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Jane Pow

Biography

Mod-inspired power pop combo Jane Pow emerged from Southampton, England in 1988, teaming singer/guitarist Richard Starke, his guitarist brother Andrew, guitarist Vincent Kallett, bassist Rupert Hann, keyboardist Peter Dale and drummer Greg MacDermott. Chiefly motivated by famous brands the Jam, the group even so honed their own audio, embellishing their buoyant guitar-pop melodies with digital flourishes and undercutting the bubbly cynicism of Richard’s smart lyrics with occasions of acoustic sincerity and awareness. After debuting in the small Ambition label using the one “HELLO,” in 1989 Jane Pow agreed upon to the mark imprint to concern the full-length work Love It, WHETHER IT IS. “Warm Area” appeared in the fledgling American indie Slumberland in 1991; in 1993, the label packed Love It, WHETHER IT IS using its follow-up Condition about the same LP. By that point, nevertheless, Jane Pow acquired dissolved within the wake from the 1992 one “Sanitize.” Richard Starke afterwards resurfaced beneath the digital alias Firing Bullets.

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Full Name Jane Pow
Music Songs Love It, Be It, Warm Room, Sanitized, Track: 9, Sophia Green, It's on Its Way, Playpower, Reorganise, Sound Barrier, Jackboot, Out of It, Morningside, Fruity, 90's, Shut Down, Walker, Get By, Latitude, Through, Take, On Hold
Albums Love It, Be It / State


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#Fact
1 He had a cameo in Woody Allen's film ''Cassandra's Dream (2007)'' but it was deleted.
2 Has said that Joel Schumacher, who directed him in ''Blood Creek (2009)'', as one of his favorite directors.
3 Has shot Assassin's Creed (2016) , The Snowman (2017) and Alien: Covenant (2017) (in that specific order) one after each other, without breaks between films, between August 2015 and July 2016. He admitted that he needed a break after all these films.
4 He has played two roles previously played by Orson Welles : Rochester in Jane Eyre (2011) and the title role in Macbeth (2015). Welles previously played the same roles in Jane Eyre (1943) and Macbeth (1948).
5 Was in a relationship with actress, Nicole Beharie from 2012 until January 2013. They worked together on Shame (2011).
6 Is in a relationship with Alicia Vikander. They met while filming The Light Between Oceans in 2014.
7 Michael is only the fifth actor to have received more than one Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor since the their inception in 1975. The other four actors are Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Robert Duvall and Daniel Day-Lewis.
8 He has played a Holocaust survivor and victim of the Nazi's in ''X-Men: First Class (2011)'', ''X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)'' and ''X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)'', a British soldier undercover as a Nazi officer in ''Inglorious Basterds (2009)'' and a Nazi in ''Blood Creek (2009)''.
9 Appeared in four movies with Sean Harris: Wedding Belles (2007), Prometheus (2012), Macbeth (2015), and Trespass Against Us (2016).
10 Starred in two films released in 2015 in which he played the title character: Macbeth (2015) and Steve Jobs (2015).
11 Was cast for the role of Franck in Danny Boyle's Trance (2013), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Vincent Cassel replaced him. Years later he worked with Boyle in Steve Jobs (2015).
12 In 2009, he and Paddy Considine almost co-starred in Rupert Wyatt's WWI film "Birdsong", an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' novel of the same name, but the project fell apart. They could finally work together in Macbeth (2015).
13 Was cast for the role of the vampire Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), but dropped out and was replaced by Tom Hiddleston.
14 During the press conference of Macbeth (2015) at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, he stated that Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is his favorite Macbeth adaptation.
15 Was set to play author Thomas Wolfe in Genius (2016) but dropped out and was replaced by Jude Law.
16 Is a MotoGP fan.
17 During the press conference of Macbeth (2015) at the Cannes Film Festival, he stated that his co-star Marion Cotillard, is the best actress in the business. [May 23, 2015].
18 Introduced alongside his Macbeth (2015) co-star, Marion Cotillard, a Banksy painting donated by Leonardo DiCaprio for the amfAR Gala charity auction in Cannes, where it fetched $1 million. [May 21, 2015].
19 Somewhat at odds with his role as Steve Jobs, Michael himself admits to still preferring his years-old iPhone 4 with a cracked screen over upgrading to a newer model.
20 Was mentioned in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).
21 To play the younger version of Ian McKellen's Magneto in X: First Class (2011), he started studying McKellen's films because the two actors had never met before, they only had their first meeting at the 2013 Comic-Con.
