'X-Men: First Class' | 2011

In this summer blockbuster, Fassbender took on the role of Magneto, a mutant with the superhuman ability to manipulate magnetic fields. The "X-Men" (2000) prequel focuses on Magneto's strained friendship with fellow mutant Charles Xavier and the havoc their philosophical differences wreak on Earth. The movie propelled Fassbender upward both financially and in popularity.
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