Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

12 YEARS A SLAVE by Steve McQueen
Plays a Louisiana plantation owner, obsessed with one of his slaves.

Golden Globes: 1 Nomination

2011 Best Actor Drama SHAME

Discovered by director Steven Mc Queen, who cast him in HUNGER (2008) then in SHAME (2011). He acted in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (2009) by Quentin Tarantino, in JANE EYRE (2011) with Mia Wasikowska, he played Carl Jung opposite Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud in A DANGEROUS METHOD (2011) by David Cronenberg. This year he also starred in THE COUNSELOR (2013) by Ridley Scott, who had directed him in PROMETHEUS (2012). He played young Magneto in the prequel X-MEN: FIRST CLASS by Bryan Singer, and will reprise the role in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014).