22 He has two roles in common with Ian McKellen: (1) McKellen played Macbeth in A Performance of Macbeth (1979) while Fassbender played him in Macbeth (2015) and (2) McKellen played Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Wolverine (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) while Fassbender played him in X: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men (2017).
23 Attended the Drama Centre London but dropped out. One of his classmates at the time was Tom Hardy. Hardy stated that Fassbender was the best actor in the school. Both appeared in Band of Brothers (2001).
24 Despite achieving worldwide fame and success, he still lives in the same modest flat in the Hackney area of London that he had when he was a struggling actor.
25 Discovered he wanted to be an actor at seventeen when he participated in a school play.
26 Is close friends with X-Men co-star James McAvoy.
27 Nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years a Slave (2013), directed by Steve McQueen, making it their third collaboration together, after Hunger (2008), and Shame (2011).
28 Has played ancient world warriors twice with Dominic West: 300 (2006) and Centurion (2010).
29 Ranked #8 on Empire Online list of the "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013.
30 Is a Formula 1 fan and has attended several races. On Top Gear (2002), he stated that he was a Michael Schumacher fan and he met him at the British Grand Prix. And on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in 2012, he said that he is a fan of Ayrton Senna, who was his introduction to Formula 1.
31 He speaks German, though he has stated that he needed to brush up a bit on his spoken German before filming Inglourious Basterds, as it was a bit rusty. He has also expressed interest in performing in a German-language film or theater production one day.
32 Shifting between British films and American films, he resides in London, UK where he has lived for the last 15 years, while making career-related visits to Los Angeles, California.
33 In 2012 he was listed in Time Out's "100 Most Influential People of 2012" and is a member of the Hospital Club.
34 Good friends with Steve McQueen.
35 Was the runner-up choice for the role of "Doug Quaid" in Total Recall (2012), but Colin Farrell was cast, instead.
36 Has an older sister named Catherine, who is a neuropsychologist.
37 The actor's second name - Fassbender (a variant of Fassbinder) - is the German for "cooper," a binder or repairer of casks and barrels.
38 In 2003, he appeared in the music video "Blind Pilots" by British rock band, 'The Cooper Temple Clause'.
39 Has formed his own production company known as 'Peanut Productions'.
40 First language is English and second is German.
41 He went on a diet of berries, nuts and sardines for his role in Hunger (2008) for which he lost 33 pounds.
42 Lives in London, UK
43 Born in Germany, to a German father and an Irish mother, and was raised in Ireland.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Snowman 2017 post-production Harry Hole
Alien: Covenant 2017 post-production David Walter
Song to Song 2017 completed Cook
Assassin's Creed 2016 Cal Lynch Aguilar
Trespass Against Us 2016/I Chad Cutler
The Light Between Oceans 2016 Tom Sherbourne
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 Erik Lehnsherr Magneto
Steve Jobs 2015 Steve Jobs
Macbeth 2015 Macbeth
Slow West 2015 Silas Selleck
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Erik Lehnsherr
Frank 2014/II Frank
The Counselor 2013 Counselor
12 Years a Slave 2013 Edwin Epps
Prometheus 2012/I David
Haywire 2011 Paul
Pitch Black Heist 2011 Short Michael
Shame 2011 Brandon
A Dangerous Method 2011 Carl Jung
X: First Class 2011 Erik Lensherr
Jane Eyre 2011 Rochester
Fable III 2010 Video Game Logan (voice)
Jonah Hex 2010 Burke
Centurion 2010 Centurion Quintus Dias
Man on a Motorcycle 2009 Short Man on a Motorcycle
Blood Creek 2009 Richard Wirth
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Lt. Archie Hicox
Fish Tank 2009 Conor
The Devil's Whore 2008 TV Mini-Series Thomas Rainsborough
Eden Lake 2008 Steve
Hunger 2008 Bobby Sands
Goldfish 2007/II Short Christian
Wedding Belles 2007 TV Movie Barney
Angel 2007 Esmé
Trial & Retribution 2006-2007 TV Series Douglas Nesbitt
300 2006 Stelios
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2005 TV Series George Abernethie
Hex 2004-2005 TV Series Azazeal
Our Hidden Lives 2005 TV Movie German POW
Murphy's Law 2005 TV Series Caz Miller
William and Mary 2005 TV Series Lukasz
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking 2004 TV Movie Charles Allen
A Bear Named Winnie 2004 TV Movie Harry Colebourn
A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo 2004 TV Movie Charles Bravo
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot 2004 TV Movie Guy Fawkes
Carla 2003 TV Movie Rob
Holby City 2002 TV Series Christian Connolly
NCS Manhunt 2002 TV Series Jack Silver
Band of Brothers 2001 TV Mini-Series Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Hearts and Bones 2001 TV Series Hermann

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assassin's Creed 2016 producer - produced by
Zero 2015/V Short executive producer
Slow West 2015 executive producer
Pitch Black Heist 2011 Short executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frank 2014/II performer: "The Ginger Crouton", "Lone Standing Tuft", "Breathe", "Broken", "Frank's Most Likeable Song", "I Love You All", "Tuft"
Jonah Hex 2010 performer: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Film '72 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Entertainment Tonight 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
60 Minutes 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "And the Nominees Are")
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' 2015 Video documentary Himself
X-Men: Unguarded 2015 Video short Himself
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2011-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Counselor: Sky Movies Special 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Double Take: Xavier & Magneto 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment: F1 Forum)
Evening Urgant 2014 TV Series Himself
Fantástico 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Sit Down with the Stars 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait 2014 Video documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - At the Oscars
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' 2014 Video documentary Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (uncredited)
