12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s.
Chiwetel Ejiofor on ’12 Years a Slave’: “The story is one of the most deeply enriching experiences that I have ever had as a performer or an actor”
12 Years a Slave is probably the most painful film I’ve seen all year, but I mean that in an emotionally moving sense. Though I understand why many people found Lee Daniels’ The Butler tremendously moving (I didn’t), I would have to think that 12 Years a Slave, directed by
Michael Fassbender on Early Auditions, Directors and Acting: “I take my work seriously but I can’t take myself too seriously”
Michael Fassbender is an actor who most people weren’t aware of in 2010, but by the end of 2011 his name and his naked body were the talk of the town. He talks about his early experiences breaking into acting and how he has coped with his fame post-Shame.
‘Shame’ Director Claims Academy Snubbed Michael Fassbender Because of America is “Too Scared of Sex”
One notable filmmaker speaking out is Steve McQueen (not the macho icon who himself was nominated for an Oscar), the British writer/director of Shame, who has a theory why his film’s lead actor, Michael Fassbender, was not nominated for Best Actor.
Michael Fassbender on ‘A Dangerous Method’ and Working with Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley: “You Get to Heights You Wouldn’t Reach on Your Own”
It’s a risky undertaking to portray such a celebrated figure as psychologist Carl Jung, but as A Dangerous Method’s Michael Fassbender explains, it was all about channeling the influential doctor’s humor and ego.
In Theaters: December 2nd, 2011
Carey Mulligan: Singing ‘New York, New York’ in the film ‘Shame’ “was probably more nerve-racking than nudity”
Carey Mulligan, who is catching alot of attention these days for her role in the Steve McQueen directed movie Shame with Michael Fassbender, recently shared that baring it all on the big screen wasn’t such a big deal.