Oscar Isaac

I've never been much of a guitarist. I mean, I've played forever, but I was always more of a rhythm kind of guy. I don't read music.Oscar Isaac

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I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.Oscar Isaac

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I always joked with my parents. I told them, 'If I don't make it as an actor, my fallback is musician.'Oscar Isaac

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I've done movies I'm very proud of, but there's always a sense of: 'Come see this shiny new car!' The question I hate the most is: 'Why should people see it?'Oscar Isaac

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The self-made man that some people believe is a myth? It could be, because you do it on the backs of other people.Oscar Isaac

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Our morality is based on so many factors: of where we were born, who we were born to, what values were instilled in us, what values we chose, the way that our lives have shaped us. That dictates so much of what we assume is our morality, and also the culture, all of these things.Oscar Isaac

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That first play I did in New York, Rogelio Martinez's 'When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba,' I played a young Fidel Castro.Oscar Isaac

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I think that's why often people in creative fields can feel so alone is because there's a constant third eye, that constant watcher.Oscar Isaac

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The first movie I can remember seeing in the theater was 'Return of the Jedi.' I can remember seeing Darth Vader's helmet come off. The shock of that moment.Oscar Isaac

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You can't try to be authentic. You either are or you aren't.Oscar Isaac

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I think that when you decide to dedicate yourself to creative endeavors and surround yourself with people who are creative, you very quickly learn how hard it is to survive doing those kinds of things, not to mention make a living at them.Oscar Isaac

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'Mojave' is a very wild, throwback film with these two dudes going after each other.Oscar Isaac

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'Cool' is detached and emotionally cool. My instinct is to battle anything that seems overly cool.Oscar Isaac

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I think it's good to be a little more fearless in saying what you feel. In not being scared of the repercussions of that.Oscar Isaac

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Anybody who dedicates himself to exploring the human condition, there's always a detached eye that's watching. In any situation, a little part of me is observing it, to see if there are any raw materials to create something else later.Oscar Isaac

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A lot of very successful businessmen share some of these sociopathic traits - a lack of empathy, seeing people as commodities, projecting an air of sincerity when everything is actually calculated.Oscar Isaac

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When I came up to New York to do a play, I passed by Julliard, and I was like, 'Oh I heard of this place.' I applied, and ended up getting in.Oscar Isaac

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My dad always played a lot of music, so I heard him playing all the time, and then I decided that I wanted to learn to play guitar, so I got an acoustic and started taking lessons. I wanted to be able to shred like Yngwie Malmsteen.Oscar Isaac

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I get attached to things: I wear the same jeans for a year.Oscar Isaac

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A movie set is like a petri dish for neuroses, you know? It's just, like, egos and weird personalities and, more than anything, fear.Oscar Isaac

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I guess 'Scarface' was the Cuban Al Pacino.Oscar Isaac

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If you start trying to communicate ideas, I think you don't allow the audience to see themselves.Oscar Isaac

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Cats are impossible to work with. They're just very difficult because you can't really train them. They're not really interested in whatever you want them to do. Dogs want to please you; cats only want to please themselves.Oscar Isaac

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I think for some reason we're conditioned in movies that the protagonist must be heroic or redeemable in some way, whereas in theater, that's not a necessary.Oscar Isaac

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J. J. Abrams is amazing.Oscar Isaac

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Jessica Lange was my biggest crush when I was a kid.Oscar Isaac

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I always like teaser trailers because they don't give too much away, you know? They give just a flavor of what the thing is.Oscar Isaac

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I was always - maybe stupidly so - very confident.Oscar Isaac

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I'm very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I'm not wanting to be 'the Latino actor.' I just want to be 'an actor.'Oscar Isaac

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The motivation is important for me to act it, but I don't necessarily want the audience to know my motivation.Oscar Isaac

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