Michael Fassbender (The Killer) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Son, Net Worth, and Movies

Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German Actor well-known for many films such as “The Killer” (recently), “Kneecap”, “Steve Jobs”, “Shame”, etc.

Michael Fassbender Biography

Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German Actor well-known for starring in many films such as “The Killer”, “Kneecap”, “Steve Jobs”, “Shame”, “Prometheus”, and “X-Men: First Class”. Some of the other movies that he has appeared in include “Next Goal Wins”, “Dark Phoenix”, “The Snowman”, “Alien: Covenant”, and “Song to Song”.

Michael Fassbender Age

Fassbender was born on April 2, 1977, in Heidelberg, West Germany. He is therefore 46 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of April every year.

Michael Fassbender Height

Fassbender stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.

Michael Fassbender Family

Fassbender was born to Adele Fassbender (mother) and Josef Fassbender (father). His mom is Irish from Larne, and his dad is German. He grew up alongside his older sister, Catherine, who works for the MIND Institute in Sacramento, CA as a neuropsychologist. Fassbender grew up Catholic and helped out at his family’s church as an altar boy, but he says he is no longer Catholic (although he still goes to church to light candles!). During summer breaks, he and his sister went to Germany.

On Fassbender’s mom’s side of the family story, they say his mom is related to Michael Collins, who was a leader in Ireland, during the Independence War. When Fassbender was just 2, his folks took him to Killarney in Ireland. They ran a restaurant called West End House, and his dad worked there as a chef too. They picked Killarney because they wanted their kids to grow up in the countryside, different from the more industrial place they lived in Germany before.

Fassbender knows how to speak German, but he once said that he had to practice it a bit before filming Inglourious Basterds because he wasn’t using it much. He also said that he really wants to act in a German-language film or play.

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender Wife / Son

Fassbender is a married man and his spouse is Alicia Vikander, an award-winning Swedish actress. She is well-known for appearing in many films like “Irma Vep”, “The Green Knight”, and “Jason Bourne”. They started dating in December 2014 and tied the knot on October 14, 2017, at a private wedding ceremony held in Ibiza. The duo has appeared together in the movie “The Light Between Oceans”. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their one son, whose name is under review. Their son is 2 years old as of 2023 having been born in September 2021. Fassbender likes spending his spare time with his wife and son or rooting for his favorite soccer team, Liverpool F.C. The family lives happily in Lisbon, Portugal.

Michael Fassbender Ex-Girlfriends

Before marrying Alicia Vikander, Fassbender had dated 2 known women, Sunawin Andrews and Nicole Beharie (a famous actress). Fassbender and Nicole dated in 2012, and they appeared together in the film “Shame”. However, they broke up due to unknown reasons. Fassbender’s relationship with Sunawin ended in a challenging and distressing manner due to instances of domestic violence, where Sunawin accused Fassbender of 2 incidents, which are described below in this Page (Scroll down to see).

Michael Fassbender Net Worth

Fassbender has an estimated net worth of between $40 Million-$45 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Actor.

Michael Fassbender Education and Early Life

Fassbender is a proud alumnus of St. Brendan’s College and Fossa National School, both in Killarney. When Fassbender was 17 and got a role in a play, he decided on his acting career. At 19 years old, he left home to study at the Drama Centre London. In the year 1999, Fassbender left the Drama Centre and toured with the Oxford Stage Company, performing in the play “Three Sisters”. Before acting became his main job, he worked in different jobs like a Dell worker, postman, bartender, manual laborer, and market researcher for Royal Mail.

Michael Fassbender Career

Fassbender began his screen journey in “Tom Hanks” and Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers (2001) as Pat Christenson. He took on diverse roles, playing Azazeal in Hex, starring in music videos, and even portraying Jonathan Harker in a radio adaptation of Dracula. Fassbender’s breakthrough came with his role as Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), earning him acclaim and a British Independent Film Award.

