Michael Fassbender for GQ Magazine

Posted on November 18, 2011

Because it’s Friday and because this man is delicious.If you need more reasons than that, then we can’t help you.

 

Michael Fassbender for GQ Magazine

Michael Fassbender featured in the December 2011 issue of GQ magazine photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.

“Fassbender, at 34, has an appealingly weathered face. Unlike most of his American peers, he looks (and acts) his age, perhaps because he’s been at this awhile. Shortly after high school, he moved from Ireland to London to study acting. Success was patchy, and he built a decade-long portfolio of near misses, disappointments, and bartending jobs before a stream of TV work allowed him to act full-time.”

Michael Fassbender for GQ Magazine

Michael Fassbender for GQ Magazine

Mercy. That man can fill a pair of jeans.

 

[Photo Credit: gq.com]

    • Anonymous

      Oh, yes.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      UNFF.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I may actually have to buy a copy of GQ now — I adore Michael Fassbender:) 

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      Holy flying fucksticks. WOW. I have nothing else to say :) Thanks for this dose of handsome this morning boys!

      • Anonymous

         i am stealing that: holy flying fucksticks! now, how to apply it to my everyday??

        re: the holy flying -i want to- fucksticks fassbender, WOW indeed!

      • Anonymous

        Note to self: Replace “For the love of Sherman Hensley” with “Holy flying fucksticks” as favorite new saying IMMEDIATELY. Thank you for that.

        • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

          ha ha! Go for it. I suspect that “For the love of Sherman Hensley” may be slightly more family friendly though. I’ve gotten in trouble a time or two…it’s a favorite saying that just…sort of…pops out! :P

    • Anonymous

      Thank you guys for the treat. To say he’s delicious might be an understatement though I can’t think of a better word.

    • Sarah Thomas

      Not that you’re not right, but a teacup could fill that particular pair of jeans.

      • Anonymous

        :) Too true. 

    • Anonymous

      Those eyes. *swoon*

    • Mindy King

      Good god, happy Friday to us all. I want that under my Christmas tree.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, please!

    • Anonymous

      “GQ said: Fassbender, at 34, has an appealingly weathered face.”

      LOL, ah, one of the advantages of being a man: Having an “appealingly weathered face” is a good thing.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Amen. Funny how that “appealingly weathered face” thing doesn’t work for women…

        • Anonymous

          Not “funny ha-ha” though.  Also, please notice the difference between the GQ cover and the covers of Glamour, Cosmo, etc.  There are no articles telling men how to please their sexual partners. Or have Skype sex. Or how to touch her in ways that make her squeal like a pig!  Or diet articles.

          • Anonymous

            As a reader of men’s mags, I would say part of that is which magazines you’re talking about. GQ compares more to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. While Details, Maxim, and Men’s Health are all more comparable to Glamour and Cosmo. Those lad mags do have the feel-bad-about-your-body and she’s-bored-in-bed articles.

            • Anonymous

              I didn’t know that, so thanks for the enlightenment.  In a strange way, I’m glad to hear it–one more step toward a level playing field.  In another, of course, it’s sad.

      • Anonymous

        Amen. Funny how that “appealingly weathered face” thing doesn’t work for women…

      • Anonymous

        I know–but unfortunately I think it’s just one of those unfair truths.  I think of all the good looking famous actors (or musicians) in their 30s/40s/50s, and can’t think of one who I thought was better looking in their 20s.  Not fair.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, popular wisdom aside, I like the way most women look better as they get older as well. Their faces become more distinctive – more their own – and less just an appealing conglomeration of good bones and skin. Going back and watching early Project Runway, forex, I think Heidi’s face is becoming her own very nicely now, whereas she looked a lot more generic – pretty, but generic – before.

          • Anonymous

            I agree: Michelle Pfeiffer, for one, was certainly pretty in Grease 2 but STUNNING later on, in Dangerous Liaisons, Frankie and Johnny etc.

        • Anonymous

          Clare Danes. Better now.

      • Anonymous

        Yup. I suspect that he is going to look pretty much like this for the next 20 years. The only marked difference will be the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Re: the jeans. Is he continuing the no-underwear trend here? Because to my eye it looks as though he’s, as they say, “dressing right.” 

      • Anonymous

        Appears to me to be airbrushed in the pic.  In the video (at :56), while the jeans are still quite tight, the crotch area seems to have a scad more room and no apparent rightward…er…uhm…directional…well, seems to be contained downward….(I’ll stop here)  ;)

      • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

        I had the exact same thought. Not that I’m complaining.

