Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor, who debuted in 2001 with the american short tv-show Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. For the movie Hunger (2008), he went through an extreme diet to lose around 38 pounds to play the role of an Irish soldier imprisoned during the Northern Ireland-UK conflict. However, it was his performance in Shame (2001), directed by Steve McQueen, that was most enthusiastically lauded by critics. Fassbender is mostly known for his roles in X-Men: First Class (2011), Inglorious Bastards (2009) and Prometheus (2012), and was nominated twice for the Oscars, for Best Supporting Actor, for 12 Years a Slave (2013) and for Beste Actor, with Steve Jobs (2015).