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9 reasons why Michael Fassbender is the most popular Irish actor

Just some reminders as to why you love him so.

IT’S OFFICIAL. MICHAEL Fassbender is the most popular Irish actor, pipping the likes of Liam Neeson and Jamie Dornan to the post.

This is all according to the very scientific gauge, IMDb STARmeter. Just what is it about Michael Fassbender that makes him so gosh darn likeable? Let us count the ways.

1. He’s very good at acting

First and foremost, Fassbender is very good at his job. Managing to oscillate between big-budget blockbusters (Prometheus, X-Men) and more arty fare (Shame, Frank, Fish Tank) is no mean feat, but Fassbender strikes the balance and manages to pick up Oscar nominations along the way.

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Good man yourself.

2. He’s a big ride

Stating the obvious, but Fassbender is genetically #blessed. He makes women the world over weak at the knees.

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3. He brought his Ma to the Oscars


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4. He seems like good craic

Anyone who has caught his appearances on talk shows will agree that not only does Fassbender seem like a laugh, but he seems like he would be an amazing wedding guest. Just look at him absolutely giving it socks in this performance of Twist And Shout.

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(Bonus: look at this and imagine that here he is dancing at your wedding with your close mutual friend Benedict Cumberbatch.)

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5. He’s got control of his ego

When you reach Fassbender’s stature, it becomes easy to lose the run of yourself. Or get a bit, shall we say, up yourself. Not our Michael, though. Happy to still attend things like the IFTAs or spend a whole film wearing a papier-mâché head, he’s managed to keep his ego in check. [Insert gratuitous GIF.]

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6. He never forgot where he came from

Back in April, he paid a visit to his old school in Fossa.

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“I’m still, I’m still Michael from the block”

8. He was in the greatest Guinness ad

Young Fass swimming across the Atlantic to say sorry is forever etched into our hearts and minds.

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“And this is our heydaaaaaaaaay, baby”

9. He can grow a mean beard

A ginger beard at that.

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Nothing else to say about that except…

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