        Just sayin’.

    • Linde Hoff

      Are his eyes really that blue?  Wow….mesmerizing.

      • Anonymous

        I know, even in the black and white photos you can see how blue his eyes are.   

      • Anonymous

        In a word, no. Check the video for the true eye color. They’re still lovely, but they’ve been enhanced a bit on the cover.

    • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

      This man is what dreams are made of….

    • Anonymous

      He just doesn’t do it for me…ya’ll can have him…

      • Alisa Rivera

        He looks really good in these photos but his red carpet photos, with no Photoshop, special lighting, just-so tailored clothes, are a whole ‘nother story. And I saw him in Jane Eyre and thought he was a big snooze (though to be fair, Mia Whasserface came across as if she were drugged, so that had to be hard to work with).

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I’m kind of with you. Beautiful eyes but after seeing him in “Hunger” he kind of creeps me out. Great film but certain images linger.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

      Thank you. Thank you. … Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Holy shit. Yum.

      Also: “straight up”? Hmm.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      He is delicious. Is he still hooking up with Zoe Kravitz? 

      • glennethph

        I read, not anymore.

    • Anonymous

      I seem to be immune to his charms. I mean I get it, I just don’t feel it myself. Hmm.

    • Anonymous

      Christmas came early!!

    • Leslie Streeter

      He’s a wee delicate for me – I could pin him in a wrassling match. But so gorgeous.

      • Anonymous

        I’d LIKE to pin him in a wrassling match (nudge-nudge, wink-wink). 

        • Anonymous

          Know what I mean, know what I mean? nudge, nudge….

          • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

            …say no more.

          • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

            …say no more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

      Yum.

    • Anonymous

      I feel like I have had the wind knocked out of me.  Breathless…

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      He’s built like my husband, which immediately makes me swoon. *sigh*

      • Anonymous

        while my husband looks more like Ricky Gervais (but he still makes me swoon) I agree that this guy makes me tingle almost as much as my husband does.

    • iCouture

      The man can sure wear clothes, and he can keep on going commando, I could care a less!!
      And really, how did he not make Peoples Sexiest Men list??  Bull.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      Man, he’s… Fassbender.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be in my bunk.

    • Anonymous

      While I guess I’d have preferred Gosling to Cooper for People’s meaningless sexiest man designation, neither of them can hold a candle to this guy. 

    • Anonymous

      He’s a dream-boat, to be sure.  But I’ve seen him dressed way better than this.  (‘Course if they want to have him *un*dressed that would probably be fine.)

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      I think this is a good place to post this again. Michael Fassbender’s first GQ editorial, from Inglourious Basterds days, and the first place I ever saw him: http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/200907/dark-suit-shirt-tie-michael-fassbender-hunger-bobby-sands-steve-mcqueen

      I feel so vindicated for my early love by the fact that he turns out to be an astoundingly talented actor.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        That’s actually a great editorial you linked to, he takes a good picture.

      • Alisa Rivera

        He must be hung like a horse because there’s a bulge shot in the Inglorious Bastards editorial too. 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t get it. Can I have Antonio back now?

    • Anonymous

      They should have included some stills of that gorgeous smile!  And there’s just something about his profile…rawr.

      I normally like my men with a little more meat on them…but he will DEFINITELY do.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      The chemistry between him and James McAvoy was definitely one of my favourite things about X-Men: First Class. Sexy gentlemen making bedroom eyes at each other? Yes, please.

      • Anonymous

        James McAvoy is ALSO one of those guys I think is dead sexy, especially when he first showed up in Atonement.  Maybe it’s because they’re NOT American?  Am I the reverse xenophobe??  God, add in Idris Elba, and the evidence is all there…

        • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

          Oh my god, he was AMAZING in Atonement. Absolutely blew me away.

    • Anonymous

      He’s built like an olympic diver, it’s crazy (plus: HANDSOME). I actually like that he’s pretty fashion-blind or wears non-descript clothes in real life, it makes those professional photoshoots all the more appealing.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      He is just so stunning.  He reminds me a little of my husband… maybe that’s why he just does it for me. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      That is one skinny tie.

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      Oh.  Oh my.  Those black and white pictures.  I’ll just be… over here… for a minute… *fans herself*

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Yum

    • Anonymous

      He’s a sexy mo fo, fo shizzle.

