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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish-German actor. He is perhaps best known for having played Lieutenant Archie Hicox in the film Inglourious Basterds (2009), Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), and the android David in the science fiction film Prometheus (2012).

 

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Fassbender mentions the time during the Shame shoot when the director, Steve McQueen, visited his temporary New York home. "It's incredible," he remembers McQueen saying. "It's exactly the same mess pattern." Fassbender tells me that when he was young, and his parents were busy running a hotel, he was responsible for lots of the cleaning at home. That was how he got pocket money. "My mother was very particular about checking," he says, and mimes running a finger across a surface to check for dust. "No shortcuts allowed."

Article: Fast Bender
Source: GQ June 2012 Cover Story:...

For Shame, he met with recovering sex addicts: "One man had the same intimacy issues that Brandon had, so it was very helpful to me, and I was very grateful that he opened up." Additionally, he says there was no time to feel too self-conscious when shooting Shame, says Fassbender. It helped that director Steve McQueen kept the set intimate. "We moved very fast. We shot it in 25 days, so I kind of had to get over it and get on with it," he says.

Article: Michael Fassbender on Sho...
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

But he is upbeat, pleasant and affectionate (he gladly gives out hugs). Mercurial, he wears a wide grin you rarely see on the big screen. Confides one member of Fassbender's inner circle, who says the actor sometimes can be caught doing his own rendition of Warren G's "Regulate:" "I always tell Michael that if James Bond and Peter Sellers got together, he'd be their love child.' His response, 'I'm leaning a little more towards Sellers these days.'"

Article: Michael Fassbender on Sho...
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Golden Globes, USA- Year (2012); Result (Nominated); Award (Golden Globe); Category/Recipient (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for: Shame (2011).

Article: Awards for Michael Fassbe...
Source: IMDb

Win
Best Actor - 2011 L.A. Film Critics Association
Best Actor - 2011 L.A. Film Critics Association
Best Actor - 2011 L.A. Film Critics Association
Best Actor - 2011 L.A. Film Critics Association
Spotlight Award - 2011 National Board of Review
Spotlight Award - 2011 National Board of Review
Spotlight Award - 2011 National Board of Review
Spotlight Award - 2011 National Board of Review
Best Actor - 2011 Detroit Film Critics Society
Best British Actor - 2008 London Film Critics Association
Nominations
Best Actor - 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Best Actor - 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association
Best Actor in a Drama - 2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Article: Michael Fassbender - Awar...
Source: NY Times

Fassbender's first TV job was in a British comedy called Hearts & Bones—he played a boyfriend known as Herman the German who liked to carry around a snorkel... Sometimes, when you see future movie stars in their first small roles, the glow of what they will become dazzles you. But this isn't like that. The young Michael Fassbender seems significantly more inconsequential and less attractive than the famous one. It's totally plausible on-screen when he makes a case to a girl that they should be together because "neither of us are aggressively good-looking."

Article: Fast Bender
Source: GQ June 2012 Cover Story:...

In drama school, they don't think of movies as a pure form like theater, and it's films that I love most. There's an intimacy in movies - I wanted to have the same impact on others that movies had on me. -- on why he dropped out of the Drama Center.

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Education

Institution - Central School of Speech and Drama
Location - London , England

Institution - Central School of Speech and Drama

Institution - St. Brendan's
Location - Killarney, Ireland

Institution - Central School of Speech and Drama
Location - London, England

Institution - Central School of Speech and Drama

Institution - St. Brendan's

Article: Michael Fassbender - Biog...
Source: NYTimes.com

The Germany-born Fassbender grew up in the lush tourist town of Killarney, Ireland, raised by a German father, Josef, and Irish mother, Adele, both of whom ran a restaurant. If cultural generalizations are to be believed, the actor's Irish roots run strong (gift of gab, love of storytelling, reddish-brown hair), coupled with a healthy dose of German determination and discipline. "The arts are very alive in Ireland, so that had its influence on me. But I consider myself European, really," he says.

Article: Fassbender on Fire
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Fassbender Name MeaningGerman: occupational name for a cooper, (standard German Fassbinder) from Middle High German faz ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ + binder ‘joiner’. This is a term used in northern Germany; terms used in other German-speaking regions are Böttcher, Büttner, Küfer, and Schäffler.

Article: Fassbender Name Meaning
Source: ancestry.com

The actor Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He is of German and Irish parentage. His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south west Ireland. At the moment he is based in London, England.

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