Quote: "You just have to be aware of the fact that these things are always going to be embarrassing! And the only way to break the ice and get rid of all that nervous energy is through humour. On those days I'll make sure to think of some particularly funny jokes!" SHAME star Michael Fassbender loves to ease the tension in sex scenes with a few jokes.
Quote: "It was quite liberating to hide behind a mask; it encourages a level of mischievousness. I wish I could do everything in the head." Actor Michael Fassbender enjoyed wearing a giant papier-mache head to portray the disguised frontman of an eccentric rock band in new film Frank.
Fact: Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender reportedly partied together at Britain's Glastonbury Festival over the weekend (28-29Jun14). According to The Sun newspaper, the movie stars weer dancing and drinking until 4am.
Quote: "I was taking a p**s. And I did have a sneaky vodka tonic. But I got totally caught out... I was thinking that category was going to be way down the line. And then, of course, you can't get back in until it's a commercial break, so I watched it backstage." Michael Fassbender missed out on watching his 12 Years A Slave co-star Lupita Nyong'o win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in person after taking a toilet break during the Hollywood ceremony.
Quote: "Michael was particularly enamoured with the video to Blurred Lines... I used to play the song in between takes on the X-Men set. It was a lot of fun. Everyone would go into character and we'd be strutting around. It was identical to the video but we'd be mutants." Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender danced around to the Robin Thicke tune dressed as their characters while filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Quote: "We got drunk and had a good laugh. We just immediately bonded. I just love him. You know when you've got someone and they understand you and you understand them? It's like love - you don't choose it. Someone comes into that world with you and you each raise your game. It's wonderful. It's a rare thing." Director Steve McQueen has a deep appreciation for the personal and professional relationship he shares with Michael Fassbender. The pair first met when MCQueen hired the actor to star in 2011 drama Hunger and their latest collaboration, 12 Years A Slave, has garnered nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Quote: "Well, the door rang, and there he was, and he said, 'Good to meet you, sir,' and I was like, 'Sir? - we ain't that far apart (in age)'." Lenny Kravitz was surprised by how his daughter, Zoe Kravitz's, boyfriend, Michael Fassbender, greeted him.
Quote: "I developed it with James Watkins who directed The Woman In Black, and we call it the Fassbender test. If you're ever being asked to do anything, you just ask yourself a question: 'Would Michael Fassbender do it?' This referred to a moment when I was being asked to do something a bit more corporate than I'd ever done before, and it came down to the Fassbender test, and we thought he wouldn't do it. It's a pretty good test for a lot of young actors." Daniel Radcliffe uses fellow actor Michael Fassbender as a guide for his own career.
Quote: "Javier was in the next room with the headphones... He did joke around when we were doing rehearsals. He came back into the room and was like, 'I forgot something'. But those scenes are always awkward unless you're both really into each other. The thing is to always make sure your partner in the scene is comfortable and doesn't feel like you're taking advantage of the space and the situation." Actor Michael Fassbender on his sex scene with co-star Javier Bardem's real-life wife Penelope Cruz in new movie The Counselor.
Quote: "The first time I got the script I was in tears at the end of it. It was such a beautiful story and such an important one, I really wanted to be part of it and take on the responsibility of it. I've only seen it once... and I was just really quite speechless by the end of it." Actor Michael Fassbender admits his new movie 12 Years a Slave is tough for him to watch.
Quote: "I'd actually love to do a comedy - characters in romantic comedies can have layers too." Actor Michael Fassbender is keen to try a lighter project after filming intense dramas like A Dangerous Method and Shame.
Fact: Natalie Portman will play Lady Macbeth in a reworked movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth, opposite Michael Fassbender. The pair became friends on the set of director Terrence Malick's untitled new film about Austin, Texas' music scene.
Fact: Hugh Jackman has become the latest star to join the cast of the new X-Men film. The Australian actor will reprise his role as superhero Wolverine in X Men: Days Of Future Past along with his former co-stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian MCKellen, and recent additions to the franchise James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
Fact: Actor Michael Fassbender has landed his dream movie role - the racing car fan will narrate new Formula One documentary 1.
Fact: Irish actor Michael Fassbender has signed on to front the movie adaptation of cult video game Assassin's Creed, according to industry reports. The project, which chronicles a time traveller's attempts to alter various historical events, is the latest video game to be turned into a big screen project.
Quote: "I felt like a sort of $5 rent boy." Actor Michael Fassbender hated the blond hairstyle he sports as a robot in new sci-fi action movie Prometheus.
Quote: "I watch everything and nothing. I would just flick through it all night polluting my brain. I'd just watch too much s**t." Actor Michael Fassbender has given up his television set.
Quote: "Your penis was a revelation. I'm available to work with it any time." Actress Charlize Theron is impressed by her Prometheus co-star Michael Fassbender's manhood after watching Shame, in which the actor plays a sex addict.
Quote: "To be honest, relationships as a whole for me in this industry have been a difficult thing to maintain. I would be prepared to walk away from relationships because of my job. I wanted to give this everything and go for it 110 per cent, so I guess my work has taken precedence over that." Shame star Michael Fassbender prioritises his career over romance.
Quote: "Fairly late, to my first love. It was actually perfect." Michael Fassbender on losing his virginity.
Fact: Actor Michael Fassbender's brainy sister is a neuropsychologist, studying the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Fact: Actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to replace Christian Bale as Biblical hero Noah in Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's new movie. Bale reportedly dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts and now Inglourious Basterds star Fassbender is discussing the role with the moviemaker.
Quote: "It was mostly just fun. I don't remember us working. I just remember us cracking up on set." Actress Jennifer Lawrence had a ball while filming X-Men: First Class with co-stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
Quote: "As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage. You don’t want the girl to feel like you’re getting a free feel or something. I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it - because you don’t want to be doing take after take." Actor Michael Fassbender, who stars in the upcoming film Jane Eyre, on filming sex scenes.
Fact: January Jones has become the latest addition to the all-star cast of upcoming comic book prequel X-Men: FIRST CLASS. The MAD MEN star will play super-mutant Emma Frost opposite actors including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon and Zoe Kravitz.