Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Snowman (2017)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1977

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

German-born, Irish-raised actor Michael Fassbender first caught many viewers' attention with the role of Sergeant Burton Pat on the HBO-produced WWII series Band of Brothers in 2001. He would make waves again with roles on a number of popular British TV series, like Murphy's Law and Hex, 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 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 Hunger, and Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic Inglourious Basterds. 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.In 2013, he re-teamed with his Hunger and Shame director Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave, earning Fassbender his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised his role of Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. The following year, he tackled "the Scottish play," playing Lord Macbeth opposite Marion Cotillard's Lady Macbeth, and earned rave reviews (and a second Oscar nomination) playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
22% Dark Phoenix Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2019
No Score Yet Kung Fury Actor 2019
7% The Snowman Harry Hole $6.7M 2017
65% Alien: Covenant David/Walter $74.3M 2017
43% Song to Song Cook $0.5M 2017
57% Trespass Against Us Chad Cutler 2017
18% Assassin's Creed Callum Lynch / Aguilar Cal Lynch/Aguilar de Nerha Producer $54.7M 2016
61% The Light Between Oceans Tom Sherbourne $12.6M 2016
47% X-Men: Apocalypse Erik Lensherr/Magneto $135.8M 2016
80% Macbeth Macbeth $1.8M 2015
85% Steve Jobs Steve Jobs $12.5M 2015
92% Slow West Silas Selleck Executive Producer 2015
92% Frank Frank 2014
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lensherr/Magneto $199.4M 2014
No Score Yet A Day Late and a Dollar Short Producer 2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut) Erik Lensherr/Magneto 2014
33% The Counselor Counselor $14.7M 2013
95% 12 Years a Slave Epps $50.7M 2013
No Score Yet 1 Narrator 2013
73% Prometheus David $126.5M 2012
80% Haywire Paul $19M 2012
79% Shame Brandon $3M 2011
78% A Dangerous Method Carl Jung $5.8M 2011
86% X-Men: First Class Erik Lensherr/Magneto $145.4M 2011
84% Jane Eyre Edward Rochester 2011
61% Centurion Centurion Quintus Dias $0.2M 2010
12% Jonah Hex Burke $10.6M 2010
91% Fish Tank Connor $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Pitch Black Heist Actor Executive Producer 2010
43% Blood Creek Richard Wirth 2009
89% Inglourious Basterds Lt. Archie Hicox $120.6M 2009
90% Hunger Bobby Sands 2008
79% Eden Lake Steve 2008
No Score Yet I Am Happy Actor 2008
50% Angel Esmé 2007
61% 300 Stelios $210.6M 2007
No Score Yet A Bear Named Winnie Harry Colbourn 2005
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Charles Allen 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2017
2016
2014
2013
2007
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Hex
2004-2005
Azazeal 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Charles Allen 2005
94% Band of Brothers
2001
Burton P. `Pat' Christenson 2001

QUOTES FROM Michael Fassbender CHARACTERS

Apocalypse says: You betrayed me!?

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: No. I betrayed them.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Who the fuck are you?

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Is this what you want from me! Is this all I am?

Charles Xavier says: Erik, don't join them.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: What ever it is you think you saw in me, I buried it with my family.

Charles Xavier says: Goodbye, old friend.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Good luck, Professor.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Who the fuck are you?

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: "My name isn't Henryk....My name is Magneto."

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: My name isn't Henryk... my name is Magneto.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Doesn't it ever wake you up in the middle night, the feeling that someday they'll come for you and your children.

Charles Xavier says: I feel a great swirl of pity for the poor soul that comes to my school looking for trouble.

Callum Lynch says: We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Whatever it is you think you saw in me, I buried it with my family.

Steve Jobs says: No one's named after anything, it's a coincidence.

Steve Jobs says: Coach lands on the runway the same time as first class.

Steve Jobs says: Stop! You ! What size of shirt do you wear?

Steve Jobs says: Stop! You! What size of shirt do you wear?

Engineer with Diskette says: Me?

Steve Jobs says: Does anyone know what size of shirt he wears? Does anyone know what size of shirt I wear?

Joanna Hoffman says: Does anyone know where the closest psychiatrist is?

