Monday, June 20, 2011

CRUSHWORTHY: Michael Fassbender from X-Men: First Class

Where you've seen him: X-Men: First Class, Jane Eyre, and Inglourious Basterds
Why he's Crushworthy: When I saw Inglourious Basterds in 2009, I was mesmerized by the silent-but-violent German Til Schweiger, while everyone else had their eyes on Fassbender. He wasn't as interesting to me as a refined Brit. No, it wasn't until he picked up an American accent during his X-Men: First Class revenge mission and broke out some French to intimidate a Nazi sympathizer that I started to take notice of his chiseled visage, his triangular swimmer's body—broad shoulders and thin torso—and his piercing, calculating eyes.  He was born to buck the rules. It's no mystery why the producers chose him to play a mutant with superhuman magnetism.
Where you can see him next: The sex drama Shame with Carey Mulligan; the black ops action thriller Haywire with Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, and Michael Angarano; the indie dramatic thriller A Dangerous Method with Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, and Vincent Cassel; the action horror Prometheus with Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Idris Elba; the music drama Good Vibrations with Steve Coogan; and an untitled drama with Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, and John Hurt.

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