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2 April 1977 Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Nickname

Fassy

How tall is Michael Fassbender?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Alicia Vikander

Life Story of Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef).

Fassbender is based in London, England, and became known in the U.S. after his role in the Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009). In 2011, Fassbender debuted as the Marvel antihero Magneto in the prequel X-Men: First Class (2011); he would go on to share the role with Ian McKellen in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Also in 2011, Fassbender's performance as a sex addict in Shame (2011) received critical acclaim. He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. In 2013, his role as slave owner Edwin Epps in slavery epic 12 Years a Slave (2013) was similarly praised, earning him his first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. 12 Years a Slave marked Fassbender's third collaboration with Steve McQueen, who also directed Hunger and Shame....

Significant features of Michael Fassbender

Deep, calm voice combined with emotionally intense performances
Often works with Steve McQueen
Intense, gritty performances
Wide, enthusiastic smile
Predatory characters (e.g. 12...

What movies did Michael Fassbender play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Calm with Horses (2019) , Assassin's Creed (2016) , Zero (2015) , Slow West (2015) , Pitch Black Heist (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
The Wild Bunch , Kung Fury 2 Colt Magnum, Dark Phoenix (2019) Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, The Snowman (2017) Harry Hole, Alien: Covenant - Advent (2017) Walter, Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017) Walter, Alien: Covenant (2017) David / Walter, Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017) David, Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter (2017) Walter, Song to Song (2017) Cook, Alien: Covenant -...

Birth information

2 April 1977 Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Nickname

Fassy

How tall is Michael Fassbender?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Alicia Vikander

Life Story of Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef).

Fassbender is based in London, England, and became known in the U.S. after his role in the Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009). In 2011, Fassbender debuted as the Marvel antihero Magneto in the prequel X-Men: First Class (2011); he would go on to share the role with Ian McKellen in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Also in 2011, Fassbender's performance as a sex addict in Shame (2011) received critical acclaim. He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. In 2013, his role as slave owner Edwin Epps in slavery epic 12 Years a Slave (2013) was similarly praised, earning him his first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. 12 Years a Slave marked Fassbender's third collaboration with Steve McQueen, who also directed Hunger and Shame....

Significant features of Michael Fassbender

Deep, calm voice combined with emotionally intense performances
Often works with Steve McQueen
Intense, gritty performances
Wide, enthusiastic smile
Predatory characters (e.g. 12...

What movies did Michael Fassbender play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Calm with Horses (2019) , Assassin's Creed (2016) , Zero (2015) , Slow West (2015) , Pitch Black Heist (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
The Wild Bunch , Kung Fury 2 Colt Magnum, Dark Phoenix (2019) Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, The Snowman (2017) Harry Hole, Alien: Covenant - Advent (2017) Walter, Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017) Walter, Alien: Covenant (2017) David / Walter, Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017) David, Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter (2017) Walter, Song to Song (2017) Cook, Alien: Covenant -...

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Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex (2010)

Born in Germany, to a German father and an Irish mother, and was raised in Ireland.

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Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex (2010)

Currently resides in London, England in the same flat that he has owned since he was in his late 20s.

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Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex (2010)

He went on a diet of berries, nuts and sardines for his role in Hunger (2008) for which he lost 33 pounds.

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Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex (2010)

First language is English and second is German.

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Has formed his own production company known as Peanut Productions.

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Michael Fassbender and Sophie Turner in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

He appeared in the music video "Blind Pilots" by the British rock band The Cooper Temple Clause (2003).

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Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

The actor's second name - Fassbender (a variant of Fassbinder) - is the German for "cooper", a binder or repairer of casks and barrels.

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Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Has an older sister: Catherine Fassbender, who is a neuropsychologist.

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Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Andrew Stehlin, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, etc.

Was the runner-up choice for the role of Doug Quaid in Total Recall (2012), but Colin Farrell was cast instead.

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Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Good friends with Steve McQueen.

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Michael Fassbender and Sophie Turner in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

He was listed in Time Out's "100 Most Influential People of 2012" and is a member of the Hospital Club.

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Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Shifting between British films and American films, he resides in London, England where he has lived for the last 15 years, while making career-related visits to Los Angeles, California.

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Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

He speaks German, though he has stated that he needed to brush up a little on his spoken German before filming Inglourious Basterds (2009), as it was a little rusty. He has also expressed interest in performing in a German-language film or theatre production one day.

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Is a huge fan of MotoGP and Formula 1 and has attended several races. On Top Gear (2002), he stated that he was a huge fan of Michael Schumacher and he met him at the British Grand Prix. And on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in 2012, he said that he is a huge fan of Ayrton Senna, who was his introduction to Formula 1.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Ranked #8 on Empire Online list of the "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013.

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Garret Dillahunt and Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Has played ancient world warriors twice with Dominic West: 300 (2006) and Centurion (2010).

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years a Slave (2013), directed by Steve McQueen, making it their third collaboration together, after Hunger (2008), and Shame (2011).

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Is close friends with X-Men co-star James McAvoy.

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Discovered he wanted to be an actor at seventeen when he participated in a school play.

