Born in Germany, of German and Irish parents and raised in Ireland.
Lives in London, UK
Speaks fluent German
First language is English and second German.
Has formed his own production company known as ‘Peanut Productions’.
In 2003, he appeared in the music video “Blind Pilots” by British rock band, ‘The Cooper Temple Clause’.
The actor’s second name – Fassbender (a variant of Fassbinder) – is the German for “cooper,” a binder or repairer of casks and barrels.
Has an older sister named Catherine, who is a neuropsychologist.
Was the runner-up choice for the role of Doug Quaid in “Total Recall” (2012), but Colin Farrell was cast instead.
Good friends with Steve McQueen.
In 2012 he was listed in The Hostipatal Club and Time Out’s “100 Most Influential People of 2012”.