Michael Fassbender in Shame

TIFF 2011: Interview with Michael Fassbender for ‘Shame’

Michael Fassbender stars in director Steve McQueen’s Shame, a fierce drama about a man with an intense addiction to sex that is spiraling his life down into claustrophobic loneliness.

During the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American debut, the confident and yet moderately self-deprecating actor chatted with the press about making this explicit film, why it was an important role for him, and his view on sexuality in film.

Robert Lieberman at TIFF 2011

TIFF 2011: Interview with ‘Breakaway’ director Robert Lieberman

Toronto’s streets may have been packed with stars and fans alike during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but one of the biggest spectacles of the festival had to be the red carpet for director Robert Lieberman’s Breakaway, which offered a Bollywood-themed parade that danced and sang it’s way down Yonge street, ending with an elephant stopping outside the theatre.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the red carpet for 50/50

TIFF ’11 Blog: ‘Shame’ interviews and the ’50/50′ red carpet

Steve McQueen is an intense, passionate director, and his latest film, Shame, is a dark example of his vision, and the performances he can inspire.

That performance by Michael Fassbender is still etched on my brain now, a day later, and it makes me think the star, who is probably most widely known as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, is going to have a huge career ahead of him.