Michael Fassbender belongs to a rare breed of versatile actors who can be bent, twisted, stretched, pumped up, or even starved. Fassbender’s father was of German descent, and he is Irish from his mother’s side. He decided to be an actor at the age of 17 and started attending drama workshops. Soon, the young Fassbender moved to London to pursue his acting career. Though he joined the British drama school ‘Drama Center London’, Fassbender dropped out in 1999 to join the travelling theater group, the Oxford Stage Company. He also worked as a miscellaneous laborer, bartender, postman, and a Dell computer technician to make ends meet.
Fassbender made his acting debut with HBO’s 2001 war drama series ‘Band of Brothers’, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. ‘Band of Brothers’ went on to become a huge success, which in turn landed Fassbender a handful of roles in American television. Shows like ‘Murphy’s Law’ (2005) and ‘The Devil’s Whore’ (2008) and television films like ‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plot’ (2004) and ‘Wedding Belles’ (2007) made him popular.
Fassbender got his big breakthrough with the 2007 war epic ‘300.’ The movie, which features him as a young Spartan warrior named Stelios, went on to become a blockbuster with a gross of $456M worldwide. The Irish-British historical drama film ‘Hunger,’ directed by Steve McQueen, made Fassbender one of the most dependable actors working in Hollywood. He has always been cautious to pick up diverse and challenging roles throughout his career. Some of his most memorable characters include Conor O’Reily (‘Fish Tank’), Lieutenant Archie Hicox (Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’), android David 8 (‘Prometheus’ and ‘Alien: Covenant’), Magneto (‘X-Men‘ franchise), and the sex addict Brandon Sullivan (‘Shame’) among others.
‘12 Years a Slave,’ the 2013 period drama directed by Steve McQueen, earned Fassbender his first Oscar nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor. He received his second Oscar nomination for the role of former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, in the 2015 biopic ‘Steve Jobs.’ Directed by Danny Boyle, the movie was a critical and commercial success and brought Fassbender an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other major movies in his filmography include ‘The Counselor’ (2013), ‘Macbeth’ (2015) and ‘Slow West’ (2015). The actor has also won several nominations for Golden Globe, British Academy Film Awards and AACTA International Awards. So now you might be wondering what is the next Michael Fassbender movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Michael Fassbender films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Michael Fassbender movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. Dark Phoenix (2019)
‘Dark Phoenix‘, the upcoming spin-off and the 12th flick in the ‘X-Men‘ film series, picks up the storyline from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The plot centers on the character Jean Grey and her evolution into the Dark Phoenix. According to the origin story, Grey is hit by powerful radiation from the outer space during one of her missions and the contact transforms her into a mutant with superpowers. But her powers are so strong that they derange her stability. Eventually, she turns into a lethal threat to her own mutant clan and Earth.