'12 Years a Slave' | 2013

As slave owner Edwin Epps, shown here with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Fassbender rejoins director Steve McQueen in a film about American slavery. The film has sparked much discussion about its fearless portrayal of plantation conditions, and Fassbender's scenes are the ones most cautioned about.
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