Michael Fassbender is a bit of a wild card. He'll sign your bike if you really want him to, he has a raging man-crush on Brad Pitt . . . oh, and he's turning into a superstar.
Ever since his brilliant performance in Inglourious Basterds, Michael's been on our radar. In the last few years, he's been hitting us nonstop with his talent and beauty, slipping into a slew of new roles in films ranging from the much-anticipated X-Men: First Class to the very disturbing Shame. Now, we're getting to know the man behind the characters; Michael Fassbender graces the cover of GQ's November issue, and he opened up about everything from women to his inner darkness. Check out a few of his best quotes below, and look out for the new issue on Oct. 22.
The Women in His Life
For someone with so much sex appeal, it has to be easy for Michael to attract women. Turns out, Michael thinks his sex appeal isn't really at the root of his newfound romantic success: "You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She's all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would've walked away after two sentences left my mouth. I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, 'God, I am so boring right now.' But she was like, 'That's so interesting!' I was like, 'You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.'"
His Inner Darkness
One of the biggest mysteries about Michael is his ability to slip into dark and troubled characters. Does this mean he's harboring a darkness within himself? He told GQ, "People that are playing dark roles can actually be quite light. It doesn't necessarily go hand in hand. I think sometimes maybe people that are lighter can access that darkness easier, whereas people that are dark don't like to access it. . . . It's too much maybe part of them that they don't want to reveal. I know that I've got darkness, but for the most part I try and smile as much as I can, you know? I mean, David Cronenberg said it annoyed him that I used to come to work happy all the time."
Find out what else Michael revealed in his interview when you read on.