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Despite achieving worldwide fame and success, he still lives in the same modest flat in the Hackney area of London that he had when he was a struggling actor.

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Attended the Chang-Ren Nian but dropped out. One of his classmates at the time was Tom Hardy. Hardy stated that Fassbender was the best actor in the school. Both appeared in Band of Brothers (2001).

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Sarah Paulson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Has two roles in common with Ian McKellen: (1) McKellen played Macbeth in A Performance of Macbeth (1979) while Fassbender played him in Macbeth (2015) and (2) McKellen played Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Wolverine (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) while Fassbender played him in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), The Gifted (2017), and Dark Phoenix (2019). They also each share the role of Macbeth with their respective Professor X's, James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart.

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Sarah Paulson, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

To play the younger version of Ian McKellen's Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011), he started studying McKellen's films because the two actors had never met before, they only had their first meeting at the 2013 Comic-Con.

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Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Was mentioned in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Somewhat at odds with his role as Steve Jobs, Michael himself admits to still preferring his years-old iPhone 4 with a cracked screen over upgrading to a newer model.

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Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs (2015)

Introduced alongside his Macbeth (2015) co-star, Marion Cotillard, a Banksy painting donated by Leonardo DiCaprio for the amfAR Gala charity auction in Cannes, where it fetched $1 million [May 21, 2015].

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Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs (2015)

During the press conference of Macbeth (2015) at the Cannes Film Festival, he stated that his co-star Marion Cotillard, is the best actress in the business [May 23, 2015].

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Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in Steve Jobs (2015)

Was set to play author Thomas Wolfe in Genius (2016), but dropped out and was replaced by Jude Law.

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Kate Winslet, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs (2015)

During the press conference of Macbeth (2015) at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, he stated that Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is his favorite Macbeth adaptation.

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Michael Fassbender in Slow West (2015)

Was cast for the role of the vampire Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), but dropped out and was replaced by Tom Hiddleston.

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Michael Fassbender in Slow West (2015)

In 2009, he and Paddy Considine almost co-starred in Rupert Wyatt's WWI film "Birdsong", an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' novel of the same name, but the project fell apart. They could finally work together in Macbeth (2015).

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Michael Fassbender and Caren Pistorius in Slow West (2015)

Was cast for the role of Franck in Danny Boyle's Trance (2013), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Vincent Cassel replaced him. Years later, he worked with Boyle in Steve Jobs (2015).

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Michael Fassbender in Macbeth (2015)

Has starred in two films released in 2015 in which he played the title character: Macbeth (2015) and Steve Jobs (2015).

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Michael Fassbender in Macbeth (2015)

Has appeared in four movies with Sean Harris: Wedding Belles (2007), Prometheus (2012), Macbeth (2015) and Trespass Against Us (2016).

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Michael Fassbender in Shame (2011)

Has played a Holocaust survivor and victim of the Nazi's in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), a British soldier undercover as a Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and a Nazi in Blood Creek (2009).

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Michael Fassbender in Shame (2011)

Michael is only the fifth actor to have received more than one Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor since the their inception in 1975. The other four actors are Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Robert Duvall and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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James Badge Dale, Michael Fassbender, and Carey Mulligan in Shame (2011)

Is in a relationship with Alicia Vikander. They met while filming The Light Between Oceans (2016) in 2014. Producer Harvey Weinstein introduced them as "the new talented couple" at a party during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Michael Fassbender and Anna Rose Hopkins in Shame (2011)

Was in a relationship with actress, Nicole Beharie from 2012 until January 2013. They worked together on Shame (2011).

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Michael Fassbender in Shame (2011)

Has played two roles previously played by Orson Welles: Rochester in Jane Eyre (2011) and the title role in Macbeth (2015). Welles previously played the same roles in Jane Eyre (1943) and Macbeth (1948).

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Andreas Wisniewski and Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

Filmed Assassin's Creed (2016), The Snowman (2017) and Alien: Covenant (2017) (in that specific order) one after each other, without breaks between films, between August 2015 and July 2016. He admitted that he needed a break after all these films.

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Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

Has a scar on his left ankle after James McAvoy crashed a golf cart the two were driving in and he sustained an injury on his left leg.

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Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

Has said that Joel Schumacher, who directed him in Blood Creek (2009), as one of his favorite directors.

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Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

He had a bit part in Woody Allen's film Cassandra's Dream (2007) but this was deleted.

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Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

Despite playing Tech genius and icon Steve Jobs, he had admitted that he is very technophobic in real life and avoids it when he can.

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Lee Ross and Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

He became friends with Val Kilmer after working with him on Song to Song (2017) and The Snowman (2017). He was invited on to the set when Kilmer had a guest appearance on the show Life's Too Short.

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Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

His first film audition was for the role of Rafe Cawley in Pearl Harbor (2001). The role later went to Ben Affleck.

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Dominic West and Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010)

As a teenager, he took a drama class hosted by Donie Courtney. Afterward, he enrolled in theater and acting classes at the Drama Centre London.

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Michael Fassbender and Imogen Poots in Centurion (2010)

He was considered for the role of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) before Adam Driver was cast.

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