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German-Irish actor and producer, Birth: 2-4-1977 Michael Fassbender Quotes
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You want society to accept you; but you can’t even accept yourself.
Michael Fassbender

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I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off. I did 5,000 miles with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy... and then I did Spain and France by myself.
Michael Fassbender

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I keep everything very simple. I like telling stories.
Michael Fassbender

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Everyone's crazy anyway. And those who think they aren't, are the ones who are even crazier - because they're in denial.
Michael Fassbender

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Big things have small beginnings.
Michael Fassbender

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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?
Michael Fassbender

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What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.
Michael Fassbender

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I quite enjoy the lines on my forehead because they show my life. That’s my history and I like to see that in other people. Like this wrinkle is due to some girl who broke my heart. I don’t want to escape it in any way.
Michael Fassbender

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"X-Men" is not really about mutants; it's about humanity. I think it's about the human race. We're an absolutely destructive race. It seems that we can't seem to get beyond this level of tribalism that has been around for thousands of years. Anything we fear we tend to destroy.
Michael Fassbender

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I remember hearing that the spirit was always next to you, so I would always make room in my bed for the spirit ... I'd make room for the teddy bears, Jesus and me. And then I'd wake up in the morning, and I'd squashed 'em all.
Michael Fassbender

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I’m aware of my weaknesses and THE BEAST WITHIN.
Michael Fassbender

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[As an actor] I have ideas, but things should always be fluid. You should always be ready to follow an instinct. Something might reveal itself on the day.
Michael Fassbender

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Any good kitchen should be stocked up in oysters, shouldn't they?
Michael Fassbender

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I love to go into a movie and have no idea what's going to happen in it.
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Trying to identify and understand, as opposed to judging, is very important for me, in approaching characters.
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We did a lot of that in drama school: intellectualising and maybe justifying your position. 'I am a thinking actor and I have thought this through' - well, just do it. I much prefer the doing aspect.
Michael Fassbender

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I believe that if you go and see a film you should have to sort of invest something yourself and you have to do a little bit of the work as an audience member, so when you leave the cinema you should be having those conversations either with yourself - if you're crazy like me- or with friends afterwards.
Michael Fassbender

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Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they're both laughing.
Michael Fassbender

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There's so much going on in the world. There's so much information being thrown at us - so many things are being sold to us, and we're being told how we should appear and how to be more successful, blah, blah, blah. How does that manifest itself? In the pressures, the stress, this need to escape.
Michael Fassbender

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I could never swim in the ocean after seeing Jaws.
Michael Fassbender

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You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.
Michael Fassbender

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I'm always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don't get too comfortable.
Michael Fassbender

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Some actors might just do one thing, and another actor does another thing. I do an awful lot of preparation with the script, really. What I do is repeat the script, over and over and over again. Through that, it's almost like it seeps into my enamel. I'm reading all the characters, as well as my own. That is where the bulk of my preparation goes into.
Michael Fassbender

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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.
Michael Fassbender

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As an audience member, those studio films are fun. I like an adventure tale, and I also like to go see something that has more of a social pulse. I like to keep learning and trying new things. And if the scripts are good, it doesn't really matter.
Michael Fassbender

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Sometimes if I stick in a character too much I feel like I might start to get blinkered, because I'm making my decisions too definite.
Michael Fassbender

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If you're addicted to gambling, you know where to go to gamble. So, if you have a condition where you're addicted to sex, you know where other that are looking for the same thing are going.
Michael Fassbender

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When I go the cinema, unfortunately nowadays, especially with the big commercial films, the audience is spoon-fed through the entire experience and they don't have to do any work.
Michael Fassbender

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If there's friends around, I'll cook. Or if I have a girlfriend. But on my own I kind of fell out of the habit of it, and it's a shame really because I know it's good for me. It's something quite therapeutic.
Michael Fassbender

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For me, addiction comes down to basically where a pattern of behaviour has developed and that pattern of behaviour is becoming a very damaging cycle. It's sort of damaging your relationships, friends or lovers, it's damaging your own personal health and it's damaging for you and your workplace.
Michael Fassbender

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I take my work seriously but I can't take myself too seriously. I'm in such a crazy privileged position.
Michael Fassbender

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If you're dealing with heavy topic matter, sometimes it's good to have a lightness going into it because it allows you to be open to possibilities, rather than getting rigidly stuck into a certain mind-set. People are strange. When you break up, sometimes you end up laughing with one another, as opposed to crying. Things in life are unusual, and to find those things, it's best to be relaxed.
Michael Fassbender

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Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno.
Michael Fassbender

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When I was four, I just wanted to drive, I collected toy cars. Where does that sort of thing come from? In hindsight you go, 'Oh, liked it because of this.' Maybe it's just the wheel.
Michael Fassbender

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I suppose the doctor-patient relationship has that idea of transference. I think it's a special thing that doctors have. We all find doctors sexy. That's why there are so many TV shows about doctors.
Michael Fassbender

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I'm fairly competitive.
Michael Fassbender

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As an audience member and as an actor I much prefer to find ambiguity.
Michael Fassbender

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If I'm playing a murderer, I don't go out and start murdering people.
Michael Fassbender

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It's more interesting isn't it, if I've got a hedonistic dark side?
Michael Fassbender

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It's the worst thing if you're sitting there in the theater, going, "Oh, that's the guy who dates this person and likes to do this in the morning and that in the afternoon." Then you're just watching a brand, as opposed to an actor.
Michael Fassbender

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There's no point thinking, 'Well, my life's certainly worked out, I've got all the answers.' It would be wrong for me to say that I don't get seduced by certain things. That things don't become tempting.
Michael Fassbender

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Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.
Michael Fassbender

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'Cause I do so much homework I'm good to go on the first take; I don't want to rehearse. I like the element of what's unpredictable of that first take and nobody knows what's going to happen, and I'm a big fan of that.
Michael Fassbender

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My goal was for acting to become my main income. I would say to myself, 'I'm good enough'. That became my mantra.
Michael Fassbender

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Scratch the surface of what's socially normal. I suppose in some way all of us have something we display to the public and things we feel too ashamed of or uncomfortable with to reveal to other people.
Michael Fassbender

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I might have been curious about actors' lives when I was growing up. That's human nature.
Michael Fassbender

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The arts are very alive in Ireland, so that had its influence on me. But I consider myself European, really.
Michael Fassbender

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Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That's not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices.
Michael Fassbender

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People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that.
Michael Fassbender

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I guess in the independent market, I'd be getting offers, but in terms of big studio films, I still have to audition. I don't think my name is that well-known, I don't have much of a following to guarantee box office success yet.
Michael Fassbender