Michael Fassbender


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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 76 wins & 139 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shame Brandon
(2011)
Prometheus David
(2012)
X-Men: First Class Erik Lensherr
(2011)
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
(2015)

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 2019 Dark Phoenix (post-production)
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
 2017 The Snowman
Harry Hole
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Advent (Video short)
Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Phobos (Video short)
Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant
David / Walter
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter (Short)
Walter
 2017/I Song to Song
Cook
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Cal Lynch / Aguilar
 2016/I Trespass Against Us
Chad Cutler
 2016 The Light Between Oceans
Tom Sherbourne
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
 2015 Take Flight - The New York Times (Short)
Performer
 2015 Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
 2015 Macbeth
Macbeth
 2015 Slow West
Silas Selleck
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past
Erik Lehnsherr
 2014/II Frank
Frank
 2013 The Counsellor
Counselor
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Edwin Epps
 2012/I Prometheus
David
 2011 Pitch Black Heist (Short)
Michael
 2011 Haywire
Paul
 2011 Shame
Brandon
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Carl Jung
 2011 X-Men: First Class
Erik Lensherr
 2011 Jane Eyre
Rochester
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Logan (voice)
 2010 Jonah Hex
Burke
 2010 Centurion
Centurion Quintus Dias
 2009 Man on a Motorcycle (Short)
Man on a Motorcycle
 2009 Blood Creek
Richard Wirth
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Lt. Archie Hicox
 2009 Fish Tank
Conor
 2008 The Devil's Whore (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Thomas Rainsborough
 2008 Eden Lake
Steve
 2008 Hunger
Bobby Sands
 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 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 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Caz Miller
- Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts (2005) ... Caz Miller
- Boy's Night Out (2005) ... Caz Miller
- Strongbox (2005) ... Caz Miller
- The Goodbye Look (2005) ... Caz Miller
 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 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV Movie)
Guy Fawkes
 2003 Carla (TV Movie)
Rob
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Christian Connolly
- Ghosts (2002) ... Christian Connolly
 2002 NCS Manhunt (TV Series)
DC Jack Silver
- Out of Time: Part 2 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Out of Time: Part 1 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Tinderbox: Part 2 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
- Tinderbox: Part 1 (2002) ... DC Jack Silver
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Points (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Why We Fight (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
- Bastogne (2001) ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
 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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Other Works:

Radio: 2003 - Dracula - BBC Northern Ireland - Book at Bedtime - 24 November See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 14 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on impersonating Ian McKellen's accent in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)] In the last film, Matthew (Vaughn, its director) said 'I like your accent, it's kind of weird - not really Irish, but there's this strange sort of James Bond edge'. So I didn't have to do any work on it. But here the performances needed to parallel each other, so rather than going up to Sir Ian and saying 'You need to ... See more »

Trivia:

Is in a relationship with Alicia Vikander. They met while filming The Light Between Oceans (2016) in 2014. Producer Harvey Weinstein introduced them as "the new talented couple" at a party during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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Predatory characters (e.g. 12 Years a Slave, Fish Tank, Alien: Covenant) See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

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