2 April 1977
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
as actor in theatre since 1994 (age 17)
as actor in television films since 2001 (age 24)
as actor in feature film since 2007 (age 30)
Spouse: Alicia Vikander (m. 2017)
His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic “300” (2007) as a Spartan warrior. He first came to prominence for his role as IRA activist Bobby Sands in “Hunger” (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award. Subsequent roles include in the “Fish Tank” (2009), “Inglourious Basterds” (2009), “Jane Eyre” (2011), “Dangerous Method” (2011), “Prometheus” (2012).
Since 2011, Fassbender stars as the Marvel Comics supervillain Magneto in X-Men film series.
In 2013, his role as slave owner Edwin Epps in the slavery epic “12 Years a Slave” was praised, earning him his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Fassbender portrayed the title role in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic “Steve Jobs” (2015), and received the second nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe.
Roles portrayed by Michael Fassbender
2019 Michael Fassbender as TBA in Kung Fury 2
The story will focus on Kung Fury’s universe with no real connection to the short movie other than the lead character.
Director: David Sandberg
2019 Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in Dark Phoenix
2017 Michael Fassbender as David / Walter One in Alien: Covenant
It’s British-American science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. Michael Fassbender starred as an android created by Weyland Corporation, formerly a crew member of the destroyed Prometheus. Michale Fassbender is also playing another android by the name of Walter who assists the crew aboard the Covenant.
2017 Michael Fassbender as Cook in Song to Song
It’s an experimental romantic drama film directed by Terrence Malick. Fassbender played a record producer.
2017 Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole in The Snowman
It’s a psychological crime horror thriller film directed by Tomas Alfredson, and based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. Michael played a brilliant and driven detective with unorthodox methods, a classic loose cannon in the police force.
2016 Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in “X-Men: Apocalypse”
2016 Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch / Aguilar in Assassin’s Creed
2016 Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne in “The Light Between Oceans”
It’s a romantic drama directed by Derek Cianfrance, and based on the 2012 novel The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
2015 Michael Fassbender as Chad Cutler in “Trespass Against Us”
To give a better future to his son, Chad Cutler (Fassbender) tries to get out of the criminal business that his family has run for generations. However, his own father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) considers doing so a betrayal, so it will not be easy for Chad to leave a well-rooted criminal system.
Director: Adam Smith
2015 Michael Fassbender as Silas Selleck in “Slow West”
2015 Michael Fassbender as Macbeth in “Macbeth”
2015 Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in “Steve Jobs”
2014 Michael Fassbender as Frank in “Frank”
2014 Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
2013 Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps in “12 Years a Slave”
For his role as a slave owner in the film he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
2013 Michael Fassbender as Counselor in “The Counselor”
2012 Michael Fassbender as David in “Prometheus”
2011 Michael Fassbender as Paul in “Haywire”
2011 Michael Fassbender as Edward Rochester in “Jane Eyre”
2011 Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in “X-Men: First Class”
2011 Michael Fassbender as Carl Gustav Jung in “A Dangerous Method”
2011 Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in “Shame”
2010 Michael Fassbender as Quintus Dias in “Centurion”
2010 Michael Fassbender as Burke in “Jonah Hex”
2009 Michael Fassbender as Richard Wirth in “Blood Creek”
2009 Michael Fassbender as Connor in “Fish Tank”
2009 Michael Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox in “Inglourious Basterds”
2008 Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in “Hunger”
2008 Michael Fassbender as Steve in “Eden Lake”
2007 Michael Fassbender as Stelios in “300”
2007 Michael Fassbender as Esmé Howe-Nevinson in “Angel”