17 Oscar Isaac Photos That Prove He Was Swoon-Worthy Long Before Star Wars

Everybody loves Oscar Isaac. Well, everybody with common sense, that is. And, lucky for us, Isaac's role as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has put the actor front and center. The film, which has quickly become one of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood history, required all its stars to do an insane amount of press, so as if Isaac's talent wasn't enough to make you fall in love with him, now you get red carpet photos and videos of him singing about BB-8 and Rey. But, while you've been busy clamoring over Isaac's most recent red carpet appearances, you might've ignored the countless red carpet appearances Isaac made before The Force Awakens. I can help you right this wrong, though, with photos of Oscar Isaac on the red carpet that prove he was swoon-worthy long before Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It's easy to forget he wasn't always a star. Isaac has been on the scene for a while, working steadily in front of the camera since 2002. And, after years of supporting roles, he finally got his big break in 2013 when he starred as a struggling folk singer in the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis . Ever since then, Isaac has been a regular on the red carpet, blessing us with countless photos. Here are the 17 most swoon-worthy photos of Oscar Isaac on the red carpet pre-Star Wars.

1. The Time Held This Cat And Made This Face

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Isaac's main co-star in Inside Llewyn Davis was a fluffy cat, so it's only right that he took the cat out on the red carpet. Even if that cat is in no way grateful enough for being held in Isaac's sweet, sweet arms. The sunglasses and eyebrow raise are just bonus.

2. When He Out Sexied Justin Timberlake

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Isaac shared a laugh with Timberlake on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis. Making that dude in the background — and all of us — insanely jealous in the process.

3. When He Brought A Bowling Ball As His Date

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I have no explanation for this photo, and, frankly, I don't want one.

4. That One Time He Gave The Vulcan Salute

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Notice how this also appears to double as a way to smooth his eyebrows? You do you, boo. Live long and prosper, my friend.

5. When He Shared This Moment With Madonna

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Isaac and Queen Madonna go way back, obvs. He starred in her second film, W.E., about two affairs.

6. Everything. About. This.

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The curls. The scruff. The skinny tie. The eyebrows. The eyes. The man. EVERYTHING.

7. Every Time He Posed With Jessica Chastain

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Isaac and Chastain go way back — they studied at Julliard together, which might help explain why they are both so flawless. They also starred together in the super underrated A Most Violent Year (2014) as a married couple, so, yeah, you should check that out.

8. Every. Single. Time.

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Nuzzle.

9. Oscar Isaac Casual Fridays

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It's like he's staring into my very soul.

10. Bad Boy Lumberjack Oscar Isaac

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Bad Boy Lumberjack is the only thing that can describe this look of flannel, sweater, jacket, and newsboy cap. It is also hot AF.

11. Scarf Oscar Isaac

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Scarf rocking Oscar Isaac is a fine Oscar Isaac. Let's just be real for a second and give this man credit for wearing that skinny scarf and not looking like a douche, but just looking perfectly toasty and sensible.

12. When He Was Too Cool For James Corden And Adrian Grenier

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When your entourage is goofing around, but you're just straight chillin'.

13. Awkward Prom Photo With Domhnall Gleeson

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Before starring on opposite sides of the Force in Star Wars, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac shared the screen in Ex Machina, an indie darling of 2015. A film they promoted at South by Southwest Film Festival by posing for an awkward prom photo. Hey, everybody's got one!

14. Open Collar Oscar Isaac

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Isaac sure knows how to rock a classic red carpet look.

15. When He Came Face To Face With Oscar

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And had an "OMG, is this really happening?" moment.

16. Hot Jacket Isaac

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I just want to pet him. Is that weird?

17. And... This Awkward Prom Photo With Adam Driver

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Ok, so this is a Star Wars photo. But, it was taken at one of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres, which means that it's likely none of us had seen the movie yet when this was taken...so, it's kinda before TFA? Ugh, OK, so it's not, but, I mean, how could I not include this in a post about Oscar Isaac on the red carpet?

In short: Oscar Isaac has always been a red carpet wonder. Here's hoping we get more red carpet Isaac adorableness as awards season continues.