Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish-German actor. He is best known for playing Lt. Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Magneto in the superhero blockbuster X-Men: First Class (2011). His other credits include the 2006 film 300, the 2009 film Fish Tank, the 2011 Jane Eyre adaptation, the 2011 David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method, in which he plays psychologist Carl Jung, as well as the acclaimed Steve McQueen-directed movies Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011), the more recent of which won him a best actor award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. He will star in the upcoming Ridley Scott film, Prometheus (2012).
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