Michael Fassbender can now add “rock star” to his already impressive résumé. The film follows a young would-be rocker (Domhnall Gleeson) whose life is turned upside down after he joins a band fronted by an eccentric lead singer (Fassbender, in the title role) who conceals his identity beneath a giant papier-mâché head. Over the past few days, Fassbender has been taking his act all over New York — performing with his onscreen band on The Colbert Report on Wednesday, and dancing around like a human bobblehead doll at the movie’s premiere party the night before.
Michael Fassbender’s face has become one of Hollywood’s most fetishized commodities in recent years, its malleable expressiveness bringing to life some of film’s most internalized dramatic roles (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave); his classic screen-god good looks, meanwhile, have earned him legions of lovelorn admirers. So it’ll come as a surprise to Fassbender fans to learn that the 37-year-old actor spends his latest role hidden beneath a giant, round, doll-like mask. Readers can take a get a look at Fassbender’s unique headgear in our exclusive clip from the filmFrank, which tells the tragi-comic tale of a keyboardist who joins an indie rock band led by the title character: A fringe-dwelling musical savant who, for reasons unclear, keeps his face hidden at all times. The film is based on a memoir by British journalist Jon Ronson, whose previous books (The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test) have explored people at the limits of traditional definitions of sanity.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and recent nominees Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, Sally Hawkins and June Squibb are among the actors who’ve been asked to join the Academy’s ranks. By Gregg Kilday The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 271 new members to join. That’s a slight increase from last year, when the Academy extended invites to 276 new members. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and recent nominees Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, Sally Hawkins and June Squibb are among the actors who’ve been asked to join the Academy’s ranks.
We knew from 2011’s X-Men: First Class that — at least in the Marvel universe — James McAvoy is what a young Patrick Stewart would look like, and Michael Fassbender a young Ian McKellen. That was easier to accept then, as Stewart and McKellen weren’t inFirst Class to compare and contrast. But all four are in the new filmX-Men: Days of Future Past — the elders in the present, the youngsters in 1973 — and seeing them juxtaposed in one film makes it clear that while they are in syncdramatically, physically, well, they’re clearly not the same guys. Take a look at how Stewart and McKellen looked in the early ’70s, compared to theirX-Men "younger selves."
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in the upcomingX-Men: Days of Future Past, have become the Internet’s favorite bromance. From selfies around New York wearing bowler hats to the wedding photos of McKellen officiating Stewart’s marriage ceremony, the two fellows have become the Bert and Ernie of the online world. But why are these two acting legends such good pals? Yahoo Movies UK got James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who once again play younger versions of Xavier and Magneto in the new movie, to ask them. Stewart took more of an earnest approach, explaining their friendship is rooted in “both our differences and our similarities.
On Saturday night, Yahoo Movies presented the live red carpet from the world premiere of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and naturally all eyes were on returning star Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence told Yahoo’s Ben Lyons, “I actually brought it to ‘X-Men’ from ‘Hunger Games.’ We play it obsessively, and I brought it to these guys. They really liked it.” She added, “And I am the best, thank you for asking.” [Photos: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' New York Premiere Red Carpet] Lawrence’s co-star Hugh Jackman — no stranger to the circle game, himself — said that sort of childish fooling around is just part of the job. Well, let’s make it elementary school.” Jackman did say that with “Days of Future Past” being his seventh time playing Wolverine (including his cameo in “X-Men: First Class”), he does feel like the upperclassman on the set.
Fish Tank (2010) Netflix, Amazon Instant, iTunes The Basics: Gritty U.K.-set coming-of-age drama starring Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender; directed by Andrea Arnold If You Liked: Winter’s Bone, Precious, Wendy and Lucy The Nugget: A provocative portrait of a working-class teenage girl, with a creepily charismatic Fassbender in his breakout role.
The bond among the “X-Men: Days of Future Past\" cast members is a strong one, as we saw from the warm and fuzzy rapport on display at today’s London premiere. But it wasn’t just between known chums Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, but also between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who of course play younger versions of the Stewart’s Professor X and McKellen’s Magneto, respectively.
This is by far the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! Actors reading fanfics and looking at pornish fanarts about themselves… FANDOM WE’RE SCREWED!!!
We’ve seen some of what’s in store from the evil army of mutant-hunting robots, those Sentinels that Wolverine and the gang have to contend with in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” We’ve had a good look at those futuristic evil Trask Industries creations — and have even wondered aloud over whether one of those mechanical marauders is going to kill Storm (Halle Berry) in the upcoming comic book movie. But the latest and final “X-Men” trailer, which dropped on Tuesday night, offers the first good cinematic gander at the retro Sentinels of the ’70s, when they were newly created by Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” fame. Before they were oversized, fighting robot weapons, the Sentinels started out as artificial limbs in the late ’60s, constructed with DNA, according to a handy online “X-Men” study guide posted by 20th Century Fox late last week. By the early ’70s, Trask Industries got tapped by the Nixon administration to make the first line of Sentinels for U.S. defense.
The stars of X-Men: Days Of Future past attempt to impersonate their fellow co-stars in Yahoo’s exclusive fan Q & A! Fassy does Ian, James does Patrick (“Engage…”) and Hugh does… [surprise]!! Also, I love that we hear an Irish, Scottish and Australian accents, from guys dressed similarly! The cup of charm runneth over!