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Guatemala-born Oscar Isaac not only starred in one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, but he’s now also a Golden Globe winner. Speaking backstage following his win on Sunday, the actor addressed diversity in film and television, and his hope for the future.
Talk about having a good year: Not only did Oscar Isaac star in a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now he’s won a Golden Globe for his work as Nick Wasicsko in HBO’s Show Me a Hero.
Showrunner David Simon builds fully realized worlds on TV like a mythological god builds a universe of tiny humans. His shows are vivid microcosms of American cities—Baltimore for The Wire, New Orleans for Treme—and he pieces them together with an exquisite eye for detail, positioning a police precinct here, a housing project there, slowly populating the streets with addicts and detectives and officials with interconnected lives, training a magnifying glass on each character before pulling back for a breathtaking overhead view of the place where they live.
With an opening line by F. Scott Fitzgerald that reads, “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy,” things likely won’t end well for Nick Wasicsko.
Oscar Isaac’s Nick Wasicsko believes he’s finally on the right side of something, but he won’t have an easy time of seeing his vision become a reality.
HBO has debuted a first look at the upcoming miniseries Show Me a Hero, written by The Wire’s David Simon and directed by Crash’s Paul Haggis. Isaac plays the mayor of Yonkers, New York as he tries to integrate public housing in the 1980’s.
The series also stars Jon Bernthal, Catherine Keener, Winona Ryder, and more.
Show Me a Hero, an HBO miniseries created by The Wire’s David Simon and directed by Crash’s Paul Haggis, is set to debut Aug. 16, the network announced Wednesday.
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