MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Steve Jobs) is an award-winning actor
In 2001, Fassbender was seen in his breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg
and Tom Hanks' Band of Brothers. In 2007, he made his big-screen debut
as Spartan Stelios in Zack Snyder's 300.
Fassbender's performance as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's Hunger
won critical acclaim and, following the film's CamÃ©ra d'Or win at Cannes in
2008, Fassbender scooped up numerous international awards for best actor,
including the British Independent Film Award (BIFA), the Irish Film & Television
Award (IFTA), the London Film Critics' Circle Award, and awards at the 2008
Stockholm Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. Fassbender
was honored at the latter festival the following year as best supporting actor
for his performance in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank. Fassbender's performance in
Fish Tank also brought him BIFA and IFTA nominations, as well as his second
London Film Critics' Award.
Fassbender has seen critical and commercial success as Magneto in the X-Men
franchise (X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and the upcoming
X-Men: Apocalypse); as David in Ridley Scott's Prometheus; and as Carl Jung
in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method.
In 2014, Fassbender was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden
Globe Award and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award,
for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave.
12 Years a Slave marked Fassbender's third collaboration with McQueen,
following his role in 2012's Shame, for which he received a
Golden Globe nomination.
Fassbender's other film credits include Inglourious Basterds, Jane Eyre,
Haywire, The Counselor and Frank.
Fassbender was recently seen in Slow West, which opened to critical acclaim
in April, and will star in the title role in Macbeth, which opens in the U.S. in
December. He is currently shooting Assassin's Creed, which he is producing
through his production company DMC Film Limited with Ubisoft and
New Regency, set for a December 2016 release.
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