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Michael Fassbender Strips for 'W' Magazine

Michael Fassbender Strips for 'W' Magazine

Michael Fassbender shows off his shirtless body in a new spread for W Magazine‘s February 2012 issue.

Here is what the 34-year-old Shame actor had to share with the mag:

On being nude in films since his first job: “From the start of my career, I’ve been naked. My first job was a commercial for SAS airlines. In the spot, I wake up in a pink room next to a beautiful blonde girl and get out of bed naked. From that point forward, it’s been in all of my contracts: He must be naked in this film.”

On signing on for Shame: “Steve [McQueen] told me the story of Shame and I said, ‘That’s it—I’m in. Let’s start the research immediately.’ ”

On his sex addicted character Brandon
: “I must admit—I initially thought it might be fun. You hear ‘sex,’ and you think…sex! But this was definitely the hardest job I’ve done. I can usually shake a character off, but I couldn’t shake Brandon. He had no sensual enjoyment in his life, and since we filmed the movie so quickly, I found myself living in his skin. Keeping him close to me was exhausting, cold, horrible. As Brandon, I never ate. He had one container of Chinese food in his fridge. All that sex and he didn’t have any pleasure. That sad container of noodles tells you more about Brandon than any nudity.”

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Photos: Jeff Burton for W
Posted to: Magazine, Michael Fassbender, Shirtless

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  • ck_always

    I’ll be honest — I rushed over.

  • Sweden

    Oh lord, he’s sooo hot

  • Shame

    Whoa, is it hot in here or is it just me? I like what I see. Yes, me likey, me likey a lot. When did I become such a perv? I blame him, Michael Fassbender is turning me into a perv……

  • fitz

    i cant believe the dude’s only 34! he looks like 42 or something!

  • LaCroix

    The next best thing in Hollywood people.. he will be put all other A-listers to Shame! :) cant wait !

  • Stacie

    Love ,Love ,Love him . He Hung the moon. Can’t stop swooning. I think my heart just stopped. I agree with some of the other comments ., I too am turning in to some kind of perv… obsessed with him. ( In a good way) Thanks JJ.

  • Sabine

    Finally a real man!

  • anna

    holy shi………. i mean LOOK AT HIM. it should be illegal to be that sexy. proud to be from europe :D

  • Wendy

    Wow, a new chippendale…..:P
    I like what I see.

  • R

    Good Lord! Colour me MICHAEL with a dash of FASSBENDER. Comment osez regarder cet homme tellement charmant. I want to be in contact with that man, and most definitely with that body.

  • Lunamaria

    Omg, have I died and gone to heaven? This guy is one of the sexiest actors I have ever seen. He should have been sexiest man alive, not Bradely Copper! >:) Seriously, those magazines only choose well known actors! They have to change!

  • icefire

    this is way to hot, i cant handle it

  • Audrey

    oh my god those pictures! seriously this is cruel

  • Cole

    It’s like you can’t STOP looking at it!

  • wtf?

    …oooh i’m cold, move over fassy i’m climbing in…..sigh…that’s better.. :)

  • AbFab

    What! No 4th pic? Guess I have to use my imagination.

  • AJ

    Gawd YESS!!!!!!!!! Well done!

  • bella

    He is topless a lot in magz lately.
    He is about to rival Matt McConaughey .

  • Ruby

    Can i be naked on top of him lol

  • Torrance

    @anna: Um, proud to be from the Americas? Holla if you love the New World!
    Not being from there I guess I dont understand espousing a collective European identity. I mean, it’s an entire continent composed of very different cultures. Just sayin :)

  • Love

    I love Michael very much, but I hope he won’t do many shirtless photo shoots. I know it is all commercial. Still, Michael became famous because of his talent and for being a great actor, not because of his body.



    KNEES?????!!!!! HAHAHA

  • SMH!


  • jmho

    I’m surprised he took this role but I’m glad he did : )

  • Nora

    Who is the hater who keeps thumbs downing everybody’s comments?

  • giselle

    oh my gosh can this guy get any hotter. Sexist man on my list ;)

  • WOW!

    I was just about to go to sleep when I came on here and saw these photos of Michael. OMG, can this man be anymore gorgeous and perfect? I’ll be having some sweet dreams tonight! ;)

  • TC


  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Rather doubt Michael is out there but need to say I just laughed out loud and thanks! (big hug) What a sense of humor! I’ve seen all his films, and he’s not exaggerating! (blushing)
    That said, he’s wise too. That box of thick cold noodles, irony intended, summarizes Brandon very well.
    As for not being able to shake the character because it was filmed so fast, I feel for him and understand that. I’m not an actor but follow one closely.
    It was a hard film to watch, but like we peer from our windows at accidents, this was how it was for me. I saw it twice. Once for acting; the other time for script. Was mesmerized both times but liked it more the second time. The wow factor of the I’m watching a movie about a sex addict so what will they show me next was gone. Sad story, but one more common I’m afraid than many think. As an hopeless romantic and fatal optimist, I feel the ending exhibited some hope?
    ~K, storyteller of the pure and natural kind saying thank you Michael and I’ll continue to follow your career saying all the best… you’re on your way and was fun to watch in A Dangerous Method too and could talk about that film for hours… but won’t (wink)

  • Charlie

    @Torrance: You’re right about one thing, you clearly don’t understand. And you shouldn’t talk about things which you don’t understand.

  • Charlie

    @Torrance: Also, you don’t think the us states differ from each other? Don’t you think that they have different cultures and identity? They still come together though. You clearly don’t understand European identity, and from the looks of it you don’t understand American identity either. Do yourself a favor, grab a book and don’t give smart, cultured Americans a bad name.

  • Charlie

    @fitz: Still hot ;)

  • megan

    so HOT!!!

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    ” And you shouldn’t talk about things which you don’t understand.”
    We should always talk about things we don’t understand as how else do we learn? [read: I have no idea what you're talking about and have not read the entire thread but needed to say what I did]
    who was so enchanted and captured by Michael’s performance in Jane Eyre I did what I do with actors that do it for me and worked backwards from that seeing all I could having that moment I did with the actor I am enamored with (that makes no difference) but to say works have power and good luck Michael you’ve got it but then most Island men do… rather hard to explain

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  • Yi

    I think he wants to be the next Jude Law, hmmm. A bit cheap ………….