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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 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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 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)
 2009 Fish Tank
Connor
 2008 Eden Lake
Steve
 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: 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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Music video: 2003 - 'The Cooper Temple Clause' - Song: Blind Pilots. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the effect of playing the role of 'Frank' with a paper bag on his head] When you put on a mask there's this sort of feeling like being bulletproof. I immediately felt a sense of mischief, playfulness and an anarchic sort of streak as well. Kind of like that trust exercise where you fall backwards and hopefully the people in the room catch you, otherwise you hit the ground. That's kind of what... See more »

Trivia:

The actor's second name - Fassbender (a variant of Fassbinder) - is the German for "cooper," a binder or repairer of casks and barrels. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, calm voice combined with emotionally intense performances See more »

Nickname:

Fassy

Star Sign:

Aries

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