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Michael Fassbender Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

German-born actor Michael Fassbender first caught many viewers' attention with the role of Sergeant Burton Pat on the HBO-produced WWII series [[Feature~V258567~Band of Brothers~bandofbrothers[tvseries]]] in 2001. He would make waves again with roles on a number of popular British TV series, like Murphy's Law and [[Feature~V357156~Hex~hex[tvseries]]], but Fassbender would ingrain himself in the minds of American audiences when he was cast in the role of Spartan warrior Stelios in the 2006 blockbuster [[Feature~V334031~300~300]], even uttering the iconic line "Then we will fight in the shade." Fassbender would continue to find exciting roles in film, appearing in movies like the critically acclaimed [[Feature~V452736~Hunger~hunger]], and [[Performer~P113658~Quentin Tarantino~quentintarantino]]'s World War II epic [[Feature~V465163~Inglourious Basterds~inglouriousbasterds]]. He quickly became one of the most sought-after and respected young actors in the business earning rave reviews in 2011 for his work as a sex-addict in Shame, and that same year played Magneto in the successful X-Men prequel. The next year he continued to work with revered directors, playing an assassin in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, and landing a lead role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi summer film Prometheus. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi