|Michael Fassbender Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||April 2, 1977|
Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor who is best known for portraying the role of Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. He has also appeared in several other TV shows and films such as Inglourious Basterds, Blood Creek, Jane Eyre, 12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs, Assassin’s Creed, NCS: Manhunt, Murphy’s Law, and Wedding Belles. Michael has won numerous awards such as AACTA International Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
German and Irish
Michael attended Fossa National School, and later went to St. Brendan’s College (The Sem) in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, and finally the Drama Centre London in London, England.
- Father – Josef Fassbender (After moving to Ireland, Josef worked as a chef in a restaurant called West End House)
- Mother – Adele Fassbender
- Siblings – Catherine Fassbender (Older Sister) (Neuropsychologist)
Michael Fassbender was signed to William Morris Endeavor before starting his career.
6 ft or 183 cm
79 kg or 174 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Michael dated –
- Leasi Andrews (2008-2009) – From 2008 to 2009, model and actress, Leasi dated Fassbender. Leasi is known for dating famous men.
- Sunawin Andrews – He dated Sunawin Andrews in the past. In 2010, Sunawin reportedly filed a restraining order against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She claimed that he had thrown her over a chair and had dragged her alongside his car.
- Zoë Kravitz (2010-2011) – Michael Fassbender appeared in 2011 movie X-Men: First Class with Zoe Kravitz. They were RUMORed to be dating after their meeting on the set of the movie.
- Nicole Beharie (2012-2013) – From 2012 to January 2013, Fassbender hooked up with American actress, Nicole Beharie. She is her Shame co-star.
- Louise Hazel (2013) – Olympia Louise Hazel dated in 2013. Fassbender (German), Louise (British), and Bradley Cooper (American) were seen spending time together in London May 24, 2013. They dined together at Wolseley cafe.
- Rosario Dawson (2013) – American actress, Rosario was RUMORed to be dating Michael in 2013.
- Madalina Diana Ghenea (2013) – Romanian actress and model Madalina Diana Ghenea and Michael were romantically linked in October 2013.
- Naomi Campbell (2014) – English model, Naomi Campbell and Michael were RUMORed to have had a fling in April 2014.
- Alicia Vikander (2014-Present) – Swedish actress, Alicia Vikander and Michael have dated each other ON and OFF from November 2014. They had split for some time in September 2015. But, reconciled later. The duo got married on October 14, 2017, in Ibiza, Spain. In September 2021, it was reported that Alicia and Michael had welcomed their first child together, a son. In July 2022, during an interview, Alicia revealed that the couple had suffered a miscarriage before welcoming their son.
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep, calm voice with emotionally intense performances
- Acting with his eyes
- Square shape jaw
Michael’s body specifications are speculated to be –
- Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
- Waist – 30 in or 76 cm
He has appeared in a Guinness television commercial.
Best Known For
Playing Bobby Sands in the film Hunger (2008), Lieutenant Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Erik Lehnsherr/ Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011), Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011), Brandon Sullivan in Shame (2011), David in the 2012 film Prometheus and others.
Fassbender appeared in the 2007 American fantasy action-adventure film 300 for his role as Stelios.
First TV Show
In 2001, Michael appeared in a ten-part, 11-hour television World War II TV miniseries Band of Brothers for his role as Burton ‘Pat’ Christenson.
He has given his voice to the character, named Logan for the 2010 action role playing video game Fable III.
Michael has a great set of upper-body arms. He really goes for the exercises, when it comes to fitness. Push-ups, pull-ups, box jumps, and floor wipers (lie on the floor at your back by holding a set of dumbbells. Then, start raising your legs towards them.). Fassbender does cardio like cycling, running, etc. To work on his biceps, he opts for preacher curls.
His diet plan varies a lot depending on the movie roles.
Michael Fassbender Favorite Things
- Songs – Orion (By Metallica), Beneath the Remains (By Sepultura), Reign in Blood (By Slayer)
- Band – Nirvana, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Jack White, Jay-Z, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, The Chieftains
Michael Fassbender Facts
- When he was 2 years old, his parents relocated to Ireland.
- Before starting his acting career, Michael worked as a postman, bartender, manual laborer, Dell employee, and market researcher for Royal Mail.
- Michael can do fencing.
- He loves skydiving and motorbikes.
- In 2013, Fassbender was ranked at #8 in Empire’s “100 Sexiest Movie Stars” list.
- One of his best accessories is his grandfather’s cap. (Vogue)
- He speaks both English and German. But, his first language is English.
- His second name “Fassbender” is a variant of Fassbinder, which is actually a German name for “Cooper”.
- Michael is a big fan of Michael Schumacher, a former racing car driver and Formula One champion.
- He is also a racing driver and had started competing in auto racing in 2017 during the Ferrari Challenge.
- In 2020, Michael was ranked at the 9th spot in The Irish Times‘ “Ireland’s greatest film actors” list.
- He is good friends with Steve McQueen.
- Fassbender is a member of The Hospital Club, UK.
- Michael is not on social media.