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Michael Fassbender

Actor Date of birth 2nd April 1977
Place of birth Heidelberg, Germany
Year of debut 2003
First feature film Carla

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Michael Fassbender was born in Germany, his father was German and his mother Irish. He was raised by his parents in Killarney, Ireland. He moved to England to study at the Drama Centre London. He landed roles in TV series including Hex and Band Of Brothers. He went on to play the lead role in British movies Hunger and Eden Lake. These performances raised his profile overseas. Since then, he has starred in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

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Michael Fassbender's films

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Packshot for the film 12 Years A Slave
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
129 Mins
Released
2014

Based on a true story. A man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into slavery. With Michael Fassbender. Strong violence, injury detail, sex, nudity and racist terms.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film The Counsellor
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
132 Mins
Released
2013

Directed by Ridley Scott. A lawyer (Michael Fassbender) gets mixed up in drug trafficking. With Brad Pitt. Contains strong bloody violence.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film X-Men: First Class
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2011

Two men with unique abilities (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) assemble a team of superheroes. One use of strong language, fantasy violence and disturbing violent imagery.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film 300
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2006

Directed by Zack Snyder. Bloody and violent adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel. With Gerard Butler. Contains strong bloody violence.

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Packshot for the film Haywire
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A female secret agent looks for payback after being double-crossed. With Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Includes strong violence.

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Packshot for the film Shame
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2011

A sex addict's (Michael Fassbender) life spirals out of control. With Carey Mulligan. Nudity, sex and strong language throughout.

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Packshot for the film A Dangerous Method
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2011

Psychiatrist Jung has a sordid affair with a mentally disturbed patient (Keira Knightley). With Michael Fassbender. Adults only: sado-masochism and sexual scenes.

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Packshot for the film Hunger
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2008

Michael Fassbender plays IRA leader Bobby Sands in the final weeks of his life. Brutal bloody violence and strong language.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Jonah Hex
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
81 Mins
Released
2010

A machine-gun wielding bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) goes after a terrorist (John Malkovich). With Megan Fox. Strong action violence.

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Did you know?

  • Michael Fassbender went on a medically monitored crash diet to play Bobby Sands in Hunger. He lost 14 kilograms for the role and by the end of filming he weighed 59 kilograms. He claimed that he had to go to such extremes to make the movie believable.
  • He speaks fluent English and German.
  • In 2008 he was nominated for the Orange Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs.
  • He is allegedly related to Michael Collins on his mother's side of the family. He played Michael Collins in the play Allegiance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Before landing his role on Hex, he was a bartender.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Actor In A Supporting Role - 12 Years A Slave
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Supporting Actor - 12 Years A Slave
    • 2012 Leading Actor - Shame
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - 12 Years A Slave
    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Shame