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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 75 wins & 132 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2017 Song to Song (completed)
Cook
 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/II Goldfish (Short)
Christian
 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
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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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3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

Was mentioned in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). See more »

Trademark:

Wide, enthusiastic smile See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

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