Happy birthday, Michael Fassbender!

Today – 2nd April – is the 34th birthday of the wondeful, and very sexy, Michael Fassbender.

Courtesy of IMDb, Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany. His family moved to Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland, when he was a child.

After supporting roles in HBO’s Band of Brothers and 2007’s 300, Fassbender’s breakthrough role was in 2008’s Hunger where he portrayed Irish Republican Army prisoner Bobby Sands.

The film was very well received, with first-time director Steve McQueen being awarded the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the 2009 Bafta Awards. At the 2008 British Independent Film Awards, Fassender won the Best Actor award while Steve McQueen also won the Golden Camera at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2009 Fassbender stared as Lt. Archie Hilcox in Inglorious Basterds, an English soldier who goes undercover as a German Captain.

This year he will be seen in Jane Eyre opposite Mia Wasikowska plus A Dangerous Method opposite Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley. Due for release in June is one of his most eagerly awaited performances, that of Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men: First Class.

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