Michael Fassbender young
April 02, 1977
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
79 kg | 174 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
11 US | 44 EU
30 in | 76 cm
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, West Germany, on April 2, 1977, is an German-born Irish actor. Young Michael Fassbender began his acting career on the stage, with the Oxford Stage Company. He made his big screen debut in epic war film 300 (2007) in role as Stelios. Fassbender's breakthrough performance came as IRA activist Bobby Sands in historical drama film Hunger (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Steve Jobs in drama film Steve Jobs (2015) directed by Danny Boyle.
He received an nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edwin Epps in drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013) directed by Steve McQueen.
He portrayed Marvel antihero Magneto in the X-Men film series: X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019).
He played sentient android David 8 in science fiction films Prometheus (2012) and sequel Alien: Covenant (2017) directed by Ridley Scott.
Inglourious Basterds (2009) drama action directed by Quentin Tarantino
Macbeth (2015) drama history opposite Marion Cotillard
A Dangerous Method (2011) drama thriller opposite Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen
Centurion (2010) historical action war with Olga Kurylenko and Imogen Poots
Jonah Hex (2010) supernatural western action with Megan Fox, John Malkovich and Josh Brolin
Jane Eyre (2011) romantic drama opposite Mia Wasikowska
Shame (2011) drama with Carey Mulligan
The Counselor (2013) crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott
Haywire (2011) action thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh
He began dating Swedish actress Alicia Vikander while filming The Light Between Oceans in 2014.
He loves skydiving and motorbikes.
Fan of Michael Schumacher.
Close friends with actor James McAvoy.
He is a supporter of football club Liverpool F.C.
Lives in London, England, U.K. and Lisbon, Portugal.
I love to go into a movie and have no idea what's going to happen in it.
Trying to identify and understand, as opposed to judging, is very important for me, in approaching characters.
I take my work seriously but I can't take myself too seriously. I'm in such a crazy privileged position.
Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.
My goal was for acting to become my main income. I would say to myself, 'I'm good enough.' That became my mantra.
Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality.
Well physically, I am attracted to darker women, I'm not gonna lie. To me I personally find them beautiful, but of course there's more to a person than what meets the eye. Everyone has their own uniqueness.
After 'Prometheus' I think I did six films back-to-back, and it's fine when you're doing them - OK, that's cool, I'll just go on to the next one - but it's actually in that downtime period where you stop and think, What's going on with me?