Michael Fassbender


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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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 77 wins & 139 nominations. See more awards »

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Shame Brandon
(2011)
Prometheus David
(2012)
X-Men: First Class Erik Lensherr
(2011)
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
(2015)

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  Kung Fury 2 (post-production)
Colt Magnum
 2019 Dark Phoenix
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
 2017 The Snowman
Harry Hole
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Advent (Video short)
Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Phobos (Video short)
Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant
David / Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter (Short)
Walter
 2017/I Song to Song
Cook
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Cal Lynch / Aguilar
 2016/I Trespass Against Us
Chad Cutler
 2016 The Light Between Oceans
Tom Sherbourne
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
 2015 Take Flight - The New York Times (Short)
Performer
 2015 Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
 2015 Macbeth
Macbeth
 2015 Slow West
Silas Selleck
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past
Erik Lehnsherr
 2014/II Frank
Frank
 2013 The Counsellor
Counselor
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Edwin Epps
 2012/I Prometheus
David
 2011 Pitch Black Heist (Short)
Michael
 2011 Haywire
Paul
 2011 Shame
Brandon
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Carl Jung
 2011 X-Men: First Class
Erik Lensherr
 2011 Jane Eyre
Rochester
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Logan (voice)
 2010 Jonah Hex
Burke
 2010 Centurion
Centurion Quintus Dias
 2009 Man on a Motorcycle (Short)
Man on a Motorcycle
 2009 Blood Creek
Richard Wirth
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Lt. Archie Hicox
 2009 Fish Tank
Conor
 2008 The Devil's Whore (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
 2008 Eden Lake
Steve
 2008 Hunger
Bobby Sands
 2007/II Goldfish (Short)
Christian
 2007 Wedding Belles (TV Movie)
Barney
 2007 Angel
Esmé
 2006-2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Douglas Nesbitt
- Sins of the Father: Part 2 (2007) ... Douglas Nesbitt
- Sins of the Father: Part 1 (2006) ... Douglas Nesbitt
 2006 300
Stelios
 2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
George Abernethie
- After the Funeral (2005) ... George Abernethie
 2004-2005 Hex (TV Series)
Azazeal
- Where the Heart Is (2005) ... Azazeal (credit only)
- Noir (2005) ... Azazeal
- Ella Burns (2005) ... Azazeal
- Spiral (2005) ... Azazeal
 2005 Our Hidden Lives (TV Movie)
German POW
 2005 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Caz Miller
- Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts (2005) ... Caz Miller
- Boy's Night Out (2005) ... Caz Miller
- Strongbox (2005) ... Caz Miller
- The Goodbye Look (2005) ... Caz Miller
 2005 William and Mary (TV Series)
Lukasz
- Episode #3.3 (2005) ... Lukasz
 2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (TV Movie)
Charles Allen
 2004 A Bear Named Winnie (TV Movie)
Harry Colebourn
 2004 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV Movie)
Guy Fawkes
 2003 Carla (TV Movie)
Rob
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Christian Connolly
- Ghosts (2002) ... Christian Connolly
 2002 NCS Manhunt (TV Series)
DC Jack Silver
- Out of Time: Part 2 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Out of Time: Part 1 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Tinderbox: Part 2 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Tinderbox: Part 1 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Points (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Why We Fight (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Bastogne (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
 2001 Hearts and Bones (TV Series)
Hermann
- Episode #2.6 (2001) ... Hermann
- Episode #2.5 (2001) ... Hermann
- Episode #2.2 (2001) ... Hermann
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Other Works:

Theatre: 2006 - Allegiance - (Michael Collins) - Dir.: Brian Gilbert - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival See more »

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4 Interviews | 15 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on Marion Cotillard - Cannes Film Festival, 2015] I think Marion is the best in the business. She brings a grace to everything that she does, which is just in her I think. But at the same time she is very human and I think when she portrays a character the audience has something of a mirror in front of them and see much of themselves in her. Just to be standing opposite her and to see just the ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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Wide, enthusiastic smile See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

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