STARmeter
Top 500
Down 51 this week

Michael Fassbender


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... See full bio »

Is Your Favorite TV Show Returning?

Keep track of the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows you love with our rundown of all this season's renewals, cancellations, and more.

Find out about your favorite TV series

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 14 Jul 2014
 
a list of 35 people
created 08 Aug 2014
 
a list of 37 people
created 10 Oct 2014
 
a list of 27 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Michael Fassbender's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 72 wins & 130 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds Lt. Archie Hicox
(2009)
Prometheus
Prometheus David
(2012)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
(2014)
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class Erik Lensherr
(2011)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (49 credits)
 2015 Macbeth
Macbeth
 2014/II Frank
Frank
 2012/I Prometheus
David
 2011 Haywire
Paul
 2011 Pitch Black Heist (Short)
Michael
 2011 Shame
Brandon
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Logan (voice)
 2010 Jonah Hex
Burke
 2009 Man on a Motorcycle (Short)
Man on a Motorcycle
 2009 Fish Tank
Conor
 2008 Eden Lake
Steve
 2007 Wedding Belles (TV Movie)
Barney
 2007 Angel
Esmé
 2006-2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Douglas Nesbitt
- Sins of the Father: Part 2 (2007) ... Douglas Nesbitt
- Sins of the Father: Part 1 (2006) ... Douglas Nesbitt
 2006 300
Stelios
 2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
George Abernethie
- After the Funeral (2005) ... George Abernethie
 2004-2005 Hex (TV Series)
Azazeal
- Where the Heart Is (2005) ... Azazeal (credit only)
- Noir (2005) ... Azazeal
- Ella Burns (2005) ... Azazeal
- Spiral (2005) ... Azazeal
 2005 Our Hidden Lives (TV Movie)
German POW
 2005 William and Mary (TV Series)
Lukasz
- Episode #3.3 (2005) ... Lukasz
 2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (TV Movie)
Charles Allen
 2004 A Bear Named Winnie (TV Movie)
Harry Colebourn
 2004 A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo (TV Movie)
Charles Bravo
 2003 Carla (TV Movie)
Rob
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Christian Connolly
- Ghosts (2002) ... Christian Connolly
 2002 NCS Manhunt (TV Series)
Jack Silver
 2001 Hearts and Bones (TV Series)
Hermann
- Episode #2.6 (2001) ... Hermann
- Episode #2.5 (2001) ... Hermann
- Episode #2.2 (2001) ... Hermann
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre: 2006 - Allegiance - (Michael Collins) - Dir.: Brian Gilbert - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being nude in films and full frontal nudity] To be honest with you again, I think it's the idea of male frontal nudity. It just baffles me: Women can parade around naked all the time, but the guy conveniently has his pants on. I remember my mom always complaining about that to me, saying, "This is such bullshit, it's always the women who are naked" ... so I did this one for you, Mom! See more »

Trivia:

To play the younger version of Ian McKellen's Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011), he started studying McKellen's films because the two actors had never met before, they only had their first meeting at the 2013 Comic-Con. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Steve McQueen See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is his star fading? Fassybaby
Owned a flat in London when he was a struggling actor? AdamSNicolas
Fassbender an honored guest at TIFF HomeinIndiana
Accent? findmyself27
Best performance so far? Bluesir
ASSASSINS CREED TRAILER!! theevilgumby2
Discuss Michael Fassbender on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page