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Michael Fassbender

1977-04-02 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany

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Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Born in Heidelberg and raised in Killarney, Fassbender made his feature film debut as a Spartan warrior in the fantasy war epic 300 (2006). His earlier roles included various stage productions, as well as starring roles on television such as in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama Hex (2004–05). He first came to prominence for his role as IRA volunteer Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award. Subsequent roles include the independent film Fish Tank (2009), as a Royal Marines lieutenant in Inglourious Basterds (2009), as Edward Rochester in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre, as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011), as the sentient android, David 8, in Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012) and its sequel, Alien: Covenant (2017), and in the musical comedy drama Frank (2014) as an eccentric musician loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom. Fassbender debuted as the Marvel Comics supervillain Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011), and went on to share the role with Ian McKellen in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) before reprising it again in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019). Also in 2011, his performance as a sex addict in Shame earned him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. His role as slave owner Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave (2013) was similarly praised, earning him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In the same year, Fassbender appeared in another Ridley Scott film, The Counselor. He portrayed the title role in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic Steve Jobs (2015), and played Macbeth in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. For the former, he received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG nominations. He also produced and starred in the Western Slow West (2015). In 2020, he was listed at number nine on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. Fassbender began competing in auto racing in 2017 with the Ferrari Challenge. He currently races in the European Le Mans Series, driving for Proton Competition.


The Killer Christian 2023-11-10
Next Goal Wins Thomas Rongen 2023-11-17
Dark Phoenix Erik Lensherr / Magneto 2019-06-05
QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage) 2019-10-21
Mister Police Harry Hole 2019-05-28
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Meet Walter Walter 2017-03-10
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing David 2017-04-26
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Walter 2017-02-22
Song to Song Cook 2017-03-17
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Advent Walter 2017-08-15
The Snowman Detective Harry Hole 2017-10-12
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos Walter 2017-08-15
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages David 2017-04-17
Alien: Covenant David / Walter 2017-05-09
The Light Between Oceans Tom Sherbourne 2016-09-02
X-Men: Apocalypse Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2016-05-18
Trespass Against Us Chad Cutler 2016-10-14
Assassin's Creed Callum Lynch / Aguilar de Nerha 2016-12-21
Four Photographic Sonatas 2015-09-16
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs 2015-10-09
Slow West Silas 2015-05-15
Take Flight Self - Performer 2015-12-10
Macbeth Macbeth 2015-08-16
X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2014-05-15
Frank Frank 2014-05-09
Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' Self 2014-02-11
12 Years a Slave Edwin Epps 2013-10-18
1 Narrator 2013-09-30
The Counselor The Counselor 2013-10-25
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Self 2012-10-11
The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission David 2012-10-09
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special Self 2012-06-05
Gina Carano in Training 2012-05-01
Prometheus David 2012-05-30
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David David 8 2012-10-09
The Men of Haywire 2012-05-01
Pitch Black Heist Michael 2012-04-18
Jane Eyre Edward Rochester 2011-03-11
A Dangerous Method Carl Jung 2011-09-30
Shame Brandon 2011-10-02
X-Men: First Class Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2011-06-01
Haywire Paul 2011-11-01
Jonah Hex Burke 2010-06-18
Centurion Centurion Quintus Dias 2010-02-15
Blood Creek Richard Wirth 2009-10-09
Man on a Motorcycle 2009-10-26
Inglourious Basterds Lieutenant Archie Hicox 2009-08-19
Fish Tank Conor O'Reily 2009-09-11
Eden Lake Steve 2008-09-12
Goldfish Christian 2008-04-01
Hunger Bobby Sands 2008-05-15
300 Stelios 2007-03-07
Wedding Belles Barney 2007-03-29
Angel Esmé 2007-02-17
Our Hidden Lives B. Charles 2005-10-03
A Bear Named Winnie Harry Colebourn 2004-12-12
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Charles Allen 2004-12-26
Carla Rob 2003-09-15
Things I Notice, Things You See Tom 2003-05-01
The Wild Bunch
Kung Fury 2 Colt Magnum
Night Boat to Tangier Maurice Hearne
Paris Paramount