Star Profile: Michael Fassbender

Mimi ON Mar 31, 2011 AT 1:03 pm


Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany to German and Irish parents. He spent his early years on TV shows but is making a name for himself on the big screen now as he’s set to star in X-Men: First Class.

His first major part was Burton “Pat” Christenson in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning Band of Brothers in 2001 but you may not know that he also produced, directed and starred in the stage version of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, along with his production company Peanut Productions, and in another of the director’s most famous films, Inglourious Basterds.

Fassbender went on to appear in The Real Life of Angel Deverell in 2007 which was about the rise and fall of an eccentric young British writer in the early 20th century. He plays her love interest and average painter Esmé. The drama was even premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

X-Men - First Class

The cast of X-Men - First Class (Fassbender in the leather jacket on the left)

This year the actor is set to play Mr. Rochester in the film Jane Eyre, featuring Mia Wasikowska in the title role, which release 9th September, and he has completed filming A Dangerous Method with director David Cronenberg, where he plays the role based on the Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung, featuring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel.

In what is probably due to be his most memorable role thus far, and the one we’re most excited about, Fassbender will portray Magneto in X-Men: First Class later this year.

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