Cinema 3 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Special Look 2013 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2012-2013 TV Series documentary The Counselor / Himself
The Daily Show 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Himself
1 2013 Documentary Narrator
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus 2012 Documentary Himself
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David 2012 Video short Himself
Weyland Corp Archive: The Making of 'Prometheus' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
2012 MTV Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself
Top Gear 2012 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Movie Himself
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Audience Award
Encuentros Zabaltegi 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself
Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class 2011 Video documentary Himself
Film Fiend 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself
Face 2 Face 2011 TV Series Himself
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Award Presenter
Xposé 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Moving Pictures Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Award Winner
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Poirot 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "And the Nominees Are")
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series David
Samsung AACTA Awards 2012 TV Special Brandon Sullivan

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 International Star Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role - Film Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Supporting Actor - International Competition 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Scene or Sequence (Melhor Cena ou Sequência) 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Lupita Nyong'o
2015 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Lost Weekend Award Film Club's The Lost Weekend Best Actor Frank (2014)
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Supporting Actor - Film 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro) Shame (2011)
2013 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro) Shame (2011)
2013 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2013 Capri Supporting Actor Award Capri, Hollywood 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actor - Audience Award Shame (2011)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actor - International Competition Shame (2011)
2013 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 RAFA Richard Attenborough Film Awards, UK Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Shame (2011)
2012 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Empire Hero Award
2012 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Prometheus (2012)
2012 The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor - Film Shame (2011)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Shame (2011)
2012 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Shame (2011)
2011 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 Spotlight Award National Board of Review, USA X: First Class (2011)
2011 Best Actor Seville European Film Festival Shame (2011)
2011 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Shame (2011)
2011 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year X: First Class (2011)
2011 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actor A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 IGN People's Choice Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actor A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Shame (2011)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actor - International Competition Angel (2007)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· B.J. Novak
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year Fish Tank (2009)
2009 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Brad Pitt
· Christoph Waltz
· Mélanie Laurent
· Eli Roth
· Diane Kruger
· B.J. Novak
· Mike Myers
· Daniel Brühl
· Til Schweiger
· Gedeon Burkhard
· Denis Ménochet
2009 Gold Plaque Chicago International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Fish Tank (2009)
2009 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role in a Film Hunger (2008)
2009 Rising Star Award Irish Film and Television Awards
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Hunger (2008)
2008 Acting Award Montréal Festival of New Cinema Hunger (2008)
2008 Best Actor Stockholm Film Festival Hunger (2008)
2008 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Hunger (2008)
2008 Silver Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Actor Hunger (2008)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Trespass Against Us (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year Macbeth (2015)
2016 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Slow West (2015)
2016 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Macbeth (2015)
2016 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Macbeth (2015)
2016 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year - Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Steve Jobs (2015) · Jeff Daniels
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Makenzie Moss
· John Ortiz
· Seth Rogen
· Ripley Sobo
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Kate Winslet
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British/Irish Actor of the Year Macbeth (2015)
2015 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Steve Jobs (2015) · Kate Winslet
· Jeff Daniels
· Seth Rogen
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Ripley Sobo
· Makenzie Moss
· Sarah Snook
· John Ortiz
2015 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Macbeth (2015)
2015 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Frank (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Supporting Actor - International Competition 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Supporting Actor (Melhor Actor Secundário) 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role - Film Frank (2014)
2015 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Alfre Woodard
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Frank (2014)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Brad Pitt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Alfre Woodard
· Paul Dano
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Chris Chalk
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Garret Dillahunt
