Michael Fassbender Bio, Wiki, Age, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, and Twitter

Michael Fassbender is a German and Irish actor best known for 300 (2006), Band of Brothers (2001), Hex (2004–05), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

Michael Fassbender Biography

Michael Fassbender is a German and Irish actor best known for 300 (2006), Band of Brothers (2001), Hex (2004–05), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Prometheus (2012), and Alien: Covenant (2017). He rose to fame after starring in the American action thriller film The Killer (2023).

Michael Fassbender Career

The first full-length movie Fassbender was in was 300. He had roles in shows like HBO’s Band of Brothers (2001) and Sky One’s Hex (2004–2005). As IRA volunteer Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), he first became known. For this role, he got a British Independent Film Award. In later years, she played parts in Fish Tank (2009), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Jane Eyre (2011), and A Dangerous Method (2011).

Fassbender became famous for his roles as Erik Lehnsherr, a mutant Holocaust survivor and Magneto, in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He also played David 8 and Walter One, two androids, in Prometheus (2012) and its sequel, Alien: Covenant (2017).

In Steve McQueen’s 2011 thriller Shame, he played a sex addict and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. He was up for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part as slave owner Edwin Epps in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. Fassbender was also in Frank (2014), The Counselor (2013), Macbeth (2015), and Steve Jobs (2015). He was up for the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing the lead in the second movie. He was in the action movie The Killer (2023) after a break.

As of 2017, Fassbender has been racing cars with the Ferrari Challenge. He drives for Proton Competition in the European Le Mans Series as of 2023. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning TV miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) gave Fassbender his first part on the big screen as Pat Christenson. As Azazeal, he played the part in both seasons of Hex on Sky One. He also played the lead role in the music video for The Cooper Temple Clause’s song “Blind Pilots.” At the end of the video, he wears a cowbell necklace and starts to change into a goat while out with his friends on a stag night.

Fassbender played Jonathan Harker in a ten-part radio adaptation of Dracula by BBC Northern Ireland. The show aired as part of the Book at Bedtime series from November 24, 2003, to December 5, 2003. He was also in a Guinness commercial called “The Quarrel” in early 2004. In it, he played a man who swims from Ireland to New York to apologize to his brother in person. This commercial won a gold award at the 2005 FAB Awards.

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Allegiance, a play by Mary Kenny based on the meeting between Michael Collins and Winston Churchill, ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006. Fassbender played Michael Collins, who was his great-great-granduncle. Another thing Fassbender and his production company did was create, direct, and star in a stage version of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. He was in Angel, which, in the UK, was called The Real Life of Angel Deverell.

Romola Garai played an odd young British writer whose life rose and fell in the early 1900s. Fassbender plays Esmé, a normal painter whom she falls in love with. The play, which was Francois Ozon’s first work in English and was based on a book by Elizabeth Taylor, had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, 2007, and in Paris on March 14, 2007. After that, he had a short role as Barney in Dean Cavanagh and Irvine Welsh’s Wedding Belles. He spoke with a Scottish accent.

In the fantasy action movie 300, which came out in 2006, Fassbender played Stelios, a young Spartan fighter. The movie did well at the box office. Fassbender went on a diet that limited him to 600 calories a day to get in shape for his part as Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoner Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen’s 2008 movie Hunger. He weighed 125 pounds (57 kg) as Sands.

The British Independent Film Award went to him for his performance, which was seen as his big break. After Hunger did well at the Cannes Film Festival a year ago, he was in two movies. The first was Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino, in which he played Lieutenant Archie Hicox, a British soldier. The other movie was called Fish Tank and was directed by Andrea Arnold. Both movies got good reviews from critics, and Fassbender did a great job in both of them.

In Neil Marshall’s bloody Roman war thriller-drama Centurion, he played Quintus Dias. He was also chosen as Richard Wirth in the Joel Schumacher movie Blood Creek, which stars Dominic Purcell. The story is about a man from West Virginia who faces his moral dilemmas and helps his brother kill a family that was guarding a Nazi occultist and had been holding his brother hostage for years so that the occultist could feed off of him. In the 2011 movie Jane Eyre, Fassbender played Edward Rochester, and Mia Wasikowska played the title part. The movie was directed by Cary Fukunaga.

