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The New York Times Style Magazine has a new interview with Michael, as well a new photoshoot. Here’s the interview, the photoshoot and the behind scenes video.

Michael Fassbender, Nobody’s Fool
Despite his surprisingly straightforward approach to acting, the man who will soon play both Macbeth and Steve Jobs is full of contradictions. On the road with film’s magnetic outsider.

“I HAD ALREADY been turned down by two drama schools,” Michael Fassbender was explaining over breakfast in one of those New York hotel restaurants where beautiful people add wheatgrass to their smoothies. That rejection at 19 led him to London to try his luck auditioning for the Drama Centre there. He had prepared an Iago monologue, had gone over it hundreds of times, but he was still nervous. He had been replaying the words of a director from one of the other drama schools, who had told him that he could recognize an actor from the way he enters a room. ‘‘I still hate that,’’ said Fassbender. Before the audition, he was trying to get the director’s words out of his mind. ‘‘I went to the urinal, and as I was pissing, I saw that someone had written ‘Hi, Cookie!’ on the wall. Those words were staring at me, as I stood there. I had just finished playing the Cook in a production of ‘Mother Courage,’ and I had done it with a Scottish accent. Cook; cookie. ‘I’ll do the Iago monologue in a Scottish accent,’ I decided, even though that wasn’t how I had prepared it.’’ After the audition, Fassbender was asked why he’d chosen that accent, to which he answered something about it being a way to bring mischief into the piece, which seemed true enough. ‘‘It’s funny. I haven’t thought about that for years and years. I’m not saying what I saw was a sign or anything. But maybe I did sort of take it that way, and that helped me.’’

The 38-year-old actor diverted into this anecdote while we were talking about his role in the upcoming film adaptation of what theater people call the Scottish Play. It’s considered unlucky to call it by its name, ‘‘Macbeth’’ — which is precisely how he refers to it. Fassbender, who is playing the cursed king, doesn’t really buy into prophecies, signs and superstitions. ‘‘Except,’’ he said, ‘‘that whenever I see a solitary magpie, I salute.’’ I hadn’t heard the one about saluting a solitary magpie. Maybe it’s an Irish thing. Fassbender grew up in the southwest region of County Kerry, though his mother is from County Antrim in the north and his father is German.

You can read the full article on The NY Times Style Website or pick up the print version of the magazine that goes out on September 13th.

Steve Wozniak has officially given Michael Fassbender his stamp of approval.

The computer pioneer, who probably knew Apple co-founder Steve Jobs professionally better than anyone, says Fassbender’s portrayal of the late icon in Steve Jobs is spot-on – even if the two don’t look or sound alike.

“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others,” Wozniak told Deadline. “Not actors playing them, I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right.”

In the movie, which debuted to raves last week at the Telluride Film Festival, Fassbender plays the mercurial Macintosh genius. Kate Winslet, who stars as Jobs’ confidante and work associate, thoroughly impressed Wozniak – he said he thinks she’s the movie’s best contender for the film industry’s highest awards.

Wozniak himself is played by Seth Rogen, who, alongside Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg, are said to give standout performances, Film reports.


Below you can view the cover of Michael from the upcoming edition of Times Style Magazine!


While Michael Fassbender says he doesn’t believe in divine intervention, sometimes certain coincidences are just too hard to ignore.

“I had already been turned down by two drama schools,” the X-Men: Days of Future Past actor, 38, tells The New York Times Style Magazine, setting up the story of how he got his first big break.

At 19-years-old, Fassbender made his third attempt auditioning for the Drama Centre in London. He planned on reciting a monologue from Othello, and despite practicing the part hundreds of times, he still felt nervous.

“I went to the urinal, and as I was pissing, I saw that someone had written, ‘Hi, Cookie!’ on the wall,” Fassbender remembers.

“Those words were staring at me, as I stood there. I had just finished playing the Cook in a production of Mother Courage, and I had done it with a Scottish accent.”

Sensing something prophetic in the doodle, Fassbender says he reasoned, “Cook; cookie: ‘I’ll do the Iago monologue in a Scottish accent … Even though that wasn’t how I had prepared it.'”


Even by the usual standards of the Isle of Skye in early February, it wasn’t the balmiest of mornings. Visibility was so poor that Marion Cotillard, one of the two stars of the new cinema adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth that was filming on the island, had strayed into a bog and disappeared from view. It had taken two crew members to fish her out while the mud sucked at her feet.

By midmorning, the temperature was still 10 degrees below freezing, and the hail was so furious that the director, Justin Kurzel, had to fasten industrial fans to the fronts of his cameras to blow it out of shot. After calling action, Kurzel and his crew watched scenes on a monitor under a flapping tarpaulin. But Michael Fassbender, who was playing Macbeth, had to stand there unshielded, his face turned towards the storm.

