Updated: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Michael Fassbender's most fascinating facts

He’s Magneto

He’s Magneto (© Rex Features)
  • His German isn’t that convincing (© Rex Features)
  • He can grow a beard (© Dave J. Hogan, Getty Images)
  • He’s an adrenaline junkie (© Mark Thompson, Getty Images)
  • He’s Magneto (© Rex Features)
  • He’s three degrees away from Kevin Bacon (© Rex Features)
  • He looks good in wire rim glasses (© Rex Features)
  • He dedicated his full-frontal nudity scene to his mom (© Rex Features)
  • He can be programmed to do what we want (© Rex Features)
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Taking on a role first made famous by Ian McKellen, Fassbender embodied metal-head Magneto in X-Men: First Class, before again reprising the role in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Interestingly McKellen will also be reappearing as Magneto in Days of Future Past and, there was an adorable moment during a Comic-Con panel, when McKellen started flirting with his younger self: "I just want to say it's great to be back in California. I feel safe here now that you've gotten rid of Proposition 8. I'm looking for a husband," McKellen told the crowd before casting a sidelong glance at Fassbender, "It's great to meet you, Michael."