    • Anonymous

      The jean filling out part is nice but it took my awhile to get there because of those EYES!!! Even in the black and white photos those eyes are amazing.

    • Anonymous

      well boys he is a bit hot! :)

    • Anonymous

      Pelvic party ova herrrre!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      An article about Louis C.K. as written by Joan Rivers? Sign me up!

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I’ll just be over here…. drooling… yeah… that’s what it’s called…. drooling….

    • Anonymous

      Bless you, gentlemen, bless you. <3

    • Sara__B

      Whoa. Here’s my pretty for the day. How did I not know about this man before now?

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      He has eyes very much like Jason Isaacs.  Which is such a good thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/baby98 Elizabeth Todd

      Holy Guacamole….he is just so yummy, completely charismatic and sexy as hell…..and yes, he can fill out his jeans…….
      sigh………………….

    • Anonymous

      I am not ashamed to admit I looked up that book (“The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet”) simply because he mentions it in the video.  And…it’s now on my to-read list.  Thanks, Fass!

      He really is delicious.  He’s just so…authentic looking.  Actually rugged (and not pretend rugged) and effortless and broken in.  He’s just so sexy, and one of the best things about the new X-Men movie.  I haven’t found an American actor half as appealing as I’ve found him lately.  They all seem to be so pretty, and he’s the opposite of that.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Mercy, indeed. Thanks for the pretty.

    • MilaXX

      *pets the pretty*

    • Anonymous

      You’re looking at the jeans, I’m looking at that skintight shirt, which almost looks painted on.

      And, having just watched “Friends With Benefits” for the first time, let me just say that dressing Fassbender like Justin Timberlake on that cover doesn’t work for me. Maybe if he wore just that tie and nothing else…

    • Anonymous

      The second pic does it more for than the cover shot. More bartenders need to look like that.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        If more bartenders did, I’d develop some sort of alcohol problem and lose my life’s earnings.

      • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

        I was at a (generally pretty awful) bar recently where one of the bartenders looked strikingly like Michael Fassbender. It was sort of astonishing. And then I went to order a drink and lo, out comes the Irish accent, which is my favorite of all the accents. I was just like, well, shit, now I have to come to this terrible bar ALL THE TIME.

        • Anonymous

          Oh my god, yes, I think that balances out the terrible bar part of things.

        • Saoirse Lee

          Fassbender looks so Irish, even if he is half-German. Don’t know what it is, skin tone, bone structure, eyes, but I can spot a fellow Irish person from a mile away.

          Have you seen him in the Guinness ad?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y-UB5wXitw

          • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

            Oh my God, love it. He just looks SO much better with longer hair, doesn’t he? Also, Guinness is one of the companies that most consistently puts out awesome ads: while I should think the components make it cheesy and unoriginal, I actually think it’s sweet and awesome.

            And he does, doesn’t he? It’s absolutely partly his coloring, but it’s partly his bone structure, too. All the women on my mom’s side of the family have the female version of those cheekbones.

            • Saoirse Lee

              Yeah, Guinness pretty much have always knocked it out the park with their advertising over the years. 

              It could be the cheekbones, definitely the colouring, he has those ruddy undertones, his skin often has an unfortunate touch of the morning after the night before. 

              The Kerry accent and pantslessness make up for it ;)

    • Anonymous

      It is hilarious how much he actually seems unable to keep his dick contained.

      I would be a damn liar if I said I wasn’t excited for Shame for some lowbrow reasons.

      • iCouture

        The movie looks amaze!!! 

      • Anonymous

        They nicknamed him “everwet” in the Inglorious Basterds set for a reason.

    • Anonymous

      Blue eyes … drowning … don’t bother with life preserver, it’s nice here.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful eyes! but the rest? Just not my type–you go for it guys and gals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      Yum.

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      Michael K at Dlisted introduces him as Michael Fassbender (the “F” is silent). :)
      http://dlisted.com/2011/11/18/michael-fassbender-its-just-peen

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t get it…much like I don’t see the attraction to Gaga’s “ginger handler”.

      • Anonymous

        What you said.

    • Anonymous

      Mercy is right, yowza! 

    • Anonymous

      mmmmmm magnito

    • aimee_parrott

      Happy now.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      Hot as all get-out, but… 34?! He’s two years older than I am? I had him pegged for more like 44. Guess Photoshop has skewed the age/appearance ratio.

