Quotes by: 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
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
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
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
When I'm creating a character, I don't see it so much as playing someone else as just playing a specific part of myself under certain circumstances.
Oscar Isaac
I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people.
Oscar Isaac
I'm really sick of anthems. Every song has to be a very big singalong thing - it feels very Eighties. There are a lot of 'whoah whoa whoahs,' this stadium thing. You're even getting that from some of the 'folk' groups. I can't stand it.
Oscar Isaac
If you start trying to communicate ideas, I think you don't allow the audience to see themselves.
Oscar Isaac
My dad was a doctor, but he was just always, like, going from hospital to hospital for some reason.
Oscar Isaac
I grow up in the States, in Miami, but I was born in Guatemala, and my father's Cuban, and in 'Body of Lies,' I played an Iraqi.
Oscar Isaac
If you can find a way that your principles are actually the strategically smartest thing to do, you've kind of figured it out.
Oscar Isaac
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
I was interested in the war part of 'Star Wars,' so I started reading about what it's like to go to war, what that does to you psychically, about the adrenaline and the rush.
Oscar Isaac
I think Shakespeare really got it. He was the first one to introduce psychology to villains and give them a real point of view.
Oscar Isaac
With Shakespeare, there's no subtext; you're speaking exactly what you're thinking constantly.
Oscar Isaac
The very first proper play I did was 'Godspell,' and I played the guitar for it, and I had a small part in a high school play. And before that, in sixth grade, I wrote a musical about Noah's ark.
Oscar Isaac
I really just like characters who you don't know where they stand for a long while. It's like people. You hang out with them for 10 years, and then all of a sudden they do something, and you say, 'Who are you?' That's more interesting. In life and on-screen.
Oscar Isaac
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