Macbeth says: Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Or art thou but A dagger of the mind

Macbeth says: Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Or art thou but a dagger of the mind.

Macbeth says: Life is but a walking shadow

Macbeth says: Life is but a walking shadow.

Steve Jobs says: I don't want people to hate me. I'm indifferent if people hate me.

Steve Jobs says: Hi, I'm Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs says: Hi, I'm Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs says: "God sent his son on a suicide mission but we still like him because he invented trees."

Steve Jobs says: God sent his son on a suicide mission but we still like him because he invented trees.

Macbeth says: I dare do all that may become a man. Who dares do more is none.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: Who the fuck are you?!

Apocalypse says: Come and see.

Steve Jobs says: Even if that were true it doesn't sound that diabolical to me.

Steve Jobs says: She's not my daughter!

Steve Jobs says: You had three weeks. The universe was created in a third of that time.

Steve Jobs says: Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.

Steve Jobs says: Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.

Silas Selleck says: A jackrabbit in a den of wolves - fortunate to be alive.

Silas Selleck says: That kid was a wonder. He saw things differently. To him, we were in a land of hope and good will.

David says: Why do you think you're people made me?

Charlie Holloway says: We made you cuz we could.

David says: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you, to you the same thing for me know creator.

Ruth says: Thanks. I owe you.

Counselor says: Yes, you do.

Ruth says: How 'bout a blowjob?

Counselor says: You'd still owe me $380.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: No more hiding, no more suffering. You have lived in the shadows in shame and fear for too long. Come out! Join me! Fight together in the brotherhood of our kind. A new tomorrow, that starts today.

Edwin Epps says: A man is free to do as he pleases with his property.

Edwin Epps says: And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Edwin Epps says: And that servant which knew his lord's will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Edwin Epps says: You're not a free man, you're not more than a Georgia runaway.

Edwin Epps says: Sin? There is no sin. Man does how he pleases with his property.

Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto says: Let's just say I'm Frankenstein's monster... and I'm looking for my creator

Counselor says: Catfish?

David says: [to Vickers] Cup of tea, mum?

David says: Cup of tea, mum?

Carl Jung says: My love for you was the most important thing in my life. For better or worse, it made me understand who I am.

Carl Jung says: [looking at her pregnant belly] He should be mine.

Carl Jung says: He should be mine.

Sabina Spielrein says: Yes.

Carl Jung says: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living. [we see Sabina crying as she leaves in a coach, then we see Jung sitting emotionally withdrawn in his backyard]

Carl Jung says: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.

Carl Jung says: If I may say so, dear Professor, you make the mistake of treating your friends like patients. This enables you to reduce them into the level of children, so that their only choice is to become obsequious non-entities, or bullying enforces of the parting line. While you sit on the mountain top, the infallible father figure, and nobody dares to pluck you by the beard and say, think about your behavior, and then decide which one of us is the neurotic. I speak as a friend.

Carl Jung says: Listen, I made a stupid mistake.

Sabina Spielrein says: Is that what it was?

Carl Jung says: I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession,I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.

Carl Jung says: I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession, I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.

Carl Jung says: There are so many mysteries, so much further to go.

Sigmund Freud says: Please, we can't be too careful! We can't afford to wonder into these speculative areas. Telepathy! Singing bookcases! Fairies at the bottom of the garden. It won't do! It won't do.

Sigmund Freud says: Pity, I should never have sent Otto Gross to you. I blame myself.

Carl Jung says: Well I'm very grateful you did. All those provocative discussions helped crystallize my thinking.

Carl Jung says: You think Freud's right? You think that all neurosis is a exclusively sexual origin?

Otto Gross says: I think Freud's obsession with sex probably has a great deal to do with the fact that he never gets any.

Carl Jung says: You could be right.

Carl Jung says: It's a complete waste of my time. Writing prescriptions for Athlete's Foot and examining cocks from morning till night.

Emma Jung says: I'm sad for you too.

Carl Jung says: It's not good for me. It's not good for my patients.

Sigmund Freud says: Is she a virgin?

Carl Jung says: Yes, certainly.

Sigmund Freud says: Mm.

Carl Jung says: Almost certainly.

Carl Jung says: No. Certainly.

Erik Lensherr/Magneto says: What's the last thing you remember?

