Michael Fassbender

BirthDay:

02 Apr 1977

BirthPlace:

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Bio:

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. In 2013, Fassbender appeared in another Ridley Scott film, The Counselor (2013). In 2015, he portrayed Steve Jobs (2015) in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic of the same name, and played Macbeth (2015) in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. For the former, he has received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor. As well as acting, Fassbender produced the 2015 western Slow West (2015), which he also starred in.
Filmography

Actor ( 77 credits )

The Snowman (2017) Harry Hole
Alien: Covenant (2017) David
Weightless (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016) Desmond Miles
The Light Between Oceans (2016) Tom Sherbourne
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Erik Lensherr / Magneto
Macbeth (2015) Macbeth
Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs
Slow West (2015) Silas Selleck
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Erik Lehnsherr
Frank (2014) Frank
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Sit Down with the Stars (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Counselor (2013) Counselor
1 (2013) Narrator
12 Years a Slave (2013) Edwin Epps
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012) Himself
Prometheus (2012) David
Haywire (2011) Paul
Shame (2011) Brandon
A Dangerous Method (2011) Carl Jung
X-Men: First Class (2011) Erik Lensherr
Jane Eyre (2011) Rochester
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Pitch Black Heist (2011) Michael
Jonah Hex (2010) Burke
Centurion (2010) Centurion Quintus Dias
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Film Fiend (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Face 2 Face (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Man on a Motorcycle (2009) Man on a Motorcycle
Blood Creek (2009) Richard Wirth
Fish Tank (2009) Connor
Inglourious Basterds (2009) Lt. Archie Hicox
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Moving Pictures Live! (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eden Lake (2008) Steve
Hunger (2008) Bobby Sands
Encuentros Zabaltegi (2008)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Angel (2007) Esmé
Chelsea Lately (2007)  David (1 episode, 2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Goldfish (2007) Christian
300 (2006) Stelios
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Hex (2004)  Azazeal (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - At the Oscars (1 episode, 2014)
William and Mary (2003)  Lukasz (1 episode, 2005)
Murphy's Law (2003)  Caz Miller (4 episodes, 2005)
Top Gear (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
NCS Manhunt (2002)  Jack Silver (unknown episodes)
Hearts and Bones (2000)  Hermann (3 episodes, 2001)
Holby City (1999)  Christian Connolly (1 episode, 2002)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Trial & Retribution (1997)  Douglas Nesbitt (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kulturzeit (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  George Abernethie (1 episode, 2005)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Trespass Against Us (0) Chad Cutler

Producer ( 4 credits )

Assassin's Creed (2016) producer
Zero (2015) executive producer
Slow West (2015) executive producer
Pitch Black Heist (2011) executive producer

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