Star Wars Actor Oscar Isaac Joins The List of Hollywood Fans of Ayn Rand’s Books

Oscar Isaac — who starred in the seventh Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron is a fan of Ayn Rand’s epic, best-selling novel, Atlas Shrugged (or at least the t-shirt!). STAR WARS and Atlas Shrugged have two important similarities — they are epic morality stories where good and evil are clearly defined.

Star Wars Oscar Isaac Sports Atlas Shrugged t-shirt

The Star Wars hero joins Vince Vaughn (“The last book I read was the book I’ve been rereading most of my life— The Fountainhead.”), Rob Lowe (“Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is a stupendous achievement and I just adore it.”), Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (“I just think [Rand] has a very interesting philosophy…You reevaluate your own life and what’s important to you.”, Michael Caine (“The book I return to is Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. My first daughter was named after its heroine, Dominique Francon.”), Eva Mendes (“Any potential boyfriend “has to be an Ayn Rand fan.”), Tom SelleckSteven Spielberg and other Hollywood actors as a fan of great books.

They are not by any means Objectivists — individuals who explicitly understand and choose to live by Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, purpose and self-esteem — but they are fans of great literature and some aspects of her philosophy.

Related: A Tale of Two Novels: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged vs James Joyce’s Ulysses

 

 

 

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