X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Erik Lehnsherr), born in Germany, grew
up in Killarney, Ireland, and studied and strained at the Drama Centre.
Fassbender's breakthrough role came in the epic Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks
production, Band of Brothers. Fassbender's big screen debut was in director Zack
Snyder's hugely successful 300, and offers for other film roles swiftly
Fassbender's performance as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's Hunger won
critical acclaim and, following the film's Camera D'Or winning premiere at
Cannes in 2008, Fassbender scooped up numerous international festival awards. He
went on to work with Quentin Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds, opposite Brad
Pitt and Diane Kruger. Other credits include Francois Ozon's Angel, Joel
Schumacher's Town Creek, James Watkin's Eden Lake, Neil Marshall's Centurion,
and Jimmy Hayward's Jonah Hex.
Later this year, Fassbender will be seen as Carl Jung opposite Viggo
Mortensen's Sigmund Freud in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. In March
2011 he starred as Edward Rochester opposite Mia Wasikowska in Cary Fukunaga's
Jane Eyre. He is currently before the cameras in Ridley Scott's original science
fiction epic Prometheus.
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