· Paul Giamatti
· Taran Killam
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Michael Kenneth Williams
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Guardian Film Award Guardian Film Awards, UK Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year The Counselor (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013) · Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Paul Giamatti
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Alfre Woodard
· Adepero Oduye
· Garret Dillahunt
· Scoot McNairy
· Taran Killam
· Chris Chalk
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Liza J. Bennett
· Kelsey Scott
· Quvenzhané Wallis
· Devyn A. Tyler
· Cameron Zeigler
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Prometheus (2012)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Duo - International Competition Shame (2011) · Carey Mulligan
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Prometheus (2012)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male Shame (2011)
2012 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Actor X: First Class (2011)
2012 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Shame (2011)
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Shame (2011)
2012 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction A Dangerous Method (2011) · Keira Knightley
2012 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Shame (2011)
2012 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actor Shame (2011)
2012 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year Shame (2011)
2012 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor Shame (2011)
2012 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2012 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Shame (2011)
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Shame (2011)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Shame (2011)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Fantasy Actor X: First Class (2011)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Breakout Performance - Male X: First Class (2011)
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Fish Tank (2009)
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Fish Tank (2009)
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Hunger (2008)
2010 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Fish Tank (2009)
2010 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Film Fish Tank (2009)
2009 Rising Star Award BAFTA Awards
2009 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Fish Tank (2009)
2009 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Hunger (2008)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor Hunger (2008)
2009 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Television The Devil's Whore (2008)
2008 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actor Hunger (2008)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2015 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Steve Jobs (2015)
2013 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2011 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Shame (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2014 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actor 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2011 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Shame (2011)
2010 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance Fish Tank (2009)


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1 I always try and understand, and not judge. It's like, I always think that all of us are pretty much the same. You know, we're all made up of the same things. We all want the same things. We wanna be accepted, we wanna be loved.
2 [on if he knew Marion Cotillard before working with her in Macbeth (2015)] I had met her very briefly at these sorts of events, but no, I hadn't had a conversation with her. I just told her I was a fan of her work and think she's just an amazing actor. She does so much by appearing to do nothing. She has this amazing strength and fragility in the same beat of an eyelash. She's very generous partner to work with, very easy to work with. I don't like to talk too much, with either director or actor, before doing the scene. I always think it's a way of preventing yourself from going and doing it. It's like, I'm a bit scared, so I'll talk, rather than just going and going through things and trying, throwing things out. She just picks up the ball and she runs with it, like that scene-the scorpion scene. I put my hand underneath her dress; I didn't tell her I was going to do that, and she took it and she went with it and then she kisses me and then pulls away. She's got this sort of repulsion, and then she reengages, and she's like, "I love this man, I feel him, he's sick." All these things are happening on her face. That's when you realize you're in the presence of somebody great. I knew when she came on board I was just so happy, I knew she would nail it. And she brings this sort of royal quality. I love the idea that he's more rough, sort of from the gutter-type character, and she's regal, she's got royal blood. It's the dichotomy between them. It's pretty cool.
3 After 'Prometheus' I think I did six films back-to-back, and it's fine when you're doing them - OK, that's cool, I'll just go on to the next one - but it's actually in that downtime period where you stop and think, What's going on with me?
4 I'm terrible with technology. It behaves strangely around me. Things crash all the time. I rejected the mobile phone for so long, until people were like, 'We can't get in touch with you. This can't go on.'
5 [on Marion Cotillard - Cannes Film Festival, 2015] I think Marion is the best in the business. She brings a grace to everything that she does, which is just in her I think. But at the same time she is very human and I think when she portrays a character the audience has something of a mirror in front of them and see much of themselves in her. Just to be standing opposite her and to see just the most engaged partner and somebody who is listening seems like such a simple thing, but the best actors are great listeners. She listens so brilliantly and responds to whatever is happening in the moment and is very generous in return. She'll take something, use it, form it and give it back to you. So it's very easy. We worked comprehensively in rehearsal, but once we started filming we didn't discuss things and just presented them when the camera was rolling. I really enjoy that way of working.
