Michael Fassbender in Tom Ford at the “12 Years A Slave” Premiere

Posted on October 09, 2013

This person before us does not look like he rode over to the event curled up in the trunk of the limo, which means we’re having a hard time believing it’s Michael Fassbender.


Michael Fassbender attends the “12 Years A Slave” premiere during the 2013 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City in Tom Ford.

Also: everything fits. Clearly not Michael Fassbender. Perhaps it’s a wax figure wheeled out for pictures. We wonder how they got it to change facial expressions like that. It’s a little creepy if you ask us.





[Photo Credit: Marco Sagliocco/PRPhotos.com, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images]

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  • Diego!

    It’s an almost WERQ! It’s a pitty his tie isn’t tight enough to the collar. He clearly knows he looks stunning!

    • Shawn EH

      No way to save that tie, knits are just too casual for such a slick suit.

  • thecitysleeps

    The ginger fuzz is unmistakable. Oh there were clothes. Uh huh.

  • Danielle

    Be still my beating ovaries.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’d curl up in a limo with him for sure. Dear lord, those blue eyes and that Cheshire Cat grin..

  • lamh36

    Love Fassbender in all his shark-teethy goodness.

    He really is an attractive guy when he dresses right.

    And who knew his eyes were that blue? Also is he a natural red-head?

    • PastryGoddess

      I’d love to find out

    • Shawn EH

      Somebody zuhzzed his hair for once, happily!

    • JP

      I can’t imagine him dyeing a beard red…I have an Irish friend who has dark hair on his head, and when he grows in a beard, it’s red.

      • Bridget Smith

        Yeah, it’s not uncommon for the Irish to have dark hair with reddish undertones, and for men those often turn up in their beards!

      • RebeccaKW

        That’s my brother. Brown hair on his head, reddish-blonde beard. We are half Irish.

    • Tracy Walker

      The nearly-gingerness of it all makes me happy.

  • Breatheinthegood

    I hate the knit tie with a suit this formal, but god he’s gorgeous so I can over look it.

  • MilaXX

    The more press I hear about this moving, the sadder I get. Early buzz is that it is an amazing story, but jeez louise Hollywood can we get some non period, happy movies with brown people in them?

    • boweryboy

      I think Hollywood is leaving that niche to Tyler Perry. ***gags***

      • MilaXX

        Which makes me even sadder.

      • Rand Ortega

        TP, despite the unfortunate stereotypes he brings to the table (though it’s still up to the Execs to choose who gets green lit & who doesn’t– they took a chance on him because of the popularity of his stage versions of his film scripts), did break the “colored ceiling” to a great degree. He paved the way for movies like “Think Like A Man”, “Jumping The Broom”, the upcoming “Ride Along” et al. He proved to the Suits that movies with POC could make money. I fault the Suits for not expanding their vision to include others so the landscape could be broader & more points of view could be explored. Perry’s getting paid & furthering his empire. Can’t fault him for that.

        • AnaRoW

          Actually TP works outside of the Hollywood machine. The suits haven’t given him anything or much. He’s generally treated as an anomaly by TPTB. Honestly though there have been plenty of black directors who’ve done well in the past. There’s usually a short period where there’s a (relatively) large slate of black movies coming out and then one fails and they all disappear because the trend is presumed over. They treat “women’s” movies the same way. 12 Years only got made because Brad Pitt threw his weight behind it.

          • Rand Ortega

            I agree w/ you about “12 Years” & why it got made. But Perry, while he works outside of Hollywood in Atlanta, his distribution deal is w/ Lionsgate, who initially gave him his shot & continue to profit from him, so he still is part of the system. An anomaly? Maybe in the beginning, but now the Execs are looking for the next TP (though Kevin Hart may soon overtake Perry as the black Next Big Thing). While I would also agree about black directors having some success, I wouldn’t say there have been ‘plenty’ considering the number of films released in a given year (450-520) so the 5 films this year with black directors is still really small. McQueen is just coming onto the scene he has 3 feature films to his credit to date. Spike Lee, John Singleton, Tim Story, Lee Daniels, Antoine Fuqua et al have had some measure of success but not nearly the level or volume of work of their white peers. & like you said, once a single film with an “ethnic” perspective doesn’t meet expectations, from experience I can say the Execs willingness to hear a pitch from writers or directors of color let alone green light 1 becomes even more difficult.

    • Rand Ortega

      To the Execs, if you’re not Will Smith, you’re an object to support or be saved by the lead or a victim, or both.

      • MilaXX

        *sigh* I know.

      • MilaXX

        Oh yes and I have loved Chiwetel since Kinky Boots and this cast is full of actors that I adore who get very little play. I just cant help wishing for a more color blind approach to casting.

        • Rand Ortega

          Chiwetel is going to win the Oscar for this movie. That is also impetus for more color blind casting.

          • MilaXX

            I have heard the Oscar buzz is strong for this. I’m crossing my fingers for color blindness.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            He was also wonderful in “Dirty Pretty Things”.

