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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 76 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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 Alien: Covenant - Advent (Video short)
Walter
 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)
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 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 | 13 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in 2012 about what films he enjoyed] You know, I haven't seen a great deal of films this year but I -- you know, I really enjoyed Senna (2010). I have -- I was always sort of been -- you know, I was always a fan of Ayrton Senna, and kind of was my introduction to Formula 1, and I'm a big fan of that. So I really enjoyed that. See more »

Trivia:

He speaks German, though he has stated that he needed to brush up a little on his spoken German before filming Inglourious Basterds (2009), as it was a little rusty. He has also expressed interest in performing in a German-language film or theatre production one day. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

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