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Bio For: Michael Fassbender
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MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Erik Lehnsherr), born in Germany, and raised in Killarney, Ireland, is a graduate of London's prestigious Drama Centre. His breakthrough role came when he was cast in the epic Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks production, "Band of Brothers" and his big screen debut with Zack Snyder's hugely successful "300."

Fassbender's performance as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's "Hunger" won large critical acclaim and, following the film's Camera D'Or winning premiere at Cannes in 2008, Fassbender scooped up numerous international festival awards including the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and Irish Film & Television Award (IFTA) for Best Actor; a London Film Critics Circle Award; and Best Actor honors from the 2008 Stockholm and Chicago International Film Festivals. He was honored at the latter festival the following year as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank." The portrayal brought him BIFA and IFTA nominations as well as his second London Film Critics Award. He was also an IFTA nominee for his performance in Marc Munden's miniseries "The Devil's Whore."

He went onto work with Quentin Tarantino in "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."

In 2011, Fassbender was seen as the young Magneto opposite James McAvoy's Professor X in Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class." He was also seen as Carl Jung opposite Viggo Mortensen's Sigmund Freud in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and as Edward Rochester opposite Mia Wasikowska in Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre." He reteamed with "Hunger" director Steve McQueen to play a sex addict in "Shame," which won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, the Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

Fassbender was the recipient of numerous international awards and nominations in recognition of his performances in more than one film to include the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor for "Jane Eyre" and "Shame," the London Critics Circle Film Award for Best Actor for "Shame" and "A Dangerous Method," the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for "X-Men: First Class," "Jane Eyre," "A Dangerous Method," and "Shame," and the National Board of Review's Spotlight Award for "A Dangerous Method," "X-Men: First Class," "Jane Eyre" and "Shame."

In 2012, Fassbender was seen as the android David in Ridley Scott's science fiction epic "Prometheus." He reteamed with Ridley Scott for "The Counselor" (2013). Written by Cormac McCarthy, Fassbender plays a lawyer, opposite Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, who finds himself over his head having got embroiled in drug trafficking.

Also in 2013, Fassbender reteamed with Steve McQueen for the highly acclaimed "12 Years a Slave," based on the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery, and his subsequent fight for survival and freedom. As well as Fassbender receiving Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and Independent Spirit nominations for his role as Edwin Epps, a malevolent slave owner, the movie won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA, PGA and Broadcast Critics Choice Awards.

In addition, Fassbender starred in several movies including the "Untitled Terrence Malick Project," a story about two intersecting love triangles set against Austin's colorful music scene and "Frank," a comedy about a young wannabe musician who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew. Both titles are due for release in 2014.

Most recently, Fassbender has starred in "Slow West," directed by John Maclean; opposite Marion Cotillard in Macbeth; and is set to star in "Trespass Against Us." All three are set for release in 2015. Fassbender is also developing "Assassins Creed" through his production company DMC Film Ltd with Ubisoft and New Regency.

Movies For: Michael Fassbender
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11 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG-13) On Video: 10/14/2014 At Theaters: 5/23/2014
12 YEARS A SLAVE (R) On Video: 3/4/2014 At Theaters: 10/18/2013
THE COUNSELOR (R) On Video: 2/11/2014 At Theaters: 10/25/2013
PROMETHEUS (R) On Video: 10/9/2012 At Theaters: 6/8/2012
HAYWIRE (R) On Video: 5/1/2012 At Theaters: 1/20/2012
SHAME (NC-17) On Video: 4/17/2012 At Theaters: 12/2/2011
A DANGEROUS METHOD (R) On Video: 3/27/2012 At Theaters: 11/23/2011
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (PG-13) On Video: 9/9/2011 At Theaters: 6/3/2011
JANE EYRE (PG-13) On Video: 8/16/2011 At Theaters: 3/11/2011
JONAH HEX (PG-13) On Video: 10/12/2010 At Theaters: 6/18/2010
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (R) On Video: 12/15/2009 At Theaters: 8/21/2009
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