Hannah Cooke has been steadily ingratiating our readers into the Fassbender experience of late with her news updates and commentary in the Top Five, but over the weekend we took things to the next level with a Fassbender marathon involving Jane Eyre at the movies - in which he plays the heartbroken, torn Mr. Rochester - and X Men First Class at home. We followed that up with a YouTube party in which we watched James McAvoy (Professor X) and Fassbender's (Magneto) bromance through a series of interviews and animated gifs, this being the best one.
Just when I thought I had had my Fassbender fill, I opened the paper this morning to the world section to discover that, when he's not playing superheros or the most handsome man in classical literature, he's playing a, ah, sex addict. And winning Best Actor awards for it. At the time Fox Searchlight - who have picked up distribution rights - had this to say about Steve McQueen's controversial film. "Steve McQueen's courageous exploration of modern life's extreme is breathtaking. He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performance by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan."
Obviously critics agree because Fassbender took away the Best Actor gong at the Venice Film Festival and according to The Guardian "he spends much of the film naked, engaged in increasingly unhappy acts of sex in stark hotel rooms. He also struggles to maintain a relationship with his visiting sister, played by Carey Mulligan."