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Born in Germany and raised in Killarney, Ireland, MICHAEL FASSBENDER (David) enjoyed a phenomenal run of critically acclaimed performances in 2011 and 2012, garnering numerous accolades and awards, including the Best Actor award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and Irish Film and Television Award (IFTAs), as well as a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination for Best Actor for Steve McQueen's Shame.  The National Board of Review awarded Fassbender the Spotlight Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named him Best Actor for his performances in Shame and Davide Cronenberg's drama A Dangerous Method, in which Fassbender plays Carl Jung opposite Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen.  Fassbender was also recently seen in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, as Erik Lehnsherr, better known as super-villain Magneto; as Rochester in Cary Joji Fukunaga's Jane Eyre; and as an assassin opposite Ewan McGregor and Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire.  

Fassbender co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 blockbuster Inglourious Basterds, sharing with his fellow actors the Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, as well as the Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble.  

Fassbender starred as the late hunger striker Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's true-life drama Hunger.  The performance earned him the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and IFTA for Best Actor, a London Film Critics Award, and Best Actor honors from the 2008 Stockholm and Chicago International Film Festivals.  The following year, he was honored at the latter festival, as Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank.  This performance brought him BIFA and IFTA nominations, as well as his second London Film Critics Circle Award.  Fassbender was an IFTA nominee for his performance in Marc Munden's miniseries "The Devil's Whore.”

Born in Germany and raised in Ireland, Fassbender is a graduate of London's prestigious Drama Centre.  His breakthrough role came as Sgt. Burton "Pat" Christenson in HBO's epic, award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers.

After making his feature film debut in Zack Snyder's blockbuster 300, Fassbender appeared in Joel Schumacher's Blood Creek, James Watkins' Eden Late, Jimmy Hayward's Jonah Hex, Francois Ozon's Angel, and Neil Marshall's Centurion.

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