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Awards Radar Community: What Is Your Favorite Michael Fassbender Performance?

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On Friday, a new Michael Fassbender film comes to Netflix when The Killer hits streaming after a limited theatrical run. Later on this month, you can also see him in another high profile movie when Next Goal Wins debuts in theaters. You can see what I think of him in David Fincher‘s film here, as well as Taika Waititi‘s movie here, but the double dose of Fassbender has me thinking about his work to date. So, a mid-week Awards Radar Community Question was born. What is your favorite performance of his so far?

Fassbender first caught my attention in Hunger, followed up Fish Tank and especially Shame, which I think remains his crowning achievement. You could be partial to his work in 12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs, or any number of other options. Hell, your pick could be Alien: Covenant and/or Prometheus. There’s no wrong answers here!

Here are my picks for Fassbender’s ten best performances:

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Honorable Mention: A Dangerous Method, Macbeth, and Prometheus

10. The Light Between Oceans

9. Next Goal Wins

8. Frank

7. The Killer

6. 12 Years a Slave

5. Fish Tank

4. Inglourious Basterds

3. Hunger

2. Steve Jobs

1. Shame

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The choice is now yours. Which Michael Fassbender turn is your favorite? Are you waiting for one of his newest flicks before you make your final selection? Whatever the case may be, we’re curious to find out. So, chime in now…

What are your favorite Michael Fassbender performances? Let us know!


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Robert Hamer
22 days ago

I’m one of the rare moviegoers who was not actually all that impressed by him in Shame, not enough subtext in his character work in my opinion, but I am a huge fan of what he pulled off in Macbeth and especially Fish Tank. He has to conceal so much of Connor’s intentions in the latter movie, but not so much so that his eventual turn doesn’t seem to come out of nowhere, and he made it look easy without telegraphing any overt effort or “scene-stealing” away from his screen partner Katie Jarvis (speaking of which, what’s she been up to these days?).

It should have been his first Oscar nomination, but as Simon Rex can attest to, the Academy doesn’t like to nominate excellent portrayals of predatory douchebags.

Last edited 22 days ago by Robert Hamer



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