Charles Xavier/Professor X says: I had a glimpse into the past

Charles Xavier/Professor X says: I had a glimpse into the past.

Erik Lensherr says: (in german) They don't have a name. It was taken from them by pig farmers and tailors.

Erik Lensherr says: They don't have a name. It was taken from them by pig farmers and tailors.

Edward Rochester says: i've a strange feeling with regard to you, as if i had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. and if you were to leave, i'm afraid that cord of communion would snap.

Edward Rochester says: i've a strange feeling with regard to you, as if i had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. and if you were to leave, I'm afraid that cord of communion would snap.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: Well, if this is it, old boy, I hope you don't mind if I go out speaking the King's.

David says: "There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing."

David says: There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.

Persian says: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun.

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade.

David says: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

David says: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

Peter Weyland says: There's nothing.

David says: I know. Have a good journey, Mr. Weyland.

David says: Sometimes to create, one must first destroy.

Charlie Holloway says: They're making you guys pretty close.

David says: Not too close, I hope.

Peter Weyland says: There is... nothing.

David says: I know. Have a good journey Mr. Weyland.

David says: (while combing his newly dyed hair in the mirror) The trick is, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

David says: [while combing his newly dyed hair in the mirror] The trick is, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

Charlie Holloway says: What we hoped to achieve was to meet our makers, to get answers why they made us in the first place.

David says: Why do you think your people made me?

Charlie Holloway says: We made ya 'cause we could.

David says: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?

David says: The answer is irrelevant. Does it matter why they changed their minds?

Elizabeth Shaw says: Yes. Yes it does.

Fifield says: I don't understand.

David says: Well... I guess that's because I'm a human being, and you're a robot.

David says: But, may I ask what you hope to achieve by going there?

Elizabeth Shaw says: They created us then they tried to kill us. They changed their minds. I deserve to know why.

Elizabeth Shaw says: I don't want to go back where we came from. I want to go where they came from. You think you can do that, David?

David says: Yes. I believe I can...

David says: Even after all this, you still believe, don't you?

Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto says: Frankenstein meets his creator...

Persian says: Our arrows will blot out the Sun

Persian says: Our arrows will blot out the sun.

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Charles Xavier says: Erik, you said yourself we're the better men. This is the time to prove it. There are thousands of men on those ships. Good, honest, innocent men! They're just following orders.

Erik Lensherr says: I've been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Wait, we don't know what's on the other side.

David says: Whoops, sorry.

David says: Whoops, sorry

David says: Whoops, sorry.

Brandon says: How are you helping me? How are you helping me? You come in here and you're a weight on me, you're a burden, you just fucking dragging me down.

Carl Jung says: It's generally thought to be the man who should take the initiative.

Sabina Spielrein says: Don't you think there's something male in every woman and something female in every man? Or should be?

Xerxes says: Our arrows will blot out the sun!

Persian says: Our arrows will blot out the sun!

King Leonidas says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Edward Rochester says: What is it? Jane Eyre with nothing to say?

Jane Eyre says: Everything seems unreal.

Edward Rochester says: I am real enough.

Jane Eyre says: You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all.

Paul says: I'm assuming the motive of everyone involved is strictly professional.

Kenneth says: Paul, the motive is money. The motive is always money...

Charles Xavier says: They're just kids

Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto says: No they were kids.

Brandon says: Actions count, but words not.

Elizabeth Shaw says: I don't want to go where we came from. I want to go where they came from.

David says: I don't understand.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Well, maybe that's because I'm human and you're a robot.

Peter Weyland says: There is nothing.

David says: I know. Have a nice trip, Mr. Weyland.

Carl Jung says: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living

Carl Jung says: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.

Otto Gross says: I can't understand what you're waiting for. Just take her to some secluded spot and thrush her to within an inch of her life. That's clearly what she wants. How can you deny her such a simple pleasure?

Carl Jung says: Pleasure's never simple, as you very well know.

Otto Gross says: It is. Of course it is. Until we decide to complicate it. What my father call maturity, what I call surrender

Carl Jung says: Surrender for me would be to give in to these urges.

Otto Gross says: Then surrender. It doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you don't let the experience escape. That's my prescription.

