October 7, 2013
Finally, an actor who is honest enough to admit that receiving an Oscar nod would not be the worst thing in the world. With two major movies coming out this year, our very own Michael Fassbender admitted to Sky News that receiving a nomination would in fact be 'the icing on the cake'.
Fassbender enters dark territory in both movies and it's widely believed that the roles that he has taken on are bona fide Oscar bait. In The Counselor he plays a lawyer who finds himself in the world of organised crime while in 12 Years a Slave, which sees him reunited with Shame director Steve McQueen, he plays an, ahem, morally corrupt slave owner.