RADIO // Beyond the SubtitlesMichael Fassbender, Fish Tank
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 1/22/10
Catch a rising star! That's definitely the sensation watching German-born, Irish-raised Michael Fassbender weave his way through a troubled circle of women as the charming and deceitful Connor in Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold's compelling study of longing, lust and loss. Fassbender, in a sitdown at the Soho Grand, discusses his big break in Steve McQueen's Hunger as the suicidal IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands (an earlier Subtitles interview with McQueen is available here) and the realism he brought to Quentin Tarantino's revisionist hit Inglourious Basterds, where he memorably played an English film critic who, while masquerading as a Nazi, fatefully held aloft the wrong three fingers (22 minutes).
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