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25th Apr '14 1:47:04 PM MarkLungo
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->''"What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone.\\
I want to take risks and keep myself scared."''
-->-- '''Michael Fassbender'''

Michael Fassbender is CulturedBadass: the man. He is an Irish actor with a background in theater who starred in the 2008 film ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' about the 1981 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Irish hunger strike]]. While the film had a fairly limited release, Fassbender's intense performance got a lot of praise.

He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.
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!!Selected Works:

* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' (2001)
* ''{{Hex}}'' (2004)
* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Centurion}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Shame}}'' (2011)
* ''Film/JaneEyre'' (2011)
* ''Film/ADangerousMethod'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Haywire}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' (2013)
* ''Film/TheCounselor'' (2013)
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Fassbender has dated a string of black and/or racially mixed girlfriends, and has stated in interviews that he prefers darker women. A [[FanDumb small but loud]] segment of his white female fanbase has reacted... poorly, to say the least.
* DoingItForTheArt: For his role in ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' Fassbender dropped about thirty pounds and obsessively rehearsed the lengthy scenes. In general, Fassbender is known for his desire to fully embody his characters.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At the MTV Awards 2012:
--> '''Music/RussellBrand:''' The last time I did an MTV awards show, I ''did'' end up marrying someone that was there. So tonight, I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for my next wife...FASSBENDER!
** On the set of ''Film/JaneEyre'' his stallion would get an erection every time he got on it. In Cary Fukunaga's, the director's words: "Obviously Michael's sexual prowess extends to the animal kingdom as well."
* FanNickname: Fassy (Michael has acknowledged this and doesn't mind it that people call him that).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' his character is a German Jew (which is very important to the plot), but his accent is pretty uniformly still Irish. Interestingly, his performance was considered [[AbilityOverAppearance so good]], that this aspect is often noted, but rarely criticized. Justified in that he uses the same accent as used by Creator/IanMcKellen (who played the older version of his character in previous movies).
** Averted during his German speaking part in the film; Fassbender speaks German fluently, due to being half-German, and the contrast to Creator/KevinBacon's poorly accented German is very noticeable to German speakers.
* ProductionPosse: With Steve [=McQueen=]. Fassbender starred in all three films [=McQueen=] has directed (''Hunger'', ''Shame'' and ''12 Years a Slave'').
* PromotedFanboy: When he was in High School, he put together a school play of Creator/{{Quentin Tarantino}}'s ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', a fact that came up when Fassbender was reading for a role in Tarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
* RedHeadedHero
* RomanceOnTheSet: Dated actress Zoe Kravitz (Angel) while they were filming ''X-Men''.
** And dated his ''Shame'' costar Nicole Beharie.
* StarMakingRole: ''Hunger'' and [[Film/ThreeHundred 300]] brought him to worldwide attention but it was ''X-Men'' that really solidified his star status.
* VerbalTic: Has the tendency to say "sort of" and "you know" a lot in interviews. Watch an interview with him in it, and play a drinking game. You'll be smashed by the end.

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->''"What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone.\\
I want to take risks and keep myself scared."''
-->-- '''Michael Fassbender'''

Michael Fassbender is CulturedBadass: the man. He is an Irish actor with a background in theater who starred in the 2008 film ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' about the 1981 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Irish hunger strike]]. While the film had a fairly limited release, Fassbender's intense performance got a lot of praise.

He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.
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!!Selected Works:

* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' (2001)
* ''{{Hex}}'' (2004)
* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Centurion}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Shame}}'' (2011)
* ''Film/JaneEyre'' (2011)
* ''Film/ADangerousMethod'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Haywire}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' (2013)
* ''Film/TheCounselor'' (2013)
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Fassbender has dated a string of black and/or racially mixed girlfriends, and has stated in interviews that he prefers darker women. A [[FanDumb small but loud]] segment of his white female fanbase has reacted... poorly, to say the least.
* DoingItForTheArt: For his role in ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' Fassbender dropped about thirty pounds and obsessively rehearsed the lengthy scenes. In general, Fassbender is known for his desire to fully embody his characters.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At the MTV Awards 2012:
--> '''Music/RussellBrand:''' The last time I did an MTV awards show, I ''did'' end up marrying someone that was there. So tonight, I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for my next wife...FASSBENDER!
** On the set of ''Film/JaneEyre'' his stallion would get an erection every time he got on it. In Cary Fukunaga's, the director's words: "Obviously Michael's sexual prowess extends to the animal kingdom as well."
* FanNickname: Fassy (Michael has acknowledged this and doesn't mind it that people call him that).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' his character is a German Jew (which is very important to the plot), but his accent is pretty uniformly still Irish. Interestingly, his performance was considered [[AbilityOverAppearance so good]], that this aspect is often noted, but rarely criticized. Justified in that he uses the same accent as used by Creator/IanMcKellen (who played the older version of his character in previous movies).
** Averted during his German speaking part in the film; Fassbender speaks German fluently, due to being half-German, and the contrast to Creator/KevinBacon's poorly accented German is very noticeable to German speakers.
* ProductionPosse: With Steve [=McQueen=]. Fassbender starred in all three films [=McQueen=] has directed (''Hunger'', ''Shame'' and ''12 Years a Slave'').
* PromotedFanboy: When he was in High School, he put together a school play of Creator/{{Quentin Tarantino}}'s ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', a fact that came up when Fassbender was reading for a role in Tarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
* RedHeadedHero
* RomanceOnTheSet: Dated actress Zoe Kravitz (Angel) while they were filming ''X-Men''.
** And dated his ''Shame'' costar Nicole Beharie.
* StarMakingRole: ''Hunger'' and [[Film/ThreeHundred 300]] brought him to worldwide attention but it was ''X-Men'' that really solidified his star status.
* VerbalTic: Has the tendency to say "sort of" and "you know" a lot in interviews. Watch an interview with him in it, and play a drinking game. You'll be smashed by the end.

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20th Feb '14 11:41:38 PM Fireblood
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** Averted during his German speaking part in the film; Fassbender speaks German fluently, and the contrast to Creator/KevinBacon's poorly accented German is very noticeable to German speakers.

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** Averted during his German speaking part in the film; Fassbender speaks German fluently, due to being half-German, and the contrast to Creator/KevinBacon's poorly accented German is very noticeable to German speakers.
19th Feb '14 11:24:11 PM m8e
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* PromotedFanboy: When he was in High School, he put together a school play of {{Quentin Tarantino}}'s ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', a fact that came up when Fassbender was reading for a role in Tarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.

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* PromotedFanboy: When he was in High School, he put together a school play of {{Quentin Creator/{{Quentin Tarantino}}'s ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', a fact that came up when Fassbender was reading for a role in Tarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
2nd Feb '14 6:50:03 AM m8e
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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.
19th Jan '14 12:26:45 PM Silverblade2
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* TallDarkAndHandsome
17th Jan '14 11:12:02 AM LongLiveHumour
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' his character is a German Jew (which is very important to the plot), but his accent is pretty uniformly still Irish. Interestingly, his performance was considered [[AbilityOverAppearance so good]], that this aspect is often noted, but rarely criticized. Justified in that he uses the same accent as used by IanMcKellen (who played the older version of his character in previous movies).

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' his character is a German Jew (which is very important to the plot), but his accent is pretty uniformly still Irish. Interestingly, his performance was considered [[AbilityOverAppearance so good]], that this aspect is often noted, but rarely criticized. Justified in that he uses the same accent as used by IanMcKellen Creator/IanMcKellen (who played the older version of his character in previous movies).
17th Jan '14 1:07:44 AM Aquila89
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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award nomination.

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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award nomination.Award.
17th Jan '14 1:07:21 AM Aquila89
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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including Oscar buzz, and a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.

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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including Oscar buzz, and an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award nomination.
15th Jan '14 11:54:53 PM WarriorEowyn
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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave.'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including Oscar buzz, and a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.

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He had a handful of other notable roles of the next two years, but things really took off in 2011. That year he played more coveted (and well-received) roles than many actors have in their entire career including [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]], [[ADangerousMethod Carl]] [[CarlJung Jung]], and [[Film/JaneEyre Mr. Rochester]]. He is known for his broodingly intense persona and dark charisma. While having a quick career turn is not uncommon for actors, few have been in so many high-profile roles so successfully. His career seems to be continuing strongly with roles in big films like RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. In 2013 he returned to work with Steve [=McQueen=], the director of ''Hunger'' and ''Shame,'' and played slaveowner Edwin Epps in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave.'', ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', a role he has garnered massive acclaim for, including Oscar buzz, and a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.
8th Jan '14 2:59:41 AM Silverblade2
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** And is now dating his ''Shame'' costar Nicole Beharie.

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** And is now dating dated his ''Shame'' costar Nicole Beharie.
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