TimeOut London posted a new interview with Michael Fassbender today and it's quite good. I really like this question and answer:
You have a reputation for being a Hollywood wild man. How did that start? ‘I don’t know. I suppose it makes for a more interesting read than Michael Fassbender, normal guy.’
And it's true. Exaggerated and made-up silly articles and headlines about Michael Fassbender are much more interesting to the masses instead of normal headlines about a normal guy. Michael is not a wild guy in the public eye, and I've been following his career for 7 years. While he's not a choir boy, (what 37 year old actor is?), he's certainly not as wild as people want him to be, or are gullible to believe him to be. I've always like reading interviews like this because Michael is straightforward, honest, and is precise in how he responds.
Another article I found this morning is from DigitalSpy where as they are anticipating the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, they list their top five roles that Michael starred in. Here is what they list:
X-Men: First Class
Here are what I think are Michael's greatest roles:
Prometheus - His David was smooth, menacing, calculating and the most interesting Earthling of all the characters in Prometheus.
Centurion - As Quintas Dias, Michael's performance in this little seen historical drama of a Roman soldier in ancient Great Britain is brutal, bloody, and depicting bravery in a manner that really makes you empathize with Dias and root for him in the very beginning.
Inglorious Basterds - As Archie Hicox, Michael as the faux German soldier stole the show in the tavern scene. He was out of his league but they almost made it until he used the wrong three fingers. Doh! The change in his mood, his demeanor, and switching from German to British was smooth as his final taste of scotch.
Shame - Michael should have received his first Oscar nomination and won! That's all I'm going to say dammit (yes, I'm still mad about his snub).
12 Years a Slave - No other actor could have done for Epps what Fassbender did for Epps. Bringing to life a very, very pathetic, vile, and angry man who enjoyed torturing his slaves. The character was so bad, but Michael's performance so extraordinary, that his "prize" was just to be nominated for an Oscar as politics could not actually allow him to win it.
What do you think are Michael's five greatest roles?