A DANGEROUS METHOD
MICHAEL FASSBENDER grew up in Killarney, Ireland. His early career was marked by
television roles including the epic Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks production Band
of Brothers. Other television credits include Gunpowder, Treason and Plot and
Marc Munden's major four-part serial for Channel 4, The Devil's Whore.
Since then Fassbender has starred in a diverse range of feature films including
Zack Snyder's 300, James Watkins' Eden Lake, Francois Ozon's Angel, Neil
Marshall's Centurion and Jimmy Hayward's Jonah Hex.
His most noted performance to date was his portrayal of Bobby Sands in Steve
McQueen's feature film directorial debut Hunger, which won the Camera d'Or at
Cannes and Fassbender the Best Actor Award at the British Independent Film
Awards. Fassbender and McQueen continued their working relationship with Shame,
which wrapped in New York in March 2011.
In 2008, Fassbender starred in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, which went on to
receive The Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as Quentin
Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds alongside Brad Pitt, Til Schweiger and Mike
Fassbender will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, Cary Fukunaga's
Jane Eyre playing Mr. Rochester alongside Mia Wasikowska, as the lead in Steve
McQueen's Shame alongside Carey Mulligan, and in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First
Class as Magneto. Fassbender recently finished shooting on Ridley Scott's
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