DOB: April 2, 1977
Background: Fassbender was born in West Germany but his family moved to Ireland when he was two-years-old. He attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Filmography: One of his first roles was in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," but his first mainstream success came when he appeared in Zack Snyder's action film "300." He underwent a crash diet to prepare for his role as a hunger-striking army prisoner in "Hunger," which earned him great acclaim in 2008. He co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's Best Picture-nominated "Inglourious Basterds" and the acclaimed indie "Fish Tank." This year he played Rochester in a film adaptation of "Jane Eyre" and Magneto in "X-Men: First Class" and will be seen in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which he plays psychology pioneer Carl Jung.
Best Film Drama Actor Nomination
"Shame" (2012); lost to George Clooney ("The Descendants")
SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Ensemble ("Inglourious Basterds," 2010)
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