July 2017. The production lasted until September 2017 and was directed by Sam Gold. Both critics and audiences lauded his performance. Isaac also starred in the George Clooney-directed and Coen Brothers-written black comedy Suburbicon. After Inside Llewyn Davis, this was his second appearance in a Coens film.
Into The Spider-Verse:
Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 made a cameo in the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), but the actor had one condition for reprising the role. In a Twitter Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, co-writers and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller revealed that Isaac’s return to Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, was “Don’t make me boring.” Miguel O’Hara is now a very complex character, and he doesn’t want it to get boring. Oscar’s desire for versatility does not just exist off-screen but is a driving force behind the roles he takes on. Given the brilliance of the first Spider-Verse film, we can only imagine how out of control things will become now that the multiverse has been officially set afloat in Marvel’s TV show: LOKI.
Despite his large bank account, worth 10 million dollars, Isaac did not appear to spend much on his living quarters. According to The Guardian, he lived “in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the same one-bedroom apartment he had before catching the Coen brothers’ attention.”