Is Oscar Isaac Related to George Clooney? The ‘Moon Knight’ Star Weighs In

Oscar Isaac is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. Fans can watch his latest work as Moon Knight on Disney+ where he portrays a superhero with a dissociative identity disorder. Fans love discussing the 43-year-old online, including rumors that he is related to George Clooney and Erik Estrada. Let’s take a look at his career and discuss whether the rumors are true. 

Oscar Isaac’s dynamic acting career

Wearing an orange suit, Oscar Isaac attends the premiere of Marvel Studios' "Moon Knight" in 2022
Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

One of Isaac’s most prominent roles is his portrayal of Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He reprised his role in 2017’s The Last Jedi and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Isaac almost turned down the role due to his character Poe Dameron’s storyline. 

However, before he found fame in the Star Wars franchise, the actor was nominated for a Golden Globe as Llewyn Davis in the film Inside Llewyn Davis. Set in 1961, the film follows one week in the life of Llewyn Davis, a fictional character influenced in part by folk artist Dave Van Ronk. Fans can also see Isaac in films like Ex Machina and Dune.

Isaac recently sat down with Pedro Pascal to take WIRED‘s Autocomplete Interview. The pair answered the internet’s most searched questions about themselves. One of the search results asked, “Is Oscar Isaac related to George Clooney?” Isaac responded by squinting into the camera and jokingly saying, “Inside, I am.” 

The actors share some features such as olive skin, graying dark hair, and strong facial features. So it’s understandable that people may speculate about shared heritage. However, Isaac says that as far as he knows they are not related. 

Another question that comes up in the interview is if he and CHiPS star Erik Estrada are related. They are not. Isaac’s full name is Oscar Isaac Hernandez Estrada. He dropped his last name early in his acting career because he was afraid he would be typecast. In fact, he and Erik Estrada are not even from the same country. Isaac’s family is from Guatemala; Estrada is from Puerto Rico. 

Isaac’s latest work on Disney+: ‘Moon Knight’

Isaac’s latest role in the hit Marvel series on Disney+, Moon Knight, proved to be one of his most challenging roles to date. The Scenes From a Marriage star plays a superhero with dissociative identity disorder and plays two very different characters trapped in the same body. 

Isaac plays Steven Grant, a mild-mannered clerk who experiences blackouts and flashbacks to a previous life. Steven soon learns he has dissociative identity disorder and is forced to share a body with mercenary Marc Spector. To make matters more complicated, an Egyptian vigilante god is using Steven Grant/Marc Spector as an avatar to balance the scales of justice.

The Guatemalan actor proves to be one of the most versatile performers in Hollywood with roles ranging from drama to action to comedy. Isaac’s most recent role in Moon Knight forces Isaac to draw on several genres to create an unusual character. The show itself is an unusual blend of horror, action, and comedy centered around a character who is unpredictable and ever-changing. 

Though Disney+ has not given a definitive date for Season 2, Marvel has been known to intermingle storylines occasionally. So even if we don’t get a Season 2, perhaps we will see an expansion of the character in another Marvel film or he may join another Marvel superhero on their journey. You can catch six episodes of Moon Knight on Disney+.

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