Michael Fassbender explains why he doesn’t like his ‘X-Men’ performance

Actor also reveals he had second thoughts about his 'Steve Jobs' role

Michael Fassbender has revealed that he does not rate his own acting in one of the X-Men movies.

After being shown a clip of his performance as Magneto in 2014’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past during an event in Toronto, Vulture reports, the actor told the audience: “”I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest.”

“I just think it’s me shouting,” he added. “It’s just likeā€¦ some dude shouting.”


During the event, Fassbender also admitted that he had doubts about taking the title role in last year’s Steve Jobs, a performance which later earned him an Oscar nomination, because he was put off by the wordiness of Aaron Sorkin‘s script.

“He wrote all that stuff! It was so dense! It was such a mountain, and I’m a slow learner, so when the script arrived for me and the opportunity came to play the part, I really thought, ‘This is not me. This should be somebody else.’ It’s a miscast scenario,” Fassbender recalled.

“In rehearsals I was trying to find a way to get out of the job,” the actor continued. “I remember telling my driver, ‘If I put my arm in the door, you should slam it. It should cause a break and it should get me out of this gig.'”