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With movie credits that range from X-Men: Days of Future Past to Inglourious Basterds and 12 Years a Slave—which earned him an Oscar nomination—Michael Fassbender, 38, has become the go-to guy for great roles. Now he’s starring as the co-founder of Apple Inc. in Steve Jobs, currently in theaters. Here are five fun facts you might not know about the German-Irish actor.

  1. Playing a tech giant didn’t completely rub off on Fassbender, who continues to use his old iPhone 4 witha cracked screen.

  2. He served as an altar boy as a child.

  3. Growing up in Ireland, he wanted to be a lead guitarist in a rock band.

  4. Before making it as an actor, he worked for the U.K.’s postal service and as a bartender.

  5. He appeared in TV ads for Guinness beer in 2004.