Michael Fassbender is an Irish actor best known for his portrayal of villain Magneto in X-Men film series since 2011. He made his debut on the big screen in 2007's film 300 as Spartan. He is also recognized for his portrayal of Sgt. Burton in 2001's HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He has worked with some remarkable actors like Donnie Wahlberg, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others.
Born on 2nd April 1977, the 40-year-old was brought up in Heidelberg. His mother, Adele, was Irish whereas his father, Josef, was German. He speaks German fluently and attended St Brendan's College. At the age of 19, he moved to London to study acting at Drama Center London.
Today we are going to take a look at the actor's career, awards, and net worth.
Prior to starting his career as an actor, Michael worked as a postman and a bartender. Moreover, he made his debut as an actor through miniseries Band of Brothers. Throughout early 2000's, the actor appeared in numerous TV series as a guest actor like Hearts and Bones, Hex, Murphy's Law and others.
It was not until 2006 that he appeared on the big screen through film 300 as Stelios. Followed by his debut on big screen, his time on TV started to decrease as he started to appear on films more and more.
Moreover, his first award-winning work was his third movie, Hunger. For the portrayal of Bobby Sands in the film, he won a British Independent Film Awards for Best Actor.
In 2011, he appeared on his first X-Men film, X-Men: First Class, as Magneto, a.k.a. Erik Lehnsherr. In the same year, he also won a National Board of Review Award for his works in movies throughout the year including X-Men: First Class.
Watch Michael on X-Men: First Class' Trailer
Since then, he has appeared in numerous other X-Men movies, including 2014's X-Men: Daus of Future Past and 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.
Apart from the franchised film, his most notable films are Shame and 12 Years a Slave, for which he has won numerous awards. Till date, the actor has been nominated for a total of 104 awards, out of which he has won 51. Some of the awards include AACTA International Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Empire Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards and many others.
Michael Fassbender with his Empire Award
Meanwhile, the actor is working on X-Men: Dark Phoenix which will release in 2018. Moreover, his most recent movies are Song to Song, The Snowman, and Alien: Covenant.
The estimated net worth of actor Michael Fassbender is $30 million. According to sources, his estimated yearly salary is $3.5 million. Back in 2012, his net worth was $17 million, which rose to $24 million in 2013 and $26 million in 2014.
The actor was paid a salary of $5.2 million for his work in 2016's X-Men film. His salary from movies ranges from a million dollar to above $5 million. According to sources, his earning from movies Steve Jobs and Irish Myths is over $19 million.
Michael Fassbender on his Porsche 356
Talking about the actor's properties, he owns a Porsche 356 which cost around 4 thousand dollars back in 1950. a classic car, its cost is way higher at the moment. Meanwhile, there are no details about the actor's real estate. But with such a massive net worth it is obvious that he owns numerous mansions and apartments throughout the United States.