      • Alyson Lamble

        It’s probably the “weathered” face, plus incredibly short hair.  On him, the combination is aging.

    • Kate Pearce

      Ah, that face, those blue eyes and that accent reminds me of Catholic school in England surrounded by a few hundred Irish boys… love it, married one too. :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/mjoulwan Melissa Joulwan

      Good heavens. Steamy in here. PLEASE tell me you’ve watched “Jane Eyre.” You must. For real.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! Was just going to say that.

        Jane Eyre was my introduction to Mr. Fassbender here, and I was immediately smitten.  Great adaptation of the source material, and and the chemistry between he and Mia Wasikowska is delicious.

        He is just so so sexy as Rochester.

    • Anonymous

      HOT.

      In other news, that cover photo… is that… a T-shirt with a dress collar? Or a really, really soft-textured dress shirt? Or a dress shirt that’s been attacked by photoshop until it looks soft?

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      Oh my. Now this is a specimen. Can not WAIT to see “A Dangerous Method.”

    • CQAussie

      I’m paralysed from his hotness.  HOT. DAMN.

    • Anonymous

      Holy crap, that is a beautiful human being.

    • http://twitter.com/miribea26 Miriam Cantor-Stone

      HIS EYES. They’re almost Paul Newman-esque. GORGEOUS.

    • Anonymous

      I…uh…yes.

      And yet I can’t help but be distracted by how photoshopped that cover is. No button-down shirt in the world will do that. BUT I WISH THEY WOULD.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      That shirt on the cover just looks unnatural.

    • Anonymous

      I have a probably-stupid question.  When one says someone can ‘fill a pair of jeans,’ are we talking some general statement of ‘he looks great in jeans,’ or about a given region in particular?  >.<

    • Anonymous

      his eyes are so damn blue they almost look photoshopped. And his body. Man, he’s gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Dayum. Swimmer’s build.

    • MN Bajric

      yikes… someone looks at least 10 years older…

    • Anonymous

      He’s like Daniel Craig’s hotter younger brother. Dayum.

    • Anonymous

      Those.blue.eyes. and.the.way.he.fills.those.jeans. YUM.

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      his eyes are UNREAL

    • Anonymous

      Those pants are painted on him btw.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

      There’s nothing better than dark hair and bright eyes.

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      Dear Santa, I would like one of these in my stocking. Please and thank you. (P.S. I’ve been a very good girl this year.)

    • Anonymous

      No. He does not look his age. He looks 44 (maybe 54). I find him cold and dorky.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

      *SIGH*
      He’s so dreamy!

    • Anonymous

      one word – woof    But I have to say he does NOT look 34 at all!  wow.  Who cares though because he is beautiful!!!

    • Anonymous

      He was a wonderful Mr. Rochester and I’m so looking forward to “Shame.”  I like a rugged looking guy — none of the pretty boys for me.

    • Anonymous

      Lawd, what a bod!  Love a handsome (as opposed to pretty) man.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      The images look photoshopped. To me, he actually looks better in unfinished photos. Looking forward to Shame as well as apparently, nothing is left to the imagination in the film. 

    • Anonymous

      Mer. Cy.

    • Anonymous

      He always looks a little like he needs a bath.
      And I would happily administer it.

      • Anonymous

        make that “often looks…”

    • shanna bowie

      You did not need any reasons. Just saying Michael Fassbender was enough. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Hot yes but but he also looks  like he’s 44 not 34!

    • Anonymous

      Will be looking for my boyfriend’s GQ in the mail now.

    • http://twitter.com/hpenfield Hannah Penfield

      I would classify this as NSFW because you don’t want to be in public when you respond to these photographs. Picture a When Harry Met Sally “I’ll have what she’s having” moment.

    • Pinup Ghoul

      I can’t stop looking at that picture. You know which one. This isn’t fair. No one should be that hot.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

      Those eyes can give a drag queen a run for her money, okrrr???

    • Anonymous

      Why are his hips so narrow? I’m not suggesting that love-handles are my thing, but there’s gotta be some sense of shape to a man!

    • Anonymous

      Why must he be wearing clothes at all???

    • Anonymous

      Swoons*

    • http://jimihendrixinparadise.blogspot.com/ Jimi Paradise

      Beautiful editorial, great pics!

    • frankystein123

      Yum.

    • frankystein123

      Yum.