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Oscar Isaac says he's 'probably' done with big movies like Star Wars

por Richelle Stapley (2020-06-27)

He's played Poe Dameron adrift on the desert planet Jakku, the villainous Egyptian god Apocalypse, and Duke Leto Atreides on ANOTHER desert planet, Arrakis, in the upcoming epic film Dune.

But Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac just might be done playing 'a man in a desert for many years... serving these bigger films,' as he described during a recent virtual sit-down with 'I enjoyed the challenge of those films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers, and all that was really fun,' the American-Guatemalan thespian, 41, said of his experiences making the Star Wars movies and X-Men: Apocalypse. 

He prefers arthouse, thank you: Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac just might be done playing 'a man in a desert for many years... serving bigger films,' as he recently described; seen in 2019But, he continued, 'It's not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me.'One of those people is veteran writer-director Paul Schrader of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull fame, whose new film The Card Counter stars Isaac as a gambler opposite Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan. RELATED ARTICLES

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The production for the film was put on hold in March with just five days left to shoot when the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shutter. 'Paul's movies, the things that he's made, it's in my DNA. I'm not alone, obviously,' Oscar continued. Charisma: The thesp, 41, prefers to act in more of the indie fare where he initially made his mark; seen here in one of those films, the Coen Brothers' 2013 film Inside llewyn Davis More big budget to come: Oscar is nonetheless set to appear in one of the hugest upcoming features, as Duke Leto Atreides in the epic rehash of Dune