6 [on impersonating Ian McKellen's accent in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)] In the last film, Matthew (Vaughn, its director) said 'I like your accent, it's kind of weird - not really Irish, but there's this strange sort of James Bond edge'. So I didn't have to do any work on it. But here the performances needed to parallel each other, so rather than going up to Sir Ian and saying 'You need to study my accent,' I thought I'd try to copy his... After all, it's his role. I'm just a visitor. There was this clip on YouTube where Sir Ian was giving a lecture on Shakespeare, I listened to that one over and over to try and get it. So when you see this 'X-Men,' well, I sound a bit different. Perhaps the whole time Magneto's been locked up he's been taking elocution lessons.
7 Well physically, I am attracted to darker women, I'm not gonna lie. To me I personally find them beautiful, but of course there's more to a person than what meets the eye. Everyone has their own uniqueness.
8 [on being cast as 'Frank'] I just read the script and was like, "This is nuts. This is fucking nuts, and I want to be part of it." It's fun. I laughed out loud many times reading it, and it was poignant and touching. He is this sort of frail, geeky character... I definitely ramped up the physicality more than I would do in another film because the expression is essentially from the neck down.
9 The great thing about doing independent films is that they move fast, and I like that. I like the speed, and having to be on your toes...The little films need the big films to do well because they are dependent on getting that money. Frank (2014) gets made because I do something like X: First Class (2011) or Prometheus (2012).
10 [on his reaction to watching himself in movies] I love it. I like to do it many times. (Laughs) No, it's not a particular fun thing to do. It's like hearing your answering message on the phone. Except you get the visual to go with it. So, yeah, I just think it's part of my job to sort of take a look and see what I've done wrong.
11 [on improvising] It's hard. Sometimes it just becomes mush. It's very important that the team doing it are in sync and are listening to one another and they've got a direction. Otherwise it could turn into a shouting fest - it just becomes rudderless.
12 [on the effect of playing the role of 'Frank' with a paper bag on his head] When you put on a mask there's this sort of feeling like being bulletproof. I immediately felt a sense of mischief, playfulness and an anarchic sort of streak as well. Kind of like that trust exercise where you fall backwards and hopefully the people in the room catch you, otherwise you hit the ground. That's kind of what it was like every day.
13 [on working with Marion Cotillard in Macbeth (2015)] She's got so much courage just to take on the part in the first place. She's quite a quiet person, but onscreen she's just electric. I didn't have to discuss any ideas that I wanted to do, anything that came to mind during a take. I would just do it, and she always responded. She's just very easy to work with. Zero drama, except what's in the scene.
14 [on undertaking Edwin Epps role in 12 Years a Slave (2013)] I just tried to find a human being there, as opposed to some evil plantation owner. This is complex, this sort of relationship. Obviously being a slave is the worst deal. You get whipped and beaten and suppressed every day, but the suppressor is also going to be affected by that. So how does that affect the person administering all this pain and suffering? He's a human being who's caught up in something so complicated and so unjust. I always thought of Epps as a boil on the skin of society, representing how damaged the whole society was.
15 [on how society validated the brutalizing slave system] I think that was part and parcel of the day. How many people are holding the Bible up with one hand and trying to launch a missile with the other? I almost think religion and pain go hand-in-hand sometimes, and that was sort of the way to just keep everyone in check, another way of keeping people suppressed and controlled.
16 [on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in 2012 about what films he enjoyed] You know, I haven't seen a great deal of films this year but I -- you know, I really enjoyed Senna (2010). I have -- I was always sort of been -- you know, I was always a fan of Ayrton Senna, and kind of was my introduction to Formula 1, and I'm a big fan of that. So I really enjoyed that.
17 I like characters that are flawed because we all are. People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that.
18 I really wanted to be a guitarist - I wanted to be a lead guitarist. But I wasn't good enough. And it's always hard to find a drummer, especially in small towns. Or a bass player. So it was just me and this other guy Mike - the two Mikes - and we tried to put on a gig one time in this pub at lunchtime, playing Metallica. It didn't go off too well. They kept turning the volume down, so it was like Unplugged, but with electric guitars. That was the one and only gig I ever played.
19 At one point you think, Well, it's funny, I could just be a starving actor... So if somebody were to pull the plug right now, there'd be no room for complaint.
20 [on "David", his role in Prometheus (2012)] I am playing a robot. It'll be a good excuse, the critics can't say, 'Oh, he was very wooden in that'. I can say, 'I was supposed to be'. I wanted to avoid attitude, make him appear like he's kind of neutral most of the time. But you also have to hint at a few human characteristics, as if he might have something like a soul.
