Michael Fassbender young
April 2, 1977
Germany - Ireland
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
79 kg | 174 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
11 US | 44 EU
30 in | 76 cm
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on April 2, 1977, is an Irish-German actor.
Young Michael Fassbender first started acting in a school play, at the age of 17.
He began his professional acting career on stage, with the Oxford Stage Company in a play "Three Sisters".
He got his television debut in HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) in role as Burton Christenson.
He made his big screen debut in epic war movie 300 (2007) in role as Stelios.
Fassbender's breakthrough performance came as IRA activist Bobby Sands in drama film Hunger (2008), for which he won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.
Kung Fury 2 (2020) martial arts action comedy in role as Colt Magnum, opposite David Sandberg, Alexandra Shipp and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Next Goal Wins (2020) comedy sport in role as Thomas Rongen, with Elisabeth Moss and Armie Hammer
Dark Phoenix (2019) superhero in role as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Steve Jobs in drama film Steve Jobs (2015).
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edwin Epps in drama movie 12 Years a Slave (2013).
He portrayed Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in the X-Men film series:
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Dark Phoenix (2019)
He played sentient android David 8 in science fiction films:
Alien: Covenant (2017)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Brandon Sullivan in drama movie Shame (2011).
Inglourious Basterds (2009) drama action directed by Quentin Tarantino
Macbeth (2015) drama history opposite Marion Cotillard
A Dangerous Method (2011) drama thriller opposite Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen
Centurion (2010) historical action war with Olga Kurylenko and Imogen Poots
Jonah Hex (2010) supernatural western action with Megan Fox, John Malkovich and Josh Brolin
Jane Eyre (2011) romantic drama opposite Mia Wasikowska
The Counselor (2013) crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott
Haywire (2011) action thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh
The Snowman (2017) psychological crime horror thriller with Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Val Kilmer
Hearts and Bones (2001) drama series in role as Hermann
NCS: Manhunt (2002) crime drama series in role as Jack Silver
Hex (2004-2005) British series in role as Azazeal
Murphy's Law (2005) BBC television drama series in role as Caz Miller
Trial & Retribution (2006) police procedural television drama series in role as Douglas Nesbit
The Devil's Whore (2008) four-part television series in role as Thomas Rainsborough
Attended Fossa National Schoo and St. Brendan's College in Killarney.
Studied at the Drama Centre London.
Has an older sister, Catherine.
He loves skydiving and motorbikes.
Huge fan of MotoGP and Formula 1.
Fan of Michael Schumacher.
He played Michael Collins in a play "Allegiance" (2006), during the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Close friends with actor James McAvoy.
Featured in music video for English alternative rock band The Cooper Temple Clause "Blind Pilots" (2003).
Supporter of football club Liverpool F.C.
Speaks German fluently.
Good friends with director and writer Steve McQueen.
Lives in London, England, U.K. and Lisbon, Portugal.
He began dating Swedish actress Alicia Vikander while filming The Light Between Oceans in 2014, they got married in 2017.
He dated Mãdãlina Ghenea (2013), Louise Hazel (2013), Nicole Beharie (2012-2013), Zoë Kravitz (2010-2011) and Leasi Andrews (2008-2009).
I love to go into a movie and have no idea what's going to happen in it.
Trying to identify and understand, as opposed to judging, is very important for me, in approaching characters.
I take my work seriously but I can't take myself too seriously. I'm in such a crazy privileged position.
Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.
My goal was for acting to become my main income. I would say to myself, 'I'm good enough.' That became my mantra.
Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality.
Well physically, I am attracted to darker women, I'm not gonna lie. To me I personally find them beautiful, but of course there's more to a person than what meets the eye. Everyone has their own uniqueness.
After 'Prometheus' I think I did six films back-to-back, and it's fine when you're doing them - OK, that's cool, I'll just go on to the next one - but it's actually in that downtime period where you stop and think, What's going on with me?