Magneto was played by Fassbender in the superhero hit X-Men: First Class, which is a prequel to X-Men. It takes place in 1962 and is about Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto’s friendship. It also shows how their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, came to be. When it came out on June 3, 2011, the movie got good reviews and made a lot of money. It also made Fassbender a bigger movie star. In 2011, Fassbender played the role of Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung in David Cronenberg’s film A Dangerous Method. It was shown for the first time at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

Fassbender was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edwin Epps. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, which came out on May 23, 2014, Fassbender played Magneto again. It was the follow-up to X-Men: First Class. Frank is a comedy based on the character Frank Sidebottom, who was created by English actor Chris Sievey and played by Fassbender.

In 2015, Fassbender co-starred with Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn in the western Slow West. As the mysterious traveler Silas, he played the part. Danny Boyle directed the movie Steve Jobs, in which Fassbender played the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Filming began in January 2015 in San Francisco, U.S., and the movie came out in September of that year. The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender played Macbeth in a movie directed by Justin Kurzel. Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar, played Lady Macbeth, and David Thewlis played King Duncan. The movie’s launch was at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Filming for the project began in January 2014. In the 2016 movie X-Men: Apocalypse, Fassbender played Magneto again. The next movie he was in was The Light Between Oceans, which was based on a book by M. L. Stedman and was directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Filming began in New Zealand in late September 2014, and the movie came out on September 2, 2016. In 2016, Fassbender also appeared in the thriller Trespass Against Us with Brendan Gleeson, who is also Irish. The last movie he worked on this year was Assassin’s Creed, which was based on a video game. He co-produced it through his DMC Film company. It came out on December 21, 2016. Justin Kurzel, who directed Macbeth, played the lead part, and Fassbender worked with co-star Marion Cotillard again.

In May 2017, Fassbender played another character in Alien: Covenant, the follow-up to Prometheus. He also played the robot David again. In 2015, Fassbender was chosen as Harry Hole in The Snowman, based on Jo Nesbø’s book of the same name. He was the first actor to play the part, and the movie also starred Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie came out in October 2017 after filming began in January 2016. It was Fassbender who played Magneto again in the 2019 movie Dark Phoenix, which got bad reviews and didn’t do well at the box office.

After not starring in a movie for four years, Fassbender came back in David Fincher’s action thriller The Killer (2023), which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. However, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said Fassbender is perfect in the main role of a yoga-loving assassin. Moreover, in the same year, he was in Taika Waititi’s movie Next Goal Wins, which was based on a documentary of the same name.

Michael Fassbender Salary

Fassbender earns an annual salary of about $ 1 Million – $10 Million.

Michael Fassbender Net Worth

Fassbender has an estimated net worth of about $20 Million – $40 Million which he has earned throughout his career as an actor.

Michael Fassbender Age

Fassbender was born on April 2, 1977, in Heidelberg, Germany. He is 46 years old as of 2023 and he celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of April every year.

Michael Fassbender Height and Weight

Fassbender stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches tall (1.82m) and weighs 72 kgs (158 lbs).

Michael Fassbender Family

Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, West Germany to Josef Fassbender (father), and Adele Fassbender (mother). His mother Adele is the great-grand-niece of Michael Collins, the driving force behind the Irish Republican Army during Ireland’s War of Independence. Michael has an older sister named Catherine Fassbender, a neuropsychologist at MIND Institute in Sacramento, California.

Michael Fassbender Wife

Fassbender is married to Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress. The two began dating in December 2014 after meeting when playing a married couple in the 2016 movie The Light Between Oceans. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Ibiza on October 14, 2017. Moreover, they are blessed with one son named Frej Fassbender who was born in September 2021.

Michael Fassbender The Killer

Fassbender plays the role of The Killer, a professional assassin in the American action thriller film. A hired killer watches over a hotel room in Paris. He is getting ready to kill someone with a sniper gun when they check into the hotel room at some unknown time. While he waits for the target, he eats, does yoga, listens to The Smiths, and talks on the phone with Edward “Eddie” Hodges, his handler, an attorney, and his old law professor at the university. When the target shows up with a dominatrix, the Killer misses his target and shoots the dominatrix instead. He gets away from the cops on an e-scooter and throws away his gun and other gear. Then he takes a fake plane to get to the United States.

