Michael Fassbender

Irish-german Actor
Born Apr 2, 1977

Michael Fassbender is an Irish actor of Northern Irish and German parentage. He is perhaps best-known for having played Lieutenant Archie Hicox in the war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), directed by Quentin Tarantino; and Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011).… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on April 2, 1977.


1999 22 Years Old In 1999, he dropped out of the Drama Centre and toured with the Oxford Stage Company to perform the play Three Sisters. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old Fassbender played Jonathan Harker in a ten-part radio serialisation of Dracula produced by BBC Northern Ireland and broadcast in the Book at Bedtime series between 24 November and 5 December 2003.
2004 27 Years Old He was also seen in early 2004 in a Guinness television commercial, The Quarrel, playing a man who swims across the ocean from Ireland to apologise personally to his brother in New York; this commercial won a gold medal at the 2005 FAB Awards.
During the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Fassbender played Michael Collins in Allegiance, a play by Mary Kenny based on the meeting between Collins and Winston Churchill. … Read More


2008 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In preparation for his role as Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoner Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's 2008 film Hunger, Fassbender underwent a crash diet that restricted him to 600 calories a day. … Read More
2010 33 Years Old In 2010, Fassbender appeared as Burke in Jonah Hex, a Western film. … Read More
In 2011, Fassbender debuted as the Marvel Comics antihero Magneto in X-Men: First Class, and went on to share the role with Ian McKellen in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and reprise it again in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). … Read More
2012 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, he appeared as an MI6 agent in Haywire, an action-thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh, and in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Prometheus. … Read More
In 2013, his role as slave owner Edwin Epps in the slavery epic 12 Years a Slave was similarly praised, earning him his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More
2014 37 Years Old Fassbender has filmed Trespass Against Us, with fellow Irishman Brendan Gleeson. He will also star in The Light Between Oceans, based on the novel written by M. L. Stedman and directed by Derek Cianfrance, which began filming in New Zealand in late September 2014, for a 2 September 2016 release.
In 2015, he portrayed Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic of the same name, and played Macbeth in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. … Read More
2016 39 Years Old He will co-produce and star in the film adaptation of Assassin's Creed along with Marion Cotillard which is set for release on 21 December 2016.
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