Michael Fassbender rose to prominence after co-starring in “300” with Gerard Butler in 2006. Since then, he’s become one of the industry’s most popular actors, and he’s even received an Oscar nomination for his role in “12 Years a Slave.”
Although the celebrity prefers to keep his personal life private, we’ve compiled a list of 8 facts about him that you probably didn’t know.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Fassbender
1. His Nick Name Among Friends
You’d think someone like Michael Fassbender would easily earn nicknames like Gorgeous McSexyPants or Hottie McHottstuff, but his actual nickname is based on his name rather than his looks. Michael is apparently known as Fassy among his close friends.
2. Wanted To Become A Musician
Michael spent his childhood as an altar boy at the church that his entire family attended. When Fassbender was younger, he had a strong interest in music and aspired to become a musician and perform live.
3. Worked As A Bartender And A Call Centre Executive
Michael worked as a bartender and a call center executive before becoming a famous actor. At the age of 17, he realized he wanted to be an actor. He began attending castings and auditions shortly after that.
4. Loves To Travel On Bikes
Michael enjoys motorcycle rides. In 2016, he and his father rode their bikes across Europe for 5000 miles. A father and son visited Germany, Slovenia, Italy, and Montenegro. The actor believes that traveling is a good way to learn about the world, but riding a bike is even better!
5. A Billingual
Michael Fassbender, who was born in Ireland and has German ancestors, now works in the United States. Fassbender has not ignored his father tongue (German) simply because he grew up in Ireland. Fassbender, in fact, can watch German films without subtitles and only needed lessons to brush up on his rusty verbal skills for Inglourious Basterds.
Sunawin Andrews, Fassbender’s ex-girlfriend, filed a restraining order against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She claimed that in 2009, he “threw her over a chair, breaking her nose,” and that he also dragged her alongside his car, injuring her ankle and knee and causing an ovarian cyst to burst
7. Described Himself As A Lapsed Catholic
Growing up as a Catholic altar boy, he now describes himself as a lapsed Catholic, though he still goes to church to light candles. 
8. Prefers Infrared Saunas
Michael Fassbender was in Toronto promoting “12 Years a Slave” when he discovered the luxury of infrared saunas. It has since become a luxury that he enjoys. He explained that he usually follows that with a swim and that the infrared sauna is not as hot as a normal sauna.