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Michael Fassbender Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Michael Fassbender worth? $30 million

How did Michael Fassbender earn his money and wealth?

Michael’s father continued to try to persuade Michael to go to university, but after they had witnessed a stage production of Reservoir dogs that he directed they knew he was serious about his chosen career, and they supported him from that point onwards. Early in his career Michael found he won roles with almost no real effort, he attended drama school in London but before he had even managed to graduate he had found an agent and won a part in ‘Band of Brothers’, Steven Speilberg’s mini-series following the wartime exploits of Easy Company in occupied Europe, but after that Michael’s Career hit a slump. He spent the next two years in Los Angeles, but during that time he only managed to find a total of six weeks work. Michael returned to London where he managed to find the occasional small part on TV or in a commercial, but he generally relied on bartending and other jobs to support himself.

Michael knew that many actors were in the same position, but he was determined to keep on auditioning and wait for his big opportunity to come along. He worked as a mailman for a while as well as bartending while attending auditions, he appeared in a radio adaptation of Dracula, playing the part of Jonathan Harker, and won some small roles in plays, but in 2006 he finally began to land bigger and better roles. That year he played the role of a Spartan soldier, Stelios in ‘300’ the fantasy action movie which met with huge commercial success, and in 2008 he won the role that catapulted him to international fame.

Michael’s big opportunity finally came knocking in the form of the 2008 feature film ‘Hunger’, in which he played the starring role of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.

Michael Fassbender’s versatility, intelligence and ability to convincingly portray any character had by now left him busier than ever before, and Michael is not one to rest on the successes of his past roles. Since then he has returned as Magneto in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, and even managed to give one of the most detailed character portrayals ever seen on screen, in the 2014 comedy ‘Frank’, even though he wears a full face mask for the vast majority of that production. He played Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic of the late Apple founder, which once again won him an Academy Award nomination, and he also returned to the role of Magneto a third time in 2016 when he appeared in ‘X-Men Apocalypse’.

Michael Fassbender has become busier, and better known with each new role that he injects with his intensity and commitment, and now in 2018 he has never been more respected by fans, critics, directors and his fellow actors alike. In 2015, he once again returned to the role of the android David 8 for the sequel to Prometheus, ‘ Alien: Covenant’, and he still finds time to perform in the occasional Shakespearian role, such as his portrayal of Macbeth alongside Marion Cotillard and David Thewlis in 2014.

What are the highest grossing movies of Michael Fassbender?

  1. X-Men: Days of Future Past: $233,921,534
  2. 300: $210,614,939
  3. X-Men: Apocalypse: $155,442,489
  4. X-Men: First Class: $146,408,305
  5. Prometheus: $126,477,084
  6. Inglourious Basterds: $120,540,719
  7. 12 Years a Slave: $56,671,993
  8. Assassin’s Creed: $54,647,948
  9. Haywire: $18,942,396
  10. Steve Jobs: $17,766,658
  11. The Counselor: $16,973,715
  12. Jane Eyre: $11,242,660
  13. Jonah Hex: $10,547,117
  14. A Dangerous Method: $5,704,709
  15. Shame: $3,909,002
  16. Frank: $645,186
  17. Song to Song: $443,684
  18. Fish Tank: $374,675
  19. Slow West: $229,094
  20. Hunger (2008): $154,084
  21. Centurion: $123,570
  22. Eden Lake: $7,321
  23. Trespass Against Us: $5,711

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