Otto Gross says: I can't understand what you're waiting for. Just take her to some secluded spot and thrush her to within an inch of her life. That's clearly what she wants. How can you deny her such a simple pleasure?

Carl Jung says: Pleasure's never simple, as you very well know.

Otto Gross says: It is. Of course it is. Until we decide to complicate it. What my father call maturity, what I call surrender

Carl Jung says: Surrender for me would be to give in to these urges.

Otto Gross says: Then surrender. It doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you don't let the experience escape. That's my prescription.

Otto Gross says: It seems to me the measure of the true perversity of the human race, that one of us have very few have lively pleasurable image of the subject of so much hysteria and impression.

Carl Jung says: But not to repress yourself is to unleash all kinds of dangerous and destructive forces.

Otto Gross says: Our job is to make our patients capable of feeling.

Carl Jung says: I've heard it said that you helped one of your patients to kill herself.

Otto Gross says: She was reasonably suicidal, I just explained how she could do it without watching it. Then I asked her is she didn't prefer the idea of becoming my lover. She opted for both.

Carl Jung says: That can't be what we want for our patients.

Sigmund Freud says: Freedom is freedom.

Carl Jung says: Explain this analogy made between the sexes, the death instinct.

Sabina Spielrein says: Professor Freud claims that the sexual drive arises from a simple urge towards pleasure. If he's right, the question is why is this urge so often successfully repressed?

Carl Jung says: You used to have a theory involving the impulse towards destruction, self destruction. Losing oneself.

Sabina Spielrein says: Suppose we think of sexuality as futile, losing oneself as you say, but losing oneself in the other. In other words, destroying ones own individuality. Wouldn't the ego in self defense automatically resist the impulse?

Carl Jung says: You mean for selfish not for social reasons?

Sabina Spielrein says: Yes. I'm saying that perhaps true sexuality demands the destruction of the ego.

Carl Jung says: In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose

Carl Jung says: In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose.

David says: Elizabeth, are you there?

Elizabeth Shaw says: Yes I'm here...

David says: Run, Elizabeth, run fast! He's coming after you!

David says: We can go back to where we came from...

Elizabeth Shaw says: I don't want go to back to where we came from. I want to go where they came from. You think you can do that, David?

Elizabeth Shaw says: I don't want to go back where we're from. I want to go where THEY came from.

David says: Yes, I believe I can. May I ask what you hope to achieve by going there?

David says: And then what? What would you do there?

Elizabeth Shaw says: They created us. Then they tried to kill us. They changed their minds. I deserve to know why.

Elizabeth Shaw says: I want to know why they created us humans, then suddenly decided to destroy us.

David says: The answer is irrelevant. It doesn't matter why they changed their minds.

David says: Why do you wanna know the truth?

Elizabeth Shaw says: Yes - yes, it does.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Because I deserve to know the truth. you would never understand. You're a robot.

David says: I don't understand.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Well I guess that's because I'm a human being, and you're a robot.

David says: Sometimes to create, one must first destroy.

David says: The trick is not minding that it hurts.

David says: There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing

David says: There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.

David says: You lost your faith.

David says: The trick William Potter is not minding that is hurts

David says: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

David says: Why do you think your people made me?

Charlie Holloway says: We made ya 'cause we could.

David says: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?

David says: I didn't think you had it in you. Poor choice of words.

David says: The trick is, not minding it hurts.

Meredith Vickers says: What did he say?

David says: I'm sorry that's confidential.

Meredith Vickers says: So help me God, I will find the cord that makes you run and I will cut it! What did he say?

David says: He said 'try harder'...

David says: "Sometimes to create life you have to destroy it."

David says: Sometimes to create life, you have to destroy first.

David says: Why did your people make me?

David says: Why did you think your people make me?

Charlie Holloway says: Because we could.

Charlie Holloway says: We made you because we could.

David says: And how would you feel if your makers said the same to you?

David says: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?

Charlie Holloway says: I guess it's good you can't be disappointed.

David says: "I didn't know you had it in you..."

David says: I didn't know you had it in you...

David says: How far would you go to get your answers?

David says: Small hings have big beginnings

David says: Big things have small beginnings.

David says: How far would you go, to get what you came all this way for? Anything and everything

David says: How far would you go, to get what you came all this way for?

Charlie Holloway says: Anything and everything.