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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. He is based in London, England, and is known for ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Commercial: [3 December 2003] - Guinness's "The Things That Matter" advertising campaign: "The Quarrel" - Directed by John Brown, music: Mic Christopher. (The Quarrel ad was mainly filmed in Ireland and is the first of Guinness's new "The Things That Matter" campaign). See more »

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2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I really wanted to be a guitarist - I wanted to be a lead guitarist. But I wasn't good enough. And it's always hard to find a drummer, especially in small towns. Or a bass player. So it was just me and this other guy Mike - the two Mikes - and we tried to put on a gig one time in this pub at lunchtime, playing Metallica. It didn't go off too well. They kept turning the volume down, so it was like... See more »

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Nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years A Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, making it their third collaboration together, after Hunger (2008), and Shame (2011). See more »

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Acting with his eyes See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries