Michael Fassbender is a German-born Irish actor and racing driver. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Fassbender made his feature film debut as a Spartan warrior in the fantasy war epic 300. His earlier roles included various stage productions, as well as starring roles on television such as in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and the Sky One fantasy drama Hex. He first came to prominence for his role as IRA volunteer Bobby Sands in Hunger, for which he won a British Independent Film Award.