I meet Fassbender 15 months later, on a roof-terrace bar during the Cannes Film Festival, the day before Macbeth’s world premiere. It’s 29C outside, and the sun gleams over the bay like a polished plate. The 38-year-old actor is sitting with his shirt unbuttoned to the chest, and his teeth are bared in a wide, wolfish grin.

The terrace is preposterously out of whack with the on-set conditions Fassbender is describing, and we’re both laughing semi-guiltily at the contrast. He concedes that the weather during the Macbeth shoot was on occasion “restrictive”. But for Fassbender, restrictive is good.

“Innovation comes through restriction,” he says. “And while on a big film you’ve got all the options in the world open to you, on a small film even getting it made is a hard thing. I love how fast you have to work – that pressure of having to get it right in one take or not at all.”

Whether the budget allows for one take or 50, Fassbender’s capacity for getting it right is now well known. It’s almost impossible to leave one of his films without feeling you’ve just seen one of the greatest actors of his generation swinging away at the coalface.

His first major screen role came in 2001, with a part in the HBO series Band of Brothers. But his real breakthrough came seven years later with Steve McQueen’s Bafta and Cannes-winning Hunger, in which Fassbender played the IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands, and survived on water and seeds to lose more than two stones for the part.

He went on to star in two more films for McQueen, Shame and 12 Years a Slave, as well as playing the villainous Magneto in two X-Men films (a third is due next summer), the luxuriantly named Lt Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, David, the T E Lawrence-channelling android in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a thunderous Rochester in Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, and other unquiet souls.

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Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in The Snowman, the adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo‘s novel.

The Universal and Working Title film centers on a detective named Harry Hole who investigates the disappearance of a young boy’s mother. All that is left of her is the pink scarf her son gave her for Christmas, which is now wrapped around a snowman that mysteriously appeared in the front yard. As he digs deeper into the case, he comes to realize he may be tracking Norway’s first official serial killer.

The Snowman, released in 2007, is the seventh book in Nesbo’s Harry Hole crime series. The series follows the Norwegian detective, who is known for his brilliance and his unorthodox methods, as he solves crimes around Oslo.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy helmer Tomas Alfredson, who also directed Let the Right One In, is attached to the direct the film.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce. When Working Title first optioned the book years ago, it was planned as a possible crime franchise centered around Harry Hole. Martin Scorsese was attached to direct back in 2011.

Fassbender has a slew of upcoming films including Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, which premiered to much acclaim at Telluride; MacBeth, which debuted in Cannes; Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse for May 2016 and video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed. The actor, whose previous films include Shame, 12 Years a Slave, Prometheus and Frank, is repped by CAA and Troika in the UK.


He’s played the murdering thane Macbeth, the mutant villain Magneto and a sadistic slave owner and now Michael Fassbender is set to portray the enfant terrible of British cooking, Marco Pierre White.

The Irish actor is getting set to immortalise the Leeds-born chef in a film directed by Ridley Scott based on his best-selling autobiography The Devil In The Kitchen, according to the cooking personality.

The film will chronicle White’s life from his humble beginnings on a council estate through to his successes as the youngest chef ever to win two Michelin stars, and the first British chef to be awarded three.

In a recent interview conducted on Irish chat show, The Seven O’Clock Show, White gave an update on the film’s progress:

He said: ‘Ridley Scott has agreed with him [Fassbender] that he has first option once the script is finished… The script starts on the first of September and will be finished by the end of the year.’

It will be the second biopic for Fassbender, who is also starring in the hotly anticipated movie about Apple founder Steve Jobs’ life.

The film will chronicle Marco’s story which starts when, at the age of 16 he left home in Leeds, quitting his comprehensive Allerton High School without any formal qualifications, and arriving in London with ‘£7.36, a box of books and a bag of clothes’.

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday’s Katie Nicholls last November, Hell’s Kitchen star Marco, who retired from professional cooking 15 years ago, said that Scott was the only director he wanted to portray his life on the big screen.

He said: ‘I’ve had lots of film offers in the past, but Ridley’s the only person I trust to tell my story. “


Sep 1, 2015
Published by Holly

Official US MacBeth Trailer

When the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian was released it leaped onto everyone’s “Must See” list. A short time later, 20th Century Fox moved the release date up from late-November to early October. A joy for impatient moviegoers everywhere, but a scheduling bump like that can lead to headaches for a filmmaker as they get less time to polish their baby. Good thing Scott was done with the movie two weeks after shooting.

“I was already on to my next movie!” Scott told Empire Magazine. “I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”

There yah go, Scott confirmed Prometheus 2 will be his next film. Filming for it is expected to commence in January of 2016.

Via: Comicbook.com

Aug 27, 2015
Published by Annie

New Poster for Macbeth

A brand new Poster for Macbeth has been added, on Empire you can view the Marion Cotillard one. The movie is set to be released on October.

Michael Fassbender in Macbeth

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