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With a continually rising profile, Michael Fassbender is quickly emerging as a future star. Born in Germany and raised in Ireland, this German-Irish actor has learned his trade in London and has been working his way upward, enough so to at least earn him a spotlight in Actor Affinity. You might recognize Fassbender from supporting roles in 300 and Inglorious Bastards and he's reportedly in talks to star as a young Magneto in X-Men: First Class, which arrives next summer.
Soon after Fassbender graduated from the Drama Centre London he successfully auditioned for the role of Sgt. Burton "Pat" Christenson in Band of Brothers and starred in seven episodes of that excellent series. He quickly found work on British television, with recurring roles and guest appearances in many programs such as Murphy’s Law, Trial and Retribution and Hex. He seemed to have a steady career on his hands.
Fassbender performed in his first Hollywood film in 2006, the 2007 extraordinarily entertaining hit 300. He played Stelios, a young soldier with a famous line "we will fight in the shade." He was assured in his supporting role, with excellent banner alongside Tom Wisdom as Astinos -- and he knew how to deliver a one-liner.
Following 300, his career quickly excelled. He played IRA prisoner Bobby Sands in the Caméra d'Or award-winning film, Hunger. He gives a powerful performance as a man who was willing to sacrifice himself for his beliefs. With Steve McQueen’s direction, Hunger was a raw and powerful film and Fassbender's performance was reminiscent to a stage actor. This film showed Fassbender’s true talent and accordingly he was nominated and won a number of acting awards, including the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.