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Awards Spotlight: Why Oscar Isaac Could Be the Next Paul Newman

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire December 30, 2013 at 4:25PM

Prior to 2013, there was no question Oscar Isaac was talented; we just didn’t know how talented. This year, thanks to the Coen brothers, we found out.
Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac

Prior to 2013, there was no question Oscar Isaac was talented; we just didn’t know how talented. This year, thanks to the Coen brothers, we found out.

In Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Isaac gives a revelatory turn (and one of the best performances of the year) as the titular down on his luck folk artist, struggling to make a name for himself in the 1960s New York folk scene. Appearing in virtually every frame of the gorgeously lensed picture, Isaac is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, off-putting and relatable. Plus the guy can sing.

To read our full Awards Season Spotlight of Isaac, head over HERE. There you'll also find multiple video interviews with the actor and some original photography.

Isaac is among the 16 actors and directors we're featuring over the next eight weeks with original photography by Daniel Bergeron and video shot by our partners at Movies On Demand.

This article is related to: Oscar Isaac, Academy Awards, Indiewire Awards Spotlight, Interviews, Video

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