21 I think you're either a good director or you're not, and it doesn't really matter if it's female or male. I mean, Andrea Arnold is very good at creating a safe environment to work in, and she loves working with actors and she's very clear. And all of those directors are like that - Steve McQueen, Quentin Tarantino. They love their work, and they're good at it, so it makes my job so much easier, and then they bring a lot more out of me because of that.
22 ...but you keep a realism, put AC/DC on, get over it, keep positive.
23 I have a theory that everyone's crazy anyway. And those who think they aren't, are the ones who are even crazier - because they're in denial.
24 I suppose the German side wants to keep everything in control, and the Irish side wants to wreak havoc.
25 [on if he had any problem beating on Gina Carano in Haywire (2011)] It didn't really faze me. This isn't Michael Fassbender doing this, it's the character. I'm here to serve the story and the character. And in real life, Gina would beat the shit out of me in any circumstance. I mean, have you seen her on YouTube?
26 [on being nude in films and full frontal nudity] To be honest with you again, I think it's the idea of male frontal nudity. It just baffles me: Women can parade around naked all the time, but the guy conveniently has his pants on. I remember my mom always complaining about that to me, saying, "This is such bullshit, it's always the women who are naked" ... so I did this one for you, Mom!
27 The problem is, we feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what's the worst that can happen? I'm trying to tell a story - what's the worst that can happen? You fall flat on your face, then hopefully you get back up again and go for it again and try something else. We're all going to die one day. I'm stealing that off Steve [McQueen]; it's what he'd say when he ordered me to take my clothes off. 'WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE ONE DAY!'
28 [on if he felt 'disgusting' playing the role of Connor in Fish Tank (2009)] It washes away. I think it's important to go to places that are uncomfortable. For the benefit of others, maybe. You're facing all these ugly things, and knowing well this is an ugly thing and it's there somewhere in all of us. And so you're representing the ugliness. Connor does cross the line in Fish Tank, but on the flip-side he is the catalyst for [the heroine] to become her own person. He is the only one who inspires her with confidence to follow her dreams. And that she's not destined for shit. And so it's again playing with that ambiguity.
29 [on his own unguarded nudity in Shame (2011)] It was important to go all out, not take shortcuts there, and to be sort of naked in every respect. Otherwise, I don't think the film would have worked.
30 [2011, on what attracted him to Jane Eyre (2011)] It's a classic, and the reason people keep doing it is because there are so many things that seem to still resonate with audiences today. They like to disappear in that world. I did it because my mother and my sister are really big fans of the book, and I wanted to see what they would think of the "Rochester" that I would bring to the table. That's the first reason I wanted to do it. And then when Cary Joji Fukunaga, [director] came on board, I was really excited, because Sin Nombre (2009) was such a good film, such a beautiful story, and so beautifully told. I was like, "This is going to be interesting, an American director coming over and doing his take on this, the classic British piece". I like that the characters are ugly and they're beautiful and they're cruel and they're nurturing. There's so much complexity to the characters, they're so well-written, and I find that interesting. There's ambiguity within the characters, and that's what really attracted me to it, to the performance.
31 For me, Daniel Day-Lewis is in a league of his own. I think that he's amazing. And he's always been a benchmark of excellence.
32 [on Quentin Tarantino] You know the man eats, breathes, lives film. You could bring up the most obscure movie, like some fuckin' Swedish film from 1963 or whatever and he'll know it. It's quite staggering, actually, he is an encyclopedia of knowledge.
33 [on picking roles] I'm just following my gut instinct.
34 In drama school, they don't think of movies as a pure form like theater, and it's films that I love most. There's an intimacy in movies - I wanted to have the same impact on others that movies had on me. -- on why he dropped out of the Drama Center.
35 I lost about 14 kilos and weighed 59 kilos by the end. It was the only way we could do it and make it convincing (on portraying hunger-striker Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008)).
36 We live in this society where nowadays if I want something, I take it, I eat it - it's so easy and readily available. When you take all that away, you actually become more appreciative of the things around you. I don't want to do it again, but there is a level where it humbles you in a good way.
37 [on his preparation for Hunger (2008)] I felt really focused, really centred, really strong. Hungry all the time, obviously.
38 [on creating his character David in Prometheus (2012) with Ridley Scott] We took inspiration from David Bowie and some of his looks as well. I liked the idea of having a feminine quality to him for sure.
39 You know, I spent a lot of time out of work. Now I'm trying to make hay while the sun is shining.

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