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Michael Fassbender sets his sights on directing a movie


Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Irish actor Michael Fassbender has revealed he hopes to become a movie director one day.

The Kerry native, who runs his own production company, DMC Film – as a sideline to his acting career, said he wants to take a step behind the camera and into the director’s chair.

However, the 38-year-old admitted he has been too busy lately with acting to try his hand at directing.

“I’d like to direct at some point,” he said. “Right now, I’m involved in acting.

“It’s been full-on. To direct, you need at least two years for a project. We’ve got a lot of projects that we’re looking at.

The Shame actor said that while he has come across plenty of projects he would like to direct himself, his main priority in DMC Film is to get them on screen.

“There are ones that I’d like to do, but I’d rather see them get into production,” he explained.

The half-German star, who is to play the title role in the upcoming biopic on Apple boss Steve Jobs, also revealed that Hollywood life isn’t for him.

Speaking to Variety, Fassbender said he’s happy being based in London, despite being sought after Stateside.

“I did think about [moving to] LA before, but not so much now,” he said.

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“I think I’m European. I know I’m European. I’m happiest there.”

Fassbender recently brushed off criticism by Hollywood writer Aaron Sorkin, who said “the world isn’t going to care” if he was cast in the Jobs film.

In messages leaked in Sony’s hacking scandal last year, Sorkin said: “I don’t know who Michael Fassbender is and the rest of the world isn’t going to care.”

However, in a recent interview, the Irish actor seemed to be unfazed by the comments.

“It’s whatever. People have opinions. The internet is the internet. I have a job to do, so I just get on with that,” Fassbender said batting off the controversy.

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