Michael Fassbender is a London based actor of German and Irish descent. He has prominently appeared in blockbuster Hollywood movies. English is his first language; German is his second. He is known for his fantastic intense performances and deep voice. He was born on 2 April 1977 in Heidelberg, Germany. He discovered his passion for acting when participated in a school play at the age of 17. He shifted to London to pursue his dream at the Drama Centre London, at the age of 19.
was one of his classmates over there. Later, Fassbender dropped out. He was a part of some TV shows and plays, namely Band of Brothers (2001), Book at Bedtime (2003), Allegiance (2006).
His foray into mainstream cinema happened with Zack Snyder’s 300 (2006) where he played the character Stelios. The film turned out to be a major success. He went on a diet for his role in Hunger (2008) and lost 33 pounds. Later, he acted in Inglourious Basterds and
, both of which were highly appreciated. He played Magneto in the superhero movie X-Men: First Class (2011). The film was a huge success and made Fassbender a big star. He shares Ian McKellen’s character.
Therefore he studied McKellen’s work in preparation for the role. The two actors met for the first time at the 2013 Comic Con. He is known to be close friends with actor
, his co-star from X-Men. He starred in A Dangerous Method (2011), Haywire (2012), Prometheus (2012), 12 Years A Slave (2013) and had been wide praised for his performances.
He returned to portrayed Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). He starred in Macbeth (2015) and
(2015), where he played the titular characters in both the movies. He handles both British and American films. Even after his phenomenal success, he still resides modestly in the same London flat, where he lived during his struggling days.