    • jonnyf8

      I’m thinking maybe a sequel to Shame where everyone has gotten help and is a lot happier but he’s still having sex with everything that walks. I would totally enjoy that.

      • Rand Ortega

        The Feel Good Movie of the Year!

    • littlemac8

      Hi MilaXX, I’m a volunteer tutor for reading in an elementary school here in St Louis. In our orientation meeting this year they emphasized looking for stories to read with children of color that aren’t about slavery and poverty. Thank you. However, many of those stories are about professional athletes. I completely agree with you.

  • Yumminess, top to bottom.

    • homofascist

      Perhaps there is something else we can check to make sure that it is indeed Michael Fassbender? Hmmmm…

      • I’ll be right over and we can get to work on this.

        • formerlyAnon

          And AGAIN with the selfless devotion to research in the public good. You two (and whatever other eager volunteers you cannot manage to ditch on the way) deserve medals.

          • What can I say? Me and Homofascist, we’re givers like that.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It’s a tough job, but you know that your fellow BK’s salute both of you for offering to take this on!

  • marlie

    I love the suit and vest. LOVE. However, I hate the tie. I even find it ironic that I, as a knitter, LOATHE knitted ties.

    • filmcricket

      I actually quite dig knitted ties, but it’s all wrong for this look.

  • majorbedhead

    I was really hoping the knitted tie would go the way of the dodo, but alas and alack.

  • Hallie

    I think he’s a great actor, but after all those accusations of DV were levelled against him I can’t ever see him as handsome.

  • boweryboy

    I hate the knit tie, but I could be on board with it if he pulled it up to his collar. Being able to see the top button is driving me mad.

    I just want to reach into the photo and say, “Here. Let me fix that for you,” as I cop a cheap feel at the same time.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    The eyes follow you wherever you go.

  • formerlyAnon

    It seems unfair that a man known (as far as I can tell) so very, very well – amongst some, indeed, mostly – for his unclothed physical charms should be so very, very appealing fully clothed.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Excuse me, sir, *points to pants* get in here.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    clothes? there were clothes in this post? huh.

  • tereliz

    Ugh, I hate knit ties. He’s still hot, though.

  • Michael_Jones

    I’ll curl up with him in the trunk anytime…

  • HobbitGirl

    He can look as rumpled as he likes. Meowww.

  • Kent Roby

    Twelves years his slave? I volunteer!

  • styrch

    I kind of dig that tie! (always love Fassbender). 🙂

    • Adriana_Paula

      Me too! It’s a little cheeky with the very proper suit.

  • seelebrennt

    he’s the person i’d purposely pick fights with, just to have super hot make up sex. good god, he really rings my bell…

  • Tatiana Luján


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Were it not for the shirt, this would be the third all black ensemble today. And yes, he looks yummy.

  • NMMagpie

    DAY-UM. Emphasis on UMMMMM. 🙂

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’m pretty sure I’m alone in this, but he does nothing for me. I can see that he’s good-looking, but I don’t get it. Maybe I’ll eventually have an “aha!” moment for him like I eventually did for Bradley Cooper but for now, I can only appreciate that his suit fits properly.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      You are not alone. In fact I don’t find him very good looking at all – but then I prefer the dark, brooding type, and hate beards, so there you go. I think he looks like Dennis Miller – ( shudder ). Nice suit though.

  • Imasewsure

    I guess it’s official… I don’t like Tom Ford…. thought it was just Bradley Cooper in TF but it’s everyone

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I don’t care what he wears, I’m always picturing him naked when he smiles like that.

  • JP

    If it wasn’t for that tie (which I last saw being sported by parochial school boys when I was a kid), I’d think he got a stylist.

  • MaggieMae

    I dislike the tie. Immensely.

  • Aidan B

    Now that’s more like it.

  • NoveltyRocker

    I luuurrrrvvvv how he’s turned out here. He really could look so perfect as to become inaccessible and boring but his naturally-colored teeth and normal boy hair really work for me.

  • LuisaNL

    damn you, fassbender, you handsome devil.

  • Joyce VG


  • Chase

    I think Michael is stepping it up since Ben Cumberbatch is so obviously and ruthlessly gunning for M’s career. I love ’em both, but man–Cumberbatch would have made one hell of a young Magneto.

  • Julia

    I mean I wouldn’t mind helping to make things a bit more disheveld if it’s really bothering you that much….

  • BeeBeauNYC


  • d4divine

    I cannot begin to say what I would do to that man…I would be banned from the interweb for life. Lol

  • Milos Mom

    PSA : Knit ties NEVER look good as part of a suit look. They are made to be worn casually.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    He is beautiful. I can forgive a lot for that face.

  • demidaemon

    Daddy, come home to me!

  • Daktari100

    Nailed it!

  • lalahartma


  • littlemac8

    He looks so cute and endearing with the big grin he is featuring here and in the pictures with Javier the other day! Love!