German–Irish actor Michael Fassbender began acting on stage and then later on television making his debut strongly in the acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers in 2001. After more roles on the small screen, he became known for his role on the British TV series Hex. It then took him a few more years to transition into the big screen, starting with 300 in 2007. In the next few years, he mostly starred in British features with the exception of Blood Creek and Inglourious Basterds. He continued acting prolifically on the cinema in the next decade with roles in X-Men: First Class as Magneto and went on to win acclaim for his performance in Shame released in 2011. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for the lead actor category for the said movie. He was next acclaimed for his performance in 12 Years a Slave in 2013, receiving an Oscar for the supporting actor category. He recently portrayed Steve Jobs in the bio film Steve Jobs.
38-year-old Michael Fassbender may have only begun his film journey in the late 2000s, but he’s really doing it right. With award-worthy performances, Michael easily caught everyone’s attention making him the big star that he is now. Of course, he’s also known for being masculine, for his lean and athletic stature. Standing at 6’0, the actor is impossible to miss with his manly charm and body, which he achieves through regular workouts. For his debut in 300, he was already required to look buff to play a warrior.
For this, he started undergoing circuit training, which consists of dead-lifts, push-ups, box jumps, floor wipers, kettle bell clean and press, and pull-ups. In between, he would run on the treadmill for two minutes. To add to his routine, Michael would also undergo tire flipping, sledgehammer chops, and medicine ball work, performing them twice a week. Acknowledging the importance of cardio exercises, the actor would also engage in outdoor activities, such as cycling, running, swimming, and hiking.