In 2011, he portrayed Magneto in X-Men: First Class, marking a turning point in his career as a popular movie star. The same year, he starred in A Dangerous Method and Shame, showcasing his versatility and earning critical acclaim. Fassbender continued his success with roles in Prometheus (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Macbeth (2015).

Fassbender’s career thrived with various films, including Steve Jobs (2015), Assassin’s Creed (2016), Alien: Covenant (2017), and The Snowman (2017). Despite the commercial challenges of Dark Phoenix (2019), Fassbender made a strong return in The Killer (2023), receiving praise for his role as a yoga-loving assassin. Currently, he is involved in exciting projects, including Next Goal Wins and a sequel to Kung Fury, showcasing his continuous impact on the film industry.

Michael Fassbender Awards and Honors

Fassbender holds several awards and recognitions, which he earned over the years of his career. He got noticed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his acting in 2 movies; At the 88th Academy Awards in the year 2015, he got another nomination for Best Actor for his role as Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs. Also, at the 86th Academy Awards in the year 2013, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave.

Fassbender has also won other awards, like the Venice International Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for Best Actor, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award. Also, Fassbender has been considered for 2 European Film Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, and 4 BAFTA Awards. Fassbender has also been a 2-time nominee for Oscar Awards. Overall, Fassbender has won over 78 awards and has been nominated for over 154 awards.

Michael Fassbender The Killer

Fassbender is among the cast members of the film “The Killer”, which premiered on Netflix on November 10, 2023. However, the film premiered on September 3, 2023, at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. Fassbender is the main protagonist and he portrays the role of “The Killer”, who is a pro-assassin.

The film is about a killer who is very methodical, cold, and solitary. He has no moral concerns or regrets, and he waits in the shadows for his next victim. However, the longer he waits, the more he feels like he’s losing his mind, if not his calmness.

Below is the list of the other cast members of the film “The Killer”.

  1. Arliss Howard
  2. Charles Parnell
  3. Kerry O’Malley
  4. Sala Baker
  5. Sophie Charlotte
  6. Tilda Swinton
  7. Emiliano PernĂ­a
  8. Endre Hules
  9. Daran Norris
  10. Monique Ganderton
  11. Jack Kesy

Michael Fassbender Racing

Apart from acting, Fassbender is also into racing cars. Before he became an actor, he took part in auto racing (in the year 2017) with the Ferrari Challenge. Even as of the year 2023, he still races in the European Le Mans Series, being part of the team Proton Competition.

Michael Fassbender Accident

During Fassbender’s 2nd appearance at France’s Le Mans 24-hour race (in June 2023), he crashed the Porsche 911 he was driving, ending his time behind the wheel. Fortunately, Fassbender was unharmed and managed to bring the car back to the pits before it was officially retired. Racing with Germany’s Proton Competition team, he lost control of the car and collided with a barricade in the “Porsche Curves” section of the racetrack. Despite the setback, Fassbender had about 15 minutes left in his 6-hour slot. This incident follows his participation in the race in the year 2021, where he achieved a podium finish, and in the year 2022, securing 3rd place in Le Castellet.

Michael Fassbender Domestic Violence

In the year 2010, Fassbender’s then-girlfriend, Sunawin Andrews, accused him of 2 incidents in the year 2009: breaking her nose and dragging her alongside a car. It was reported that a restraining order and a court petition were filed by Sunawin. In the filing of the court, Sunawin talked about a hospital visit on November 29, 2009, to treat injuries like a busted ovarian cyst, blown-out left knee cap and twisted left ankle from the alleged car incident. Fassbender has never publicly talked about the “allegations”.

Michael Fassbender Movies

Fassbender has appeared in several other films, other than the ones mentioned above in the biography and career parts. Some of these films include;

  • Blood Creek
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Pitch Black Heist
  • 300
  • Angel
  • Haywire
  • Fable III
  • Fish Tank
  • Poirot
  • Hex
  • Heart and Bones

Michael Fassbender Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 25K followers on Instagram.

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