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

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[on "David", his role in Prometheus (2012)] I am playing a robot. It'll be a good excuse, the critics can't say, 'Oh, he was very wooden in that'. I can say, 'I was supposed to be'. I wanted to avoid attitude, make him appear like he's kind of neutral most of the time. But you also have to hint at a few human characteristics, as if he might have something like a soul. See more »


Shifting between British films and American films, he resides in London, UK where he has lived for the last 15 years, while making career-related visits to Los Angeles, California. See more »


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