When the Killer gets back to his hideout and home in the Dominican Republic, it has been broken into and his girlfriend Magdala has been hurt. Her brother is watching over her in the urgent care unit of a hospital. He says that Magdala was questioned and abused by two killers, but she hurt one of them and got away. The Killer goes after Leo, the cab driver who took the killers to his house. Leo recognizes one of the killers as “The Brute,” a strong guy with a hurt leg, and another as a woman who “looked like a Q-Tip.” Leo is killed by the Killer, and he breaks his rule to “Fight only the battles you’re paid to fight” by trying to find the other killer.

The Killer goes to Hodges’ office in New Orleans, Louisiana, and checks it out while pretending to be a cleaning staff member. The Killer deletes the records of their work after making Hodges’ receptionist, Dolores, hold her boss and herself back. Hodges tries to get the Killer to leave, but the Killer shoots him in the chest with a nail gun to make him say the names of the hitmen. But Hodges doesn’t say their names, and he dies faster than the Killer thought he would.

Dolores offers to show the Killer the names of the killers she has on file in her home, but she asks that in exchange, the Killer give her a normal death so her children can get their life insurance money. The killer breaks his rule not to show sympathy when he gets the names at her house. He snaps her neck and pushes her down a flight of stairs, making it look like she fell by mistake. He later throws Hodges’ body away on a ship.

After that, the Killer drives to St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Brute’s limp helps him find him. The Killer puts drugs in his pit dog and then goes into his house to kill him. He is caught off guard and tackled. They start to fight, and the Brute figures out who the Killer is. The Killer shoots him and then runs away from his woken-up dog while setting fire to his house with a Molotov bottle.

The Killer goes to Beacon, New York, and meets The Expert “Q-Tip” Killer in a high-class restaurant. While they drink her “last supper” of whiskey, the Expert questions the Killer’s reasons for continuing to do his job even though he is getting worse at it. Outside in the park, the Expert seems to trip on the stairs and asks the Killer to help her up. Instead, the Killer kills her and sees that she is holding a knife that is hidden.

The Killer goes to Chicago to see the client, Henderson “Clay” Claybourne, who is a billionaire venture investor and lives in a fancy penthouse. However, under the name Jefferson, the Killer moves all of his money to the Dominican Republic and watches Claybourne’s daily routine. The Killer then copies Claybourne’s keycard and gets into his apartment using tools he bought online.

At gunpoint, the Killer faces Claybourne in his penthouse and asks him why he ordered the revenge hit. Claybourne says he doesn’t have a personal grudge against Hodges and decided to pay him for “the trail to be scrubbed” because him being a first-time client of a hitman. The Killer doesn’t hurt Claybourne, but he does say that he will die a “slow death” if Claybourne ever comes after him. Later, The Killer goes back to the Dominican Republic and sits next to Magdala while she heals.

Michael Fassbender Band of Brothers

Fassbender plays the role of Technical Sergeant Burton Christenson in the American war drama miniseries Band of Brothers. On D-Day, Christenson jumped right behind Captain Richard Winters in his plane. His descent was too fast, and he almost hit a tree. He landed safely in a field, close to a German AA position. He saw movement while he was hunched over behind an apple tree.

Christenson used the cricket twice and heard no answer, so he got ready to shoot. The man was Christenson’s backup machine gunner, Pvt. Woodrow Robbins, who had “Lost the clicker part of the cricket.” In the end, they met Bull Randleman, who had just bayoneted a German soldier. The three then went off to find someone to hang out with.

A small group of Easy Co. men he joined near Foy. When the 1st squad came under fire, they started firing at the German lines. But Christenson and a few other people got split from the rest of the patrol. Christenson thought that the team was completely wiped out, but he quickly found the rest of his group. Christenson was in Easy Company until the end of the war. He and the other soldiers in the company were mustered out on November 30, 1945.

Michael Fassbender The Kitchen

Fassbender was announced as the executive producer of the British science fiction drama film The Kitchen written by Daniel Kaluuya and Joe Murtagh.

Michael Fassbender Movies and TV Shows

  1. Band of Brothers
  2. 300
  3. Hex
  4. Hunger
  5. Fish Tank
  6. Inglourious Basterds
  7. Jane Eyre
  8. Prometheus
  9. Alien: Covenant
  10. Shame
  11. Macbeth
  12. The Counselor

Michael Fassbender Social Media Platforms

Fassbender is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and he has 32.5k followers on Twitter, 25.5k followers on Instagram, and 2.5k followers on Facebook.


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