February 2016, Volume 20, Number 1

Making Their Mark

Oscar Isaac
Golden Globe winner and MDC alumnus Oscar Isaac portrayed a starring role in the 'The Force Awakens.'

Alum Thrills in ‘Star Wars’

When Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hit theaters in December, MDC alumnus and 2016 Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac thrilled a new generation of moviegoers with the epic tale as diehard fans relived exciting film memories. In The Force Awakens, Isaac played the role of Poe Dameron, the best pilot in the galaxy.

The son of a Guatemalan mother and Cuban father, Isaac was born in Guatemala and moved with his family to Baltimore, then New Orleans and finally Miami. He honed his acting talents at Miami Dade College, Area Stage on Lincoln Road and GableStage in Coral Gables.
The accomplished actor’s work includes Inside Llewyn Davis and A Most Violent Year as well as the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, for which he recenty won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television.
His next big-budget movie opens this summer, when he plays the eponymous villain in X-Men Apocalypse, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.


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