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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender [6]

Born:April 2, 1977 (44)
Filmography Rating:7.62 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.20 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.04 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:74.46%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
X-Men: First Class [2011](34) => Erik Lensherr
Prometheus [2012](35) => David
X-Men: Days of Future Past [2014](37) => Erik Lehnsherr
X-Men: Apocalypse [2016](39) => Magneto / Erik Lehnsherr
Alien: Covenant [2017](40) => David / Walter
X-Men: Dark Phoenix [2019](42) => Magneto / Erik Lehnsherr

Trivia that mentions this person:
Total Recall [2012]
  • Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender were considered for the role of Quaid.
    Prometheus [2012]
  • Ridley Scott initially wanted Max von Sydow for the role of Peter Weyland. However, Scott and Damon Lindelof conceived of a scene in which David the android (Michael Fassbender) would interface with Weyland while in hypersleep, and that Weyland's dream would reflect his looks as a younger man since he is obsessed with immortality. Though the scene was cut from the script and never filmed, Guy Pearce had already been cast in the role and thus underwent extensive make-up to appear elderly.
    X-Men: Days of Future Past [2014]
  • Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were performing in a touring production of "Waiting for Godot" when Bryan Singer approached the actors about reprising their respective roles as Professor X and Magneto. According to McKellen, both men were utterly shocked as they thought they'd passed their roles on to James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and would never play the characters again. Both Stewart and McKellen were delighted to return to two of their most popular roles, and to work with the younger actors playing the same characters as well.
  • Two of Peter Maximoff (Quicksilver)'s relations are implied but never outright stated in the film due to copyright issues. He first remarks to Magneto that his mom used to know someone that could manipulate metal - in the comics, Magneto is in fact Quicksilver's father. This is further implied when Peter's Mother sees Magneto on television and reacts with horror and recognition. A deleted scene also addressed that Peter has a sister - Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch. Although their characters are father and son (although never explicitly stated in the film), Michael Fassbender and Evan Peters are only 10 years apart in age.
  • Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, who play the future/past versions of Professor Xavier and Magneto, have all played the title role in film adaptations of Macbeth.
  • This film ties a record previously held by The Dark Knight Rises for the most Academy Award-nominated actors in a single comic book movie. While The Dark Knight Rises starred seven nominees with an additional nominee appearing via archive footage (eight in total), this film features eight: Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Lerner, Ian McKellen, Elliot Page and Anna Paquin.
    The Amazing Spider-Man [2012]
  • Michael Fassbender was originally considered for the role of Dr Curt Connors; he eventually went on to play Magneto in X-Men: First Class. His Inglourious Basterds co-star Christoph Waltz was later rumored to be attached to the part.
    RoboCop [2014]
  • Michael Fassbender, [?] Matthias Schoenaerts and Russell Crowe were considered to play RoboCop. Chris Pine was considered for the role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop. He had also appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness with the original RoboCop, Peter Weller.
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015]
  • Before Adam Driver was cast as the villain, Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were considered for the role.
    X-Men: Apocalypse [2016]
  • Hugh Jackman announced that X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan would be his last portrayal as Wolverine. He would then be retiring from the role after playing the character 8 times since 2000's X-Men with the upcoming Logan making his 9th time. Similarly, Jennifer Lawrence has revealed this is her last appearance as Mystique. At the time of release, she's less than two years younger than Rebecca Romijn was when she first originated the role for X-Men. X-Men: Apocalypse is also, at the time of release, the last contracted film for James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Houltr~, but all expressed interest in doing more, if the scripts were good.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Kinnaman, Russell Crowe, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Jon Hamm were all considered to play Napoleon Solo.
    Alien: Covenant [2017]
  • Some of the scenes were filmed in Sydney, Australia, at Fox Studios. Ridley Scott gave Michael Fassbender time off between takes, in order for him to attend the X-Men: Apocalypse premiere, held in the same area.
  • Walter breaks the pattern of the androids' names proceeding in alphabetical order (Ash, Bishop, Call, David). Both characters played by Michael Fassbender are named for Producers David Giler and Walter Hill.
    Venom [2018]
  • Out of several actors that were requested and rumored by fans to play "Carnage" (Jim Carrey, [?] Michael C. Hall, and Michael Fassbender), Cameron Monaghan is the only one to express great interest in playing the role. Monaghan is known for portraying the breakout role and fan favorite "Jerome" on the television series Gotham (2014).
    The Bourne Legacy [2012]
  • Taylor Kitsch, Shia LaBeouf, Adam Brody, Garrett Hedlund, Luke Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, [?] Josh Hartnett, Tobey Maguire, [?] Alex Pettyfer, Dominic Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Kellan Lutz, [?] Benjamin Walker, [?] Erryn Arkin, Paul Dano, Joel Edgerton, Oscar Isaac, Logan Marshall-Green, and Michael Pitt were considered for the role of Aaron Cross. Isaac was eventually cast in the different role as Outcome #3.