Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is a German-born Irish actor. He 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). Fassbender is based in London, England, and is known for his roles in the films Inglourious Basterds (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), Shame (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Steve Jobs (2015). First language is English and second is German.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Diane Kruger

300 (2006)

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Hart  •  Nicholas Palliser  •  Neil Dudgeon

Prometheus (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba

Man on a Motorcycle (2009)

Michael Fassbender stars in this 'day in the life' of a London motorcycle courier at breaking point in his profession and his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maclean
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Jessica Brown Findlay  •  Sophie Wu

Shame (2011)

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Brandon, a thirty-something man living in New York, eludes intimacy with women but feeds his deepest desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his younger sister temporarily moves into his apartment, stirring up bitter memories of their shared painful past, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James Badge Dale  •  Hannah Ware

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

Slow West (2015)

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maclean
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Caren Pistorius

Frank (2014)

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A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

1 (2013)

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Crowder
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Niki Lauda  •  Michael Schumacher  •  Lewis Hamilton

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James McAvoy  •  Oscar Isaac

A Dangerous Method (2011)

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Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Keira Knightley  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Vincent Cassel

Macbeth (2015)

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Marion Cotillard  •  David Thewlis  •  Paddy Considine

Angel (2007)

Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters an aristocratic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Ozon
CAST:  Romola Garai  •  Sam Neill  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Lucy Russell

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Michael Kenneth Williams  •  Ariane Labed

Song to Song (2017)

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Val Kilmer

The Counselor (2013)

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Javier Bardem  •  Cameron Diaz

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Lupita Nyong'o  •  Dickie Gravois

Pitch Black Heist (2011)

Liam and Michael are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maclean
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Alex MacQueen

X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones
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